We are never going to have a real discussion about family-work balance unless mothers and fathers bring their experiences to the table. So far only one father seems to have contributed to the “National Work & Family Month featured page on The Huffington Post.” Perusing The Huffington Post for the broader “Work Life Balance” category turns up only a few more fathers’ voices.
Why do fathers self-censor? How does their absence from these discussions reflect societal prejudices? And how does their silence impede interesting progress around issues of balancing work and family?