Work-family conflicts--the trade-offs of your money or your life, your job or your child--would not be forced upon women with suchsanguine disregard if men experienced the same career stalls caused by the-buck-stops-here responsibility for children. Votes: 2Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Just as men must give up economic control when their wives share the responsibility for the family's financial well-being, women must give up exclusive parental control when their husbands assume more responsibility for child care. Votes: 2Augustus
How sad that men would base an entire civilization on the principle of paternity, upon the legal owership and presumed responsibility for children, and then never really get to know their sons and daughters very well. Votes: 2Phyllis Chesler
Perhaps one reason that many working parents do not agitate for collective reform, such as more governmental or corporate child care, is that the parents fear, deep down, that to share responsibility for child rearing is to abdicate it. Votes: 2Faye J Crosby
Modern children were considerably less innocent than parents and the larger society supposed, and postmodern children are less competent than their parents and the society as a whole would like to believe. . . . The perception of childhood competence has shifted much of the responsibility for child protection and security from parents and society to children themselves. Votes: 2David Elkind
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Votes: 4 Martin Luther King, Jr.