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Episode 017: Save It For The Ladies

Episode 017: Save It For The Ladies
6 years ago

Episode 017: Save It For The Ladies

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Episode 017: Save It For The Ladies

This week’s episode covers the following stories on 8bitdad.com for the week leading up to February 14th, 2012: PQotW: What Magazines Do You …
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Did the US Census Count Fathers As Babysitters – or Did Fathers?
6 years ago

Did the US Census Count Fathers As Babysitters – or Did Fathers?

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Days ago, I came across this story on the “parenting” blog “The Motherlode” on the New York Times site. I won’t go into –

Okay, yes I will: as of right now, it’s completely unacceptable for a parenting blog that’s presented as a parenting blog to be called “the Motherlode.” We already did this song-and-dance with Lisa Belkin, who used to write for the NYT‘s “Motherlode” and ditched it for a more gender-neutral blog on The Huffington Post called “Parentry.” This leaves the NYT just hiring more women (and John O’Neil) to talk about parenting under the name “Motherlode.” Yes, we all love your awesome tongue-in-cheek wordplay. It’s incredible. Now get with the times.

Coincidentally, 8BitDad is immune to that gender-neutral rule because we’re up-front about being a site about “fatherly-opinions”. We’re not a parenting blog. We’re a really unfair watchdog that watches the watchdogs.

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