This year, with the role of fathers under threat from all sides, there were lots of articles in the newspapers by women celebrating fathers day and fathers in general.
There was one feature (link) that stuck out which was to lambast ex-US President Richard Nixon for coming up with the idea of Fathers Day. 'Written' by writer Gill Hornby.
It is a straight full-on anti-male rant about why there should be a Mothers Day but not a Fathers Day. She claims that father's play little part in the day-to-day caring and bringing up of children. Obviously she misunderstands the fact that often in a family, the mothers cares for the children on a day-to-day basis while the fathers provides on a day-to-day basis.
Obviously there has been many changes with many mothers also rightly wanting to go to work and bring them up their children, but as seen by the gender pay gap, it is still the man who puts in the longest hours and has often to make sure the money keeps rolling in for the family. Mothers care, Fathers provide.
According to Gill Hornby, he does not deserve to be celebrated.
Gill Hornby is a new name to the canon of men haters.