An interview with Emily Rothrock Tate: This blog started because I was looking for resources on equal and gender conscious parenting. When I couldn’t find what I was after, it occurred to me I had the power to change that. I’ve never claimed to have all the answers — I certainly don’t — but I … More Real Life: Gender Conscious Parenting + Tips for How to Share the Workload with Your Former Spouse
Every time I see a news article about gender equality from any publication, I get legitimately excited. Even if it’s not a particularly positive article, I feel hopeful that the more we talk about this issue, the more we can affect change… slowly but surely. Needless to say, seeing a headline from the New York … More Gender Norms Update: New Research Shows Progress… Except When It Comes to Who Should Do Household Chores
For centuries, the role of primary parent has fallen to women across the world. Even women who work outside the home are expected to take on the brunt of both child raising and housework. Yes, in addition to their out-of-the-home jobs. Before I even got pregnant, my husband and I decided that this would not … More How Equal Parenting Can Help Close the Pay Gap
We’ve had a shift in our culture over the last decade or so, where we’ve begun to tell young girls they can be and do anything. The Always #LikeAGirl campaign is a prime example. The opposite, however, is not true. A 2017 study showed that more than three-quarters of those surveyed said it was a … More It’s Time To Teach Boys To Embrace Who They Are — Not Just Who Society Wants Them To Be
If you’re in your 30s or older, you’ve probably been told over and over and over how much different women are from men. This was largely perpetuated by the famous book, “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex.” The book was written by John Gray, ph.D. … More But… Aren’t Women and Men Wired Differently?
A friend sent me this article, saying it “might be a useful reference for your blog… but beware, it is enraging.” She was right on both accounts. Even though I knew what I was getting into, thanks to her preface, this article still blew me away. In particular, the fact that many couples who were interviewed … More The Current Status on Gender Norms
It happens innocently. At a gathering with friends and family, my son will fall down and then immediately begin searching for his dad to pick him up and make everything better. It doesn’t matter if I’m nearby, I’m not usually who he wants in that moment. Until I launched The Back-Up Parent, we hadn’t explicitly talked about our … More Why Gender Norms Need to Be Broken Down