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On Fatherhood and Feminism, Writing for the Web

On Fatherhood and Feminism, Writing for the Web – ARIEL CHESLER 7/29/16: 41st Annual NOMAS CONFERENCE I have been asked to speak about fatherhood and feminism today, a topic I think about often. For example, here are some random questions: 1) Why do some people think I am not fulfilled as a father because I have daughters and no sons; 2) Why am I

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Gay Parenting

by Moshe Rozdzial, PhD Somewhere between 6 million and 12 million children have been blessed with gay parents. Yet, gay and lesbian parents continue to struggle on a daily basis with the challenges of a homophobic society and institutionalized oppression. Gays and lesbians are the only population facing restrictions on the rights and privileges of parenthood.  When it comes to parenting, as well as other

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The History and Odyssey of Pro-Feminist American Fathers

by Doug Gertner Ever wonder where fathers fit in the history of Pro-Feminist American Families?   According to Dr. Joseph Pleck, the Victorian father was “Moral Overseer” of his family, the one who taught them right from wrong, good from bad, and to fear God. This is a noble and necessary role for a father, to be sure, yet fathers in this era showed

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Thousands of Miles, Months at a Time: The Amazing Story of Two Men’s Dreams of Fatherhood

Excerpt: “Sometimes fatherhood means having vision; it’s about doing those hard things that set an example and build character in young men. The dads knew sooner or later the boys would wonder about their roots. They were sure to have questions about their birth mother, and the village they came from.” Full story here


Father Facts: The Importance of Being an Active Dad

by Doug Gertner Fathers matter, we are aware of that, but we may not know exactly what a male presence brings to children and families. Stop for just a moment and ask yourself “what’s most important about being (or having) an active dad in the picture?” You can probably come up with several good reasons why fathers should be integrally involved with their kids

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