The XX Factor

It’s 8 p.m. Do You Know Where Your Remote Control Is?

I just came across this statistic in the February Redbook : 27 percent of women report that their husband ” rules the remote .” It’s a number so high it makes me question the wording of the survey-even assuming that more than one in four women really lets their husband make all of the couch-potato calls, is it really possible that that many women are willing to admit it ? And yet there it is. Only 4 percent of women claim to be the one with the finger on the button (other options appear to have included taking turns and always agreeing on what to watch). So: another area of complete gender inequity and the explanation for the stunningly long run of Two and a Half Men .

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