The Curious Case of the Missing Working Dads!

Contrary to popular and the more accepted societal norms which puts the onus of bringing up children largely on the mother, I have believed that both parents are equally responsible for it…I find it disheartening that a woman needs to choose between a career and motherhood most of the times when this choice does not feature anywhere in a man’s world…it is unheard of….and the men aren’t alone to blame, the society at large talks about working mothers but I am yet to hear anyone talk about the working father…I see organisations going an extra mile to make working mothers comfortable.. .without a thought for the workin fathers…its time we start talking about working parents…


First things first, this wasn’t what I set out to write. It was supposed to be a piece on working mothers. The quintessential supermom who aces at work, manages kids like it’s a child’s play, cooks up the most healthy and tasty meals without a hair out of place. Yeah, the kind legends are made of; the kind you keep reading about but never see. So to avoid what all had already been written about, and to unleash upon the world my very own never-before-heard-of ‘gyan’ I shunned the internet and got to writing it. But then it struck me, where the hell are the working dads? Uh, well correction ‘Indian working dads’. Because apparently if you go by the internet, it’s the woman who does everything. She is the one who needs to know how to bring up a child, how to balance work- life, how to know what…

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5 Replies to “The Curious Case of the Missing Working Dads!”

  1. A very practical topic to discuss. You stated it right. Nothing much changes in just one week what they call as paternity leave.
    #MothersGurukulreads #Myfriendalexa


    1. Glad we think alike… I mean if as a society we create a structure which doesn’t allow men to be equal partners in parenting… We just end up putting endless pressure on the mother… I mean isn’t the child for both to raise?


  2. In some countries, fathers also get maternity leave which is a move in the right direction. I’m not sure if things can improve at this level. Let’s hope it does!


    1. Hope it does…I think its pretty much a chicken and egg situation… Till the time people do not acknowledge the fact that fathers play a crucial role on day to day upbringing the eco system wouldn’t come into place… And since there isn’t a eco system… Its difficult to include them as equal partners in parenting…


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