• Kristian D’Amato
  • I think my dad should be in yer story too!

I complained last week that a New York Times story on working mothers treated fathers as afterthoughts. Other NYT readers had that thought as well.

The article described the experience of a Wisconsin woman with three young children and a job. The woman was more interested in paid sick leave, flexible hours, and the chance to work fewer hours than in career advancement. There was almost nothing in the story about how she and her husband, who also works, share their child-raising and other domestic duties.

“I’ve gotten a lot of questions about why the article focused on mothers and not fathers,” Catherine Rampell, the author of the story, wrote on the NYT’s blog last Wednesday.