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Why Is a Stay-At-Home Husband Still a Big Deal?

Sharon Bong, Associate Professor of Gender Studies

16-Nov-20 14:30

Why Is a Stay-At-Home Husband Still a Big Deal?

Kamala Harris being elected the first female vice-president of the United States has led to another notable step forward: her husband Doug Emhoff has announced that he will be leaving his private law practice to focus on his role as the “Second Gentleman”. But why is a man leaving his job to support his wife still such a big deal, and what does this say about the way we view gender and the role of the “breadwinner”?

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Produced by: Sharmilla Ganesan

Presented by: Tee Shiao Eek, Sharmilla Ganesan


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