Badass Dad of the Day: Nils Pickert’s 5-year-old son likes to wear dresses and skirts — so in a show of solidarity, Pickert started wearing them, too:
Yes, I am one of those fathers who are trying to raise his children with gender equality. I’m not one of those pseudo-intellectual daddies that rambles on about studying gender justice, and then, as soon as the child is born, falls back into the comfortable and clichéd gender roles: he realizing himself through work, she taking care of the rest.
People in their south German town of 5,000 wonder his effort to be a role model is sensible or silly.
“Neither,” Pickert says. And as it turns out, long skirts with elastic bands fit him quite well.
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I have found this very useful to think about over the years, and I find that it is a lot easier and more bearable to be sad when you aren’t constantly berating yourself for being sad.
|—||John Green (via loveyourchaos)|