Woman’s Hour: Swedish Mothers Refusing to Work a Double Day


Woman’s Hour this week had a section dedicated to Swedish mothers who are refusing to work the double day in work and at home. These women are staying at home and living off sick pay in order to take care of their children and to get a little respite from the mental exhaustion that 70,000 women say they are experiencing. In a country that is often named the most gender equal in the world, the piece shows supposed ‘equality’ in the market does not equal justice or support for women and families.  Listen from 37 minutes onwards.