Fifty minutes a day. That’s the amount of additional time men would need to contribute every day to caring for children and households to make a leap toward achieving gender equality in unpaid care, according to the third-ever State of the World’s Fathers report.
I hope this Father’s day that children across the country are celebrating dads who cook, do chores, help with homework and keep their households running—all while thriving at work. We can have healthy, happy communities and families. By demanding as much, we can change humanity.
Father’s Day is a perfect time for men to wake up, stand up and speak out on behalf of women’s reproductive health and rights.
“Being the daughter of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz is a gift for which I am forever grateful.”
My grandfather was certainly a card-carrying feminist and an early consciousness-raiser. His writing in the 1890’s focused on the importance of women and their accomplishments—and my family is committed to keeping his book, Women of Distinction, in present mind.
On Sunday, lets all take a moment to thank the men that are not only remarkable fathers, but living examples of what it means to #BeAModelMan.
Our society isn’t always engineered to accommodate men who want to be active parents, and that bias is shown in everything from the lack of paid paternity leave to the lack of social acceptance stay-at-home dads encounter. Sometimes the problem is as simple as not having a place to change your infant’s diaper.
After Bret Spears wrote a widely shared piece on The Huffington Post about the “10 Things No One Ever Told Me About Having a Daughter.” Tracy Moore responded with a quick question in Jezebel: “Why must men have a daughter to suddenly get that girls are people?”
When my father was honored for his 32-year career in the CIA–a career that spanned the Cuban Missile Crisis to the fall of the Berlin Wall–he invited me to the ceremony. At 23, I didn’t know what to say. Not because his being in the CIA was new information–it wasn’t–but because we were so different. […]
The baseball-tossing dad is giving way to the diaper-changing dad; fatherhood is coming to connote caretaking, not just disciplining.