Natasha Devon writes in The Telegraph about a father’s indispensability.
This month, Ronald McDonald House Charities, which provides accommodation for families of children who have to remain in hospital long-term, launched a new television advert. In it, a little girl is asked to describe what it means to know that her dad is nearby and responds, “it’s just his voice”.
The advert struck me as more than a little bit brilliant. At last,after years of men being portrayed as incompetent and disposable by marketers, here was a slice of modern culture which acknowledged the emotional and psychological importance of male parents. Not only that, it managed to convey the elusive, almost inexplicable comfort of your dad’s physical presence in less than 30 seconds. Bravo, Ronald, bravo.
By contrast, this summer a group of four feminist authors (including Caitlin Moran) released a book of short essays entitled“Are…
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