How Vital Are Women? This Town Found Out as They Left to March
As women left Montclair, N.J., for marches in Washington and New York, family routines were radically altered, and many fathers had to meet weekend demands alone.
Wow. I don’t even know where to start with this one.
Reducing women’s “vital” role to childcare is some serious sexism. It should not be newsworthy that some dads had to take care of their kids by themselves on the weekend. Dad doesn’t need a “deal” where he gets to play tennis by himself because mom was off marching for equality. In fact why didn’t they all go to march? All of the jokey comments from the parents about dads/kids “surviving” a day with their children are exactly what’s wrong with gendered parenting norms.
Not a single quote about the meaning behind the march beyond vague references to Trump being bad.
This is sexism at work. This is how gender inequality gets perpetuated. This is why people question just how committed suburban cis straight white folks are to progressive causes. Wow.
In our household, my partner works almost every Saturday and frequently Sundays as well and I always watch the kids. That’s never been a question. When the march came around my only concern was the weather. I packed up the kids in the car with all our snacks and supplies, we drove the hour each way, we stood around the damp and the cold, and we marched.