Doh! MP Jo blames Homer for myth of bungling dads

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HOMER Simp­son has been blamed for stereo­types about “hap­less” dads.

Lib Dem Jo Swin­son told fel­low MPs dur­ing a de­bate on In­ter­na­tional Men’s Day that char­ac­ters like the bum­bling Simp­sons’ dad had played a role in “un­der­min­ing” men’s roles as fa­thers.

Swin­son said: “You just look at some of the stereo­types in pop­u­lar cul­ture, the Homer Simp­son type of dads just be­ing hap­less and not be­ing up to the job.

“Men are just as ca­pa­ble as women at be­ing par­ents. There is a myth women are nat­u­rally bet­ter at par­ent­ing.

“But breast feed­ing aside, there is noth­ing that women can do as par­ents that men can­not do.”

HAP­LESS Homer

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