What Does It Mean To Be A Dad — And A Man — In 2018? We Asked Three Georgia Fathers.

Jun 15, 2018

Celebrated the month after Mother's Day, Father's Day can sometimes seem like an afterthought — or perhaps even a dad joke, if you will. But according to the Pew Research Center, dads are just as likely as moms to see parenting as central to their identity. So how do we change the way some people see fathers as playing second fiddle to mothers, or the vice presidents of the family? We asked three dads and On Second Thought regulars: Tony Harris, Adam Ragusea and Hector Fernandez

 


Harris, host of the true crime show "Scene of the Crime" on Investigation Discovery, and Ragusea, journalist in residence at Mercer University, are familiar voices to our listeners as guest hosts of the show. Fernandez, a professor at Georgia State University, is also frequently heard as a guest on the "Breakroom" segment. 

They spoke with host Virginia Prescott about the joys, fears and challenges of fatherhood, as well as issues like paternity leave and "toxic masculinity."