(image credit) Jeremy Klaszus, blogger for the Calgary Herald, posted an article about the social and economic trend of leaving fathers out of parenting ads, punctuated by Safeway’s ridiculously narrow-minded “mom to mom” products.
“Apparently nobody in Safeway’s marketing department has heard that most families have a second parent and caregiver, a male form of human life commonly known as a father,” Klaszus says.
“In some families, like ours, this person is the primary caregiver. Some families have two dads. Others have one dad and no mom.”
The UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs published a report over the weekend entitled “Men in Families and Family Policy in a Changing World” – that frankly, we’re still trying to get through. It’s not exactly exciting reading, but it’s immensely important for fathers. The long-and-the-short of it is that the UN acknowledges that the landscape of fatherhood is changing, and so to must the definitions of fatherhood.
Some of this report makes perfect sense, while other parts tend to bring up more than it is able to sustain or prove – even in its 200+ pages. Still, this report is an important one – it shows that an international body is actively thinking about the role and responsibility of a father – and the role and responsibility of society to recognize a father as a biological and sociologically significant factor in a child’s life past conception. OMG, we’re actually starting to sound smart here. Look out, legitimate news sites!
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