When the ultimate Hollywood wet dream becomes the poster guy for nappy-changing and strollers then you know a social revolution is at hand. The future of man or a long-awaited role reversal?
Revenge of the stay-at-home dads
The mother of all stay-at-home fathers? Former wet dream Brad Pitt with some of the flock.
Back in the days men were butchers, bakers or candlestick makers – is father the latest job type to be added to the riddle? The father is the new IT-boy. One recalls the fathers’ right movement in the UK and how much media attention an organisation like Fathers 4 Justice has been receiving over the past few years. And judging from what is happening online and off it is more than a mere fad.
One couldn’t be blamed for thinking the househusband was the hottest thing on the West Coast these days. Going through the LA Times’ Agony Aunt section one might come across a desperate call for help like this: “[My husband] feels that just being home with the kids is all he needs to do. I come home every day to a house that is a disaster.” To which the LAT Auntie is prompt to reply: “He would also benefit from connecting with other parents — especially other stay-at-home dads.” And Dad Wagon – amongst other but perhaps more entertainingly so – does just that.
The “amusing world of fatherhood” (if they say so…) is what these four journalists and proud, happy, ecstatic fathers are keen to explore in pleasantly tongue-in-cheek manner. Some of our favourite categories…
Oh and while we’re at it… Non-converted dads of this world hear this: “The whole point of serious dining is to get the hell out of the house and do something grown-up for a couple of hours. Preferably after dark! You keep your kid at home, I’ll do the same.” Make that your new golden rule.
Photo credits: Screenshots courtesy of DadWagon. com
Tagged with: #SUPER LUXURY
On the 24th November Tokyo’s Gyre art gallery unveiled their 3D Shashin-kan machine, a nifty piece of technology that makes a miniature you to take home… Hello future!
Ever wondered what gifts the super rich may exchange for Christmas? Here is a Santa’s letter with a difference, for people who have everything, and very hefty bank accounts to boot.