Today the free Danish daily MetroXpress featured a story about parental leave.
"There is a trend towards fathers getting harassed if they express their desire to take parental leave. We have heard about reactions as 'you can forget all about it' and 'your wife can do that, not you'," says Jane Korczak fra 3F, the biggest Danish trade union.
According to 3F and other trade unions many fathers even get sacked by their employers if they wish to take parental leave.
By Danish law fathers have the option to to take 32 weeks of the total parental leave - but it is only a possibility, not a right.
This is a truly unsatisfying situation for both men and women. Fathers should have the right to take half of the leave - just as mothers should have the right not to take it. Come on, politicians - help the families and earmark half of the parental leave for the father.