Above, Susan Hersh interviews Don Unger, author of “Men Can” on how fatherhood in America has changed over the past few decades. The interview hit upon some meaningful topics including how Unger challenged Corporate America to address putting changing tables in Men’s Rooms, talking shop about parental leave, and how the film Kramer vs. Kramer fits into the involved fatherhood conversation.
Most would agree that Don Unger is on the forefront, leading lots of parents (and some media outlets) to include the active and involved father in their conversations. Unger’s book analyzes father’s roles in movies, TV shows, and commercials, so of course he was asked “how men are portrayed in advertising today?” He responded that even though the “doofus dad” still lives on…things are clearly changing. Agreed!
Hersh added a nice twist at the conclusion of the interview by including Unger’s fifteen year old daughter to get her perspective on her relationship with her dad. This segment is a MUST Watch!