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    Anonymous Coward, 24 Mar 2016 @ 5:19pm

    "time debt" for girls is different because house chores...

    https://nphr.wordpress.com/2016/03/11/the-nphr-on-the-gates-foundation-letter-2016/

    Melinda Gates has been promoting the idea that girls have more housework to do than boys.... so there's less time for them to do their homework. how does that mesh with the "girls do more homework than boys" stat?

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      JoeCool (profile), 24 Mar 2016 @ 5:33pm

      Re: "time debt" for girls is different because house chores...

      She's thinking of her own childhood (maybe) and projecting that on modern society. My sister rarely if ever did any housework. My mom, either. My dad was the cook and cleaned the kitchen. My mom did laundry, but little else. Us kids had to clean our rooms and the living areas, but my sister always found ways to avoid the work.

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        Anonymous Coward, 24 Mar 2016 @ 5:42pm

        Re: Re: "time debt" for girls is different because house chores...

        Yup, she is probably thinking all girls are just like she was.

        Everyone is different. I get very skeptical of claims which pigeon hole people into stereotypes.

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    TRX (profile), 25 Mar 2016 @ 12:33pm

    The several elementary and junior high schools I went to assigned extra math problems as punishment. And if you completed your schoolwork early, you got assigned math punishment for that, too.

    As a combination of punishment and busy-work, it soured any attraction I ever had for math.

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