Man Up

The Case of the Kitchen Dishes List

Man Up on the gendered division of labor—in our office kitchen.

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In an effort to distribute office tasks evenly, Slate’s New York office implemented a sign-off sheet for loading and unloading the dishwasher—when you do it, you cross your name off. After a quick, unscientific study of the list, it’s clear that there’s a gender disparity in who contributes—and who doesn’t. The men of the office, including host Aymann Ismail, were slacking. So Man Up ambushed a few of Slate staffers to ask why they didn’t think it was their responsibility.

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