Ashton Kutcher wants some change when it comes to where parents, fathers specifically, can change their children’s diapers. He doesn’t feel that taking care of babies is strictly for women and is challenging major retailers Target and Costco to put changing tables in the men’s bathrooms.
From his petition:
It’s 2015, families are diverse, and it is an injustice to assume it’s only a woman’s job to handle changing diapers. This assumption is gender stereotyping and companies should be supporting all parents that shop at their stores equally – no matter their gender.
Changing tables in men’s rooms will be a tiny step in the long process of rectifying the legacy of gender discrimination, but it’s a step we need to take. Dads, like myself, want to participate equally in the child care process and our society should support that.
Target and Costco have proven themselves time and time again to be companies that honor diversity, support families, and provide great services to kids of all ages. That is why I am calling on them to be the change. As leaders in their industry, they can initiate a company-wide policy to provide universally accessible changing tables in their stores.
You can view the petition here.
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