Traditional ideas of masculinity persist in the workplace, even though men are now expected to do more of the household chores – and work longer hours. Emily Bobrow investigates the trials of modern manhood


    Nathan, a successful lawyer in Manhattan,

    Chase, a father in his late 40s who is a partner at an international law firm in Chicago

    Eric, a corporate litigator at a big law firm in Philadelphia

    Robert, a 32-year-old digital-media entrepreneur in San Francisco

    Patrick, a broadcast journalist in Atlanta in his early 40s

    Brian, a TV presenter in his late 30s in New Jersey

Yeah, it's hard work being a sarariman. Always has been. These are some high-achieving mutherfuckers here; Wednesday Martin studied them as a breed apart. But let's not for a minute pretend that chores are equal:


And let's not pretend for a minute that women aren't at a disadvantage:


Fundamentally, it takes a high-earning man to support a high-earning family while a high-earning woman will provide less support to that same family because their earnings are lower. So. It's much more likely that a man will work too many hours and face minimal sympathy than a woman will; after all, women are still expected to leave and make babies and even if they don't, they'll be judged for that instead.

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