Happy Father’s Day
Blog Author: Eric Vargas, University Assistant and Counseling Education Graduate Student at Central Connecticut State University
Gillette recently came out with a commercial celebrating fathers. It is unique in that it focuses on the father-son bond. Gillette addresses how much boys have come to rely on the internet for life’s answers. This makes perfect sense when placed in the context of gender norms. Society assumes that boys and men have power, control. and answers in all circumstances. It is no surprise that in the society that most appreciates rugged individualism, boys would attempt to find life’s answers on their own. The illusion of self-reliance is causing boys to lose themselves.
Gillette did a marvelous job illustrating the importance and the need for young men to ask for help. If we are so lucky to have a father in our lives, let us not take this precious gift for granted. Fathers are beautiful and important resources for the health, wellness and development of boys. It is time to begin to educate our fathers on how valuable they are toward developing a healthy family and community. It is time for our sons to be liberated and shown the path towards love and acceptance. Let us celebrate Fatherhood and Sonhood on this Glorious Father’s Day 2016.