Prior to the birth of our kid, my wife and I didn’t really have distinct gender roles.
We both work, we both do housework, etc. We were the close to the progressive ideal of how work should be divided among husband and wife. Then we had a kid . . .
Post-kid, the gender roles moved to something straight of the stereotypical 1950s. I still do a fair amount of cleaning (I like things to be orderly), but otherwise it’s remarkable how much things have changed.
Family changes the way you think about these sorts of things.
Finally, I’m sure why I feel this is related, but the hardest part about having a kid has been when my wife had to go back to work. It’s a very sad process. I’d like her to quit, but I think she’s feels like she needs to work. Thanks again feminism.