Daddies are Angry with Parenting Magazine

5 June, 2009 | Posted by Marvyn

Several months ago I was contacted by Lauren Passell of with a few questions about mommies, daddies, blogging, and thoughts on an article. I thought it was innocent at the time, but after visiting the forums, I think there was more to it than expected. I hate to conspire, but I wonder if the reason I was approached by Parenting was not because they were looking for a daddy’s perspective on things, but perhaps it was a mask to hide the real question Parenting wanted to answer: Is the article, Mad at Dad, fair?

Well Parenting, according to the 8 page thread and the 3 page followup, I’d say you’ve angered a couple fathers out there.

One of the forum members, georgemax, brings up a very good point. The articles states: “31% of moms say their husbands don’t help with the chores.” So why didn’t they say 69% of moms say their husbands do help with the chores? And the rest of the article continues to bring up these poll figures, but fails to highlight the positive side of things. Which is odd considering that the positive side is twice as large as the negative poll opinions.

Is there a hidden agenda here? Did the author of the article recently have a bad outing with her partner and decided to bash all daddies? Considering that an article has to go through editors, management, etc. before the ink hits paper, I would have to guess that maybe the entire staff at Parenting hates us daddies.

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