BuzzFeed Daily: Absolutely. So your piece focused on TikToker, mother, and business owner, Chloe Sexton, who posted a discussing her husband’s daddy privilege that has since been viewed over five million times. Can you go into a little detail about the incident that sparked Chloe’s video?
KT: Yeah. So in her video, basically, her husband is the one who told her that he was embarrassed by how he was being treated, which is awesome — that he was able to kind of pinpoint it and be like, “Wait, why? Why is somebody treating me like this?” And so she didn’t actually witness it, but the husband came back to her and was like, “You know, I was at the store wearing the baby, getting groceries” — and she is a baker, so she goes to this wholesale food place where she gets big bags of flour and all this stuff she has to load up and take back to her bakery.
Well, when the dad does it, everyone’s coming to help him and offer assistance and be like, “Oh my gosh, you’re such an awesome dad for loading all this stuff up and multitasking.” Even though Chloe did that when she was nine months pregnant and she does it all the time every week, and no one thinks twice about it.
So basically, he was just saying that he felt kind of embarrassed that he was being treated that way. But I think that he is, unfortunately, in the minority there because I think a lot of dads love that. They’re like, “Well, I should be being showered [with praise] for doing all of these things.”
So yeah, those are my thoughts on it. And I don’t mean to encompass all dads. Hopefully, that’s changing. But I do still feel like there are a lot of dads, because of how society portrays them, who think that they should be praised for doing these certain things that moms do on an everyday basis.
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