manwhohasitall, a parody twitter account imaginging what some of the rubbish advice given to exausted women would sound like if it was given to men, has made headlines this week. It’s doing great work raising awareness of the impossible expectations our society puts on women. Today I feel like celebrating a tiny bit of good news though. A small but positive sign that some men are waking up to the fact they must take a bigger share of the concerns traditionally left to women.
My husband was recently asked for some advice at work. Another man wanted to know “how do you juggle being a new parent and working?”. Finally! For too long this is exactly the kind of question that women were expected to work double time to resolve, while men were left out of the discussion. It’s great to see men getting involved. Women will benefit, men will benefit and most of all children will benefit.