Changing Fathers

“Women will never be completely equal in the workplace until men are completely equal in the home.” –Gloria Steinem

How have American families changed over the past generation?

Who does what at home? How? Why?

For what benefit? At what cost?

Men CAN tells the stories of a half dozen families—of varied ethnicities, geographical locations, and philosophical orientations—in which fathers are either primary caregivers or equally sharing parents, personalizing how Americans are now caring for their children and illuminating the ways that popular culture both reflects and influences these changes in family roles.

Men CAN also examines the evolving language of parenting and tracks changing media representations of American fathers over several decades.

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