Parental inequality, Damaging mum labels and the devaluation of fatherhood

If you are a mum, you are very quickly put into a box. You are either a “working mum” or a “stay at home mum”. Because in society we love to label a mum. Where are all the “working dads” at?
In this post I unpack some of the problems with labelling mums, parental inequality and the devaluation of fathers, and how in order for women to truly be able to “have it all” something needs to shift.

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Motherhood & Feminism: Quitting Your Job to be a ‘Stay at home Mum’

I wanted to have a family, a career and to be financially independent. 
By putting my career on hold to look after my children am I reinforcing the stereotype of the mother and not furthering the pursuit for women’s equality in the workplace following childbirth?  
By not working am I dependent on my male counterpart and not sending the right message to my children about women’s roles? 
Feminism is about empowering women to make informed choices about their own lives but as a ‘stay at home mum’ I feel most judged  and unsupported by other women and mums.

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