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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