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More men are raising children on their own. Some women don't like it

By Tony Gordon   November 1997

Three years ago, I became a single (male) parent and the primary carer of my children who were then three-and-a-half and five years old. This was because of the departure of my former wife from the family home, followed by a legal battle which ended in court. Custody was awarded to me. I am lucky to have flexible work arrangements, and having shared actively in their care from birth I did not find the practical arrangements at all difficult. What has been difficult to deal with is the sexism I have encountered as a man in a woman’s world.


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