Stay at Home Dads
Traditionally families were defined by their faithfulness and conventional sex roles. The roles of men and women were structured according to the traditional family roles. It was believed that the father’s role was to work in the office the whole day as the mother stays at home to attend to house hold chores. For many years traditional marriage was the cornerstone of almost all societies, an important institution for the passing on of values and taking care of children. That was then, the present is experiencing changing roles, and fathers opt for staying at home as mothers pursue their careers.
The stereotype that men work better than women is out-dated and the good thing about it is that, it is now laughed at than believed. Recent research shows that stay-at-home dads are more popular than it has ever been imagined; they now have their own groups, websites and how-to books. But the question remains, are they being acknowledged in the same as way as wives were? A stay-at-home dad is simply a married man who chooses to either not to hold a career and assume all responsibilities at home such as cleaning, cooking, paying bills, child care, and other home duties in the absence of his working wife. It can also be who holds a career but decides to have a second shift where by he comes home and assumes household responsibilities. In fact they should not be called stay at home dads or house husbands, but people who are just carrying out their parenting roles.
This is an argumentative aiming at proving that stay at home dad is becoming normal practice and as such it is reversing what has been considered a stereotype that dads have to go out and work while mums remain at home to take care of children. To accomplish this task the following thesis statement is adopted: stay at home dads are effectively reversing stereotypes. A sentence
Cited: Balter, Lawrence. “Parenthood in America: an encyclopedia. N-Z, Volume 2.” New York, NY: ABC-CLIOISBN, 2006. Print. Boulding, Elise. “Cultures of peace: the hidden side of history”. Syracuse: Syracuse University. Print. Doucet, Andrea. “Do men mother? Fathering, care, and domestic responsibility.” Toronto: University of Toronto, 2006. Print. Kinnon, B. “Stay-at-home dad turns the tables on tradition,” Ebony Magazine, 58.10(2003); 90-100. McKay, Rick. “Stay-at-home Dads” retrieved from: http://careerplanning.about.com/cs/altoptgenl/a/stay_home_dads.htm, 2010, Osborn, Kevin. “The Complete Idiot 's Guide to Fatherhood” New York, NY: Alpha Books, 1999, Print. Polinski Michael. “Stay-at-home Dad Families” retrieved from: http://www.babiestoday.com/articles/family-life/stay-at-home-dad-families-2872/4/.