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|Father’s Day: Don’t Men Have Anything Better to Do?|
Jun. 20th, 2010 at 9:35 am
Rumor has it that Father’s Day is the biggest day of the year for collect calls — presumably children calling their fathers. Whether that is literally true or not, this rumor seems to capture something inescapably stereotypical about fatherhood.
A recent poll by Rasmussen Reports found that,
An interesting related fact:
It’s tempting to conclude from this that the options open to women in today’s world include more roles that trump parenthood than the options open to men.
Of course, plenty of famous people were never fathers. Jesus and George Washington come to mind.
Thus, even though we see a substantial majority viewing Fatherhood as a man’s most important role, people seem evenly divided over whether the day set aside to honor it is the most important or least important holiday.
Other interesting Father’s Day facts from Rasmussen:
I am, as most people here know, a father to 4 girls (angelic beauties all) and 1 little boy (a ruggedly handsome and charming lad). Being their father is the most important thing I do, and no matter what they do, I’ll have a happy Father’s Day, because being their father is reward enough.
Happy Father’s Day!