The fight against gender inequality is often focused on women. It makes sense, they have historically been the disadvantaged party entering arenas previously closed to them.
But as more men enter arenas they have not "traditionally" been in, we get examples of the ways these systemic gender roles make things harder for everyone.
Dr. Raina Brands took to Twitter to call out her son's daycare for their annoying, and potentially dangerous, insistence on "traditional" gender roles despite being told and having all evidence to the contrary.
The little boy's father is the one who drops him off every day. Dad is the one who did all the intake meetings and filled out the paperwork.
Dad has been listed as the main point of contact and primary caregiver since day one. There are even notes in the child's file that Dad is the primary caregiver.
This sort of thing is obviously not rare.
Which people found both shocking and sad - especially given how dangerous that could be for the child.
While others wondered WHY this keeps happening.
We're not going to come up with any great societal answers over the course of one article.
Having said that, more people talking about their experiences means more chances to have this conversation.
Which might just get us somewhere.