Working mothers in Europe and the United States are taking on most of the extra housework and childcare created by lockdown - and many are struggling to cope, a survey showed.
Women with children now spend an average 65 hours a week on the unpaid chores - nearly a third more than fathers - according to the Boston Consulting Group, which questioned parents in five countries.
"Women have been doing too much household work for too long, and this crisis is pushing them to a point that’s simply unsustainable," Rachel Thomas, of U.S.-based women’s rights group LeanIn.Org, said in response to the data.
Researchers say fallout from the pandemic weighs on women in a host of ways, be it in rising domestic violence or in lower wages, as some women cut paid work to take on the new duties. (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
chore：名詞，日常家務，乏味的例行工作，困難或煩人的工作。例句：Doing taxes is a real chore.（報稅是很煩人的事。）
bear the brunt：片語，承受最大壓力或者最糟糕局面。例句：The east coast of the island bore the brunt of the typhoon.（這座島的東岸受到颱風的衝擊最大。）
weigh on：片語，使人擔憂、不安、心情沉重等。例句：Something is weighing on her mind.（她心裡有事。）