Dads, Take Your Damn Paternity Leave

It’s the best thing men can do to blunt a fundamental inequality at work

John Peabody
Forge
Published in
4 min readAug 16, 2019

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Before my son was born, friends and co-workers asked whether I planned on taking paternity leave. I answered yes, every single day of it.

Amazingly, this seemed to be a radical answer. “Good for you!” was the standard response from other dads. But “good…

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John Peabody
Forge
Writer for

Creative strategist at The Atlantic. Freelance writer and photographer. Publishes the Hand & Eye. https://thehandandeye.substack.com/