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The Economist Asks: Why is progress on gender equality slowing?

The Economist Asks: Why is progress on gender equality slowing?

Update: 2022-09-222
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The covid-19 pandemic played havoc with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Progress to achieve gender equality by 2030 has not only stalled, it’s reversed. Host Anne McElvoy asks Melinda French Gates, a philanthropist, if the target still makes sense. The co-chair of the Gates Foundation also discusses the overturning of Roe v Wade in America


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Richard Fisher

the thing that Melinda doesn't realise yet is that all this affordable child care - paying another person, usually female to mum the kid whilst you work -has to be done by people. The reality is that there aren't that many women - or men- who want to spend their lives looking after the children of others, they do not aspire to that role, this is partly why it is so expensive. If lots of women are going to have careers and children then other women will have to have a different path 🤷🏻 They can't all be good female politicians AND be a good mother, kids need their mothers and their fathers. Distant parenting and parenting by proxy isn't great. It is the problem of the is/ought fallacy as Hulme spoke of. Utopia doesn't exist.

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The Economist Asks: Why is progress on gender equality slowing?

The Economist Asks: Why is progress on gender equality slowing?