It is often said, in old times men were the providers. The hunters, the bosses etc. Which I can actually understand. But today is different from then, today we aren't really allowed to hunt for our own food without permits and driver's licenses, and taxes, and jobs to pay for all that crap. And health insurance, and a computer or cell phone, and a cellular or internet bill and a rent payment or a mortgage payment or a down payment ETC. (Wtf right?)
None of that stuff relates to anything male people needed to do in the old times. In fact, arguably it all requires the exact opposite skills. No surprise then that women are doing better in 'modern schooling' and in the workforce too if you look at people under 30. All this modern structure, it slows men down tripps them up frustrates them and so on and so forth.
But it seems great for women, provides a handicap so to speak by alternative ways of getting food and shelter besides athleticism.
It is logical, then, that women become the primary breadwinner of modern society and men relax into caregiver roles -- free from the burden of modern structure and gunk that clogs everything up, so to speak. I, for one, would love to be a stay at home dad. I think it would be a fantastic and amazing experience to do nothing but love and care for a little copy of me and a person I cared about. And, no driving to and from work, no dealing with bosses and assholes on the job. Sounds great if you ask me.
Of course, obviously I do think that things like breastfeeding can only be done by the woman and are extremely important. Which seems to be a problem. In our modern world we're heading towards a crazy contradiction and lack of ability. Lack of ability in men to fulfill market desires/demand and a lack of time for women to fulfill market desires/demand and child demands.
Lots of high skill positions sit vacant today because of a shortage of qualified workers, especially engineering jobs. Because math is hard (and annoying). But also because modern schooling and social structure also make it difficult for anyone but the women to be allowed to move on to the next steps that lead to actual work in high skill positions in the first place, which, again, sounds fine with the only exception being breastfeeding and possibly the 9 months of pregnancy. It seems as though simple hunting would be much easier and more efficient than sitting in a cramped desk for hours each day with someone trying to teach some abstract material for years at a time to then only drive to and from a work place in traffic and report to a person you may or may not even like, to potentially be treated poorly by such and such, to then be taxed on your eventual pay and fork up at least 30% (before taxes) (40-50% after taxes) on overpriced rentals and/or property taxes. So this sounds a little bit like a rant in some ways, but I don't think it is wrong. Being a stay home parent sounds pretty great, however it is sliced. But only because modern society has become oppressive to the point of, I think, verging on ridiculousness in some ways. Which is probably why a lot of young guys in impoverished areas turn almost immediately to drug dealing and gangs as a way to bypass the whole system with illegal income sources. But I suppose for the rest of us, being a stay home dad isn't so bad, either. Only problem is how to become a dad when you say you want to be a stay at home dad before you have any kids. Seems like this would be seen as a turn off in our modern dating world (which is also a big contradiction we're heading towards).