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Middletown, N.Y. — In a recent column, Steve Israel asked why women don’t wash their cars as much as men, and now he’s getting to read the responses and explanations, according to the Times Herald-Record.
Martha Kirkcaldy said she likes to keep her car spotless, and even gives it a wash before going to get an oil change. “Wouldn’t want them to think I drove a messy car,” she said. Her husband on the other hand, she just can’t seem to get him to wash his car.
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Joanne Waterman would love to get her car washed more often, but can’t seem to fit it into her schedule. “As a mother of four young children, I long for the day that I will be able to run a simple errand ... When that day comes, I promise you, my car will be clean!”
Some women responded with direct accusations asking questions like how often a man changes the bed sheets?
The article gives a look into perceived gender roles, and how women feel that after all they do for their husbands, they don’t want to have to wash their car as well.
Women may be as willing as men to get a carwash, but they don’t perceive it as something they can fit into their schedule. Wash owners must ensure that women will feel the carwash is an efficenet use of their time.
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Dorinda Fountain summed it when explaining why women don’t wash their cars as much as men. “Because we wash everything else.”
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