Time for a Four-Day Week

I think it's time we got political and fought for something that could change our lives and our families!

I think fathers need a four-day week. I suggest we use Father's Day to push it publicly.

I don't see why we can't get wide support for this. It's good for many people. It's a chance for mothers to get into part-time employment, and it's a push for the importance of fathers being with their families.

It could end unemployment for many, due to there being more room in the work force.

It's a chance for us to lobby for the assistance we need as fathers.

I'd like to see a tax cut for fathers who are registered with this program and something for employers by way of tax concessions.

Do I have your assistance, guys?

I think we could have a long and very fruitful fight for this one. I think fathering is worth it.

It could start as occasional Fridays off and build up from there. Many workers already have some Fridays off due to flexible work hours. Public recognition of this need for fathers could help us out of being so stuck with the work role.

I have yet to meet a man who has gotten anywhere with his men's liberation work without leaving the full-time work force.

This is something we all need.

Paul Whyte
Hunter's Hill, New South Wales, Australia

(Present Time No. 110, January 1998)


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