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Don’t Marry a Man Who Doesn’t Vacuum

Women beware: Nearly half of American men still want a housewife

Man looking at family while cleaning carpet with vacuum cleaner in living room
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OfOf all the things young women are taught in order to prepare for their future, there’s one crucial piece of advice that’s so often lacking: If you are straight, don’t even think about getting married before knowing that your future husband will do his fair




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Jessica Valenti

Jessica Valenti

Feminist author & columnist. Native NYer, pasta enthusiast.

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