I recently had the misfortune of reading a tidbit from some insurance website stating that daddies are supposedly worth only a third of what mommies are worth.
How do they come to this conclusion?
Well, they divide every day life into a series of Mom jobs versus Dad Jobs because apparently Moms don't do things like plumbing or move furniture or perform regular maintenance on the vehicle/s. And, I guess that it is equally unheard of that Dads do things like take care of their kids, nurse wounds, or even be aware of what the kiddies are up to at any given time.
This whole thing leaves a bitter taste in my mouth.
It wouldn't be so bad if the article wasn't so blatantly sexist and repulsive. I mean, come on! When are articles like these going to stop selling all of us parent types short?
The 1950's called and wants their ideas of gender roles back!
In case you haven't heard, Moms and Dads are both parents now and they are both workers too, and, this will totally blow your mind, some dads even stay at home with the bratlings.
Moms can do anything dads can and vice-versa, and to try and place a monetary value on either is slightly absurd. But, what can I expect from an article that is trying to sell life insurance?
Well, I guess I could expect them to keep up with the times and not print stuff like this:
As a husband and a father that really stings a bit.