- Barker and Kimmel: "Fathers are doing a greater share of the hands-on caregiving than ever"
- New data illustrates that low-income dads, previously described as "absent," are engaged
Gary Barker is president and CEO of Promundo, an international organization that works to advance gender equality, in part by engaging men as full and equal caregivers. Michael Kimmel is the executive director of the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook University, where he is professor of sociology. The views expressed in this commentary are their own.
(CNN)Earlier this year, several major corporations sponsored a night in one of the Smithsonian's flagship museums in Washington, D.C., for more than 400 "daddy bloggers." Their motivation? Fathers are now as likely as mothers to be deciding what food, toys, children's books and clothing to buy.