Photo by Washington Post
Yea, so who does pressure us the most? Let’s side step from the normal questionaire we have been answering and focus on an article I just read. (Hat Tip to Rebel Dad for directing me to the article.)
In today’s society both men and women get pressured into living up to certain gender standards. But who is it that really insists we meet those standards? According to an article in the Washington Post, Men are the ones who put all the pressure on themselves to live up to these expectations.
“They make little comments that sound friendly enough, but that contain a subtle dig. They just love to make a guy feel guilty for failing to spend enough time with his tools, his sporting goods and all the other things that fall under the rubric of “gear.”"
But what I find interesting is even working dads are experiencing this more and more. They are spending so much time at the office and less time on the golf course with their buddies. In fact, they are spending less time with their family and children. I think the picture sums up the situation quite accurately.