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Friday 9 December 2016

Childcare is not just for women

I see the Labour Party in the UK held a separate launch event for its female-friendly election policies, featuring MP Yvette Cooper (left).

Pity they had to launch it at a nursery school, with the infamous pink bus parked nearby. It seemed a little patronising, after all there are plenty of men that bring their kids to the sandpit. Yes, women are still responsible for most childcare but surely part of the problem is the separation of men and women when it comes to parenting.

It's like the party has a two-pronged strategy - tough talking Ed Milliband and the fluffy family strategy. But if men are part of the solution, surely they have a place at the launches too.

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