Impossibly High Standards Moms Are Held To That Dads Aren’t

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Moms can only be moms

Any time a mom expresses the other parts of her identity—career woman, artist, partier, adventurer—she’s just seen as failing as a mother. It’s not great that she has those other sides of her. It’s a problem. Meanwhile, dads are expected to have full identities outside of fatherhood, and when they dip their toes into being a parent, it makes the news.

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