Something to consider as we approach Father’s Day.

imageAlmost every day we hear someone lamenting this or that people group is under-represented in this or that movie or book.

However, there’s one people group that no one seems to care about that’s not only under-represented, but is also mocked, ridiculed, and demeaned without nary a word from any special interest group. No one is taking up their cause to be a voice for these victims.

From DefCon:

Stupid. Lazy. Uninvolved. Ignorant. Timid. Detached. Neurotic. Weak. Powerless. Unreliable. Ineffectual. Irresponsible.

What do all these words have in common? They are all descriptions of how men and fathers are depicted in today’s Western culture.

Television is a great example of the problem. Whether it’s Archie Bunker from All in the Family, Al Bundy from Married With Children, George Castanza from Seinfeld, Peter Griffin from Family Guy, or Homer Simpson from The Simpsons men are often portrayed as fools and inferior to not only their wives, but to their own children as well.

Continue reading The Attack on Fathers here.

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2 thoughts on “Something to consider as we approach Father’s Day.

  1. It was not true all the time in the Simpsons, though a bit ineffective, Homer used to put a little effort in trying to understand Lisa, whose intelligence and approach to life were way beyond a 8 year old… Homer became smart the second they extracted that crayola pencil out of his head. He also tried to understnad her interests while “remaining dumb”. I agree though, that the new episodes lack quality in that sense.

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