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Why getting men to step up at home is a national issue

The White Paper on Singapore Women’s Development put the spotlight on gender equality issues, including the uneven caregiving burden between the sexes. Next: focus on distributing the caregiving load between family, community and state.

Household distribution of chores and caregiving duties is a national issue, says the writer. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: PEXELS
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On April 8, Mr Tan Kiat How posted a photo of himself with his son Isaac, who is 20 months old. The toddler lay back in a stroller with eyes closed, looking tired, as the father looked at him fondly with concern.

In the post that went with the photo, Mr Tan, who is an MP for East Coast GRC, wrote that the child had exhausted himself crying.

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