I don't think even in olden days all men felt like that. My grandfather did darning, knitting and would get down on his knees and scrub the floor when necessary.
There was never a division in their house as to who did what. My other grandfather was the opposite even insisted my grandmother pour his tea and butter his bread. The first grandfather was a quarryman, the second, the chauvinist, an electrician, so it wasn't even the hardworking manual labourer feeling too tired to help.
In farming communities couples were often accustomed to working together, especially lambing and harvest and market day. So I think you will always get chauvinists and you will always get team players like my husband. There are some pretty formidable women too to be fair that push their husbands into doing longer hours than is good for their health.