For most of time, fatherhood has always been something that people upheld and cherished, children looked up to their fathers to protect and guide them.
Traditionally being a father was not just about being able to sire children, it was about making sure you can be there for your children needs, physically, emotionally and mentally and even when you passed the community took over that responsibility not only because it was a shared community responsibility but for the virtue they too learned from their fathers.
Today, the whole ideal of fatherhood has been abused. Since when did men start siring children and let the woman carry the burden alone, forcing young women to go back to their parents to take care of a child that belongs to another man and let alone stand the hateful stare from the community.
“Baby Daddy”, what name fits such misfits in the community when the action of most men make our daughters feel less of themselves in the face of the society. Forcing girls dropping out of school, some kicked out of their homes abandon by their fathers, the father to her child, abandon by the community.
There is no excuse like it was all just a “mistake” no baby is a mistake. We know what we are getting into from the beginning. There is no legitimate reason for having to let one person carry the burden. Men need to take the step and start taking care of their babies, no woman should suffer the burden of raising her child by herself. Knowing that you can always count on your father for most of things in life even when he can’t get them for you but the assurance that he will try and give you the best is satisfactory enough to any child and the mother to your child.