Re: for the benefit of women
@corinne I'm just pointing out the bias in the system. Can you imagine a situation where a politician proposes something on the basis that it will be good for men?
Of course women need time off, but the point is that men only have time off because it helps women. And women have time off because it helps women. Sure, women prefer to marry a man who earns more than them, and this means they get to be the one who gives up work. So what's your point? Are you suggesting this represents men having a choice to leave work?
@Doctor Syntax "What part of the words "open" and "rare" did you not understand?"
What part of "choice" do you not understand? If only one person can have something, the person who has first choice has an actual choice. The next person in line does not really have a choice. And it is usually the man who is second in line for the "choice" to leave work.
When a man (braver than me) says to his wife "no, dear! I will not let you stay at home, I choose to do that and you will have to go to work and support me", his wife still has the choice to stay home and have him support her, because the family courts and social conventions are on her side.