I’ve seen some discussion of President Obama’s recent column in Glamour about feminism. It’s really worth reading the entire thing, but I thought this part was especially good and touched on who does the dishes:
I’ve seen how Michelle has balanced the demands of a busy career and raising a family. Like many working mothers, she worried about the expectations and judgments of how she should handle the trade-offs, knowing that few people would question my choices. And the reality was that when our girls were young, I was often away from home serving in the state legislature, while also juggling my teaching responsibilities as a law professor. I can look back now and see that, while I helped out, it was usually on my schedule and on my terms. [my emphasis] The burden disproportionately and unfairly fell on Michelle.
I was also fond of this sentence: “We need to keep changing the attitude that congratulates men for changing a diaper, stigmatizes full-time dads, and penalizes working mothers.”