OK, my turn to be angry. Going about morning stuff, GMA on in background, report comes on. Robin Roberts saying, "we always hear about how the mother is to blame, now we're learning problems we have in the workplace can be directly attributed to our relationship with our FATHERS" (right, mothers are always blamed in the media - what planet is she on?)
This is the biggest bunch of BS I've heard in a long time. This PhD, Stephen Poulter, has written a book describing the 5 types of fathers - oh, yes, you guessed it, only the last type is favorable at all.
He identifies five major types of fathers such as the "Superachiever," "Time Bomb," "Passive," "Absent" and "Compassionate/Mentor."
The article doesn't even begin to describe how slanted the interview was. Poulter even asserts that perhaps the reason women can't break the "glass ceiling" is because they had an "Absent" father - he claims 40% of women do. Right - "Absent" is when Dad is there, but works so f*cking much he's not there every second to fawn over princess and prop up her fragile self-esteem. My elaboration of course. By that reasoning, Hubs is certainly "Absent" - what a total CROCK ! Give me a break. The bias was so blatant.
Poulter suggests that when you finally realize how your father has victimized you by hampering your ability to perform in the workplace, you should seek support, and explain to your co-workers why you can't respond effictively in certain situations. Because your dad was a "Time Bomb" for example, you might shy away from conflict.
And Roberts was fawning all over him, like he's the new guru of why women just can't seem to scale that wall. We've finally figured it out. Blame Dad. I'll be sending them an email. http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Books/story?id=2018716&page=1