At The DC Moms: The US Census Bureau Says Dads Are The Same As Nannies

I’m over at The DC Moms today talking about a Census Bureau report on child care that classifies what moms do as parenting but what dads do as a “child care arrangement”. Um, WTF?

This regressive designation of the mother as the parent who provides “work support” for the father as the only paradigm for families fails to acknowledges single fathers, families where dads stay home while mom works, and two-dad families. It slides right into an outdated view that moms are the “real” parent and their work takes a backseat to the kids and the spouse. And when Daddy steps up to hang with the kids, it’s quaint and special but not real parenting.

Check out the whole post at The DC Moms!


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