We always have to double-check to see if it’s Salon or Slate whenever we come across an attempt to ruin a holiday, but this time out it’s Slate, with its piece entitled, “You Will Hate Your Husband After Your Kid Is Born.”
— Slate (@Slate) May 13, 2017
Jancee Dunn, author of “How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids,”draws on personal anecdotes backed by scientific studies to show that having a baby creates a lot of new chores that husbands and wives don’t always split evenly; therefore, “If you have a husband, you will hate him when your kid is born.”
I thought I had married an evolved guyone who assured me, when I was pregnant, that we would divide up the work equally. Yet right after our baby was born, we backslid into hidebound midcentury gender roles as I energetically overmet my expectations. I was feeding the baby, so I started cooking for the whole family (pre-baby, Tom and I had alternated). I was laundering our daughters absurdly large mountain of soiled onesies, so I took over laundry duty. Soon I was the expert in changing a diaper.
Hidebound midcentury gender roles strike again! Slate really missed out on a primeopportunity to add a big, bold “BREAKING” or “EXCLUSIVE” to its headline.
@Slate I was waiting for your "People who celebrate Mother's Day are white supremacists" article. You went a different direction I see.
— Ric White (@ScoobyCheese) May 13, 2017
Sorry. Not true. Learn to ask for help. Men DO NOT read your mind. https://t.co/efG7gTPAe7
— Amy (@AmyOtto8) May 13, 2017
We're afraid to even try, TBH. https://t.co/2rj9Fz4Msi
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) May 13, 2017