The app that tells women if their men are doing enough HOUSEWORK: Spain launches tech to ensure chores are shared equally
- The app allows people to keep track of how many hours they spend on jobs
- The new app comes out as part of the government’s ‘co-responsibility plan’
Spain has announced plans for an app that will tell women if their husbands are doing enough housework.
The new app aims to address the gender disparity of housework and records the hours a family member spends on chores.
Ángela Rodríguez, Spain’s minister for gender equality and domestic violence, said her department was developing the free app.
The minister said it would enable men and women to keep track of how many hours they spend doing chores around the house.
The cabinet hopes that the app will be released in the summer and unveiled as part of its ‘co-responsibility plan’.
Ángela Rodríguez (pictured), Spain’s minister for gender equality and domestic violence, said her department was developing the free app
“We women spend more time on household chores than men,” said Rodriguez The times.
The minister spoke at a conference in Geneva about discrimination against women. The minister presented a report at the convention on women’s rights in Spain.
Rodriguez said nearly half of the women who took part in a survey by Spain’s National Institute of Statistics said they did most of the housework at home.
In comparison, less than 15 percent of men said they did most of the household chores.
This inequality has even led to legal quarrels in Spain. In April 2017, a court in Cantabria ordered a man to pay his ex-wife more than €23,000 for the housework they did together over six years.
Companies are currently offering to lead the project in the hope that it will be developed for release in the coming months.
The government has earmarked a budget of €211,750 (nearly £185,000) for its development, Spanish newspaper ABC reported.
Rodriguez said nearly half of women who took part in a survey by Spain’s National Institute of Statistics said they did most of the housework at home (file image)
It is hoped that the app will bring to light the “invisible tasks” performed by women in the home, as well as the “mental strain” – a term used to describe all the labor and thinking that goes into building a . to run the house.
The minister of gender equality used the example of cleaning a kitchen. She said women often have to take on this task, but also think about buying extra detergent or making sure there is food in the house.
It is hoped that by using the app people will be able to see how much time each family member spends completing tasks around the house. This includes other family members such as sons and daughters or roommates, as well as people in relationships.