We already know what MRA’s think of the work women do in the home. Even though they scream for traditional marriage where women are expected to stay at home, MRA’s won’t acknowledge that women do REAL work to care for the home.
In Germany, fathers are getting the same kind of flexible time that mothers get to help raise the kids and hold down the career. (Thank you Feminism). AVFM didn’t actually thank feminism but a couple commenters pointed out the same old tired notions about working in the home.
Stay at home deal with the chores of of a childs. Because it is challenging, sometimes is heavy, but it is relaxing…a regenerating timewindow away from the real stress and fatigue or “REAL WORK”~Nanocapo69
So going into the public sphere is real work and it’s total relaxation to care for the home. Well, maybe in his little world where he imagines just playing with his kids and forcing his wife to do the laundry, the cleaning, supper and the dishes.
‘I myself consumed the paternity leave, all 12 months of it. It was a necessity because of the family situation, hence I got it. The fun part was shoveling through bureaucracy and an obligatory writ plea, as it was not expected for a man to enjoy it. Only a vague note listing some circumstances.
Financially and career-wise it was a flop, but emotionally and personally it was a clear victory.’~Hlaford
I wonder if this same MRA will take a cut in pay for being out of work on paternal leave (Once again, thank you Feminism) for a year? MRA Guru Warren Farrell explains that women are paid less because they take care of the home and kids. Having flexible hours means your salary goes down and THAT’S the sole reason for the pay gap. It should be interesting to follow the German men to see if their wages are cut because they’re taking advantage of this concept.
Neither men nor women should face a cut in wages because they care for their families but that assumes there is no pay gap and it’s just women’s choices that lead to less pay. I will explore Farrell’s pay gap nonsense in a future post.