The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

TV's Big Role in America's Free-Time Gender Gap - The Atlantic

There is a leisure gap in America: The average man has about five and a half hours of free time a day, according to government data. The average woman has a minute shy of five.

What are men doing with that extra half hour? Some of it is spent socializing, exercising, and simply relaxing, among other things. But “about half of the gap is from TV,” says Liana Sayer, a sociologist at the University of Maryland and the director of the school’s Time Use Laboratory.


Shit yeah.

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We actually watched a TV drama this week: one hour x 3. It was a fact-based dramatisation of the investigation of a murder in the early oughts, which solved it, a couple more, plus an attempted murder. As drama it was OK; there was even a non-PC line in the script. We don't regret the time spent on it.

Naturally I wonder about the factual case behind it: how many more murders had the evil bastard committed?

Anyway, now it's back to my usual rugby and football only.

Posted by: dearieme | Jan 9, 2019 5:51:49 AM