Housework? That`s a job for women say men
14 METRO Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Sex in the desert
cost me £165,000
A ROMP while at a cowboy
ranch cost a Briton rather
more than a fistful of dollars.
Peter Cousins suffered a
heart attack while having sex
in the Nevada desert.
His girlfriend ran for help and
the air ambulance rescue and
surgery landed Mr Cousins
with a £165,000 bill.
Mr Cousins, 55, from
Sturminster Newton, Devon,
was not insured and is still
negotiating over the bill.
He insists ‘it was worth it for
the sex’ – but he and his
girlfriend have since split up.
Kiss 100 ‘sorry’ for
airing explicit track
RADIO station Kiss 100
breached guidelines when it
played an explicit Calvin Harris
track during an early-evening
chart show, the broadcast
watchdog has said.
It played Open Wide, which
features swearing and strong
references to sex acts, ‘at a
time when children were likely
to be listening’, Ofcom added.
Kiss was expecting a radiofriendly edit but said it was
‘deeply regrettable’ the adult
version was broadcast on
That’s a job
... say men
by NICOLE LE MARIE
BATTLE OF THE SEXES
FORGET equality... women are still
expected to do the ironing and men
mow the lawn in millions of homes in
Britain, a survey reveals.
Domestic chores remain split according to age-old traditions with jobs seen
as either ‘his’ or ‘hers’.
Women may be smashing the glass
ceiling at work but in the home they
are probably cleaning it, a poll of 1,000
adults by Ask Jeeves suggests.
The survey found 36 per cent of men
say the household washing and ironing
gets done by their partners.
And 27 per cent leave the housework
to their other half while one in four lets
their wife or girlfriend do the cooking... unless it’s a barbecue.
The sexual stereotyping is not one
way. Jobs such as mowing the lawn are
left to men by 27 per cent of women
JOBS LEFT TO THE GIRLS...
1 Doing the laundry
2 General cleaning
4 Home Styling
5 Food shopping
ARE A TOTAL KNOCKOUT
by SHARON LOUGHER
Reclusive: Thrilling Jerry Sadowitz
in every religion, political leaning,
race and headline-hitting victim
(Madeleine McCann features prominently), as well as turning in on
It’s not for the squeamish but that’s
precisely what saves this ranting
magician: it’s all so uncompromising
as to be absurd, particularly when
you consider that Sadowitz is a
recluse in real life. His ability to
strike an uncomfortable nerve so
precisely probably says more about
his audience than him.
What’s most thrilling though, is his
desire to sabotage his masterful
sleight of hand with a brutal punchline... naming a sublime disappearing
trick in honour of Malaysia Airlines,
for example. This combination of
savagery and beauty has become his
stock-in-trade over the years but he
remains brave and unique.
I’d bet my last dollar on someone
getting an Oscar for portraying his
life story one day – providing he
doesn’t magic it away first.
Sadowitz is at Leicester Square
Theatre, Jan 23 and 24.
REE speech is certainly
alive and well at Leicester
Square Theatre this
month. Not only is the
London venue hosting
Stewart Lee (a man who can always
been relied on for clever, welljudged antagonism, usually at
squeamish liberals), there’s also
Jerry Sadowitz – still comedy’s
biggest enfant terrible.
In his show Card Tricks & Bile, the
latter is sweeping in its scope, taking
...AND JOBS FOR THE BOYS
2 Mowing the lawn
3 Unblocking sink/toilet
4 Sorting out broadband
while 31 per cent believe it is the man’s
job to do DIY.
‘In 2015, there is no reason why men
can’t do the washing, women can’t set
up broadband connections or both do
their equal share,’ said a spokeswoman
for Ask Jeeves.
Jerry Sadowitz: Card Tricks
& Bile, Leicester Square