The singer Elizabeth Swann in the hit saga Pirates of the Caribbean has since become a mother to two little girls, Edie, 5, and Delilah, 1. A daily life she shares with her boyfriend, but Keira Knightley has found that too often the father of his children is praised for doing his job as a dad.
Why is society surprised when dads take care of menial tasks like changing diapers, bottle-feeding or even picking up baby from nursery? After all, moms do it well every day, so why are men made heroes? This is the question Keira Knightley asked himself: “It's really rare to see a man go to daycare, and if he is, people say, 'Ooh, what a lovely father. Watch him take care of his own children.'Knightley, 35, told HelloGiggles. "You would never say that to a woman."
"Men are not expected to take care of their children, it is seen as a bonus"
The British actress is the mother of two children, Edie, 5, and Delilah, 1, born from her union with musician James Righton. Today she wonders about her many differences in treatment. "Why don't we engage the men in this conversation?" Keira Knightley wondered. "Why don't we expect a working man to take care of his children as much as his partner? Why do we assume that they don't feel guilty for not spending enough time with their children also? ”
In addition, women are still stigmatized while men can live their lives without making any concessions. "Men are not expected to take care of their children, it is seen as a bonus", she said during her interview with Ms Porter. "Even in the workplace, my husband is never asked to take care of the children, whereas I would rather be asked, 'So what do you do with the children?' It is clearly time to stop glorifying dads or else, it should also be done with moms!
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