Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Straights Can Learn from Us

Many of my straight friends have read our book.  A few of them have told me that we should write a book for them or that our advice is good for straight couples too.  

Well, turns out, the hets do have lots to learn from the queer couples of the world.  A study out of the University of San Diego says so, anyway. 

Even if we identify as butch or femme, we're much better at shunning domestic roles.  Butches cook and do dishes. Femmes can change the oil and take out the trash.  Amazing.  We gays are way better at sharing household chores and childcare.  And apparently that makes our relationships happier. 

"It all comes down to greater equality in the relationship," said Robert-Jay Green author of the study. "Research shows that lesbian and gay couples have a head start in escaping the traditional gender role divisions that make for power imbalances and dissatisfaction in many heterosexual relationships."

Well, Robert-Jay Green must have read the chapter in our book entitled "I hate unloading the dishwasher."  Lip & Dip could have told you all this.  So all you straighties out there, go get a copy of our book and see what you can learn. 
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