March 3, 2004

Fetus Envy

David Skinner, an irreverent editor at The Weekly Standard, is not pleased with the impossibly false empathy preached by modern "we're pregnant" advice books for fathers-to-be.

In a Feb. 2003 essay, he compares the 1958 Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. classic, How To Be A Father with Armin A. Brott's 2001 standardbearer, The Expectant Father.

Contrary to Brott's assertions, Skinner finds that men and women are different. It makes for entertaining reading. [Unless you're a Weekly Standardbearer, in which case it's just one more worrisome sign of the coming apocalypse.]

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