Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Now Do You Believe Me?

So I took a little flak over this post. I can take my lumps.

Well, there is no disputing the meaning of this poll.

Forget sympathy pains -- nearly 40 percent of French men said they want to go through the real thing. According to a poll published in the current issue of Children's Magazine, 38 percent of the 500 French fathers questioned said they wish they could be pregnant and go through labor instead of their wives.

And the poll finds many women would be OK with that. An even greater percentage of them said they would be up for the switch. The same survey said 71 percent of the French men surveyed said they're prepared to take a year-long sabbatical or put in a request to work part-time to be more of a hands-on dad.

Have a baby!? A year long sabbatical?! You are a man. Have your fun. Then go to work! Know your role, dernit!

Now, let me reiterate. Men are becoming wussies.


At 7:29 AM, Blogger Pile OnĀ® said...


You want flak buddy? I'll give you flak if that is what you want? Cuz I can do that.

But I don't have time right now.

At 7:39 AM, Blogger KJ said...

Glad to know you are on the job, Pile.

At 9:53 AM, Blogger Jehane said...

KJ -

Having both worked at a FT career and stayed at home with the Tribe, let me assure you there is nothing wussie about staying at home.

There is a very good reason men don't want to stay at home and you know it :)

At 10:11 AM, Blogger Brad Warbiany said...

Damn right, Cassandra. I'd much rather go to work and interact with adults! At least when coworkers cry and moan, I can tell them to go screw.

But c'mon, can you expect any different from the French?

At 11:46 AM, Blogger KJ said...

Sure, Cass. On the plus side, I'll bet that the domestic violence numbers would go back up if men stayed at home with the kids:-P

That still doesn't explain the desire to grow a uterus.

At 6:05 PM, Blogger Jehane said...

I don't even particularly want mine now that I can't have babies anymore.

At 6:07 PM, Blogger Jehane said...

Well I guess I *could* have a baby, strictly speaking. But that (*&^ doctor would pay...


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