Manager and underling – gender issues at home

The Guardian has a fantastic comic titled “You Should’ve Asked.” It beautifully shares the frustrations of a working mom at home.

I picked out my 3 favorite pieces pieces from the comic.

These 3 were my favorite because they resonated deeply. I’ve definitely been guilty of the manager-underling behavior. I also constantly marvel at how my wife manages to process so much about stuff at home – evidently without shouldering enough of the mental load. And, I know for a fact that boys aren’t born with an utter disinterest for things lying around because I’ve seen my attitude toward that change completely.

I’ve become more conscious about these inherent differences over the years. Some of the research that’s gone into the amount of unpaid work women do has been eye opening. And, comics like this go a long way in further increasing that awareness.

Awareness is a necessary first step for change.

I hope to do better.