Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Single Parent Double Standard: Demonizing the Moms and Martyrizing the Dads

Recently, I was gossiping with my neighbor about a mutual friend whose wife had moved out, making him the primary parent to their two- and four-year-old children.

“He’s been pretty amazing,” I said. “She even took the car, so he brings the kids to daycare on the bus. Then he takes the train to work. He’s lucky if he even gets to play basketball once a week. And you know how much he loves his league.”

Later, I reflected on the conversation.

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