Gender inequality is a very real barrier that so many women around the world still face today. Although there have been some great strides of progress that have been made over the years, there are still many areas where women’s progress lags behind.
Often, these issues that women face are invisible to men, or else they just choose to ignore them and pretend that it does not exist. Whether it is wilful ignorance or not, sometimes men do not notice it until it impacts them directly.
Friendly reminder that feminism benefits everyone, but it should not have to be targeted towards men in order from them to decide to care about women! Check out this graphic below to show this!
I’ve been helping to baby-sit my year old grandson this past week & it’s brought home to me the stark reality of this image. I salute every working woman & acknowledge that their successes have required a much greater amount of effort than their male counterparts pic.twitter.com/2EJjDcK1BR— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) February 5, 2019
How about this sir pic.twitter.com/UFoCd8WU2H— भूपेंदर सिँह - #TeamBaan🏹 (@BS_Bhakuni) February 12, 2019
Yes there are men who support but the once who don't support are far higher in numbers— Hilo (@intutive9) February 5, 2019
Thanks @anandmahindra for acknowledging the dual burden ....I would tweak the image slightly and show 7 men and 3 women - instead of the 50:50 that this image shows.— Suman Mishra (@sumanmishra_1) February 5, 2019
Plus, this funny point!
Thanks for the acknowledgment. But in all fairness as a working mother, I’d have it no other way ‘cos:— Swati Ray (@Swatz_Ray) February 5, 2019
1. I am far better at raising kids than my husband could ever be, so the kids needn’t settle for second best.
2. My children are so much more attached to me I’ll do it again!
How about recognising care giving work as work without glorifying it and unshackling it from free labour category.. That would also mean asking govts to come up with wages for care giving work.— Rutuja Deshmukh (@rut28) February 5, 2019
Even our laws are made accordingly. Maternity leave is 26wks but paternity is only 15 days. Given that a mother's role is much bigger in infant development, can't fathers play more active role? Why limit development of that bond in early days of infancy?— ashmails (@ashmails) February 5, 2019
I can completely relate to this..have been taking care of my 2 kids for last 2 weeks while my wife is traveling for business..the last 2 weeks have been an eyeopener...working women need a much greater effort for the same achievement— Umesh Joshi (@umeshjoshi6) February 5, 2019
Not to forget, these women have to put in double efforts at workplace too, to prove their worth!— M.D. (@ManjuDesh9) February 5, 2019
And here is the article that captures the other end of the spectrum on how Sweden is bringing about a social change in this space.— Dipankar S. Sengupta (@dipsen) February 5, 2019
Sweden's maternity leave, paternity leave policies create 'latte dads' https://t.co/veh8oqOLsV
Yes, definitely and women needs more support from family as well as employer as if anyone takes break than its really tough to get back on same salary or designation— Renu Prashar (@PrasharRenu) February 5, 2019