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Men at Work

Australia's Parenthood Trap

Annabel Crabb

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Black Inc
04 November 2020
History; Society & culture: general; Politics & government
When New Zealand's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, announced her pregnancy, the headlines raced around the world. But when Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg became the first prime minister and treasurer duo since the 1970s to take on their roles while bringing up young children, this detail passed largely without notice. Why do we still accept that fathers will be absent? Why do so few men take parental leave in this country? Why is flexible and part-time work still largely a female preserve?

In the past half-century, women have revolutionised the way they work and live. But men's lives have changed remarkably little. Why? Is it because men don't want to change? Or is it because, every day in various ways, they are told they shouldn't?

In Men at Work, Annabel Crabb deploys political observation, workplace research and her characteristic humour and intelligence to argue that gender equity cannot be achieved until men are as free to leave the workplace (when their lives demand it) as women are to enter it.
By:   Annabel Crabb
Imprint:   Black Inc
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 195mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   156g
ISBN:   9781760642709
ISBN 10:   1760642703
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   04 November 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Annabel Crabb is an ABC political writer and broadcaster. Her books include Losing It, Rise of the Ruddbot, The Wife Drought and the Quarterly Essay Stop at Nothing- The Life and Adventures of Malcolm Turnbull, which won a 2009 Walkley Award.

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