Consuming Fathers

And then there is this kind of father who can’t distinguish between a child and an accessory. Mind you, I don’t blame these TV stars as much as I blame us all. They perform for us because this is what sells. Humiliating women for fun and treating children like critters is good business. This is precisely what Deneen and Bauman, from their polar opposite political camps, describe as the triumph of consumerism over everything else.

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