This is a comment by Tom B on the comment of the day: “There is a loss of fatherhood as a role for men to aspire to, which is troubling.”
The way I see it is that there is a push to re-define fatherhood opposed to enhancing or expanding it. It’s outstanding that there are more men as primary care givers to their children but at the same time there is a large population of men who are not interested in that role as described.
I’m not knocking stay at home dads, I’m simply stating that fatherhood shouldn’t be defined as XYZ.
We live in a society where it’s perfectly acceptable that fathers not have to be in a child’s life. Men are denied access to their kids, people automatically think that dad is a dead beat and mom has valid reasons. Dad has custody and mom is restricted. Family court cares about one thing when it comes to fatherhood and that’s the money he should be shelling out.
Yeah, fatherhood in 2013 means what exactly?
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