This just shows you have a cultural-, physical-, and political issue. Here is how Norway deals with child care:

  • We get paid to stay home for 49 weeks. 3 weeks before birth, mom is off work to prepare for birth. The first 2 weeks after birth, the dad has a right to take time off work, paid or not(depends on the emloyer). The first 6 weeks after birth, is moms to take. 16 weeks you can share as you like. Then there is a 15 week period for the dad only. If the dad does not use this period, you lose 15 weeks of pay. 100% of your salary up until a certain point.
  • When mom goes back to work after being away from a year, she can get 1 hour paid per day for breast feeding. Some employers give 2. Remember, we only work 7–7.5 hours per day to begin with.
  • We work hard on equal rights giving men and women the same opportunities. We try to get more women into politics and other areas. In a man’s dominated jon, you can get extra points applying for studies related to that job as a woman and vice versa.
  • Dads not doing at least the same amount of domestic work is just considered di**s. We do domestic work and cut the grass, change tyres and all the other tasks we’ve always done.

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CG supervisor with 17 years of experience in the Animation- and VFX industry. Studying Design, Use and Interaction (UX) at the University of Oslo

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