Yee Haw! Father’s Day Media Round-Up

Better Fathers: Courtesy of the Sexual Revolution: “Little attention has been paid to the impact that women’s liberation has had on men. The unacknowledged truth is that men have been transformed too. Today, men have more freedom, flexibility and choices — in the most meaningful ways.”

When Mom and Dad Share It All: “Gender should not determine the division of labor at home. It’s a message consistent with nearly every major social trend of the past three decades — women entering the work force, equality between the sexes, the need for two incomes to pay the bills, even courts that favor shared custody after divorce. And it is what many would agree is fair, even ideal. Yet it is anything but the norm.”

How to Reclaim Father’s Day from Ties and Work: “Remind yourself and others that parenting does not equal mothering…”

Moms show dads how to get back into work: “The good news seems to be that gaps on CVs are now so common as to be the norm, recruiters and consultants in the US say. The bad news? Yes, there is, if you’re a man.”

First-time dads have a few more gray hairs: “I’ve interviewed many people who became parents in their 30s and 40s who said that parenthood revealed to them how selfish and silly they had been in their teens and 20s – and I think that definitely applies to me.”

When moms criticize, dads back off of baby care: “Both partners have moments of uncertainty over making the right decision for their child. But it may be that some dads need a little extra cheerleading is because, culturally, the father’s role in caring for an infant isn’t as well-defined as the mother’s.”

Gay Unions Shed Light on Gender in Marriage: “A growing body of evidence shows that same-sex couples have a great deal to teach everyone else about marriage and relationships.”

My life as a stay-at-home dad: “One day I noticed something different. I wasn’t depressed. I wasn’t bored. I was a dad. I don’t know when it happened or why. Perhaps, I just needed time to adjust to the new me, the stay-at-home dad.”

Obama’s Father’s Day Speech: “He did it in front of a black crowd, and it was the right thing to say. But reporters need to stop acting like this dude is the only civilized black man in the world.”

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