We have someone here claiming to be able to tell what people are thinking by looking at them (ref her quote about the world cup) to support her belief that she is hard done by. It would appear that she is the one with the problem. It is equally as hard for men and women to spend time away from children. I have a child of my own, the care is split.
Greg Turner@ Natasha
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 1:14pm GMT
Again, your gender is immaterial to that equation. It discriminates against anyone who doesn't feel safe travelling home late at night. Indeed, men are far more likely to be the victims of violence than women are so in some ways you could argue that it discriminates more against men than women.
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:28am GMT
@Clare, I'm not blaming the women. I'm saying that if they feel it's important for their career to attend these events (and they have a partner) they should persuade that partner to do the childcare. That's exactly what happens in my marriage - in both directions - and I'd say it's what should happen in any 'dual parent family'.
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 5:44pm GMT
I 100% agree. Also, most of us do not live close to where we work once we have a family so we have to facto- in commuting time. I had to leave my job because I couldn't hang around in the evenings and feel safe to travel home alone on public transport late at night. This is something that also discriminates against women. Let's make networking events start no later than 6pm.
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 5:10pm GMT
It's extremely old-fashioned to have after-work boozy networking and dicriminates against anyone who actually has a life!
Doesn't do much for the healthy living and well-being agenda either...