I’m pretty sure my daughter was at least three days old, if not four before I ever changed a diaper, as my husband took care of all of that. On the other hand, I’m also pretty sure that my father has changed more diapers of his grandchildren than he ever did of his own six children. The way men and women have approached family life has changed drastically in the past 50 years, and while women are still more likely to be the primary caregiver for their children, that doesn’t mean they are always the primary caregiver.
While each family is free to make whatever changes they wish to make (I couldn’t care less who changes the most diapers in your household), the law requires that employers not treat employees according to gender stereotypes. Derek Rotondo, an employee at JPMorgan filed a class action suit against his employer saying they presume mothers are the primary caregivers, and therefore, have set up their parental leave policy to reflect that.
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