Men, would you be willing to play stay-at-home dad if your wife nailed a fantastic but time-consuming job paying big bucks?
Imagine your SO lands a killer job that is heavy on hours and often demands extended travel, but that pays a king’s ransom. Would you feel fine doing the housework and cooking, parenting and shuttling the kids around? Would you be able to hold your head high despite the apparent role reversal of “appropriate work” for men based on gender stereotypes that are clearly still strong in many people’s psyches?
Would you feel emasculated doing “women’s work” or empowered by proving you can handle it and excel at it? What would you do to keep yourself fulfilled if the housework and child rearing didn’t take up every available hour?