Letter: Men who boil eggs

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Sir: I am not sure that it is sufficient to state ('Housework 'sloths' rife', 21 February) that it is harder for a man 'who saw even the boiling of an egg delegated to his mother' to change roles 'in a single generation'. Women seem to have managed to change roles very rapidly in the opposite direction: ie, joining the workforce, despite the role models of their mothers.

Could it be that there is something less attractive in the nature of 'woman's work' (the repetitiveness, monotony and so on) that is holding men back from facilitating more equal roles?

Yours sincerely,


London, E5