Women have three times less ‘me time’ a week – and it’s their MAN’S fault – The Sun

WOMEN are known for multi-tasking, constantly juggling work with kids, housework and everything else life throws at us.

However, a new study has shown that we're so busy we're not even allowing ourselves an hour's worth of 'me time' a week.

According to research conducted on 2,000 British women between the age of 21-55 by vitamin brand Pink Cloud Beauty Co, a woman spends just 48 minutes relaxing in a week – which is less than just one episode of Love Island.

What makes it worse is that men, on the other hand, get 114 minutes – or almost two whole hours – of free time to unwind each week.

And it seems all the hard work is taking its toll on women as the study also revealed that 91 per cent of women feel stressed by all their commitments, while over a third feel like they're not getting enough done.

It comes after it was revealed by UCL earlier this year that women do 20+ hours of domestic workload a week in comparison to to a man's 5+.

And the researchers found that this was even the case in families where the woman was the breadwinner.

After examining 8,500 different sex couples, they determined that only six per cent of men contributed the same amount at home, or exceeded their partner.

This highly gendered 'unpaid labour' is not a new issue, after the Office Of National Statistics first highlighted it in 2015, stating that women carried out on average 60 per cent more additional tasks than men.

At the time, the Office Of National Statistics said that the data "suggests that there is a growth in inequality between men and women when it comes to taking leisure time.

"Men are now taking quite a lot more time each week for leisure and women are taking less compared with 2000."

It added: "Leisure time for women could be less than for men because although women are more frequently engaged in part-time work than men, they spend more time completing unpaid work such as household chores and childcare.

"The hours spent on unpaid work are likely to replace those hours that could have been spent on leisure activities."

Obviously these statistics don't apply to all families – but they do highlight the discrepancy which still exists in some parts of society today.

Gender inequality has never been bigger news: women are undermined, underpaid and under-represented, from Hollywood to the BBC and the cabinet – still predominantly male.

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