A collection of thoughts by some of the most important dads around the internet, reacting to Mary Elizabeth Williams’ article on ‘Dad Wars’.
In a controversial take on the new face of fatherhood, Salon.com’s Mary Elizabeth Williams’ explored the idea that with the increasing numbers of fathers staying home with their children while their partners work outside the home, there is correlating increase in conflict between fathers and the outside world.
Williams interviewed a number of men who are the primary parents of their kids, and many expressed frustrations with the challenges of being a Primary Parent Dad—such as the struggle to have it all: career, relationship and time with kids, the presumption that they don’t know how to handle and raise their own children, and the sideways glances from those who assume stay-at-home dads haven’t chosen this as their careers, but rather landed home with their kids as a result of failing in the outside job market.
We here at The Good Men Project wanted to know whether some of the most important Dad Bloggers on the Internet agreed with the fathers in Wiliams’ Salon article. Here is a collection of their thoughts on Williams’ article, fatherhood, and being a Primary Parent Dad.
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