In Pursuit of Princes: Happy Father's Day
Monday morning . . . bumping this Father’s Day post from Friday to the top of the page. I’ve also added more links below . . . Hope you had a good weekend, and Happy Father’s Day! More later.
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My prince and his boy
I have a Father’s Day piece up today over at the Independent Women’s Forum site. Here’s how it begins:
I wonder how long it will be before Father’s Day is relegated to the remainder bin of history.
Ironically, when the end of fatherhood is written, the title will be: In Pursuit of Pleasure. Gay and defiant, confident in its indictment of the patriarchy, the culture dances unheedingly away with the playboy replacement. The arbiters of cool nod approvingly; the guardians of the gifted grant their blessing.
When midnight strikes, she wakes up alone. A baby cries. Full consciousness reveals no prince. No slipper. Only shards of glass mark her broken dreams.
Sadly, this is no apocalyptic vision of some dystopic future. It is today’s reality for many women and their children. Father’s Day may still have some kick to it: this weekend, cards will be bought; burgers will be charred on the barbecue. Meanwhile, our culture is dancing with the drummer…and relentlessly undermining the very heart of fatherhood. . . .
Read the rest over at Independent Women’s Forum!
And Happy Father’s Day.