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How Watching Dawson's Creek Brought Me Closer To My Dad

Every week, we'd gather in our family's small living room and watch Dawson's Creek together.

Every week, we'd gather in our family's small living room and watch Dawson's Creek together. And, thankfully, a tradition — and a bond — was formed.

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How The Brutal Murder of My Father-in-Law Saved My Husband's Life

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There were 1,958 murders in New York that year, and my husband's father was one of them. It was a brutal homicide. My husband was only seven at the time.

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Every Justification For Giles Coren’s Fat-Shaming Debunked

Giles Coren's most recent column is full of fat-shaming

Giles Coren writes a column about fatherhood for Esquire UK. His most recent column is full of fat-shaming including shaming is own son.

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This Dad Shows Us The Overwhelming Emotion Of Welcoming A Rainbow Baby

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Welcoming any baby is probably the single most emotional experience of the human condition. But welcoming a Rainbow Baby?

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What I Realized About My Last Name After My Father's Death

My father may have been gone, but he was still here. My name connected me to him, and that realization was incredibly powerful.

My last name links me to my father. Every time I see it, every time I write it down, I think of him. It helps me keep him alive in my soul, and it makes me feel like I’m carrying a part of him with me wherever I go.

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What 'This Is Us' Has Taught Me About Lying To My Kids

Little lies or big ones, knowing when to tell the whole truth and when to hold back can be hard with kids. (Image Credit: Instagram/nbcthisisus)

** If you haven’t yet watched this series, the below article includes some spoilers. **

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"This Is Us" Mirrors Watching My Absent Black Father Die of Cancer

“Just feel it,” my friend said. “Take it as your father speaking to you, telling you how much he loves you.” (Image via YouTube)

When This Is Us debuted, I was all in. What I didn’t expect is that it would touch my heartstrings in a way I hadn’t prepared for.

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Me, My Parents, Fox News, And A Screaming Match — Being An Adult Is Complicated

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Becoming an adult didn’t magically open me up to their world and their psyche as I thought it would. Even having children of my own did little to unravel the mystery of my parents, because I wasn’t really interested in exploring honestly. I have always been concerned with who my parents were in relation to me, not who they were on their own.

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How My Father Helped Me Become The Feminist I Am Today

"In a culture where men are taught to be aggressive, dominant, and condescending, my father was nurturing, quiet, and never once treated his daughters and son differently." Image: Thinkstock

It would be easy to point to my mother as the originator of my lifelong feminism. She kept her last name when my parents married in the ‘80s, refused to perpetuate schoolyard gender norms, and encouraged my sister and me not to let anyone limit us by our gender... My mother may have been the louder influence, but ignoring my father’s impact does us both a disservice.

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If Childcare Is The Key To Gender Equality And Parental Happiness, Can We Get It Now?

Shulevitz thus calls for a feminism — one that she calls “caregiverism” — that “demand[s] dignity and economic justice for parents dissatisfied with a few weeks of unpaid parental leave.” Image: Thinkstock.

Judith Shulevitz recently noted in the New York Times that although “unmarried childless women have overcome every barrier to opportunity you can think of... Mothers, on the other hand, aren’t doing nearly as well.” According to Shulevitz, this is because the feminists of Hillary Clinton’s generation focused on demanding equality for women in the workplace.

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