Letter: Come the glorious day, sister, men will do their share

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Geraldine Bedell has a cleaning cream for every household task under her sink. ('Still cleaning after all these years', 16 August). Above my kitchen sink, I have a quotation from Lenin's 'The Woman Question':

'You all know that even with the fullest equality women are still in an actual position of inferiority because all housework is thrust upon them. Most of this housework is highly unproductive, most barbarous and most arduous, and it is performed by women. This labour is extremely petty and contains nothing that would in the slightest degree facilitate the development of women.'

Plus ca change.

Vicky Costelloe

London W6

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