Today's New York Times had an article on unemployed financial-industry men who are spending more time with their kids. It's all too typical of the Times' coverage of parenting, in that the reporter seems to have noticed a pattern among her neighbors and decided that it was a trend. Far more interesting than the article is that pretty much every comment posted on the article said:
- It's called being a father.
- Why is this worth invisible when done by women but newsworthy when done by men?
And seriously, it's time to retire the "Mr. Mom" references. It's just lazy copyediting.