By Andrew Moran
Miserable feminists and flannel-wearing beta males will detest this fact: Babies need their mothers more than their fathers, though this obviously changes as they get older. New Moms are essential to their infants’ development, from conception to the time they stop breastfeeding. Men cannot breastfeed, babies cannot stimulate milk production in men, and women still endure a lot even after delivery – emotionally and physically.
No matter how many times the Counterfeit News Network tries to change biology, this is real life.
But you can’t tell that to the social engineers. Remember, you’re a misogynist and a sexist if you want to do what’s best for your family, which may include the wife staying home and the husband working.
The State of Parental Leave
Being a mom is difficult. You need to pump and breastfeed the entire day, which consumes all of your energy. In addition to that, you have frequent diaper changes, medical appointments, baths, and so much more. The only time a mother has a chance to rest is when the babies are napping.
It seems unlikely, but if you ask most mothers, they wouldn’t have it any other way.
The state, however, sees it a different way: Moms need to be rescued by bureaucrats.
All over the world, policymakers are either updating or introducing parental leave programs that include fathers. In the name of gender equality, the social constructionists are attempting to get dads to take a hiatus from their careers to allow moms to return to the workforce.
In Canada, for instance, mothers receive 15 weeks of maternity leave and 35 weeks of parental leave, which can now be split between parents. In Sweden, parents get 16 months of leave, 80% of their previous pay for 390 days — the days can be split — and 90 days reserved for mothers and 90 days given to fathers.
In the U.S., there is not a universal maternity leave program, but one of President Donald Trump’s recent budget proposals was to implement a three-month leave. Until then, businesses are encouraged to offer their male employees paternity leave. An endless stream of news articles and op-eds, likely written by politically correct progressives, recommend men to apply for it if it’s available.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made international headlines in 2017 when he announced he would be taking two months off following the birth of his second child. He thought he could lead a new generation of fathers – it’s easy to do when you’re one of the wealthiest people in the world, not a middle-class family keeping their heads above water.
Simply put: Selfish dads will be at home for several weeks to go goo-goo ga-ga, while groggy moms will return to the workplace pumping their breasts, recovering from the night before, and crying that they are away from their children.
Yeah, that sounds like a grand idea!
The Role of Fathers in Society
Like any responsible, respectable, and strong husband and father would: put groceries on the table, offer financial stability, and do your part when you get home from work, whether it’s changing diapers or enjoying cuddle time – or spoiling your wife by cooking dinner or cleaning the bathroom. This is the only reasonable and mature thing to do.
This hasn’t always been our stance on this issue.
Before my wife and I conceived our blessings, the idea was for me to take time off of work to help out at the beginning and for my wife to return to her professional endeavors once her maternity leave was completed. That sounded like a fair and balanced plan.
This arrangement was somewhat altered by the time her second trimester arrived; nausea, fatigue, and attachment to the wee ones proceeded to settle in for the remainder of her pregnancy. However, as soon as our little miracles were born, my wife and I knew that she would need to be home for more than just nine months (without an income) and I would need to be the primary breadwinner. Consternation was there at the sudden realization of having this enormous responsibility on my shoulders, but it passed within moments, turning into pride, meaning, and fulfillment.
As my wife looks after our greatest achievements in life, I will be required to work a little bit harder, avoid those selfish treats, and ensure my family has what they need to be content and stress-free. I would love to spend every waking moment with my son and daughter, talking to them about baseball analytics and reading Sherlock Holmes mysteries, but they need their mother to grow and they need their father to ensure they have a roof over their heads, food on the table, and clothes on their backs.
My wife also needs to recuperate and, considering what she has gone through since the time of conception, it may take a couple of years for her to return to her normal self. If so, I will be ready. When she wants to return to her career and offload some of the responsibilities onto me, then I will be ready, too.
Is Being a Man Too Passé?
It may seem old-fashioned, a form of toxic masculinity, and politically incorrect to be a man in today’s environment. Everywhere you go, men are being told they are evil, sexist, and misogynistic for tapping into their inherent characteristics of wanting to look after someone. No wonder they seek refuge in video games, comic books, and marijuana – modern men just want to be isolated from the world.
This is no way to live. You feel disenchanted with your own existence; it’s as if you have no purpose in this world. Once you find the right person and you have a child (or twins!), then you discover that what was important before isn’t so important after all. Your life becomes your kids, and this is rewarding.
Ultimately, you need to ask an important question: whose happiness do you care more about? Your family’s or some old maid with pink hair, five cats, and a degree in lesbian dance theory?
I know I want what’s best for my hot wife, handsome son, and pretty daughter – not some unhappy, offended, and lonely hipster who shrieks about changing gender roles and societal norms all day long. And that will require me to clock in more hours, take on more assignments, and take it all in stride.
Sorry, gentlemen, but it’s time to man up.
Do you think fathers should take paternity leave? Let us know in the comments section!