September 22, 2011, - 6:00 pm
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I was gonna call this “Man Purse Nation,” but “Man without Testicles Nation” might be more like it. As more and more of America’s women are the wage earners and more and more of America’s men are the Mr. Moms, a new poll commissioned by General Motors shows that the majority of Dads are now the ones doing carpool duty (and many other motherly duties).
A new survey by Chevrolet shows that men are taking a much more active roll when it comes to dropping off and picking up the kids from school. The survey takes its results from an online survey conducted by Harris Interactive. The results show that . . . of American fathers with children aged 17 or younger . . . more than 70 percent drive their kids to school, daycare or extracurricular activities.
“According to recent Census data, there are 154,000 stay-at-home dads and more than 25 million dads who have kids under 17.
Wrong. The Census used a very narrow definition. In fact, 2 million American men are stay at home dads. That’s one in every five stay-at-home parents. And growing.
The trend is shifting and men are becoming more involved with family-driving duties. We’re seeing the rise of the ‘Dadmobile,’” said James Bell, head of General Motors Consumer Affairs.
Wow, that’s an interesting way of sanitizing men giving up their testicles.
Sccording to these fathers, they’d much rather pull dad-duty in a utility vehicle. Moms still love their minivans (58 percent really dig them, thanks to features such as sliding doors), but dads think minivans aren’t manly enough. The survey also asked dads how cool their family vehicles were, and they came up with a 6.4 rating on a 10-point scale.
Here’s a tip: if you’re doing most of the childcare duties, like carpooling, it doesn’t matter what you’re driving. Still not manly.
Ya think the men are the carpool drivers in the Islamic world or at Al-Qaeda training camp? Just sayin’.
How long ’til they make Hungry Girlieman dinners?
**** UPDATE: For all of you defending the carpooling dads and attacking me, here’s a tip: when 71% of men are carpooling kids, especially to and from school, it means they ain’t at work. Do the math. Two million American dads are stay-at-home Mr. Moms, while the mom is working. That’s one in every five stay-at-home parents or 20%, who are men. That’s sad. That so many dads are now doing the carpooling also means that fewer women are doing the carpooling because they ARE working . . . or because they are making the men do the jobs they formerly did. If you think carpooling means someone is a good dad, you really don’t know what a good dad is. That’s hardly quality time with a father. It’s merely men taking on more and more of mommy stuff and teaching their kids that daddies can be mommies. Get a clue. Some of you doth protest waaaay tooooo much.