Comment: Men Care Too

Man looking tying woman's shoelace

“I will table a motion to call on the Government to amend Articles 41.2.1 and 41.2.2 to replace gender specific language with gender neutral language and incorporate a broader definition of the caring role to include men, to include dependents other than children and to include care outside the home”

The gender specificity of the current wording is at odds with the principles of equality.

Article 41.2 discriminates on gender grounds by assigning women a specific role and ignoring the possibility that men could have any parental or caring responsibility,