Gender Bender : The Stay-At-Home Dad

Daddy At Home

Imagine a hunk with a stubble running through the parking lot with the kids in tow on the grocery cart, all this on a week day after noon so he can beat the crowds.  The rest of the afternoon the apron-clad, stay-at-home dad spends his time baking cookies with his kids. He is extremely confident of his own sexuality and is not deterred by a still-at-large patriarchal societal views that a man should be a bread winner, OMG! I find it all extremely sexy. Ok, I know, I find every gender stereotype breaking stuff sexy.

As much as some straight women complain about their husbands laziness to contribute towards their daily chores, which unfortunately I have seen in a few cases, I am seriously wondering if they will be comfortable in living a life with stay-at-home husbands. Will that parents and in-laws stop viewing it in a funny way but rather accept that their son/son-in-law is someone who wants to stay at home and raise a family while their daughter is the one who brings the dough.  Will, they be proud to say that he is a stay at home dad by choice and they are comfortable under their skin to accept it as a possible and good choice. I wish they do.

I found this article really great about confessions from a stay-at-home dad [Link]. While the idea of a stay-at-home dad is still novel, one thing that worries me is, the fundamental reason for such a decision seems to be the loss of a job.  Why is it tough for society and in a way people themselves to accept that dads, husbands and families can and should be able to make a conscious decision to stay at home while their womenfolk can make a home run as a career women? If feminism is all about equality and the ability to accept the choices made by a women, shouldn’t the womenfolk extend the same idea to accept what a man’s choice would be? My point is rather how many of us would be able to accept this gender bender in society – now and for later …

Disclaimer: Gaysis, I remain loyal to my sexuality but I still find an apron clad , cookie baking,  stay-at-home dad extremely sexy

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Rashmi grew up in India and now she enjoys her time living in one of the queerest places in the world. She started transitioning a while back and is gradually coming out to people she thinks are cool enough for her. She enjoys discussing any topic under the sun and has an opinion about anything and everything. She thinks of herself as someone who can only hold intelligent conversations with people, when in reality she is totally insane and crazy, not to mention she has been highly hormonal recently. *GRIN*

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