Brits unable to break gender stereotypes at home
Britons pride themselves on avoiding sexist behaviour at work but they happily revert back to their gender stereotypes at home, a study has claimed.
The study found that majority of women perform a traditional role in the house, cleaning or cooking, while "retrosexual" men are found doing DIY or heading to the pub.
The study of more that 2,000 adults for Groupon found that 58 percent of women are likelier to tackle household cleaning, compared to just 38 percent of men, and 37 percent of women are more likely to cook the Sunday roast, compared with 31 percent of men, the Daily Mail reported.
When it comes to DIY weekends, 32 percent of men will try plastering or wallpapering, but only 17 percent of women will try to do so.
However, 52 percent of men regularly go to the pub at the weekend, leaving their partners at home with the chores.
Nearly a third of men enjoy going to the gym at the weekend, compared to just under a quarter of women, the paper said.
When it comes spicing up their weekend hobbies, 20 percent of men are going to choose to take up sports as a new experience, whereas only six percent of women would do so.
28 percent women would like to go for a bit of pampering at a luxury spa, compared to less than one in ten men.
However, it would appear women aren't making it easier for themselves when it comes to breaking out of the stay-at-home stereotype, as they are more likely to make excuses of not to try something new.
Some 56 percent of women cited lack of cash, compared to less than half of men, while 34 percent said that lack of confidence held them back from trying new things, something cited by just 20 percent of men.
Men are also a lot more straightforward with 15 percent admitting they're simply too lazy to try new things, and are happy in their "retrosexual" ways.
"If people are feeling the pinch this year, particularly in the run up to Christmas, then they may be inclined to rein in their weekend activities," Jina Kwon, regional director of Groupon UK, said.
"However, we were very surprised to see that this research revealed gender stereotypes are playing a major part in holding people back from trying new activities," she said.