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Who says that men cant raise children According to the American society single fatherhood is almost unheard of We as society are so accustomed to seeing women with children and no father figure that we begin to think that single motherhood is the status quo But isnt this considered one-sided in todays world There are men that raise their own kids or adopt to raise by themselves A great example of single fatherhood is displayed in the movie Big Daddy 1999 Although rated as a comedy with lots of childish antics performed this movie is at the top of the list as proof that men too can raise children without a mother around The movies father character Sonny is left alone to raise a child In an effort to impress his girlfriend he adopts a five-year-old boy He has no clue of what fatherhood entails except for what he saw as a child Yet his childhood alone isnt enough to aid him in knowing the ins and outs of caring for a kid Although he adopts Julian for the wrong reason he follows all the right paths to be a Big Daddy to this little boy and show him what being a man is all about Big Daddy clearly illustrates what I mean when I say that men too can raise children alone Women have been known to be the backbone in most families but in this case Sonny is all Julian has and is the only person Julian can look to for guidance This role makes Sonny not only the backbone but the role model and leader in Julians eyes The American society looks down upon men raising children alone thinking that it is practically impossible for a man to do what has been considered for so long a womans job But when will the wall between these sexist iniquities be torn down When will society be free of the misconception that childcare
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