Sunday, July 29, 2007

Housework? We'll do it later - much later

Britain’s Equal Opportunities Commission has concluded that men will never share the housework equally with women, according to this story in the New Statesman. Women spend 78 per cent more time than men doing household chores, and the Commission’s report Completing the Revolution implies that women might as well stop hoping that anyone will ever share their domestic burden, the story says. It also says that “at the current rate of progress, it will take 65 years for there to be equal numbers of men and women in top jobs with FTSE-100 companies. The pensions gap will take 45 years to neutralise. The full-time workers' pay gap between men and women will take 20 years to close, the part-timers' gap 25 years. It will take another 200 years for there to be equal numbers in parliament.”

The Commission is to be replaced by the Commission for Racial Equality and the Disability Rights and this was its final report…..

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