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    A woman’s only job is to stay at home, take care of her family, and pleasure her man. What is a man’s job? “Men, they do everything,” quoted a fellow male classmate, “Men get the real money.” But it is the twenty-first century! Women are no longer expected to stay at home; they have taken roles as teachers, doctors, C.E.O.s, part of the military, and the list goes on. As for men, it is now acceptable for them to stay at home, take care of their families or even become nannies and nurses. Will Meek

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    Staying at home and taking care of the children, whose role between husband and wife is it? It has always been the women who stayed home and took care of the children. Who is to say that the father staying at home and the mother entering the workforce is not okay. With this day and age the amount of fathers staying home taking care of children is increase. Of course with a change a parenting roles it can have an affect on the family dynamics. Culture and society to help create these stigmas and roles

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    they become mommies? She brought up these questions because as a women in her generation and her mother’s generation becoming a home maker and raising children is what women are traditionally suppose to do. But in society today gender roles have and still are changing drastically and we should be more accepting to the fact that women are no longer born to be the home makers and men are no longer born to be the providers. For many generations most Americans thought that there was a natural order

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    Stay-At-Home Fathers

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    Traditionally, the stay-at-home parent has been the mother, but many modern fathers have become a nurturing parent to their children as well. It is now more common than it has been in the past for the father to be the stay-at-home parent. These fathers learn the skills needed to care for children, and some children who grow up with a stay-at-home dad learn to be less stressed, have better social skills, and are less fearful. In some cases, children raised with stay-at-home dads learn how to handle

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    fulltime working wife. (Heiman 122) It can also be a man who does hold a career but chooses to have a “second shift” by coming home and assuming household responsibilities. At the end of 1987 15% of married men chose to become house husbands (O’Sullivan). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 189,000 full-time, stay-at-home dads in 2002, up 18 percent from 1994. But dads' groups say that estimate is the result of too-restrictive criteria, and they put the number at closer to 2 million. Now

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    Sacrifices for Children

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    have a stay at home parent It used to be, that the wife was the designated house maker, and the husband would go work to work the day shift and make all the money. The wife would then take care of the kids and raise them and look after them while the father was away. Since then many things have changed. Women can get jobs easier now and make just as much or more money than men, so the problem arises what to do with the children while the parents are out. There are some fathers who stay at home and

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    relationship, and feminist relationships. A Temporary Matter by Jhumpa Lahiri is a short story explaining how these short relationships can fall apart so quick. The couple, Shukumar and Shoba have a very complicated relationship. Shukumar works at home on his dissertation while Shoba works gets up every morning and goes to work. Previously the couple lost a child right after it was born, which hurt the couple. After this event this couple hardly talked, became experts on avoiding each other, and

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    vastly over the years. Today we often see fathers who stay home and plunge themselves into their children’s lives instead of being the stereotypical breadwinner of the family. In our society the typical male breadwinner has been a main staple in films, television and books, however, the new idea of a stay at home dad is becoming a more prominent trend. With this being said: what is the best role in today’s society, the breadwinners or the stay at home fathers? In many American families today we see the

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    Paid Paternity Leave

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    rarer is paid paternity leave. A very few enlightened companies offer new dads time off from a few days to a few weeks, however, it still falls short of the 6 to 12 weeks women get for maternity leave. Finally, in 2004 California became the first state to offer what they call PFL or “Paid Family Leave”, allowing 6 weeks off with 55% of usual pay replaced up to $1,075 per week, this is a definite start. In most states, dads are forced to take their vacation time, sick days or unpaid leave from their

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    My Greatest Gift Ever

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    had three children; i have one brother and one sister. Mom was a stay home mom and dad worked like the stereotyped Father.i can still remember how it used to be. We all used to be so happy when our dad came home to see us. Later, about when i was six years old or so it changed. Dad became stressed and started drinking and smoking more; mom gradually got sicker. My dad became a security guard. Eventually we were so poor that my dad could not even feed

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