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View Poll Results: If you've ever been treated disrespectfully as a SAHD by a woman while with your kids
Yes or No 6 46.15%
No 7 53.85%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 13. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-26-2011, 04:15 AM
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Why is the first answer to your poll "Yes or No"?
For the indecisive Dad?

Well, I've been excluded from mom groups that are women only. And one mom told me she felt bad about not inviting me to a baby shower or something because I was a guy. (oh, bummer. ). I don't see that as discrimination though. If I want a bunch of guys to get together without women, course I would.

I do expect there's discrimination when going back to a regular paying job, valuing the work done (by men or women) as experience. So far that hasn't been an issue for me, I've been doing this about 14 years too and still plan on continuing. And many dads on here have proven it's possible to jump back in, even after a lot of years.

As for under represented, we are a pretty tiny group compared to U.S. population. By my rough figuring, about 1 out of 1000 guys is a SAHD.
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:56 AM
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1 in 1000? This include babies and kids? If adults, I'd assume that is very low. There's lots out there.
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By my rough figuring, about 1 out of 1000 guys is a SAHD.
Throw in my charm, good looks and wit and I'd say I'm one in a million. (Just beating HF to it)
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:23 PM
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I've ben at this for over seven years now and I've never been openly disrespected. The closest we ever came to that was in an exercise class where three younger moms formed a little clique and basically acted like they were stuck up, but I chose to let them relive high school on their own. If anything, I've never had a problem striking up a conversation thanks to the fact that earlier on both my kids were inherently friendly, even my older son has special needs.
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Throw in my charm, good looks and wit and I'd say I'm one in a million. (Just beating HF to it)


OK, HF, instead of guessing here's a little more with #'s. US population = 312,454,000. By 2010 census, 24% of pop. is under 18. So now at 237,465,040. 49% in 2010 were male (hmmm.) Now at 116,357,870 guys over 18 in US. Latest # I could find on SAHD's in US was 2008, at 140,000 SAHD's. (245,000 in 2006 - ???). So that's 1 out of every 831 adult guys is a SAHD, I was a little off. Says that doesn't include single dads or gays. But also doesn't include dads under 18, definitely some of those here.

On the other hand, 1 out of 100 Adults are in prison in the US. Don't ask me why that matters, just came up in Adult male pop. search, interesting.

As for you Canucks, you'll have to figure that one out.
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LOL. So there are a few SAHMs out there that are in the 90s? 80s even. Okay I know there are a few SAHDs here in their 70s and 60s.....fine. Still, by in large the numbers you'd be drawing from are from men in their 20s, 30s and 40s. Anyways.....I'm not sure how many houses in my subdivision there are, but I know there are numerous SAHDs in it. IT don't number in the thousands. So we are in the 4/200 range. Maybe more. Interesting though. And the number of SAHDs has increased in the last few years due to the recession.

Is this troll going to respond to his post or what? LOL .
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Only problem I've ever had was from some old farts and a few uneducated dads. They just wish they could be or could have been around their kids more. Pathetic bastards...
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Hi! A poll on the first post! That is a first. How many kids and how old are they? (?)
I think my avatar from the first post after his says it all HF. It has been over 48 hours since his initial post. I think y'all have been duped. I did not vote. It took this alleged SAHD of 14 years almost a decade to find this site yet he knew how to set up a poll on his first post? Maybe he did not put it in his favorites? I think there was an ulterior motive here.
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We are definitely growing ,,i met 2 more this school year and they know of a couple more,, all by choice..Thats just in my little hick town too

I was wondering where this guy went too
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