“The road to hell is paved with good intentions”, whines the AFP report on a study comparing men who do more “traditionally female” chores around the house, compared to men who do not.
Carefully left out of this report are the confounding factors which drive guys to do housework, the most significant of which would be
1) chronic illness of the wife,
2) longer work hours for the wife,
3) income and privacy impediments which would often attend households with a female primary breadwinner,
4) marriage to a feminazi! ;-)
This study is just another one among millions which raise an association vs causation question.