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A video and a picture of New Zealand Speaker Trevor Mallard has gone viral showing him breaking gender role stereotypes by feeding the baby of a colleague, during a Parliamentarian debate.
Being a parent is something special, but every chore related to a newborn is often the responsibility of women. It’s the mom who feeds the newborn, cradles the baby and changes the diapers at certain intervals. Sometimes the role is taken over by a grandmom or maybe a domestic helper, but never a male counterpart most of the times!
Nothing is ever earmarked for women or men as such, something that was recently demonstrated delightfully by the Speaker of New Zealand’s Parliament, Trevor Mallard.
He shared a picture of himself feeding MP Tamati Coffey’s baby boy in the Speaker’s seat which was indeed the best thing to see.
It was really heartwarming to see the pictures of Trevor Mallard, Speaker of New Zealand’s Parliament, cradling the baby while presiding over a debate in the House of Representatives. Mallard posted pictures of himself on the Chair with lawmaker Tamati Coffey’s baby, with a lovely caption that captured the minds and eyes of millions around the world
“Normally the Speaker’s chair is only used by Presiding Officers but today a VIP took the chair with me. Congratulations @tamaticoffey and Tim on the newest member of your family,” he wrote.
Meanwhile the twitterati and media houses have also shared a video captured of this heartwarming gesture.
New Zealand Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard perfected the art of multitasking while presiding over a heated debate in Parliament this week. https://t.co/StIe8ptQQw pic.twitter.com/S15HKRRJ3WNever miss real stories from India's women.Register Now
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) August 22, 2019
New Zealand Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard perfected the art of multitasking while presiding over a heated debate in Parliament this week. https://t.co/StIe8ptQQw pic.twitter.com/S15HKRRJ3W
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) August 22, 2019
We are living in a world of stereotypes around us in anything and everything, but times demand a change in gender roles. When leaders and those in the public eye do things like this, it sets a great example for others to follow.
A newborn has to get complete care from his mom, but the dad is important as well, as well as other men around.
The message given by Speaker Trevor Mallard is truly a good thing to see and cheer for!
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What lessons will we learn from the wrestlers' protest? Will the young girls have the courage to speak up against evil after they hear the deafening silence of support for the Betis?
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My supervisor introduced me as a valuable member of the team, emphasizing my skills and contributions rather than focusing on my gender identity. This simple act set the tone for my experience in the workplace.
As a transwoman navigating the corporate world, I had encountered my fair share of discrimination and challenges. Transitioning without the support of my parents and having limited friendships in my personal life made the journey difficult and lonely. However, when I stepped into the office, something remarkable happened, I left behind the stress and negativity, embracing a space where I could truly be myself.
Joining the marketing team as a graphic designer, I was initially apprehensive about how my colleagues would react to my gender identity. But to my surprise, the atmosphere was welcoming and respectful from day one. My supervisor, Sarah, introduced me as a valuable member of the team, emphasizing my skills and contributions rather than focusing on my gender identity. This simple act set the tone for my experience in the workplace.
As I settled into my role, I discovered that my colleagues went out of their way to make me feel comfortable and included. They consistently used my correct name and pronouns, creating an environment where I could be authentically me. Being an introvert, making friends wasn’t always easy for me, but within this workplace, I found a supportive community that embraced me for who I truly am. The workplace became a haven where I could escape the stresses of my personal life and focus on my professional growth.
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