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By Frank Watson
Gazette Columnist 

The New Male Stereotype


November 1, 2018

What happened to the image of the American father? I remember when fathers were considered the undisputed head of the family. The stereotypical father was venerated by his children and had the answer to all family problems. Not so anymore. The image of the American father has changed from Ward Cleaver to Archie Bunker to Homer Simpson. Hollywood portrays the normal couple to be Lara Croft Tomb Raider and her incompetent male side kick. No more dumb blond jokes. I liked them and learned most of them from my blond daughter who is not at all dumb. We have replaced them with inept man jokes. Du...

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