When was the last time you had a big steamin' bowl of clam stew with tasso and fennel? Well that's too long.
Are you sitting down? Because here’s a shocker:
Britain is a nation of Homer Simpsons. The stereotypical image of the indolent husband, reclining on the sofa, beer in hand, while his wife copes with children and work has been confirmed by a new study revealing that men have twice as much ‘me time’ as women.”
“Me time” sounds like what Tarzan would say to Jane when she explains she’d really rather go to sleep, but it actually refers to an uninterrupted interval during which an adult individual exercises absolute sovereignty over her own mind and person. It is also a chimera.
Women, according to today’s study, get only 3 hours of “me time” a day. When I read this stunning figure I immediately calculated the amount of “me time” I get. It amounts to about 33 hours a day. I could maybe subsist on as little as 25.4 me-time hours a day, but that would really be pushing it. So the idea that women are out there me-timing at a scant one-eighth the required minimum rate, and feeling guilty about it to boot, brings tears of sympathetic madness to my eyes.
The nuclear family, which places the burden of incessant grunt work exclusively on a lone woman who has been stripped of absolute personal sovereignty, is a warped, artificial, and deeply misogynist structure.
Happy new year.