We’re not sure where this “Parenting Techniques: Moms vs. Dads” originated, but NickMom wasn’t shy about slapping their logo at the bottom of this stock photo dad-hating comparison. The image runs through most of the prime examples of painful fatherhood stereotypes where mom is a God and dad is a f*cking idiot child.
There are some hilarious images out there that poke fun at both mothers and fathers.
This one is simply biased and insulting.
I hate these types of images filed under LOLS that depict fathers as insignificant babysitters. It does nothing good for moms or dads. Everyone knows a father.
I’m a father and this is bullish*t.
Do moms get a cheap laugh? Is this actually really funny and I just don’t get it?
Perhaps this says a whole lot more about those that actually do find it funny.
Comedic opinions aside, this image is actually damaging to parental relationships. It’s the hangnail reminder of how others might look at you in public. For example, it was very easy for a small selection of moms to judge Serge Bielanko and his parental abilities based on one – ONE – photo.
So there’s that.
I mean, I get how moms are inherently more physically and emotionally connected to their children. Yeah, SCIENCE. It’s second nature for them not to give up on their kids. But why can’t fathers cook a f*cking turkey? Why can’t fathers hold a f*cking baby correctly? Why can’t fathers answer a stupid f*cking question from their daughter?
I guess I just don’t understand why there’s no fight – why fatherhood rights are less important than political issues like, for example, sexual orientation or race. I firmly believe that if there was a positive, subliminal shift towards the dynamic of equal parenting, families with children would be happier.
The world would be better off if people understood a father’s significance.
Here are some stats for children without fathers:
- 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (US Dept. Of Health/Census) — 5 times the average.
- 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes — 32 times the average.
- 85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes — 20 times the average. (Center for Disease Control)
- 80% of rapists with anger problems come from fatherless homes — 14 times the average. (Justice and Behavior, Vol 14, p. 403-26)
- 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes — 9 times the average. (National Principals Association Report)
- 75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes – 10 times the average. (Rainbows for All God’s Children)
- 70% of youths in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes – 9 times the average. (U.S. Dept. of Justice, Sept. 1988)
- 85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes — 20 times the average. (Fulton Co. Dept. of Correction)
We represent a lot more than just a paycheck to a child; we represent safety, protection, guidance, friendship and someone to look up to.
UPDATE 5:17PM: One of our friends, Chris Routly (DaddyDoctrines.com), pointed us to another NickMom article entitled “Top 9 Reasons Why Father’s Day Should Be Replaced By A Second Mother’s Day | More LOLs & Funny Stuff“.
What’s #1? “How many dads would even notice that Father’s Day was gone?”
Anyways, NickMom, please take your posts down and change your approach to fathers.
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Thanks to Charlie at HowToBeADad.com for the early Christmas present.