Everyone knows about discrimination against women in the workplace - you can hardly read the news without coming across the latest story on the gender pay gap. But the door swings both ways....
We have police officers, not police men. We have firefighters, not fire men. But what of the male midwife? Will they become known as midhusbands, or will we craft a new word to accommodate this new breed of birthing partner?
So, what do you think - if you were pregnant, how would you feel about having a male midwife? And is this an isolated example, or do you think there are some 'men's jobs' and some 'women's jobs'?
The 1951 Midwives Act banned men from working as midwives altogether. But in the wake of the 1976 Sex Discrimination Act, and in spite of resistance from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), a group of men working as nurses campaigned to be allowed to enter the profession of midwifery.