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If the men of tomorrow are to respect women, parents have to teach it | Saima Mir

There is a tide of proud and arrogant patriarchy waiting to sweep up our boys if they are not set on the correct path
‘Let’s teach our boys that the feelings stereotyped as feminine are not lesser emotions.’ Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

The world of work does not look favourably on childbirth and parenthood, despite the legislation in place. Stay-at-home parents fare no better. This is something that most of us only discover after we take on the role of childrearing.

I used to believe that we had come far in the fight for equality, but giving birth opened my eyes to the truth that, embedded within our culture, the mechanisms that silence women, refuse to take us seriously and sever us from the

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