I need feminism because most men’s restrooms still aren’t equipped with baby changing stations. As someone who was married to a man who had sole custody of his young son, I’m hyperaware that feminism means EQUALITY, not female superiority. Feminism should and does support a man’s right to be as much of a parent to his child(ren) as any mother is allowed/expected to be.
This is a constant problem for Mr. Tea and myself. We’ve got twins, so even though I can change one kid on the change table in the ladies’ room, he’s left standing sort of awkwardly in the lobby with a messy child while I change one, come back, and get the other.
Nobody’s suggesting that men aren’t parents, so the lack of change tables goes well beyond ‘gender role reinforcing’ and straight into ‘ridiculous’.
My dad actually almost got kicked out of a mall once for changing my brother in the womens room of a mall. The only reason they didn’t call the cops on him was because the ladies in the room supported him.
I’d never even considered this but I support it
Supporting the shit outta this
I support this. I support men who want to be actual parents and not just a novelty in their kid’s lives like my dad was
This is definitely necessary. Thank goodness when kiddo was still in diapers, the bigger malls had Family washrooms. But I know my partner got frustrated if he and our kidlet were ever out alone and he needed changing. Fathers that are a part of their kids’s live and active parents need the support (any and every parent does!) but for men, it isn’t there in the most basic ways.