Traditional gender roles: men got the better deal?
1/ Go out to work. Could be dangerous (e.g. coal mine), stressful, or if you are lucky - just boring. Often involves the stress/inconvenience of commuting.
2/ Drafted to fight in wars, unless already a professional soldier. Either way dangerous and tough work.
3/ Don't get to see much of their children as they grow up.
4/ Emotionality dicouraged e.g. can be shot for cowardice in wartime.
5/ Education for some in the privileged classes (exam pressure, lots of books etc)
1/ Clean the home, which is boring, repetitive, low skilled.
2/ Bring up the children. Taking care of infants can be stressful.
3/ Are expected to express emotions (e.g. cry etc).
4/ Have crafts (e.g. embroidery or music) instead of education.
In many ways both roles are valuable and perhaps a sensible division of labour. If these are the only roles available, can we say that men clearly have the better deal?
(Please feel free to add to the lists).