Government is encouraging all parents to work full time.
And of course ‘equality’ campaigners also want both mothers and fathers in work at all times, rather than taking a longer family life cycle approach to work and care.
We say: There’s a time for everything but surely it doesn’t have to be all at the same time! Between 20 and 70 there are 50 years – so do we now expect everyone to be in paid employment for 45/50 years, as if there are no other equally important roles to play/different ways of contributing and ‘doing the right thing’?
Huffington Post 7th September 2015