We have seen the future, and it sucks.

Ode to the Beta Male

8th February 2013

From Slate, of course.

What a sweet picture this conjures: the stay-at-home dad nurturing his children, looking after the house and helping support his wife in her budding career and shelving his own big ambitions for later. Now it gets a little awkward. There is no adorable kid, nor plans to have one. No starter home that needs knocking into shape. I’m not just doing this temporarily until I find something meaningful to do. I’m actually a full-time homemaker … not stay-at-home dad but stay-at-home dude. A conversational pause. Where do you mentally file this guy? Usually I just change the subject.

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