About four months ago I started to write a blog post with the title above. I saved the little that I had written as a draft and then never came back to it. I noticed it today though, as I was doing some blog ‘housekeeping’ (ie checking out how many people are reading my blog) and it struck me as a good title to return to. Why? Because I have recently been wondering why it is that women with no children are commenting on my blog much more than men with children, given that it is a blog about fatherhood.
The question comes from my friend L., who wrote it in response to an article she had just read on parents who ‘overshare’ about their kids on Facebook and parenting forums. She noticed that all the examples given in the article were about mothers, not a single mention was made of fathers oversharing, or even sharing at all.
So what is it that fathers are doing that means they have no time to write Facebook updates about their children, participate in online parenting discussions, or read and comment on my blog? Well today I found the answer in a TED talk called ‘The Demise of Guys’ . It turns out they are busy feeding their ‘arousal addiction’ by watching porn on the internet – an average of 50 clips a day.
And here was I thinking that the problem was me, and that I just haven’t been able to write about topics that connected with other fathers. What a relief to know that it’s actually porn addiction that is to blame! Anyway, must get back to supersexyalpacas.com…