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This is a proper feminist ally

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QuentinWinters Fri 22-May-20 11:53:53

Love this, heartwarming

www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-52487213

SarahTancredi Fri 22-May-20 12:03:23

Oh gosh that baby is just the cutest...

Sounds like hes doing some good work. Anything that helps girls stay in school has to be a good thing

AmNot Fri 22-May-20 12:04:24

Ah yes, a man being applauded for something millions of women do every day.

QuentinWinters Fri 22-May-20 12:06:45

If you read the article, that's what he says and why I think he's an ally

David Moinina Sengeh said he wanted to set an example for other men.

He told the BBC that it was very rare to see a child on a father's back in his country.

Of course, a picture of a woman with a baby on her back would have barely raised an eyebrow, something which the 33-year-old acknowledges

Many women do this daily, but it is so normalised that we don't talk about it at all. If it was my wife who did it then this would not have been a viral tweet," he told the BBC's Newsday programme

NonnyMouse1337 Fri 22-May-20 12:07:57

That is a great article. Thanks for sharing.

David Moinina Sengeh sounds like a man who gets it. He's expanding what it means 'to be a man' and actually challenging gendered stereotypes instead of saying things like since he enjoys looking after his child, it must mean he is a woman.

It's great that he is providing a positive role model to encourage other men to help their wives with childcare responsibilities.

Selfraising Fri 22-May-20 12:15:08

Many women do this daily, but it is so normalised that we don't talk about it at all. If it was my wife who did it then this would not have been a viral tweet," he told the BBC's Newsday programme

I'd go further - If it was his wife who did this she would be criticised and condemned for not being 'professional' or something. As a woman, can you honestly imagine colleagues praising you for having your child in on your work call? I wouldn't dare try!

He does seem like a great guy, and a good role model. Definitely 'gets it'.

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