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“Is dad babysitting?”: The gender parenting gap is the biggest enemy of equality

By March 14, 2020March 5th, 2022No Comments

Working mums and stay-at-home dads — post-kids even the most progressive couples can fall into prehistoric gender roles. Sophie White talks to three couples navigating the baby years in different ways…

A few years ago, I was meeting a group of women for dinner to celebrate Nollaig na mBan in a clattering restaurant overlooking the Liffey. We’d arrived in dribs and drabs, ordering drinks and debating shared starters. The waiter arrived and I was about to ask him for a few more minutes as we were still short one of our number when my pal cut in.

Working mums and stay-at-home dads — post-kids even the most progressive couples can fall into prehistoric gender roles. Sophie White talks to three couples navigating the baby years in different ways

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