In 2018 you would think that we’d be past this, but we aren’t. I still hear people say things like “Men are just not cut out to take care of babies” and “Babies just need their moms” when a new dad is struggling. Maybe the father seems a little too aggressive when the baby starts crying. Maybe the father seems to miss a button every time he puts a sleeper on the baby – those sleepers have like a million buttons! Maybe the father seems like he’d rather drink beers with his friends than to spend time with his new child. These fathers don’t need pity and excuses. They don’t need to be dismissed as incapable. What new fathers really need is feminism.
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