Father and daughters

I’m listening, on Radio 4, to rather a stupid man talking about bringing up daughters as a single dad.  The interviewer is keen to make differences between sexes – asking questions like whether this man could be ‘mum’ as well as ‘dad’, or whether he was good at listening to their problems (a woman thing) or just tried to fix them (a dad thing).

It’s such ballocks.

I wish people would look at individuals rather than what bloody sex they are.  My dad’s good at listening and can deal with most sartorial things.  My mum was always an excellent taxi service.  Both always tried to fix things.  This bloke is nice but none-too-bright:  his limitations aren’t because he’s male, but because he’s the character he is.

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