Ethika Politika has published some essays well worth reading on the theme of fatherhood here.
From their introductory post:
Marriage, kids, reproduction, mothers—they show up everywhere, from state houses to the pages of Slate, and for good reason. They’re the building blocks of society, and indispensable features of normal human life. Yet for all the popular attention paid to these concepts, there’s a reciprocal partner to each that is usually and conspicuously overlooked. I’m speaking of fatherhood.
Here at Ethika Politika, we take seriously the role of fathers, and the significance of paternity. In fact, we believe it’s an essential component of the discussion surrounding everything from marriage rights to proper governance and the just distribution of goods. In a word, fatherhood is the epitome of masculinity: in its natural expression, it is an enduring act that’s oriented toward the common good; in supernatural versions, its aim is transformed into the summum bonum. In either case, the end of fatherhood is more than the efficient production of children; rather, it is an exemplification of the “good life,” and nothing less.
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