Item: Bashing fathers isn't funny/Kathleen Parker, Washington Post
More Info: A week before Father's Day, cartoonist Berkeley Breathed did a very cartoonist thing and caused a controversy to be stirred over a comic strip that seemed to slight fathers while celebrating lesbian moms. Reaction has been swift and predictable: outrage on the right; smug contempt for the right on the left. In the middle is one happy cartoonist, who got a rise from a jaded nation. Though the message of the strip may be interpreted more than one way, outrage is not necessarily misplaced.
Question: How important are fathers in modern American society?