Why we need more paternity leave, not more maternity leave


man-walking-with-pushchai-008

Impediments come in the form of outraged questions like “Are you saying making money is the only worthwhile use of people’s time? Aren’t family and home as important? What will you do with all the money if your family is not happy?” Good question. So long as it is not directed solely at women.

Impediments come in the form of internalized assumptions about your role. It comes in the form of a woman working to empower other women starting her case with “We are women. We have to take care of our families before everything else.”

It comes in the form of harmless jokes that imply men can’t cook and women can’t read maps or that women irrationally have an upper hand in relationships.

The complete article

Jaya Jha — Factor Daily

Image source

Advertisements