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The Masculinity of Doing the Least
The “model” heterosexual family consists of an all-sacrificing mother, a paternalistic father and children free from disability. As such, Pratt’s post is a quintessential portrayal of American heterosexual masculinity — from the paternalism to the ableism, it is symbolic of the unmoving gender roles that make America “great” for a very limited demographic... More here.
I hate (TRULY HATE!) the idea of traditional roles for family members and genders. Something about the notion that people should fit in to boxes and not have their own individuality irks me big time, but I also dislike the idea of not recognising differences between men and women. I could ponder this subject for a long long time...