Sociology’s Timothy Black notes that fathers got to spend more time with families during the pandemic

Fathers gained family time in the pandemic. Many don’t want to give it back.
The New York TimesTimothy Black, professor of sociology at the College of Arts and Sciences, noted that a substantial share of fathers who took on more domestic work during lockdowns have kept it up—and rearranged their work lives to do so. “The expectations of father involvement have increased in the last generation, across all social classes but especially for those most marginalized,” he said. “Many of these fathers have embraced these messages.”