This is defunct. Everything is being reblogged on my main tumblr.
We’re witnessing a major cultural shift in the work that men and women perform.
I don’t know how I feel about this article. On the one hand, I’m glad that people are recognizing that fathers are spending more time helping at home (compared to the 1950s through 1980s). But on the other, Katie and I are pretty equal in our “household” responsibilities. I have no problem using a “girly” vacuum as long as it works. We went the saddle bag route for a diaper bag, but mostly because we both considered the regular diaper bags either ugly as all get out or grossly impractical for our needs. I have yet to come across a household product that I’ve looked at and thought, “You know, I would buy that product if it was just more manly.” Am I such an outlier that I feel I don’t need to be catered to with these products? Just because a product has a “manly” design, a man isn’t going to do housework/childcare if he has no interest in it. A new design isn’t going to suddenly inspire a man (or woman for that matter) to take interest in the upkeep of the house or children.