The Honey Badger Brigade interviewed author and activist Warren Farrell concerning the growing boy crisis. Farrell has spoken previously about the importance of paying attention to boys’ needs and understanding the unique role fathers and male mentors play in boys’ lives.
Farrell has been on the receiving end of much feminist hatred, including a concerted effort to paint him as a supporter of statutory rape. Much of their complaint about Farrell is simply that he criticizes their policies and methods.
Like several notable critics of feminism, Farrell used to be a feminist. He was once the president of the National Organization for Women. I think this makes his criticism more irritating to feminists, much like a former believer criticizing their old religion. Continue reading →
“Modern Parenthood: Roles of Moms and Dads Converge as They Balance Work and Family,” is based on a survey of more than 2,500 American adults and an analysis of the American Time Use Survey, which measures the amount of time Americans spend doing various activities.
Almost half the dads surveyed, 46 per cent, reported feeling like they didn’t spend enough time with their kids, compared to 23 per cent of moms who thought the same thing.
In the past, work-life balance was seen as a women’s issue, said Wendy Wang, a research associate with the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. But she pointed to the fact that half of working fathers reported finding it very or somewhat difficult to balance work and family.
“Dads are doing more at home, and then they still do a lot at paid work,” she said. “They’re facing the same issues that mom used to face.”
And the study found that half the dads would prefer to stay home, but had to work because they needed the income.