Mum takes to Facebook to call out people who mock and criticise dads
She makes a great point.
We've all seen the posts and the memes - mocking dads for not being able to do a 'good' job with their children. There's even babygros that are labeled as 'dad-proof' which we just have to roll our eyes at.
Yes, it's a tired old joke that some people keep making, however one mum has taken to Facebook to try and stop the 'incompetent' dad jokes and try make people see that they are just as capable as women when it comes to raring a child.
The mum Kristina, is a Youtuber and social media star, who owns the channel Hope and Humour. In her Facebook post she points out that she constantly receives request from people to do "mocking dad" videos... and this was her reply to them:
I’ve been occasionally asked to create videos mocking dads. Though I realize that making dads look like incompetent, childish idiots is pretty popular on the internet (and the media in general) I will never do it and here’s why...
1. For the same reason I wouldn’t mock moms. I’m rooting for all parents.
2. Because I don’t think mocking people will make them step-up and do a better job. It will only cause them to do even less. (As I’ve said before: Feeling like a loser has never helped anyone thrive in life.)
3. I have sons who might someday decide to be dads, and I refuse to create any content that would make my boys think that men are less capable than women of being great parents or homemakers.
No parent is perfect. That goes for both moms and dads. And if men talked about moms the way women talk about dads, it would be considered completely unacceptable. So let’s make it unacceptable to label an entire gender as inadequate.
And dads, please know that you matter!!
The post has received more than 22,000 reactions and nearly 3,500 shares, with mothers and fathers all over the world thanking her for writing it.