My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Thursday, June 23, 2005

A man's work is never done...

Soon the government will be legislating the amount of housework men have to do.
Australian men need to do more housework if they want to avoid nagging and if the country is to beat problems presented by a shrinking and ageing workforce, the government's Sex Discrimination Commissioner said.

Men have "just got to get with the program" and get more involved in the unpaid work burden, which includes caring for children and elderly parents, commissioner Pru Goward said in a 150-page discussion paper.

"The federal government's made it clear that Australians have to work more," Goward wrote.

"But we are not going to get more work out of Australia, we are not going to cope with the demands of a shrinking workforce and an ageing workforce if women don't work more.

"The other half of the equation is that we have to get men to do more in the home so that women are released from some of those obligations.

"If they want their marriages to stay intact, if they don't want the nagging ... then do a bit more, ask your partner what she wants you to do and divide it up," she said.
But, here's what they leave out. Women tend to work shorter hours at, how about the government add it all up....hours at work + hours doing housework = hours doing home improvement....I bet you men work longer hours in total.