Should Daddy Help Out in the House Too?

Should Daddy Help Out in the House Too? According to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, the answer to that is an unequivocal YES.

In her book Lean In, Sandberg empowers women to seek more active and higher roles and responsibilities in their careers… if they want to, of course.  Sandberg argues that world would be a much better place if it had more women in positions of power.

Unfortunately, due to double standards, old fashioned thinking, and gender stereotypes, most women resort to putting their careers on hold or lowering their ambitions to make way for starting a family and being a good mom. Sandberg points out that one of the biggest things that promotes this trend is the stereotype that moms should do all the housework and should be more involves in taking care of the kids, compared to dads.

Sandberg asserts that this shouldn’t be the case. She says the moms and dads should split the household and baby duties 50-50. Dad should change just as many diapers as mom, and he should also shoulder the same amount of chores as the woman. And in the same way that men are given a lot of opportunities for  career growth even after they’ve started a family, women should also be given equal chances to grow their career if they want to (even after they’ve given birth).

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