Dr. Peggy Drexler, author of the new book Our Fathers, Ourselves, and chick we’ve talked about before, hooked up HuffPo with a discussion on growing up fatherless, and the questions it created. First and foremost, her lack of a father drove Drexler to get a degree in psychology, get a PhD and write a book.
Behind her was a strong mom. But even losing a father at a young age, (Drexler was 3 years old when her father died of a heart attack) the effect of a father lives on. Whether it is positive or negative, something happens to a daughter without a father. It either drives her or destroys her.
Dr. Peggy Drexler’s got the most recent fatherhood-tagged post on ol’ HuffPo – and she brings up a complicated topic: whether fathers are able to affect daughters just by being around (and then scaling upward the better they are). Her argument is that – yes, fathers shape daughters’ lives, but that just saying it “lacks dimension.”
I think giving things dimensions sometimes cheapens nature’s finer designs.