This conversation about paternal leave must continue so that not only men in leading companies, prominent government positions, and major-league ballplayers can feel empowered to speak out about their family roles.
I often ponder what kind of world do we want for our children -- one in which professional achievement and involved parenting are seen as mutually exclusive? Can it possibly be good for our children to have their parents feeling so pulled apart by these dual roles?
There is no question that there are significant problems that both men and women face. The workplace has not truly kept pace with the changes in families' lives. But does this represent the decline of men?