I’m looking for a website that I can type a URL into and it will give me a summary of an online article that I am researching. Any suggestions? Thanks.
As little as 30 years ago, few people questioned the gender
roles that had prevailed for centuries. The conventional wisdom was that a
woman’s place was in the home, and that a man’s main responsibility to his
family was to put food on the table. In the 1970s and ‘80s, however, greater
numbers of working women meant that men were no longer the sole breadwinners. A
father’s involvement with his family also became more important. Forty years
ago, almost no husbands were “ stay –at-home dads.” Today, with more career
opportunities that ever available to women, the stay-at-home dad trend is on
with a stay-at-home dad can reap many benefits. If the wife is a career woman,
her husband can take some family responsibilities off her shoulders, thereby
allowing her to compete more successfully with career minded men. Being the
main caregiver to the children allows men the joy of participating in their
children’s day-to –day experiences. Studies have also found that the presence
of the father in the home cans contribut to lower juvenile crime rates, a
decrease in the child poverty, and lower rates of teenage pregnancy.
Differences in parenting styles between men and women are also believed to
contribute to children’s ability to understand and communicate emotions in
different ways. The research supports claims by some groups that the absence of
a father in the family is the single biggest social problem in modern society.
Case 1: Masato Yamada
Nonetheless, many men have found opposition from the corporate
world to their decision to become stay at home dads. Masato Yamada and his
wife, Atsuko, worked at Japan’s busy trade ministry. Atsuko had twins, and took
maternity leave to take care of them. When Atsuko later had a third child,
Masato decided to request paternity leave to be the children’s primary
caregiver. His boss’s initial reaction was, “Are you serious?” While he was, in
the end, given permission, he was lucky. A recent Japanese government survey
showed that only 6.5 percent of fathers who have young children were able to
reduce their working hours as opposed to 29 percent who wished they could do
Case2: Neil Walkingshaw
British mechanic Neil Walkingshaw was looking for a way to
care for his newborn child in early 2000. Reluctant to hire a babysitter once
his wife’s maternity leave ended and she returned to work, Walkingshaw asked
his employer if he could switch to part-time hours in order to spend half of
each day at home looking after his son. His employer refused, saying the
paperwork would be “too messy” and that it would be difficult to get anyone to
share Walkingshaw’s job. Knowing that the company he worked for had granted
similar requests to female employees, Walkingshaw sued on the grounds of sex
discrimination. On November 20, 2001, an industrial court ruled that
Walkingshaw had been discriminated against and awarded him $ 3600. The ruling
is believed to be the first of its kind, and demonstrates just how much views
on parental roles have changed over the years.
It’s probably safe to say that the stay-at-home dad is here
to stay. As more and more pioneers like Masato Yamada and Neil Walkingshaw
fight for concessions for their employers, they contribute immensely to the
flexibility of the father’s role in the modern family. There is still a stigma
attached to stay-at-home dads in the working world. Some employers see “
stay-at-home dad” as meaning “couldn’t find work” other might view them as out
of touch or lacking dedication to their career. However, many stay-at-home dads
see children as priority that is worth sacrificing for.
You can do this in Microsoft Word. I have written detailed instructions for you at http://www.jackcola.org/blog/115-use-microsoft-word-to-summarise-large-texted-articles-for-you
you might want to try GreatSummary. It can summarize text from web pages or text pasted from another document.
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