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These Comics Show The Unfair Ways Society Views Moms Vs. Dads
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These Comics Show The Unfair Ways Society Views Moms Vs. Dads

"I’m tired of our society applauding dads for handling the most basic of parenting duties," the artist said.

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Editor's note: This article was originally published on January 27, 2022. It has since been updated.
 
We have come a long way to do away with gender roles, however, heterosexual parents are still subjected to double standards. Fathers are frequently praised for doing routine parenting tasks, but mothers are expected to do the majority of these tasks while getting no acknowledgment for the efforts. Mary Catherine Starr created a comic titled, "An Illustrated Guide To The Double Standards Of Parenting," to emphasize the different perspectives of society when viewing parents, reports HuffPost. She is a mother, yoga teacher, artist, consultant, and blogger and is based in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She runs an Instagram account, @momlife_comics, and posts comics related to parenting, marriage, and yoga. 

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The post displaying the double standards of parenting has become Starr's most famous comic to date. The scenes shown are based on Starr's own experiences as a mother in a culture that places significantly lesser expectations on fathers. She captioned the post, "This is not a dig at dads, it's a dig at our society—a society that applauds dads for handling the most basic of parenting duties + expects nothing short of perfection from mothers (or even worse, shames them for every decision and/or move they make!)." Starr spoke to Huffpost regarding her comic, "I’m tired of our society applauding dads for handling the most basic of parenting duties and expecting perfection from mothers,"