Why Aren’t Dads Called ‘Working Fathers?

Peggy Drexler, a blogger at the Huffington Post raised a really good point recently about a term we use everyday, including here at Mommy Track’d: “working mother.” “I’ve never liked the term: working mother,” Drexler wrote. “It says that I am some kind of sub-category; not a full member of the club. Maybe I’ll feel better about it the day I hear someone called a ‘working father.’” (September 2007)