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I’ve been thinking a lot about the idea of “giving 110%” and I’m pretty sure you can only do that if somebody else is doing about 30% FOR you

It’s a lot easier to do a lot of work if somebody else is handling your scheduling, travel plans, laundry, cooking, etc. etc.


Kameron Hurley @KameronHurley

@andrhia yup. I was thinking about this again yesterday, that whole "I need a wife" thing. Apparently Thoreau's mom cooked his meals and did his laundry when he was at Walden. I mean... that's some shit the dude didn't talk much about

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@KameronHurley @andrhia There's a bunch of evidence that (straight) married men earn more than single men, but married women earn less than single women.

A wife being a sort-of PA for her husband and taking on domestic responsibilities would explain both phenomena.