In the recent picture of Rep. Bill Paxon cuddling and kissing his baby daughter, the caption read, "Rep. Bill Paxon, R-Amherst, baby-sits in symbolic gesture at Republican National Convention." The headline on the article read, "The Feminization of America."
In 1996, to have to still be faced with the attitude that a man who is caretaker of his own children for any amount of time is baby-sitting, or that a man who publicly displays warmth or affection for his child is showing "femininity" is ludicrous! Is it any wonder we're having a tough time in America establishing family values?
Let's let our dads bond and kiss and love their kids as much as they would like, without attaching a stigma to these essential pieces that help form the well-being of a child.
CATHY BERGER East Aurora