If you were asked to name a ‘woman’s job’ what would spring to mind? Prime Minister of Australia? The managing director of the International Monetary Fund? The head of the World Health Organisation? The COO of Facebook?
Wrong! Women do hold those jobs but the ‘correct’ answer is probably not the one you’re thinking.
According to Channel 10 game show Family Feud, which has raised the ire of social media users following an episode that aired on Wednesday night, Australian women are still busy doing the dishes. (And the cooking, the cleaning and the laundry.)
As first reported by Fairfax, the show’s host Grant Denyer asked contestants to name the most popular jobs by occupation, with answers including the top eight most popular responses that were asked in a survey of 100 Australians.
Asked to name a “man’s job” the correct responses included builder, carpenter, tradesman and mechanic.
Contestants were then asked to “name a woman’s job”.
The correct answers included: cooking, washing clothes, cleaning, nursing, doing the dishes, hairdressing and domestic duties.
We didn’t realise Christopher Pyne was moonlighting as a game show consultant.
Check out some of the indignant (and excellent) reactions on twitter:
— Nikki Parker (@NikkiJParker) October 15, 2014
— Clara Reed (@clarasreed) October 15, 2014
— Vicki Ward (@Vicki4Eltham) October 15, 2014
— Margaret Jolly (@MJollyConsult) October 15, 2014