The belief that men are not capable of taking care of a child is now being challenged
The belief that men are not capable of taking care of a child is now being challenged.The out-dated stereotype that men are better workers than women is now more laughed at than believed. Yet, the stereotype that women can take care of the household better than a man has not changed. Extensive research proves that “house husbands” are more popular than ever imagined; they have their own websites, groups, and how-to books. House husbands are becoming much more popular, but are they being appreciated the same as house wives were. The simple definition of a house husband is a married man who either chooses to not hold a career and assume all household responsibilities such as cooking, cleaning, bill paying, full child care, and necessary evils such as, buying stamps in the absence of their full time working wife. (Heim an 122) It can also be a man who does hold a career but chooses to have a “second shift” by coming home and assuming household responsibilities.