As women left Montclair, N.J., for marches in Washington and New York, family routines were radically altered, and many fathers had to meet weekend demands alone.
Is this another “bumbling dad” piece?
This is The Onion right?
Kids need both parents. I’ve been saying this for years. When I learned about the movements in the 70’s through the 90’s to make it seem like fathers were the secondary parent, I dug deeper into the concept and realities of fatherhood.
Many thought, and apparently still think we are only good for the amount of money we can bring in for mothers or only good for the dollars that get taken out of our checks for “child” support.
Well you all are dead wrong.
I asked a few people recently what cause they are willing to go to jail for or even die for. This was because so many women were about to go to D.C. to march in solidarity with other women. After a few minutes of serious thought, that cause for me is the God given right to be 100% involved in my children’s lives without state interference.
NO ONE is taking my kids away. Not even that horrific, mother biased hell hole they call “family court.”
Yes, we can take care of the kids while mothers go and do their thing to protest trump or simply go to work. We can manage just fine without you. It’s ok ladies. We won’t burn the food, drown the kids in the shower, have toilet paper spread over the house. We got this. In fact, many of us have parenting skills that are often BETTER than mothers. Yeah, it’s true.
Here’s the silver lining, and the part I found exhilarating. The Metro editor, Wendell Jamieson, whose section produced the piece, unequivocally acknowledged that it was a mistake. “It was a bad idea from the get-go,” Jamieson said. “It was conceived with the best intentions, but it fell flat. And I regret it.”
Comment away…I’m ready to discuss the value of men, masculinity and fatherhood forever.
I’m sick of the idea of the bumbling dad. It’s 2017.