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Barbara Kay: For TV moms and dads, two different standards

Posted on 2014-07-30 06:33:00

In the past, television ad-makers rarely have dared make fun of moms. But dads usually have been seen as fair game for satirical commercials portraying fathers as immature slovens or domestic incompetents. Lately, though, I’ve noticed an uptick in ads — for diapers, gum, cereal, detergent and the like — featuring dads as personable, smart and sensitive. The hands-on parental engagement demanded decades ago by equity feminists, now the norm in bourgeois families, is on full display in these ads. For a moving example of the type, Google “Extra gum, origami birds.” Another example is a new online ad for Peanut Butter Cheerios, fathers-targeted because apparently dads aren’t eating as much cereal as they used to. It’s getting positive attention for its peppy depiction of a nurturing dad who singlehandedly shepherds his cluster of kids from morning wake-up through breakfast without breaking a sweat, including a........

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