It‚Äôs fine ‚ÄĒ and understandable ‚ÄĒ if you‚Äôre not actually all that interested in wall-to-wall coverage of the Royal Baby, but Cosmopolitan seems actively hostile about it. Because apparently dads publicly showing pride in and affection for their children is super-annoying and stuff:
‚ÄĒ Cosmopolitan (@Cosmopolitan) May 8, 2019
Rosa Heyman writes:
To recap: Prince Harry has so far commended his wife on giving birth to a human child, and he‚Äôs also held his own bb spawn in front of a camera.¬†I get it. Royal babies are so cute! So exciting! Cheeks!
But. Isn‚Äôt it sort of sad that these displays of parenting‚ÄĒbut really, of being a dad‚ÄĒare still so unexpected and noteworthy that they inspire this much attention?Mothering, on the other hand, remains invisible. (Not to mention,¬†expected.) That is, unless you¬†dare to stray¬†from the classic mom playbook‚ÄĒor god forbid,¬†make a mistake‚ÄĒthen the force of a thousand judgmental tweetstorms will land in your mentions overnight.
But you don‚Äôt need me to remind you of our painful reality. If you‚Äôre a woman, you‚Äôre probably well-aware of the loads of research that focuses on¬†the sacrifices that women across economic spectrums¬†make for their careers¬†in order to rear children. Hell, you might have even experienced all of this personally. (By the way, none of this even¬†begins¬†to address how society views and treats queer and transgender parents, but that‚Äôs a whole other rant for another day.)
Listen, I don‚Äôt mean to sound all curmudgeon-y like, IDK,¬†this guy. Prince Harry‚Äôs happy exhibits of fatherhood also spark joy in me. I‚Äôm sure he‚Äôs already a great dad and a supportive husband. And furthermore, I understand that these gestures, while largely symbolic, are important signifiers of how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are trying to modernize the monarchy. But come on, people‚ÄĒlet‚Äôs expect more.
Leave it to a woke feminist to crap on fatherhood ‚ÄĒ and be completely wrong while doing so. Mothering does not, in fact, ‚Äúremain invisible,‚ÄĚ and sneering at proud fathers serves no purpose other than demonstrating that feminists‚Äô reputation as shrill, bitter man-haters is pretty well deserved. Well, that and getting ratio‚Äôd:
That‚Äôs well deserved, too.
A lot of people sure seem to take issue with Cosmo‚Äôs sh*t opinion, yes:
‚ÄĒ Skydome Vlad Jr. (@JC_in_Calgary) May 8, 2019
"This nice thing happened and i HATED it" is a fine genre of content https://t.co/YWevgEseXC
‚ÄĒ David Rutz (@DavidRutz) May 8, 2019
Yeah baby, quit drooling https://t.co/zMu7RCbAdi
‚ÄĒ Dusty Giebel (@DustinGiebel) May 8, 2019
Finally, the backlash against the real scourge of modern society: good fathers. pic.twitter.com/U6RTEqaWOa
‚ÄĒ Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) May 8, 2019
Them: ‚Äúmen are so toxic they show no emotion blah blah blah blah blah‚ÄĚ
Also them: https://t.co/q3IX1cgdX8
‚ÄĒ Bob Malak (@bob_malak) May 8, 2019
Who's making you? https://t.co/IFFXBLGgRx
‚ÄĒ Some guy tweeted something ??‚Äć‚ôāÔłŹ (@jtLOL) May 8, 2019
Millennial liberalism is essentially a bunch of rich kids steeped in privilege yelling ‚ÄúTAKE THAT DAD!‚ÄĚ https://t.co/AxI1DSB7bL
‚ÄĒ Will (@Oil_Guns_Merica) May 8, 2019
OR let's stop being hateful misandrists you sexist harpies. https://t.co/wZxc3RMpCm
‚ÄĒ Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) May 8, 2019
wtf do you people want!? you bitch when the guy doesn't step up and now you bitch when he does. MAKE UP YOUR MIND YOU INSANE PEOPLE!? https://t.co/VeihImTTja
‚ÄĒ Charles (@repub9989) May 8, 2019
With marginally due respect, eff your hot take.
‚ÄĒ g_dubz (@g_dubz) May 8, 2019
Just constant, never-ending, bitter, hateful, miserable ranting.
Its a pattern. https://t.co/bZ9AIwQyWN
‚ÄĒ Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) May 8, 2019
We need more dad-ing in this world, and if "drooling" over it encourages some men to dad, then that's a good thing.
In short: get bent. https://t.co/OcLMBY2o3S
‚ÄĒ Eric Spencer (@JustEric) May 8, 2019
Time to log off the internet and go feed your catshttps://t.co/C65ktyeMQD
‚ÄĒ David Burge (@iowahawkblog) May 8, 2019
Enough of this garbage already.
Cant stop won‚Äôt stop pic.twitter.com/MD2lD6hqWt
‚ÄĒ The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) May 8, 2019
No, let's not.
Let's keep celebrating happy occasions.
Let's keep celebrating families.
Let's keep celebrating dads who are involved with their children.
We live in a great world with many blessings-we should always be grateful for that. https://t.co/KygLKbCZSg
‚ÄĒ Carol Roth (@caroljsroth) May 8, 2019
What a novel idea.