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Mr Mum just unrealistic

“as much as most fathers dearly love their children, the last thing they want is to spend all day, every day at home with them.

Usually that job goes hand in hand with perks such as being responsible for the household domestic duties.”

Herald Sun


More mums working from home: ABS

“The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show mothers are increasingly doing paid work from the family home, while juggling the responsibilities of raising children and earning an income.”

ABC News

Women ‘must work longer’

“THE pay equity gap between men and women in Australia will not close until women are prepared to work longer hours, an academic says.

Social researcher for the University of Melbourne Mark Wooden said men were earning on average 15 per cent more than women because they put in more time at the workplace. ”

Apparently working fulltime, having a family, maintaining a home and trying to stay sane in a patriarchial society aren’t enough for this guy. 

Worker-funded maternity leave proposed

“A plan for a national paid maternity scheme funded partly by a weekly levy imposed on workers has public support, says the social policy adviser who designed the scheme.”

Sydney Morning Herald

It’s an interesting idea and if the figures are accurate does seem like something that could be put into practice and negate a lot of the economic arguments against paid maternity leave. 

Fertility blood test being developed

“WOMEN who plan to delay motherhood until their late 30s and 40s may soon being able to take a simple blood test to predict how many fertile years they have left.”

On one hand this seems like it might give women more choice but on the other hand it seems like the kind of thing that could be totally perverted to prevent choice and just generally gives me the squinks. Thoughts?