Fatherhood, education, sexuality, war, crime, and redemption: 12 questions on the big topics for men everywhere to consider.
This is an interactive essay. I have 12 questions that I think might be important, but I need your help infiguring out which questions really are. In each case I pose the question, explain why it might be important, and give a quick response to the question myself before turning it over to you.
1. Are men categorically better parents, at least in some areas? Do you think gay (male) parents have something to teach mothers?
Why: We as men have an inferiority complex when it comes to parenting. Moms have dominated the realm for an eternity. With men wanting to be more involved as dads, the question is whether we are any good at it, and, if so, is our skill the same as moms or something different?
My Take: Damn right. I’ve had three kids and there are a ton of times when I just think to myself, What the heck is she doing? I like to think I have a certain calm intuition with my kids that is unique to me. But maybe I am just nuts.