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What Dads Do

Doyin Richards knows what people are thinking when they see him walk into a nail salon.

He says he often gets odd looks from people wondering what a 6'2", 205-pound black guy is doing there.

It's simple: He's there to get a pedicure with his daughter. And he's completely unapologetic about it.


Let's be honest. Gender stereotypes are soooo 1955. Why should seeing a dad get a pedicure with his daughter be any weirder than a mom playing baseball with her kid? Or a dad playing with Barbies. Or a mom watching Star Wars with her son. Or a dad doing his daughter's hair.

Spending time with your kid, doing the activities with them that they enjoy?

There's a word for that: parenting.

Watch Doyin take his daughter to the salon (and use the opportunity to challenge her to eat her broccoli too) in this episode of "What Dads Do":

You could share this so it no longer needs to be shared one day. Totally your call.

As face masks have become mandatory in many places to limit the spread of coronavirus, it's also become an increasingly politicized thing. As we know, anything that involves political polarization also involves vast amounts of misinformation and disinformation. Whose idea was the internet again?

No one I know loves wearing a mask. We all wish we didn't have to. But there are an awful lot of people saying they can't wear one, or they refuse to wear one because they've been led to believe that masks are somehow more dangerous than not wearing one. I've seen and read "information" on everything from masks depriving people of oxygen to masks causing CO2 build up to masks creating fungus problems.

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