Dads Doing Housework Has Positive Effect on Daughters’ Career Ambitions

Posted on June 6th, 2014 by - 2 comments

Just spotted this from the Association for Psychological Science. In brief, they have carried out some research that says if Dads get very involved in housework and chores within the home, they are more likely to have daughters who will look outside traditional careers for women and go high flying.

Isn’t that brilliant news! Presumably most men who defy the statistical norm are men who are pro gender equality anyway so I hope that hasn’t skewed the research. But what a huge incentive for all those lovely men to get friendly with the broom. Much more housework is still proportionately done by women, whether they work or not: A study published last summer by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) found that women in Britain still do at least two-thirds of housework, even when they are the main breadwinner. So this is very good news.

Women, stop doing everything at home  as you are disadvantaging your daughters! Men, grab that duster! You know it makes sense…

See the video from the Association for Psychological Research website below:

If you can’t see the video on your device, click this link. And you can read the full precis of the research here.

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An Example of ‘Posh’ Sexism

Posted on June 4th, 2014 by - 0 comments

There has been much media coverage of violence against women and misogyny in the UK press of late. All to the good, prompting hopes that at last a backlash is underway against the unequal treatment of women. I’ve posed the question several times: what can we do? My answer to that is call out sexism whenever we see it, whatever gender we are. If we stay quiet every time women are demeaned or discriminated against in our presence, we fuel

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Quotas for Women? In comedy, politics, work, boards, BBC…?

Posted on June 2nd, 2014 by - 2 comments

Women make up 50% (give or take a few noughts) of the world’s population. In no country in the world do women have complete parity and equality with men. So why is there such an outcry about quotas to ensure that wrong is put right? We have always needed legislation to push social change and heaven knows we need it now. I support quotas. Do you? RenewYou is my one day personal development for programme, licensed to excellent trainers across

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Friday Coffee Break Tip 1

Posted on May 30th, 2014 by - 1 comment

If you ever find yourself having difficulty in being assertive at work try this: Don’t say anything, simply listen. I know it’s counter intuitive but if you are having difficulty in saying what you want to say, and being heard, my guess is that when the other person is speaking, your mind will be busy thinking (or panicking) about your riposte. Take the pressure off yourself and just listen, respectfully and in silence. Try not to nod too much while

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To Ms or Not to Ms?

Posted on May 28th, 2014 by - 4 comments

Even after all these years giving your title as Ms can still raise a few eyebrows. I’ve been Ms since I discovered the term, way back in the seventies. I could never understand why only women had to publicly declare their marital status, although clearly the answer is tied up with women becoming their husband’s property on marriage etc. Along with so many things I assumed it would be in standard use by now and forms, documents etc, would just

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How Can We Stop Sexism Without Demeaning Young Men?

Posted on May 26th, 2014 by - 2 comments

I finally got around to watching the BBC show Blurred Lines on sexist attitudes in Britain today. It made for depressing viewing. Kirsty Wark has made a documentary about attitudes towards women in 2014 and frankly I was shocked. I didn’t expect to be; I thought I pretty much had a handle on what went on but there were elements of that programme that shocked and saddened me. What shocked me most was a Grand Theft Auto Game where points

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