Take Instagram for instance. Fans of celebrities or even popular bloggers think they have some right to demean people without any type of instigator. So many people criticizing fitness professionals who are fitness competitors and calling them manly, ugly, revolting. It's like the high school teenage girl syndrome all over again. Every time I see these men and women post their progress, I think, that's awesome.
You may have seen the image from Daddy Doin' Work blog of the author, a father, baby carrying his youngest and also brushing the hair of his other daughter. It's a really wonderful picture. Doyin posted this image to his blog's page to prove to his wife that he could handle carrying a fussy baby and fix his daughter's hair. It became viral and got shared and shared again. What people chose to comment on though was terrible. They questioned his work ethic, the legitimacy of his children, and other very personal details- all of which are not true. How from one picture of a dad brushing his daughter's hair stir up racial slurs and socioeconomic biases? Doyin wrote on his blog, when the picture was published, "I have a dream that people will view a picture like this and not think it's such a big deal." His goals in emphasizing that dads are just as much of the equation as moms is awesome. He challenges other fathers out there to step up.
"Why don't you put big boy shorts on and get in on the revolution of good fathers?" Doyin inquired of his detractors, rhetorically. "It's not a good look to tear down dads for doing the work your wives wished you were man enough to do on your own. If you don't believe me, just ask your spouses. They'll tell you. But don't worry. I'll still be here whenever you're ready to step your game up and join #TeamGrownAssMan."
To read more about the image, check it out on Gawker.