In what some people are calling a right direction in equality. This father both fought and won for the rights of, not only all dads throughout the country but also their families.
Good. Helping guys be fathers is a good thing.
Good. Child care is expensive as hell. Too many Republicans are both anti-immigrant and ALSO anti implementing laws to make having kids easier for the middle class.
I would love to spend more time with my children. But those who don't work, don't eat.
Several multi-million dollar feminist organizations, all claiming to be for more paternal leave:
One dad: hold my beer
Good. Regardless of whether or not men choose to take this leave, it's good that they have the choice. Should be industry standard.
Next step: paid parental leave.
Anything that gets kids out of day care and back into the family, is a good thing IMO.
While this is good for parents I’m not sure this is a good business move, but I’m guessing the ones who will take this are those who are happy at the level they are at and don’t want to go any higher on the corporate ladder.
This is one of those subjects I feel like I should have an opinion on, but when I try to form it into a comment I lose interest too quickly. I don't personally care about male parental leave because I want to provide for my children and I have a wife so this is a non issue for us. I would never try to take leave from work at such an important time for me to make sure my wife and kids have what they need. To me that would be ultimate selfishness.
So rare these days
Awesome! Yes, both parents matter.
About fucking time something was done for the sake of men's rights.
"Parental leave" I like that. Sounds like it's for a real family.
I thought it meant a real fight. I'm not excited anymore.
Usually when a company agrees to "neutral treatment", all they do is DECREASE one side to make sure both sides have the least amount of [whatever] - rather than upping one side to make it as beneficial as the other. Sadly, this solution makes people happy. It's like the question:
"Would you rather work in an office where you make $100k and everyone else makes $80k;
Or would you rather work in an office where everyone else makes $120k and you make $100k?"
How about not rewarding people for breeding? I don't have children, I don't get any special treatment, why should they? They do less work, and take off more time leaving other people to do their jobs. Screw them.
Real men don’t need to take as long. They need to be providing.
finally talking a look at the other side of sexism
Women predominantly take the time from work or go back part-time when children are on the scene.
This happens because women, especially middle class women, are hypergamous.
If they didn't go out of their way to marry men who earned as much as possible and more importantly have prospects of Higher earnings in the years to come in the same way that men don't, then women would be more likely to be the main wage earner and as a result it would make far more sense for the men to be the main caregiver and possibly go part time or pack in while kids are young.
Of course this will never happen until women stop rating a partners potential earnings as highly as they do.
Ironically men are accused of lacking in romance yet most men, including high earning men, will happily fall in love and marry a woman that earns substantially less than him, even one unemployed.
Women, especially high earning women, that do this are like rocking horse shit.
When it comes to selecting a life partner women are far less romantic and are far more hard nosed about it.
Growing up young men observe this in society all around them. It is why young men are primed to go after money in a way that women aren't
Men do this in their choice of career, the hours worked and the general work life balance.
Hypergamy is the unacknowledged engine driving the gender earnings gap and consequently the child rearing gap.
As long as women cling to this practice like a drowning sailor clinging to a lifebelt nothing will ever change.
it is all in women's hands.
what a virtue-signaller this dad is.
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