D’oh! Swin­son blames Simp­son for stereo­type

The Daily Telegraph - - News -

Homer Simp­son is re­spon­si­ble for re­in­forc­ing neg­a­tive stereo­types about “hap­less” fa­thers, Jo Swin­son has said.

The Lib­eral Demo­crat deputy leader said the bum­bling TV char­ac­ter had played a role in “un­der­min­ing” men’s roles as fa­thers, as she spoke dur­ing a de­bate on In­ter­na­tional Men’s Day.

Speak­ing dur­ing a West­min­ster Hall de­bate, Ms Swin­son told MPS: “You just look at some of the stereo­types in pop­u­lar cul­ture, the Homer Simp­son type of dads just be­ing hap­less, not be­ing able to be up to the job. When men are ac­tu­ally just as ca­pa­ble as women at be­ing par­ents, there is a myth that women are nat­u­rally bet­ter at par­ent­ing.”

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