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snorks April 8, 2021

@laura__palmer of course the wage gap is real. Who's arguing otherwise?

snorks April 7, 2021

@anonymous 'and we are the only culture that experiences SIDS' - Well, that's just wrong. 34.7 out of every 100,000 live births in Asia die from SIDS according to the CDC.

snorks April 7, 2021

@bnb It's well known that changing jobs is the best way to get an increase in salary. Perhaps that was the going rate at the time. I've had it happen to me too. 

snorks April 7, 2021

About 1 in 4 couples sleep in separate beds, for many of the reasons you describe. 


I used to work a job where I was on call all the time and my wife starts work early, so I didn't want to disrupt her sleep. I don't work there any more but we're comfortable with how everything works. 

No problems sharing a bed when we go on holidays, things like that. 

snorks April 7, 2021

@cat example? Keeping in mind government funded jobs that don't bring in income aren't going to be paid as high. 

snorks April 7, 2021

@bookaholic I sorry that happened to you but the statistics coming out of the US say otherwise. 

snorks April 7, 2021

@cat so you're comparing government funded jobs to.... What?

snorks April 7, 2021

@bookaholic did you read the article? That's not the issue. 

snorks April 6, 2021

It was a good show. They did the last episode really well, can't say that for a lot of shows. 


It did go off the rails a little bit at times, but what show doesn't?

They really leaned into the stereotypes for the side characters. They gay guy, the Christian guy, the quiet lady, the 'issue of the week' guy, the young mother....

snorks March 31, 2021

@brisbane mum Well, that's written at the bottom of the article. 

snorks March 31, 2021

I get that the number of SAHD is low (too low), but is it really that much of a surprise when it happens? Saying things like 'Is that allowed?'


The movie Mr Mom is almost 40 years old. 

snorks March 31, 2021

@laura__palmer 'considering this move' - As I was pointing out in my initial comment, it doesn't matter what move he made, he would be abused for it. 


'Again, sit down and stop telling us we should be happy with these measly crumbs being offered' - You keep saying that. You know nothing I've said even suggests at anything close to that, right?

snorks March 30, 2021

@laura__palmer As I also pointed out to you, conversations can't happen at a rally. 

I never said they should accept that. I'm just pointing out facts. 

snorks March 30, 2021

@gypsy He didn't want to meet on their terms, they didn't want to meet on their terms. But you only call him names. 

snorks March 30, 2021

@laura__palmer What do you want him to do? Wave his magic wand and make it all better? He's done something, not an awful lot but it's a start. 


Yes, there is a difference, that's why I pointed it out what people weren't happy either way. 

I'll use one of your lines, you have to read between the lines to work out what he meant. Which is plainly obvious. 

'He is a joke and he clearly has no idea what women need.' - Which is why I think you wouldn't be happy even if he could wave his magic wand. 

snorks March 30, 2021

'The narrative. It’s always about the male. He’s sorry… he wanted it.' - The narrative SHOULD always be about the male. You've done nothing wrong, it should be all about what they have done and what should happen to them. 

snorks March 30, 2021

@rush Looks like it was in the script, she knew it was going to happen. 

Obviously there's a difference between what is written on a script and how it looks when it happens right in front of you, but it doesn't sound like the generic 'it was just a joke' response. 

snorks March 30, 2021

@gypsy you do get the irony of that don't  you?

snorks March 29, 2021

'The prime minister is not meant to delegate the 'women's stuff' to someone else' - Tony Abbot declared himself to be Minister for Women, everyone said it was bad. 


Now we have the PM giving power to a women, is hated for it. 

It's obvious what he meant, even taking it at face value it really isn't that bad.  

snorks March 29, 2021

@anonymous He was at the football, talking to footballers, seems pretty appropriate to me. 

He made time to talk to the women, they refused to turn up. 

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