This month I had the chance to talk about the evolution of gender equality in our roles as parents with a reporter from the Pulse, a radio show produced out of WHYY in Philadelphia. In the past 13 years there has been some significant improvement in making it easier and more accessible for men to embrace the roles as fathers and caregivers. From seeing a trend toward paternity leave, more books on fatherhood, to things as simple as diaper changing stations in men’s rooms, we’ve taken some great steps forward. For comprehensive gender equality we need to not only lean into making the workplace more inviting and normal for women but also make the role of care-giving more normal and inviting for men. That’s something that is a strong motivation for many of our City Dads and one of the reasons I personally have found a sense of community here.
If you are interested, here is a link to the story: Dads are wired to ‘mother’ too (The story is part of a Mother’s day show)
What are your experiences with gender equality in your role as a parent? Please share them in the comments.