The brilliant reason these politicians are wearing pregnancy vests
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Despite social advances, women continue to bear the brunt of housework.

The average woman partakes in 17 hours of housework a week compared to just six hours for men, and in Japan women do five times more housework than men.

Three male Japanese politicians decided to wear a 16lbs pregnancy vest in a video campaign to raise awareness about pregnant women and the lack of work men tend to do around the house.

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The video, which was released on Tuesday, was created as part of the 'Work Life Promotion' campaign by Kyushu Yamaguchi.

Men wore the vest, which represented the weight of an average seven-month-old foetus, and went shopping...

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...carried the shopping home:

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...hung the washing up to dry

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Even simple actions like putting on socks became difficult

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Tsugumasa Muraoka, governor of Yamaguchi and a father of three said:

I really didn’t understand. Now that I understand what my wife put up with for so many months, I’m full of gratitude.

You can watch the video, below:

HT Japan Times

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