Ohmygosh how I heart this ad on fatherhood involvement, from the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearninghouse.Â GO DADS!
Love this! Brilliant ad.
I’ve seen that commercial too and loved it…until I saw it was for the Fatherhood Initiative. I have issues with the way the initiative is seen…as a program to tell men of color to father. Not to mention the tax money that goes into the marriage promotion part of the initiative. “Poor people need to marry!”
I assume that with Obama’s messaging to black fathers during the campaign, the initiative will live on and perhaps with even more money. There must be better ways to encourage fathers to be more involved…not just single dads, but every dad – including the rich white dads who spend too much time in the office.
I was pleased to see links to domestic violence resources on the FI site thou.
Good point V. Was the Fatherhood Initiative something started under George W then?
Great ad. But yeah, hard to say I agree with the group saying the message. Love the message, hate the messenger.
Entertaining ad. I believe the fatherhood clearinghouse–part of Health and Human Services–was launched by Bush in Feb., 2001, as one of his first acts. That’s reason enough to be suspicious of it. But I’d like to hear more from Veronica and Cinnamon about why they don’t like it.
I have my own reason not to like it: I’m unhappy that it isn’t paired with a program for irresponsible mothers. Mothers, too, can abandon kids, abuse them physically and emotionally, and otherwise take bad care of them. Why not a National Parenthood Clearinghouse, rather than focusing solely on fathers?
I welcome further discussion.
I just LOVE this commercial! It reminds me of MY Dad. I miss him dearly and it’s nice to know there are other Dads like him.
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