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September 1979

Fathers and Women's Movement-Reply

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4315 28th St Lubbock, TX 79410

Am J Dis Child. 1979;133(9):971. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1979.02130090099024

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In Reply.—There is no question that the "women's movement" is threatening to some men, but I am not certain that it has had a negative impact on fatherhood. On the contrary, it has provided higher expectations and more opportunities for the father to have a more active caretaker role with his children. How well prepared the father is for these experiences is another question altogether, however.

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