Tom Cruise..Katie..Surie..I honestly have 0 idea what the whole story is about, who it’s about (well perhaps who), nor is it any of my business, but my unfortunate glance beyond the CVS register definitely made me cringe today.
Surrounding that rag, were shots of all different types of people on magazines that were essentially all the same. Each one apparently had ALL of the answers that, unbeknownst to me, I needed! BUT the one with the cover photo of a Dad swimming with his daughter begged us all to ponder, WHERE’s the Mom?
Why, pray tell, is a daughter with..with..get this one..her Dad?!
Should we also inquire “Where’s the Dad?” if the child was simply swimming with the Mom, the Nanny, the Teacher, the Sitter, the Grandma, the AuPair, the Coach (see where I’m going with this?)..
32% of fathers took care of their kids at least 1 day p/wk in 2010 so why is there a need to time travel backwards on this parenting issue?
If you can shed some light on this please leave a comment below.
The marketing data which drives many media outlets contends that Moms are the consumer powerhouse in the United States. As such, the storylines will always be skewed with a bias towards Moms in respect to parenting. Until the profit motive changes in tandem with the actual parenting data you cited, expect more of the same. Profit has no moral center.
Vincent | CuteMonster.com
I completely agree Vincent but the irony is that excluding half of a population ultimately cuts into this profit at a considerably higher rate. But I guess it’s simpler for a publication to reach a narrower audience. I’ve got no problem with a focused target group, but it goes against what many of them would like..support.
Thanks for commenting.