Dr. Helen

PJTV: The Dumbing Down of the American Dad (Members Only)

I recently did a panel with PJTV on the negative portrayal of American Dads in the media:

Over the past few decades on television, the American dad has been portrayed as dumb and lazy. Commercials and movies now mock the role of the father figure. It’s a far cry from the days of when he was a revered part of the family. TV shows like “The Simpsons” and “Married With Children” took aim at the beloved father, turning him into someone who wasn’t respected by his own family. Stay-at-home dad’s also feel the scrutiny as they are depicted as deficient and indifferent caretakers. In part five of this special series, PJ Media’s Dr. Helen Smith joins the panel to discuss the dumbing down of the American dad and how to stop it.

Unfortunately, the video is for PJTV members only but if you have a membership, go take a look at the video. Or if you have thoughts on men’s treatment on TV on shows like “The Simpsons” or “Married With Children”, comment below.