ERA: For the Dads, and Moms, and especially the kids!

My husband was able to take paternity leave - what a bond that created with him and our kids! That was something my father couldn’t have imagined. I’ve been better able to enjoy motherhood myself knowing I have a partner that can appreciate the daily demands of raising small children. Economically there are still barriers though. My husband can’t imagine asking to work part-time to have more time with the family, whereas I can’t imagine working full-time. So that has economic consequences especially on retirement savings. Yes, we’ve come a long way, but I see the ERA as a guidepost to help society and families modernize and take full advantage of all our talents regardless of our gender. And it’s a safeguard too in times of extreme political shifts that our equal rights are protected under the law. I live in Sweden and vote in Tennessee.