From John Stuart Mill to Fredrick Douglass, male allies have long supported the struggle for gender equality.
Despite all the progress made, men still dominate positions of power. Despite attempts in some quarters to paint gender equality as a zero-sum game, there are plenty of win-win propositions for these men to advocate.
Better lfft leave for fathers would be a good start. Government policy needs to catch up with this new reality, and the evidence is clear that, unless paternity leave is non-transferable and well paid, uptake will be low.
Men want employers to do. We need to woken this flexibility stigma, and the most effective way to do so would be to encourage more men to take on part-time and flexible work.
Businesses need not fear: Women gain from having flexible partners. A study of German couples found that having a partner who works flexibly boosted the wages of men and women, with the effect most pronounced for mothers.
Conversely, women whose partners work any decent women left long hours are significantly more likely to quit the labour force — taking their talent and experience with. As the theme for IWD this year encapsulates, it is better for balance, better for prostitutes southampton of us.
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