Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Louis C.K., Fatherhood and the Sexism of Lowered Expectations

C.K. said in a brilliant Father’s Day bit: “I decided I’m gonna be a dad, I’m not going to be mom’s assistant. Don’t do that if you’re a dad; [don't] just wait for her to write you a list. Be a man, make your own list. Fathers have skills that they never use at home. You run a landscaping business and you can’t dress and feed a four-year-old? Take it on. Spend time with your kids and have your own ideas about what they need.
“It won’t take away your manhood, it will give it to you.”
Read the rest of this excellent piece by Joshua Ostroff HERE

1 comment:

whitney scott said...

I have so much respect and admiration for fathers that choose not to take a back seat in parenting. It is nice to see that not all men go by the stereo-typical beleifs that it is the woman's job to parent the children while they are the bread winners and bring home the bacon. Parenting should be co-parenting and the fact that Louis agrees just goes to show that he dosen't have a complex about his masculinity because he is a hands on dad.
Whitney Scott