Most Helpful Guys
No. It is women who claim that we don't need fathers, its women who have pushed for the completely one sided divorce laws that prevent a father from having access to his own children and are the ones arguing that we don't need men in general (thus suggesting heavily that fathers are not needed (despite all evidence to the contrary). They also state that men don't contribute enough (even though their entire paycheck and thus physical labor goes to the woman and child). So no, women do not see men as equal partners.
Nope. Many women (around my age) think they should make most of the decisions when it comes to the kids, but the thing is that in my experience they are much worse at raising them (single mothers compared to single fathers).
I think it would be better if the woman did more for the kids when they were very young like infant and toddler age, but the father should do more when they are preteen and teenage.
When they are children ages 5 to 9, both parents should try to frequently spend quality time together to have a strong lasting bond with the kids.
If they have both parents they should end up better off because each parent is good at different aspects of raising kids.
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Most Helpful Girls
Realistically equality just doesn’t work for at least the first year of babies life. Sure, it would be nice if child rearing could be 50/50 but especially if breastfeeding it’s just not possible. We have a 3 month old and it’s probably 80/20 at the moment... I’m with baby all day and do all of the night wake ups because I want hubby to sleep and be well rested for work. He does more of the grunt work on weekends while I catch up on housework and any prep for the following week but because I’m breastfeeding he’s still limited, there’s no way around that
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Absolutely! (At least in our experience) If he wasn't there to wipe my son's bottom you better believe my baby daddy was hard at work slaving his ass off so he could provide food and shelter. Even if it never looked like he was doing the job of a daddy, he has never rested for a second making sure we are happy and living!
I think a lot of women forget that men work just as hard, sometimes even harder. Always thanklessly and they never stop to complain or say "hey look at how much I've done!" Because that is the job of a man.