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Stop treating parenting as a mom’s burden and a dad’s hobby
Jennifer Siebel Newsom [12-10-2019]
First partner of California is married to one of America’s most progressive governors, but even she struggles to maintain a truly equal partnership.
Can tasks really be shared equally in a family?
Jaya Padmanabhan - San Francisco Examiner, 24 July 2019. [26-07-2019]
The collective peace of a family depends on each individual’s happiness quotient within the unit.
UK: Families take government to court over special needs
Hannah Richardson - BBC News, 26 June 2019. [28-06-2019]
Families are sueing the government’s funding of support for children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Ratio of working moms in Japan tops 70% for first time
Jiji - The Japan Times, 21 July 2018. [23-07-2018]
The ratio rose 3.6 points from 2016, setting a record high, the ministry’s comprehensive survey of living conditions showed Friday. The ministry noted that more companies are adopting child care leave and shorter working hours, encouraging the number of working moms to grow in line with the government’s policy of drawing more women into the workforce as the population shrinks.
Extra 239,000 deaths of girls per year in India
Nandita Saikia - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, 15 May 2018. [10-06-2018]
There is an average of 239,000 excess deaths per year of girls under the age of five in India.
Why are black children killing themselves?
Joseph P. Williams - US News, 31 May 2018. [31-05-2018]
As research continues to show a racial disparity in suicides among kids, experts are grappling with the reasons why.
Parenting: making room for stay-at-home dads
Jackie Goldschenider - North Jersey, 27 April 2018. [29-04-2018]
Despite the current focus on female empowerment and gender equality, many men still find it hard to get rid of traditional ideas about parenting roles. We assume dads go to work and moms raise the kids, and while we’re happy to embrace the reverse, we often make assumptions based on what we’re used to.
Our gender obsession is not serving us well
Nicola Heath - The Guardian, 17 April 2018. [19-04-2018]
If we take away the lens of gender, maybe we’ll see our children, and their character and behaviour, more objectively.
USA: the financial challenges facing older women
Kerry Hannon - Forbes, 12 April 2018. [13-04-2018]
Black women that age have the highest rate of poverty (21%), followed by Hispanic women (20%) and Native American women (19%), roughly double the poverty rate of white women 65 and older (10%).
10 OECD launches Toolkit to help governments advance on gender equality goals
OECD, 8 March 2018. [08-03-2018]
The OECD has launched an initiative for International Women’s Day to help governments, parliaments and judiciaries to design gender-sensitive public policies and services and accelerate their efforts to enable equal access for women in public decision making.
11 On International Day of the Girl Child
UN News Centre, 11 October 2017. [12-10-2017]
The world’s 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity – and the millions of girls in emergencies are no exception, the United Nations said on the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October.
12 Family well-being grows faster when wives earn more than husbands
Georgia State University, 23 August 2017. [25-08-2017]
Economists at Georgia State University have discovered that family welfare — an economic measure of satisfaction, well-being or “happiness” — grew faster during the last two decades in US households where wives earned higher wages than their husbands, outpacing its growth in families where the husband earned more or where husband and wife earned the same wages.
13 A study found adults see black girls as “less innocent”
Jonita Davis - The Washington Post, 13 July 2017. [14-07-2017]
The study released last month identifies several well-researched reasons for the disparity. Black girls, according to the study, are adultified, sexualized and deemed overly aggressive from a young age. This news was a shock to everyone but black mothers, who live with this truth every day.
14 10 things girls need in order to grow up strong and independent
Olivia Blair - The Independent, 9 May 2017. [11-05-2017]
In a day and age where women are still forced to stage marches in every major city across the world to campaign for gender equality, how are parents supposed to ensure their daughters grow up to be strong, independent and confident young women who never feel inferior?
15 Should husbands hold higher job status than wifes?
Alyson Byrne, Julian Barling - Harvard Business Review, 2 May 2017. [02-05-2017]
Does a woman’s high-status career hurt her marriage?
16 It’s not easy to be a housewife
Sandhya Varma - Mathrubhumi, 24 April 2017. [24-04-2017]
For one thing, a housewife need not necessarily stay locked up at home the entire day – you can still go out, meet friends, volunteer, join classes etc.
17 I was judged for taking paternity leave...
Jef Beckley - Chicago Tribune, 20 March 2017. [24-03-2017]
Because a large swath of the American workforce is unkind to men who seek work flexibility for family life, many men confine their roles as fathers to after-work hours. This isn't entirely men's fault. Most companies fail to offer paid paternity leave at all, which is a problem.
18 You are more than 'just' a stay-at-home mum
Nama Winston - The Huffington Post, 8 March 2017. [10-03-2017]
Society apparently values family above everything else, but massively betrays women who are usually married and don't work outside of their maternal role. While dedicating their lives to something society approves of, they are somehow still not good enough.
19 Australia: role of fathers shifting, new study finds
Susie O’Brien - Herald Sun, 27 February 2017. [27-02-2017]
Fathers today are less strict, more caring and more hands-on than their own fathers, but battle to combine raising children and being the breadwinner. A survey of more than 900 Australian fathers shows 78 per cent think they are doing a good job as a dad. However, 62 per cent say they want to be more ­involved but find it difficult because of their work hours.
20 Millennial fathers are getting more involved in parenting
Venessa Lee - Asia One, 5 February 2017. [05-02-2017]
Although there seems to be a trend of more fathers being hands-on parents in general - possibly the result of more mothers entering the workforce and having less time for child-rearing - the phenomenon seems to be more pronounced among millennials, some of whom are more comfortable switching up traditional gender roles in the household.
21 Dads are more involved in parenting, yes, but...
Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan - The Conversation, 2 February 2017. [05-02-2017]
Even though significant progress has been made toward gender equality in parenting, more subtle inequalities remain. Many fathers – even those in the households most likely to have progressive views on parenting – have not achieved equality with mothers in key areas. In other words, mothers are more likely to make child care arrangements, schedule doctors’ appointments and sign the permission slips. Mothers remember and mothers remind.
22 Having children carries big pay penalty
Brian Milligan - BBC News, 4 January 2016. [04-01-2017]
Women born between 1981 and 2000 can expect to be paid 9% less than men when they hit their 30th birthday. That compares with a 5% pay difference between men and women in their 20s. As a result, having children carries a ‘sharp and long-lasting’ pay penalty, the think-tank concluded.
23 We need to start talking about working dads
Jane Gilmore - The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 December 2016. [09-12-2016]
Women and “mums” are taking on almost the entire weight of caring roles, and yes, this is an enormous problem. It results in ongoing economic disparity between men and women. The huge gender pay gap, the dearth of women in senior positions, lower superannuationbalances, gendered housing insecurity, and women's higher risk of poverty in old age can all be traced back to this.
24 Parenting and the modern man
Hattie Harrison - The Guardian, 30 November 2016. [30-11-2016]
Women are still more likely than men to be the main stay at home parent but with each year that goes by the smattering of dads at the school gates is increasing, and rightly so. Men’s roles in the homes are changing at the same rate as our roles in the workplace.
25 The expectations we put on working mothers
Lily Feinn - Bustler, 11 October 2016. [12-10-2016]
The new Work and Family scale sketch video, which has recently been trending on both Funny or Die and YouTube, hilariously highlights the ridiculous double standard that full-time working moms are held to.
 
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