History Main / MotherhoodIsSuperior

16th Sep '17 8:20:18 PM TriumphantMagician
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* Played straight with anthropologist Margaret Mead who once said, “Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.”
* Both averted and even inverted in [[http://news.yahoo.com/science-fatherhood-why-dads-matter-200244108.html;_ylt=A0LEVv3d3spVWDEAVT8PxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByOHZyb21tBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg-- this article]] about the biological affects of fatherhood.

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* Played straight with anthropologist Margaret Mead who once said, Mead: “Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.”
* Both averted and even inverted in [[http://news.yahoo.com/science-fatherhood-why-dads-matter-200244108.html;_ylt=A0LEVv3d3spVWDEAVT8PxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByOHZyb21tBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg-- this an article]] about the biological affects of fatherhood.



* Played straight in Obama's Father's Day [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf6D3UjqbkQ speech]] where he claims fathers are absent.
* Zigzagged in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exc6e3TUBWk this]] discussion about banning Fathers Day.


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* Played straight in Obama's Father's Day [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf6D3UjqbkQ speech]] where he claims speaks of fathers as absentees and deadbeats and mothers are absent.
resilient survivors and caregivers.
* Zigzagged in a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exc6e3TUBWk this]] discussion discussion]] about banning Fathers Day.

16th Sep '17 8:15:49 PM TriumphantMagician
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Compare DisappearedDad, WhenYouComingHomeDad, RaisedByDudes, AllAbusersAreMale, WellDoneSonGuy, MyBiologicalClockIsTicking and NotWantingKidsIsWeird. Contrast StandardFiftiesFather, PapaWolf, ThePatriarch, MaternallyChallenged, MyBelovedSmother and EvilMatriarch. Compare and Contrast AbusiveParents, GoodParents, ParentsAsPeople and WickedStepmother.

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Compare DisappearedDad, WhenYouComingHomeDad, RaisedByDudes, AllAbusersAreMale, WellDoneSonGuy, MyBiologicalClockIsTicking and NotWantingKidsIsWeird. Contrast StandardFiftiesFather, PapaWolf, HouseHusband, ThePatriarch, PapaWolf, MaternallyChallenged, MyBelovedSmother and EvilMatriarch. Compare and Contrast AbusiveParents, GoodParents, ParentsAsPeople and WickedStepmother.



* Averted and even Inverted in [[http://news.yahoo.com/science-fatherhood-why-dads-matter-200244108.html;_ylt=A0LEVv3d3spVWDEAVT8PxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByOHZyb21tBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg-- this article]] about the biological affects of fatherhood.

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* Averted Played straight with anthropologist Margaret Mead who once said, “Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.”
* Both averted
and even Inverted inverted in [[http://news.yahoo.com/science-fatherhood-why-dads-matter-200244108.html;_ylt=A0LEVv3d3spVWDEAVT8PxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByOHZyb21tBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg-- this article]] about the biological affects of fatherhood.



* Played straight in Obama's Father's Day [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf6D3UjqbkQ speech]].

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* Played straight in Obama's Father's Day [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf6D3UjqbkQ speech]].speech]] where he claims fathers are absent.


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22nd Oct '16 4:28:45 PM Morgenthaler
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** Played with in ''Closing Time'', where Craig starts the episode doubting his ability to care for his baby son Alfie while Sophie is away, but ends up overcoming the Cybermen's attempts to convert him through ThePowerOfLove for Alfie. (According to the Doctor, who speaks Baby, Alfie also stops referring to Craig as "Not Mum" and calling him "Dad" by the end of the episode.)

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** Played with in ''Closing Time'', "Closing Time", where Craig starts the episode doubting his ability to care for his baby son Alfie while Sophie is away, but ends up overcoming the Cybermen's attempts to convert him through ThePowerOfLove for Alfie. (According to the Doctor, who speaks Baby, Alfie also stops referring to Craig as "Not Mum" and calling him "Dad" by the end of the episode.)
22nd Oct '16 4:28:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[Recap/DoctorWho2011CSTheDoctorTheWidowAndTheWardrobe "The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe"]] has a thumpingly unsubtle MotherhoodIsSuperior message, especially when the tree people reject males (even the Doctor) as their vessel because "You are weak", but accept females - Madge in particular - as "the mothership". British journalist Caitlin Moran figured that having spent the day corralling the family and making Christmas dinner for everyone, mothers would appreciate the boost "Yeah, we're the ''[[Franchise/StarTrek USS Enterprise]]''".

