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Gender roles still loom large in modern parenting

By Anne Marie Owens

Is becoming a parent the surest way to reinforce traditional gender roles or a powerful vehicle for redefining what it means to be a mother or a father?

New books by Canadian researchers offer completely contradictory takes on gender roles and parenting: One argues that parenting can force even the most equitable and modern of couples to revert to retrograde roles, while another suggests that the rare, but growing, number of couples who swap traditional roles are actually at the vanguard of a parenting style that recognizes no gender boundaries.

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