With a career, housework and child rearing, is it easier for a mother than a father to do it all? One Manhattan lawyer doesn’t think so. In fact, men are more likely than women to slog through long hours to support their families and less likely to take the parental leave they crave. Outdated social norms hurt men, too. Economist contributor Emily Bobrow covers a discussion about masculinity you don’t hear nearly enough. getAbstract still recommends this read to those interested in modern gender roles.
In this summary, you will learn
- How men suffer from traditional gender norms when they try to maintain work-life balance,
- How society punishes men when they take advantage of so-called feminine benefits like parental leave, and
- Why more-balanced partnerships between men and women are better for opposite-sex couples’ health and careers overall
About the Author
Emily Bobrow is a regular contributor to The Economist and 1843 Magazine and lives in New York City, New York.