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[[Recap/DoctorWho2011CSTheDoctorTheWidowAndTheWardrobe "The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe"]] has a thumpingly unsubtle MotherhoodIsSuperior message, especially when the tree people reject males (even the Doctor) as their vessel because "You are weak", but accept females - Madge in particular - as "the mothership". British journalist Caitlin Moran figured that having spent the day corralling the family and making Christmas dinner for everyone, mothers would appreciate the boost "Yeah, we're the ''[[Franchise/StarTrek USS Enterprise]]''".
22nd Oct '16 4:27:04 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheForgotten'': Julianne Moore plays a mother still grieving over the loss of her son in a plane crash some time previously and suddenly wakes up to find that no one remembers he existed, not even her own husband. She talks to the father of another child who died in the crash and he doesn't remember either and only when shown physical evidence of her does he finally remember only to be taken away by the mysterious force stalking them. At the end this is all revealed to be part of an alien experiment to test the "mother-son bond", and whether it could be destroyed. Apparently not, since despite the aliens' best efforts, her memories cannot be erased. Eventually the kids are brought back and the dads don't remember a thing.

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* ''Film/TheForgotten'': Julianne Moore plays a mother still grieving over the loss of her son in a plane crash some time previously and suddenly wakes up to find that no one remembers he existed, not even her own husband. She talks to the father of another child who died in the crash and he doesn't remember either and only when shown physical evidence of her does he finally remember only to be taken away by the mysterious force stalking them. At the end this is all revealed to be part of an alien experiment to test the "mother-son bond", and whether it could be destroyed. Apparently not, since despite the aliens' best efforts, her memories cannot be erased. Eventually the kids are brought back and the dads don't remember a thing.



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12th Oct '16 4:44:10 PM GlassCatOwl
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** Played with in ''Closing Time'', where Craig starts the episode doubting his ability to care for his baby son Alfie while Sophie is away, but ends up overcoming the Cybermen's attempts to convert him through ThePowerOfLove for Alfie. (According to the Doctor, who speaks Baby, Alfie also stops referring to Craig as "Not Mum" and calling him "Dad" by the end of the episode.)
25th Apr '16 1:04:55 AM Jake
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** [[http://www.fathers-4-justice.org/ Fathers4Justice]]

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** [[http://www.fathers-4-justice.org/ Fathers4Justice]] (who it must be pointed out are infamous for [[NotHelpingYourCase Not Helping Their Case]])
28th Feb '16 6:24:12 AM Gowan
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* In ''Film/{{Suffragette}}'', Maud's husband loves their son so little that he [[spoiler: gives the child up for adoption rather than allow Maud, whose only crime was to be a suffragist, to raise him on her own,]] when he's decided that he doesn't want to live with Maud anymore. He justifies his behaviour by pointing out that it's completely legal.
27th Dec '15 11:35:51 PM TriumphantMagician
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Compare DisappearedDad, WhenYouComingHomeDad, RaisedByDudes, AllAbusersAreMale, WellDoneSonGuy, MyBiologicalClockIsTicking and NotWantingKidsIsWeird. Contrast StandardFiftiesFather, PapaWolf, ThePatriarch, MaternallyChallenged, MyBelovedSmother and EvilMatriarch. Compare and Contrast AbusiveParents, GoodParents and ParentsAsPeople.

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Compare DisappearedDad, WhenYouComingHomeDad, RaisedByDudes, AllAbusersAreMale, WellDoneSonGuy, MyBiologicalClockIsTicking and NotWantingKidsIsWeird. Contrast StandardFiftiesFather, PapaWolf, ThePatriarch, MaternallyChallenged, MyBelovedSmother and EvilMatriarch. Compare and Contrast AbusiveParents, GoodParents GoodParents, ParentsAsPeople and ParentsAsPeople.
WickedStepmother.



* Played straight in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf6D3UjqbkQ this]] ad.

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* Played straight in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf6D3UjqbkQ this]] ad.
ad discussing absent fathers.



* Averted and even Inverted in [[http://news.yahoo.com/science-fatherhood-why-dads-matter-200244108.html;_ylt=A0LEVv3d3spVWDEAVT8PxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByOHZyb21tBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg-- this article]].
* There are [[http://www.fathers-4-justice.org/ multiple]] [[http://fact.on.ca/ groups]] [[http://www.fathers.com/about-ncf/ dedicated]] to [[DefiedTrope defying]] this.

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* Averted and even Inverted in [[http://news.yahoo.com/science-fatherhood-why-dads-matter-200244108.html;_ylt=A0LEVv3d3spVWDEAVT8PxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByOHZyb21tBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg-- this article]].
article]] about the biological affects of fatherhood.
* There are multiple father's rights groups dedicated to [[DefiedTrope defying]] this.
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[[http://www.fathers-4-justice.org/ multiple]] Fathers4Justice]]
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[[http://fact.on.ca/ groups]] Fathers Are Capable Too]]
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[[http://www.fathers.com/about-ncf/ dedicated]] to [[DefiedTrope defying]] this.National Center for Fathering]]



* ZigZagged [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exc6e3TUBWk here]].

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* ZigZagged Zigzagged in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exc6e3TUBWk here]].
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9th Dec '15 7:46:32 PM marcoasalazarm
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** Inverted in that many of said books has the mother of the protagonist family as the one who drags them all down into hell and this belief is the cornerstone [[MartyrWithoutACause of their martyr complex]].
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