HuffPo’s ‘Fathers and Black Hair’ Is…Something
Rebecca Carroll covered the topic of (African American) fathers doing their daughters’ hair on Huffington Post today. On one hand, it’s a nice little look at fathers-daughter interaction. On the other hand, I can’t help but feel like it feeds the “daddy know-nothing” perception problem. I might be overly-sensitive about that.
“Whatever the case may be, the general consensus is that dads kind of stink at doing their daughters’ hair,” concludes Carroll, after profiling a bunch of really successful fathers who seem like their only problem is not being able to do their daughters’ hair. “So what’s the problem, fellas?” Ooh, burn. Gauntlet thrown. But hey – it could be a light-hearted jab at the mother-father dynamic. Some things, moms are just better at. Some things, dads are better at. I think most people can agree on that. So – is doing hair one of them?
Annnnnnd I’m not so sure about the “secretly gay” closer, but that’s a completely different complicated social issue I’m not going to cover.