Thursday, August 20, 2009

Real Women

I've just read the 'Real Women' policy document from the Liberal Democrats. This is really good stuff aimed at 'real women' and the challenges they face.

"Women face pressure from all directions these days. Hit hard by the recession, trying to juggle family commitments with work and home life, it’s easy to feel like you’re running just to stand still. The media screams out an endless list of things still to do: get a bikini body in 20 days, plan the perfect children’s party, how to look 10 years younger. Despite great strides forward in equality, women still get paid less than men, and generally still end up taking more responsibility for childcare and looking after elderly relatives. This can be hugely rewarding, but combining this with a job can seem almost impossible."

To read more go to, Oh and I will be debating this issue at the Lib Dem conference next month and am interested to know what you think.

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