My Boyfriend Mocks Me for Being Unemployed

Welcome to Friendzone, Jezebel's column devoted to dealing with the valuable people in your life who you're not humping. Got an issue and looking for guidance? Email friendzone@jezebel.com. » 9/26/14 8:00pm 9/26/14 8:00pm

Show Us Your Dads At Their Most Dad-tacular

In the spirit of Father's Day this Sunday (remember to send your Dad that bouquet of ties he's been dropping hints about!), we're celebrating the men who raised us by showcasing them at their most Dad-tacular. That's right. Our dads at Peak Dad. It's on. » 6/15/14 2:00pm 6/15/14 2:00pm

Dads Pretend to Breastfeed for Well-Intentioned But Annoying Campaign

Project Breastfeeding is a photo campaign featuring fathers pretending to breastfeed their infants. Its slogan, "If I could, I would," is meant to show male support of breastfeeding, but inadvertently comes off as another source of pressure in the "Breast is best" debate. » 3/05/14 11:40am 3/05/14 11:40am

Dad With Cancer Writes 800 Notes to His Daughter

A 44-year-old man who was diagnosed with life-threatening cancer feared that his daughter would go through high school without her father's love and guidance. And so he decided he was going to stick around — in the form of 826 prewritten notes. Tear ducts: activate. » 1/27/14 2:00pm 1/27/14 2:00pm

I Have a Dream That Someday a Picture Like This Won't Be a Big Deal

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the best orators in the history of the world and was one of the Top 10 Americans ever. Believe me, I'm not comparing myself to a legend like Dr. King, but I'm going to share my version of the "I Have A Dream" speech with all of you. » 1/10/14 3:30pm 1/10/14 3:30pm

By the Way, Lots of Dudes Aspire to Be Dads

Yes, yes — we all know that the highest calling for women in fascist countries is to birth beautiful, stout baby-soldiers for the State, but a new, conveniently-timed Father’s Day poll suggests that lots of men want to be dads one day. In fact, just about as many men as women aspire to carefully guide an infant… » 6/16/13 4:00pm 6/16/13 4:00pm

Now Dads Are Just as Stressed About Not Spending Time with Their Kids…

We've reached a new milestone in the effort to gender-neutralize the division of household labor: fathers are now just as stressed about not having enough time to bond with their children as mothers are. Parenting stress, at long last, is really becoming gender-blind. » 3/14/13 6:50pm 3/14/13 6:50pm

Father's Stunning Portraits of His Daughter Look Like Classic Paintings…

If you've never seen the work of Bill Gekas, you're in for a treat: The Australian photographer creates gorgeous images that look like classic works of art. The beautiful model is none other than his daughter, Athena, who is now 5 years old. » 3/05/13 3:40pm 3/05/13 3:40pm

In Studies That Make Perfect Sense, Men’s Views on Abortion Change with…

A new study of unmarried men living (in sin, hellfire, brimstone, blah!) with female partners has found that most of them would prefer to be consulted about an impending abortion, and, perhaps encouragingly, that this insistence to be included in a pregnancy-terminating decision had less to do with entrenched… » 10/10/12 2:25pm 10/10/12 2:25pm

Oh, Look, People May Not Be Taking Purity Balls as Seriously as We…

You remember purity balls, right?! The ones that are like "put on a white dress, hold a white rose, dance with your dad, sign a contract to Ziploc your vagina, and also it's sorrrrrt of like you're marrying your dad but shhh?" Those? As it turns out, they're not as ubiquitous as it initially seemed. Which is GREAT,… » 7/21/12 1:30pm 7/21/12 1:30pm

Dads Are Using Their Kids’ Sporting Events to Get Out of Helping with…

In their Herculean efforts to avoid doing chores around the house, fathers will stoop to pretty much everything, even sitting through an excruciating pee-wee basketball game during which their children forget which end of the court to defend and accidentally score a miraculous, game-winning field goal for the opposing… » 7/12/12 9:15pm 7/12/12 9:15pm

What, Your Dad Never Publicly Spanked Your Boyfriends?

If you've ever wanted to see a guy get spanked by his girlfriend's father, today's your lucky day: a video of an angry dad giving his underage daughter's adult boyfriend a choice between a "severe ass kicking" or a "brutal spanking" has surfaced on the internet. » 6/20/12 1:15pm 6/20/12 1:15pm

Father's Day Memories Of A Pot-Dealing, Cross-Dressing, Murdered Dad

A woman named Tanya Quaife, now grown and working at nonprofit for LGBT homeless youth in Los Angeles, tells the complicated story of her father on Salon in a piece rife with bitterness, sensationalism (sentences like "The detective told me my father's penis had shrunk to the size of a seahorse," a number of disgusted… » 6/16/12 2:45pm 6/16/12 2:45pm

Want Your Kids to Live a Long Time? Make Sure Their Dad's an Old Guy

New research shows that children of men who fathered them later in life may be able to expect to live longer than those of us whose fathers were young. But don't run into a nursing home with your pants around your ankles and arms outstretched just yet — the "older dad, longer life" principle only seems to apply to… » 6/12/12 6:25pm 6/12/12 6:25pm

Hospitalized Dad Hilariously Included in Wedding Celebration Via…


It's every betrothed person's worst nightmare: a parent falls sick right before the Big Day, and can't be there to see the wedding. But rather than settle for a lifetime of wedding memories stamped with the conspicuous absence of Dad, one intrepid sister of the groom took it upon herself and her photoshopping skills… » 1/30/12 6:40pm 1/30/12 6:40pm

Apparently Dads Can't Be Trusted at Sleepovers

Apparently divorced dads are all pedophiles. At least, that's the assumption a parenting expert makes — and it may point to bigger problems. » 1/27/12 5:00pm 1/27/12 5:00pm

Purity Balls Still The Creepiest Shit Ever

On today's episode of Anderson Cooper's eponymous talk show, the silver haired action figure discussed the issue of father-daughter "purity balls." Specifically, is it the creepiest shit ever or what? Verdict: Yes. » 1/20/12 2:40pm 1/20/12 2:40pm

Mitt Romney Is Running For America's Embarrassing Dad

In an attempt to add some more artfully wayward locks of hair to his polished pol image, former Massachusetts governor and current Iowa tourist Mitt Romney has taken making small talk with the locals he meets while on the campaign trail. Unfortunately, Romney must be used to having his undocumented lawn servants make… » 12/28/11 11:25am 12/28/11 11:25am