Our own (U.K.) gender pressure valve

“Breaking away from established roles is difficult in a country with such a gender trap, says Rob Williams”

“The index measures how much childcare and housework is being done by men and women as well as 8 other indicators including equality in the workplace and the systems for parental leave in each country. It’s a broad, comprehensive and powerful analysis of gender equality in high income economies. And we are right down there at the bottom end in 18th place. The way we deal with families and work in the UK is highly gendered and, basically, unfair. This is both good and bad news for the government.”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/joepublic/2010/dec/02/gender-roles-index

Any comments on this and/or the fatherhood institute?

http://www.fatherhoodinstitute.org/

UK lags behind in new family fairness league table

http://www.fatherhoodinstitute.org/2010/uk-lags-behind-in-new-family-fairness-league-table/