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NZ Speaker Feeds Baby During Debate, Sets Heartwarming Example For Change In Gender Roles

Posted: August 25, 2019

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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!

Times are changing and so should the roles!

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.

A heartwarming gesture

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.

Stereotypes need to be demolished!

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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