Dads Are NOT Happy With This "Daddy-Proof" Onesie
When one man stumbled upon a "daddy-proof" onesie while shopping, he wasn't pleased. So he snapped a photo and took to Reddit, where fathers everywhere on the Internet agree: The onesie, which includes arrows pointing toward text that labels the head and armholes, plays on the old, tired stereotype that men are bumbling idiots who can't even dress their own babies.
And the dads of Reddit were mad when they saw the photo.
"Expected it to actually be funny," one user said. "I agree, this is stupid. Hate the stereotype that dads can barely hold it together with kids. I am a super involved dad. Like someone else mentioned — we don't babysit, we parent too."
"Yeah, so tired of it. Go for a walk with my daughter and inevitably I am asked why I'm taking care of her instead of mommy," another user commented. "My favorite, 'Did your wife not want to become a stay at home mom?' That was in response to finding out I was a stay at home dad."
"Durr hurr, fathers are stupid!" a third Redditer wrote sarcastically.
One man turned the joke on its head by pointing out that he "crushes" his wife at onesies and diapers. ("She has me at full outfits and the dreaded swaddle," he admitted.)
It's 2017, which means it's officially time to stop joking that dads who spend any amount of time with their kids are actually babysitting and instead see them for who they really are: parents. In addition to being outdated, the stereotype that women are better suited to being caregivers is harmful to everyone — not only does it place increased pressure on women to conform to societal standards that are already impossible to achieve, but it also implies that men are basically doofuses who need their wives to help them with literally everything. Let's give them a little more credit.
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