So the other night on The Colbert Report there was a piece on stay-at-home-dads. If you are a fan of the Report, you know that this is a comedy show with tongue-in-cheek commentary. But I was surprised by the language used here - even by the academic expert they chose to interview. To even in a comedic way say that to be a stay at home dad is to give up one's manhood shows that that perception is still a big issue.
As pastors, my husband and I both work from home. He often hangs out with other stay at home dads in the area (who feel like they are unwanted in most mom dominated playgroups and activities). Its a rising trend for dads to stay with the kids, but it inspires much negative reaction. What are your thoughts and experiences with it?
Here's the Colbert Report piece -
Labels: children, Gender Issues, parenting