For thousands of years, the family unit had always been centered around the dad. But with celebrity moms-to-be such as Beyonce and Jessica Simpson taking the spotlight due to a pregnancy, are the dads now simply filling a role that can be occupied by anyone? Can many people even name Simpson’s fiance at the drop of a hat?
Catherine Connors, Moderator of Babble Voices, says, “Moms are everywhere, with their blogs and their businesses and their status as one of the most important constituencies in all corners of public life, from town hall to marketplace.”
Simpson is now the breadwinner of her family with an empire worth $1 billion. And think about all of the pregnancy announcements, bump watches, baby showers, and weddings. All of these events are centered around the female entity in the family. Even when high profile celebrities get divorced (Britney Spears, Halle Berry), it’s almost a given that the children end up with their mother.
Do you really think TLC would have continued their hit show Jon & Kate Plus 8 had Kate Gosselin been the one to leave the series?
So where do the fathers end up in all of this? Should we try to focus more on the dads of our culture like we here at Babble are trying to do with our Top 50 Dad Blog list and our soon-to-be-launched dad section? Or do we simply let culture weave it’s way to one side or the other?
Take a look below at more examples that highlight the moms in our culture!
[Photos via PacificCoastNews.com.]
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