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Sweden’s Paid Paternity Leave Is Really Making Us Jelly
7 months ago

Sweden’s Paid Paternity Leave Is Really Making Us Jelly

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Here we are again, Sweden. We can’t quit you. You treat Dads with respect and we dig it. Not only do you give fathers 480 days to be with their newborns, you had to go and rub our noses in it with some touching photographs in National Geographic.

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Study: Son’s IQ Linked to Dad’s Criminal History
3 years ago

Study: Son’s IQ Linked to Dad’s Criminal History

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If our visitor metrics are correct, we’ve got three people that read 8BitDad from within prison libraries. First of all, thank you! Second of all, we’re sorry that your sons are going to be dumb.

Before you petition for release and come kill me, please understand that this is science talking. Not 8BitDad…science.

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Ireland to Require Father’s Name on Birth Certificate, Still No Plans for Paid Paternity Leave
4 years ago

Ireland to Require Father’s Name on Birth Certificate, Still No Plans for Paid Paternity Leave

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New legislation in Ireland will require fathers’ names be put on birth certificates – a move that some applaud and others still feel is not enough to ensure fathers’ rights.

In other recent news, there is still no plan for paid paternity leave for Irish dads.

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Paternity Leave Infographic
5 years ago

Paternity Leave Infographic

Hey dad, want to see a bummer visualized? Well boom goes the dad-a-mite, fathers in the United States get zero days of paid paternity leave, while dads in Sweden get 480.

FOUR HUNDRED AND EIGHTY…or as they say in Sweden, fyrahundra åttio.

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Kristina Alexanderson Talks to 8BitDad About Her Stormtrooper-Dad Photos
6 years ago

Kristina Alexanderson Talks to 8BitDad About Her Stormtrooper-Dad Photos

Photographer Kristina Alexanderson has made probably one of the coolest sets of photos ever. Called the “CClones 365-2011 Project,” it depicts Star Wars Stormtroopers and Clone Troopers as parents.

The Flickr set shows the Storm Troopers doing normal day-to-day activities with their kids. The first Storm Trooper toy Alexanderson used was her son’s action figure. After that, she bought others, as well as LEGO minifigs to use as children.

You can see some of Alexanderson’s pics that we like and a short Q&A with her after the break.

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Fathers Take Less Sick Time From Work Than Moms (in Sweden)
6 years ago

Fathers Take Less Sick Time From Work Than Moms (in Sweden)

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Possibly not groundbreaking news for a no-facts friday. There was a tally of sick hours taken in Sweden recently, and it was found that while men and women take equal …
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Risk of Birth Abnormalities in the Offspring of Men With a History of Cancer
7 years ago

Risk of Birth Abnormalities in the Offspring of Men With a History of Cancer

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If you’ve got a history of cancer and a baby on the way, there’s a good chance that your baby will experience a “birth abnormality.” This abnormality, according to …
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