“While growing up, both my parents were working full time. I didn’t understand it — In fact, I used to hate that my mother was working, because most of my friend’s mothers weren’t. Mom and Dad were the perfect team. Mom made our tiffin in the morning and when we got back from school, Dad was the one who fed us lunch before quickly heading back to work.
Then around 6, he would pick mom up from work and they would both help us with our homework and cook dinner together. There were no gender stereotypes — most of the time, Dad attended our PTA meetings, but that didn’t mean mom loved us any less…we understood that early on.
So I learnt my most valuable lessons watching my parents — that if a woman works full time, she doesn’t become any less homely and if a man takes to the kitchen, he doesn’t lack ambition. The greatest lessons on equality are taught at home… and that’s something we need to remember while setting an example.”
“While growing up, both my parents were working full time. I didn’t understand it — In fact, I used to hate that my…