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Melissa Harris-Perry discusses single mothers, gun violence, and Obama’s “daddy issues”

TweetI don’t know if y’all heard Melissa Harris-Perry’s critique of President Obama’s speech on gun violence in Chicago last Friday. Watch it: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy This. All of this. No, seriously…MHP effectively deconstructs this false narrative of personal responsiblity and marriage as the balm to all [...]
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Australia to implement paid paternal leave next year

TweetYesterday, Australian Minister for Families, Community Services, and Indigenous Reform Jenny Macklin made a big announcement: starting in 2013, the Australian government will be providing paid paternal leave so that new fathers can take more time off from work to take care of their kids. The scheme is clearly designed to make it more culturally [...]
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Non-marital parenting could equal child abuse in WI

TweetAdd this one to the long-growing “what the eff” archives of 2012. A bill proposed by Wisconsin state Senator Bill Grothman would require the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board to add “non-marital parenting” as a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect. One of the bill’s provisions reads (emphasis added): Section 1. 48.982 (2) (g) 2. of the [...]
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New study finds that men suffer postpartum depression too

TweetAccording to new research published this month in the journal Pediatrics, new fathers are susceptible to postpartum depression. Researchers from the University of Michigan collected data from 1,746 new fathers in 20 cities, finding that over all, about 7 percent showed signs of depression. More than 40 percent of depressed fathers spanked their children, compared [...]
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Dad Camp: A New Era of Male Accountability

Tweet Pic via. A new reality show on dadhood is sure to spark some conversation this Father’s Day. Although America is only 3 episodes into the new TV series “Dad Camp,” I can’t help but feel somewhat smitten. I think it is the beginning of a meaningful era of male accountability in reality TV and [...]
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