Written by Monkey Woods
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Saturday, 17 March 2007

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Mums want to get away from the kitchen sink for a day

Mothers all over the country will go on strike from midnight tonight, in a bid for more recognition.

The news has come from the Angry Mothers group, in an email sent to the BBC news website.

Mothers, it says, have been taken for granted for far too long, and this must cease. Endless hours spent washing, cleaning, ironing, cooking and darning socks have "got the goat" of mums the length and breadth of the nation, and the time has come for action. The strike will run for 24 hours from midnight tonight.

Chauvinists have reacted angrily to the news, complaining that mothers are becoming lazy, and have contacted Downing Street to voice their concerns.

They have called on the Government for a revocation of the Pankhurst Agreement of 1918, which allowed women to be seen in daylight without a headscarf.

Frank Pig, of Men Rule, an extreme Chauvinist group, said:

"Me ma don't do nuffink. Gotta keep 'er sweet, though. Buy 'er a box o' cheap chockies an' pick some flowers in the park!"

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