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View Diary: This week in the War on Women: Republicans are scared. They should be. (166 comments)

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  •  What you describe may be common, but it is not (9+ / 0-)

    necessary that it be that way.  In households where the mother and the father both work outside the home, the father can also take on half of the housework and childcare.

    Yes, I know, The Second Shift showed that they generally did not, but that doesn't mean that they can't.  It also doesn't mean that we have to let them off the hook for it.

    I may be unusual, but I know several families where the father is or was the primary caregiver as well as working full-time, or else worked part-time or from home to be the primary caregiver.

    Can you tell I hate gender essentialism?  Especially when it lets one gender get out of doing their share.

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