We need more feminist dads | Curio

We need more feminist dads

13 mins | Feb 11, 2021

Jordan Shapiro: it’s not easy to overcome the masculine conception of fatherhood. According to Shapiro — a Temple University professor and former Forbes columnist — the conception of fatherhood "is misaligned with their reality; it fails to provide men with positive aspirational models, meaningful opportunities for reflection, or the healthy psychological grounding necessary to optimally prepare their children for the 21st century," a problem he sees rooted in the "inability to escape constrictive and outdated ideas about gender." While this is a clear case of 'cognitive dissonance', there are still ways in which these conflicting visions of fatherhood can be overcome — in Nautilus magazine, he explores how.

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From Nautilus