A father taking a position like this in Southern Germany would be like a father in the Bible Belt wearing a skirt to make his young son feel comfortable. This guy is a hero.
Badass Dad of the Day: Nils Pickert’s 5-year-old son likes to wear dresses and skirts — so in a show of solidarity, Pickert started wearing them, too.
This is translated from German, so it’s not quite precise:Yes, I am one of those fathers who are trying their children, to educate equally. I’m not one of those academics Papis, the drivel in the study of gender justice and then as soon as a child is born, but fall back into the soft and cuddly stereotype gender roles: He realized professionally, she takes care of the rest.
People in their south German town of 5,000 wonder his effort to be a role model is sensible or silly.
“Neither,” Pickert says. And as it turns out, long skirts with elastic bands fit him quite well.