Yes, I've read Jennifer Medina's article in the New York Times on "Desperate Househusbands." It's a lousy article, worth notice only because so many people read the Times. (Earlier today the article was on the list of top 15 emailed articles.) Obviously, the editors there were hot to get out the door for vacation too.
As Greg at DaddyTypes notes, Medina seems to have forgotten that Desperate Housewives is fiction. If she can cite it as evidence that stay-at-home moms are busy having affairs while a "man loaded down with diapers" isn't sexy, I could cite Tom Perotta's Little Children to make the opposite argument.
And as Brian at RebelDad points out, most of the dads quoted in the article are actually pretty content with their gig. One of them even responded to his post, objecting to how his comments had been edited. Sigh.
I've been noticing a fair number of search engine hits to this blog. Based on the terms, I'd guess that many of them are from students working on assignments. If you're thinking of plagarizing, don't. It's wrong, you won't learn anything, and you're probably going to get caught. Teachers know how to use google too, you know. On the other hand, if you're doing research and find this site a useful source of info, I'd love to hear about it. Post a comment and let me know what you're writing about.
Yahoo now allows you to add anything that has a RSS feed to your My Yahoo page. That includes this blog! Click on "Add Content" and then type "Half Changed World" into the "Find Content" box and it will come right up. The advantage of adding blogs to a portal is that you can quickly see which of the blogs you're following have added new content.
I'm going to be on vacation next week, and probably won't have access to the internet. Merry Christmas to those who celebrate, and I'll be back around the New Year.