it's not the job of employers or the government to make things easier on mothers because they agreed to take more time for their children than the fathers.
The government's job is to make sure we all have the freedom to make these choices for ourselves. It is not the government's job to tell it's people how to think.
Actually those are not structual problems. Those are social problems, thus not the government's job.
Sometimes the government does adress these issues, but it's still more a problem that should be solved by the change in attitude.
And that's something the govenment can't do, it's more the job of the media and of the people themselves.
Now I see the problem we have. I was debating more of an angle of my country. In Finland our system resembles the one in Sweden (Not the same, but the Mom gets 105 days and an extra 158 days to share with the father) And still the second half is more often used only by the mother. You see there it's not a structual problem, but an attitude problem (which we are trying to change). Of course in some other countries it's more both, a structual problem ( in a sence that they don't have the oportunity) and a attitude problem.
Although this structual problem is gone after the parental leave. Nothing stops the father fom taking responsibility other than himself and to some extent social pressure. No laws that I know of at least.
Although this structual problem is gone after the parental leave. Nothing stops the father fom taking responsibility other than himself and to some extent social pressure.