Wir schlechten guten Väter

Tobias Moorstedt

Wir schlechten guten Väter

Warum Männer sich erfolgreich gegen Familienarbeit wehren – und warum wir das dringend ändern müssen

224 pages, Gebunden mit Lesebändchen
First day of sale: 12.04.2022
ISBN 978-3-8321-8177-2

TOBIAS MOORSTEDT
WIR SCHLECHTEN GUTEN VÄTER. Warum Männer sich erfolgreich ge-gen Familienarbeit wehren – und warum wir das dringend ändern müssen/ BAD GOOD DADS. Why men resist family
duties – and why that urgently has to change

ca. 224 pp., Spring 2022

A courageous and self-critical father presents a male perspective on care work

The myth of the new father

New Fathers and Old Inequalities

Tobias Moorstedt clearly admits: We so-called modern fathers avoid the daily family work. Self-critically and honestly, he tells what keeps him and other men from doing so. His conclusion: We refuse the revolution because it is simply made too easy for us - and in case of doubt we invoke the "mother myth" or "strategic incompetence". The author examines how the active resistance of fathers, together with social structures, cements the old division. To the detriment of women, children - and men themselves. His analysis combines current scientific findings, an exclusive study of the fathers' perspective on "mental load" and the accounts of very different men with the author's own experiences as a father of two children himself.
This book is overdue. After all, it is mainly women who have dealt with the subject so far, here at last a man is speaking out. Suddenly it becomes visible that not only women suffer from the incompatibility of family and career and how difficult it is for men to escape the shackles of patriarchy.

Tobias Moorstedt

Tobias Moorstedt, 43, is a journalist and author. He co-founded the editorial agen-cy Nansen & Piccard and now heads up its Hamburg office. Moorstedt attended the German School of Journalism in Munich and studied politics, sociology and litera-ture at Ludwig Maximilian University and Columbia University in New York. Since 2000, he has reported on new developments in technology and culture for Süddeutsche Zeitung, ARD, the Austrian, Neue Zürcher Zeitung and Spiegel (Online). He was chief editor at Wired, Neon and National Geographic and has writ-ten a number of books. He lives with his family in Hamburg and Kronberg, Taunus.