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Re: Why the Widening Gender Gap in Computer Science?



On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 4:25 AM, Lesley Binks
<lesley.binks@googlemail.com> wrote:
>> or ... that task goes to the father...  (why is that option missing?
>> it's far far more common than nannies, at least in my "society")
>>
> I didn't intend it to be missing and to top it all, iirc, my cousin
> was a house-husband for a while some years ago.
> Last time I spoke with him he was still at Intel.  I have no idea if
> he was able to take a career break nor how he managed his career over
> that break.

WOW. I haven't heard the phrase "house husband" since the 80s.
It's accepted here that both parents do the child raising. i can think
of examples of women who do fulltime mothering, but i can think of
just as many fulltime fathers.

So, your description is of the situation in the UK?


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