Friday, December 29, 2006

Women's Work Prevents Cancer

Men everywhere are cheering the a BBC news story that women "who exercise by doing the housework can reduce their risk of breast cancer." Of course, if they have any sense, they're not cheering too loudly.

According to the report:
. . . only housework significantly reduced the risk of both pre- and post-menopausal women getting the disease. Housework cut breast cancer risk by 30% among the pre-menopausal women and 20% among the post-menopausal women.
So go ahead, fellas. Toss your jockeys on the floor. Leave those dirty dishes in the sink. Refuse to put a new roll on the toliet paper dispenser. The life you save might be your wife's. Of course, while encouraging your wife to do more housework might save her life, the University of Michigan says you'll be hurting her ability to earn a decent wage outside the home.

All things considered, you might not lose your wife to cancer, but rather divorce. Come to think of it. Forget the whole thing. Don't even bring it up. You can't win.

Now where was that delete button . . .

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