Tom is our presenter today, and has written this:
Yup, it’s a man who is writing this. But before you say, hah typical, read this.
A study by Cambridge University has found that increasing numbers of men and women believe working Mums are having a negative impact on family life. The suggestion is career and family can’t co-exist. Kids suffer. What do opinions like that mean for women’s rights … was gender equality just a flash in the pan?
Plenty of strong opinions on the BBC’s Have Your Say site.
Or why turn the question on its head: Isn’t it about time men started staying at home? And doing their fair share around the house … in Italy men spend on average an hour a day on household chores, a woman in full-time employment spends 6 hours a day doing housework.
Look at Scandinavia. Women there seem to manage both career and children. Don’t they? According to this article, it’s not the generous welfare handouts, but gender equality that makes this possible. Women can combine jobs and kids, because the men are pitching in.