Do watch this amazing commercial from the Thai Tv! It is an amazing example of the disparity in mothering and fathering research. What we have to understand is that we have totally neglected fathers in our research on attachment and bonding during the last 100 years!
Think about it, what did we do when our little boys picked up dolls? We freaked out! Why? Because of our inane homophobic responses to boys playing with dolls, which were unfounded and ludicrous. Instead girls were allowed to play with dolls and then we react negatively and without compassion when a man doesn't know what to do with a crying baby? It's unfair! It is reverse sexism that harms the family unit and the father baby dyad.
Please do review the following and share freely. Together we can make a difference today!
Here is my research article (written for the public) on fathers. Click here!
Here is my power point research presentation on Fathers. Click here!
I have been called a radical feminist to which I say yes. I believe in equality for all human beings. I believe now that I have seen the results of my own research that focusing research exclusively on mothers and babies has placed too much of the responsibility for family outcomes (raising of children) to their own detriment as mothers and to the detriment of the of the relationships between father and their children. It is time to produce Best Practices for Fathering and support men in the workplace and at home being fathers! Not in competition with Mothering, side by side.
We will all benefit! Society will benefit!
Dr. Mary Kay Keller