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“ But their level of comfort and advantage and privilege is not the topic of the article. It's about gender roles, and I think he acknowledged them very well.

I would however really like this to be a series, and perhaps have accompanying authors write about their own experiences from around the nation. I think it would be really interesting to see differences in geographic location, ages, and job brackets approach the same topic. ”

Nimisha THE ATLANTICThursday, January 8, 2015 11:39 AM

THE ATLANTIC2015-06-21T23:44:39.000Z

A young lawyer puts his former boss’s ideals into practice.

This past summer, on the last day of my clerkship with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she rose from her cavernous desk and, following a hearty goodbye hug, asked me what was next. I told her that the next morning marked the start of my new job as a stay-at-home dad. She smiled warmly and wished me luck.

My wife had just begun her pediatrics residency at Georgetown, a job that leaves scarce time for domestic duties. And throughout my year of long hours and late nights at the Court, my daughter had grown from a delicate, impassive infant to a robust toddler with personality and character. In recent months, when I was able to make it home in time to see Caitlyn before bedtime, she’d rush headlong toward the door with shrieks of “Daddy Daddy!” I’d bundle her up in my arms, squeeze, and resolve to take some time, soon, to be with her completely. I had missed out on a lot and was determined to make up for it.