MEMBERS ONLY: How To Be A Surrogate Father
For the last two weeks before school started this Tuesday, I've been in full Stay-at-Home Daddy mode. Jordan was done with summer school and summer camp was over both both Jordan and Anastasia. They would get up, I would make them breakfast, I would get some work done and by ...read more
MEMBERS ONLY: Stay-At-Home Dads Have Male Privilege? Where Can I Get Some Of That?
Before we get started, let's clear one thing up: Of course I have male privilege. I'm a male. Duh. Taken on the whole, I can almost guarantee I got paid more, was promoted quicker, and had an easier time in my professional life than my female coworkers. As a particularly tall and ...read more
MEMBERS ONLY: Sexism Against Men Isn't Acceptable Either
The Banter Long Read: I know that as a man, the amount of sexism I'm subjected to is vanishingly small compared to women, especially in my day to day life. I don't get catcalls walking down the street. I don't get called "Sweet cheeks" or "Sugar tits". No one tries to pinch my ...read more
MEMBERS ONLY: Standing Tall As A Stay-At-Home Dad
As a stay-at-home father of an autistic son and a neurotypical daughter, sometimes it feels like I'm a Rodney Dangerfield skit; I get no respect, no respect at all. It's the only time in my life that I've been subjected to relentless sexism and when it comes to political ...read more
In Defense of 'Baltimore Mom' Toya Graham
There's a rather intense debate happening now, pegged off a compelling footnote in the Baltimore story: a viral video of Baltimore resident Toya Graham smacking her teenage son who was getting ready to participate in the riots occurring there. Frankly, both sides have excellent ...read more
Michelle Obama Rejects Special Snowflake Theory Of Parenting, Denies Daughters Are 'Influential'
Michelle Obama might be the First Lady of the United States and the mother of the very famous First Daughters, but don't think for a second that she and the president are going to raise a couple of entitled brats. While appearing on Live With Kelly and Michael, FLOTUS was asked ...read more
We've Discovered the Most Shockingly Incompetent Parents in the World
(Photo: 22-month-old Cooper Harris.) UPDATED below. Every Summer we read the usual series of horror stories about thoughtless pet owners leaving their dogs locked in cars with the windows barely cracked or entirely rolled-up. It's difficult to traverse a parking lot without ...read more