Sunday, February 3, 2013

Parents can relate to Roxon's decision

In today's The Age Amy McNeilage writes about Nicola Roxon's decision to quit politics as something specific to mothers. As a father with young children I would like someone to explain why mothers have a god-given right to be to the primary parent, but then want equality in other areas when convenient. Why does the article not talk about the fathers with young children in parliament, such as Jamie Briggs or David Bradbury, and the parenting they are sacrificing? Is fatherhood less important than motherhood?

It is time that proponents of equality realise that equality is not about furthering the interests of women, but about righting the balance in a whole range of areas from the family court to the workplace.

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