I don’t always endear myself to my guy friends when I say things like that – but it comes from experience. Two years ago, I was part of the team that launched the first ever State of the World’s Fathers report, presenting an analysis of global research. We found that when it comes to caring for children, and in terms of helping women to achieve the lives they deserve, men really matter.
One last very important point
Did I mention this part? A recently study from the US found that couples with children have more sex than a) couples without children, and b) single women and men. Other studies have concluded that the couples with children who have most sex are those that also have a more equitable caregiving load.
See what I’m getting at here? And it’s not just your sex life that stands to improve from sharing the load: research shows equality in the home can have positive effects on your mental and physical health.
So, yes, men, you heard me: equality is the right thing to do. And the benefits aren’t too bad either…