Holly W. sent in this commercial for Purdue roaster chickens. In the ad, a mother comes home to find the entire family encouraging her to brave up and roast a chicken. Luckily, Purdue roasters are so easy to roast!

As Holly said, of course:

…despite a pre-seasoned, pre-bagged chicken being so easy and idiot-proof–as the male Purdue spokesfigure demonstrates–no one else in the family can cook it *but* the mother.

For more, see this KFC advertisement offering moms a night off, this a commercial montage, Italian dye ad with a twist, women love to clean, homes of the future, what’s for dinner, honey?, liberation through quick meals, my husband’s an ass and, who buys for the family.

See also these humorous illustrations (men don’t do housework, hahaha): I love it when you talk clean to me, men do housework fantasy calendar, the househusbands of Hollywood, and porn for new moms.

And check out this longitudinal data on how much housework wives and husbands actually do.


Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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