A Japanese father takes his twins out for a stroll. Loved ones willing to share domestic duties can make a world of difference for women struggling to balance family care against demanding jobs, more so during challenges posed by the pandemic. Photo: Shutterstock A Japanese father takes his twins out for a stroll. Loved ones willing to share domestic duties can make a world of difference for women struggling to balance family care against demanding jobs, more so during challenges posed by the pandemic. Photo: Shutterstock
A Japanese father takes his twins out for a stroll. Loved ones willing to share domestic duties can make a world of difference for women struggling to balance family care against demanding jobs, more so during challenges posed by the pandemic. Photo: Shutterstock
Gender equality

Letters | Don’t let coronavirus push women back to the 1950s on gender roles

  • Generations worth of progress for women and girls could be lost, as societies risk reverting to 1950s gender stereotypes because of the “care burden” imposed by the coronavirus pandemic
  • To have women stay home and be primary caregivers when other support structures crumble should not be the automatic choice

Topic |   Gender equality
A Japanese father takes his twins out for a stroll. Loved ones willing to share domestic duties can make a world of difference for women struggling to balance family care against demanding jobs, more so during challenges posed by the pandemic. Photo: Shutterstock A Japanese father takes his twins out for a stroll. Loved ones willing to share domestic duties can make a world of difference for women struggling to balance family care against demanding jobs, more so during challenges posed by the pandemic. Photo: Shutterstock
A Japanese father takes his twins out for a stroll. Loved ones willing to share domestic duties can make a world of difference for women struggling to balance family care against demanding jobs, more so during challenges posed by the pandemic. Photo: Shutterstock
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