Gender Equality - Take Men out of Work!


Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"

In Norway

This situation is totally normal 

And encouraged

And so is this one

Totally normal and encouraged

Genders are equal in Norway

They have interchangeable roles in the Norwegian society

This is the beauty of gender equality

And one of the basic build blocks of the Scandinavian societies

Norwegians are very proud of what they achieved with respect to equality

And many laws exist to enforce these achievements

Men are encouraged out of employment for several months when they get kids

This is done partly to pressure employers to consider both genders equality in employment processes 

Most woman will get children once in their lives

But if only woman are out of employment for a significant period of time when having babies

Employing young men may be seen as more advantageous than employing young women

Forcing both genders out of employment when having babies

Is not only good for the babies

It is good to ensure equal gender representation at all levels in society

The Norwegian culture idealizes the situation where men and women are represented equality throughout society

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Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"

By Julien S. Bourrelle

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