In discussions of feminism and equality, it's not only important but imperative to discuss our expectations of men in society, from how they feel, to how they act and what sort of roles they should have. All of these expectations take a toll on men and how others interact with them, especially when they become fathers, where they often don't feel able to share their emotions, instead feeling that they must be 'manly,' bold and fearless.
Not surprisingly, studies show that the opposite should be the case: the emotional bond with and warmth of a father is much more important to the social development of a child than perceiving their dad as a 'man's man.' Ashlee Janelle Danso and her father, Sam Danso, are giving men a space to celebrate the beauty, uniqueness and irreplaceability of a father, with a panel of fathers. It's time to talk fatherhood.