Posted: 9 February, 2018

IN THE PRESS: Suzie Longstaff on gender roles

In the Press, News, Suzie Longstaff

Suzie Longstaff writes in the latest ISC blog.

“The fact that the 37-year-old president of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, will give birth while in office recently made headline news around the world, but as we celebrate the enormous advances in gender equality of the last 100 years, it seems society’s perceptions still have a long way to go. As she herself acknowledged via Twitter,“We’ll be joining the many parents out there who wear two hats. I’ll be Prime Minister AND a mum and Clarke will be [a] stay at home dad.” In my experience, it is increasingly normal for men to stay at home, and as a headmistress and mother of twin five-year olds, this is also my model.”

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