Let’s face it – dads usually aren’t portrayed positively in modern media. In this day and age of Homer Simpsons, it has become a stereotype for most dads to be seen as stupid, lazy, and incompetent. He is, all too often, the butt of jokes.
This, of course, isn’t always the case.
If you know where to look, you’ll find numerous examples of dads out there who do more than provide food on the table or fix the sink when it breaks down. There are still a lot of fathers who genuinely care for their children, spend quality time with them, and build strong relationships that lasts a lifetime.
Experts believe that negative media portrayals of dads bring undesirable consequences to our society.
Matt Campbell, administrator of MensActivism.org, has expressed his concerns about the negative portrayal of dads in the media – and the undesirable consequences that usually come with it.
“Negative general portrayals of fathers/husbands/men in TV commercials and sit-coms contributes to a decrease in men wanting to assume those roles in society, and creates the impression among others that men need not assume such roles anyways, that such simply aren’t important.”
“It’s time to acknowledge the caring moments of fatherhood that often go overlooked.”
Fortunately, there are those who believe that fatherhood should be celebrated. Such as this short video produced by Dove.
The video description tells us:
“Three quarters of dads say they are responsible for their child’s emotional well-being, while only 20% of dads see this role reflected in media. It’s time to acknowledge the caring moments of fatherhood that often go overlooked.”
Watch the heartwarming video here:
“Dads around the world need more love from the media.”
Uploaded by Dove on their YouTube channel for their Father’s Day campaign way back in 2012, the video has since gained millions of views and a lot of positive reaction.
For example, YouTube user Michiyo652 got a bit emotional and commented:
“This makes me want to cry. I’m getting married and he won’t be there. He died when I 18 but he was one on the most remarkable men I have ever met and known. Dads around the world need more love from the media.”
With all the ups and downs that come with fatherhood, it is absolutely appropriate that we do pay tribute to these awesome men – whether it’s Father’s Day or not.
Go spread the love by sharing this video with your friends on social media.
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At 80 years of age, he should be enjoying life. Instead, he’s still working hard for his family.
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This Manong (Mah-noh-ng-- a Filipino term earmarked for a person who is older than you), relentlessly walks the streets carrying a bucket-full of bagoong or shrimp/krill paste and sells it from house to house.
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A freaky looking dog born with two noses got a second chance in life after he was adopted by a freakshow owner in Fresno.
Toby, a two-year-old dual-nosed Australian Shepherd was found abandoned on the streets and collared by a dogcatcher who brought him to a shelter back in 2014. Unfortunately, the "freak" of a dog was scheduled to be put down when luckily, his case caught the attention of an animal rescue group and Todd Ray.
This lucky dog now has a second chance (to go with his second nose) at life.
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