Wednesday, 5 August 2009
The New York Times published an interesting graph about how Americans spent their time in 2008.
Disappointingly, you can't filter by multiple variables -- you can look at "black" and "high school graduates" and "age 15-24", but not, for example, "Hispanic women with a postgraduate degree".
The "women" filter has this annotation:
At any point during the average day, more than 80 percent of women are doing something other than household chores or caring for children.
This is nonsensical and weird. Did I say weird? I meant stupid. It is stupid that, even though the data shows and the sentence technically states that most women are not doing traditional housework and childcare, our activities are still defined in relation to...traditional housework and childcare.
Do you have something better to do? Huh? Didn't think so.