Do you think this is sexist?
“Let’s face it, men in Australia rely on women in Australia to do the childcare and to organise the childcare.”
From where I’m sitting – whilst it is a generalisation – it’s an unfortunate reality. In the same way women continue to battle for equal pay, there’s a cultural shift that needs to take place within Australian workplaces where dads are supported to share the childcare load.
"...men in Australia rely on women in Australia to do the childcare and to organise the childcare.” Image via ABC.
We should be talking about this imbalance more, because until this shift takes place, women will continue to be lumped with the burden of managing childcare.
I worry a lot about organising childcare.
My daughter is four months old and where we live in Melbourne’s inner west, places are scarce. There’s so few spots available that old hands tell you to apply while you are still in hospital after giving birth (yes - seriously), and a lot of stalking of poor centre managers goes on.