Why doesn’t society take stay-at-home dads seriously?
This article from The Telegraph in the UK asks questions many stay-at-home dads have been asking for years…
The number of stay-at-home dads has doubled in 20 years, so why is there still a general perception that being a full-time parent is no job for a man? “Yes, but how are you going to make money?” It’s the question certain family members have been asking in one form or other for the best part of three years. Slipping a comment in with a smile, or as a parting aside, they have greeted my employment status and position as “a kept man” with confusion, bemusement and consternation. And, judging by figures released this week, perhaps the turn of men everywhere. According to the Office of National Statistics, a record 229,000 men stay at home with their children, up from 111,000 in 1993. In the past year the number of women at home has fallen by 45,000 to 2.04 million, while there has been a 5 per cent increase in the number of fathers giving up work.
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