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If I ruled the world, men would do housework

Gentlemen, your attention please. My new public programme will now show you how to dust, shop, cook and clean up after yourself

By Andrew Martin   March 2010

In this 40th anniversary of the publication of Germaine Greer’s The Female Eunuch, Martin Amis has been pronouncing on the “battle of the sexes.” His peace plan is that men and women should do “50-50 in the home.” Asked whether he himself does his equal share, he replied, “Well, I do a lot of driving.” But driving, I fear, does not take place in the home.

The men of Britain are like my teenage sons: they have been leaving their clothes in a wet ball on the bathroom floor for far too long. They are now definitely taking the mickey.…

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