Father’s Day: Honor Positive Masculinity

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Father’s Day is a day to honor the influence that fathers have on their children. Much younger than the Mother’s Day, begun in the 19th century, this was not federally recognized until 1972. Retailers love the holiday because they can sell greeting cards and the “masculine” electronics and tools for gifts. The day adds $12.5 billion to the economy compared to the $19.9 billion for mothers in 2014. There are other ways that people can celebrate fathers.

The Representation Project has released a two-minute video to celebrate dads and father figures who model “whole, healthy masculinity.” The project explains:

“These are the fathers who laugh when they’re happy, cry when they’re sad, and aren’t afraid to ask for help when they need it. They are the dads who love sports and theater, who wash the car and the dishes, and who bring home the bacon from the office and…

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