“Gender equality does not only benefit women; it benefits men as well. Ultimately, it’s a win-win for all of society,” says 28-year-old Kenneth Yeo, who works as a research analyst at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. We cannot agree more.
It may be 2021, but it’s clear that we still have a long way to go in terms of gaining equal rights for women. While the spotlight is often on women who fight for gender equality, let’s not forget that men are part of the game too. They hold equal responsibility in levelling the playing field and creating more gender-equal opportunities for women, whether it’s at the workplace, at home or in social settings.
We spoke to eight men from various industries in Singapore who are paving the way for gender equality in their own right – including one who left his full-time corporate job to be a stay-home dad.