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Stay-at-home dad gets questions no one would ever ask a woman

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A stay-at-home dad with his sons
A stay-at-home dad with his sons DR/paf-le-paf.fr

One out of five French mothers stay home to take care of their children, while their partners work. This number has gone down over the last 20 years, but if one parent is to stay home with the children, it is almost always the mother who does so. In the last of our profiles of people in France doing jobs dominated by one gender or another, we meet a stay-at-home dad, who finds nothing wrong with staying home with his son, even though it's very unusual.

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