Friday, February 13, 2009

It doesn't matter, at the end of the day, inequality is a lost cause

It is a well know fact that no matter how hard you work at it, after children, there is no such thing as an equal relationship.
The article in the Guardian today comes as no surprise to me. It doesn't matter how hard you try, the mother will know the names and numbers to the pediatrician and the kids' dentist, she will know which morning to pack PE gear, and she will deal with the play-dates, the birthdays-presents and the 20 Valentine's cards that need to be written. Nine times out of then she is also responsible for making sure home-work and violin practice is done. Of course, the mother will be the nagging b**ch and the dads? Oh, they get to be Fun Dad, who come's home and plays for fifteen minutes before sitting down to eat.
Not a bad deal.

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