Thursday July 16, 2020

Catherine O'Mahony: We’ve heard of ‘working mothers’, but why not ‘working dads’?

It’s time men adopted fatherhood as part of their job description

25th October, 2015
Anne-Marie Slaughter left her senior job at the US State Department to look after her teenage son, not because she had to, she writes, but because she wanted to Getty

My husband was on a business trip this week. It was his second in a fortnight. Our deal is that he always lets me know in advance, so if there’s anything specific happening on the home front that makes the trip impossible, I can let him know. While I appreciate having this option, I can’t recall ever having actually used it.

The default position in our household, as it is in...

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