Do you ever think that part of the reason it seems so natural [women being more capable of "nurturing" and, thus, being the ones to work outside of the home less]in your mind is because it's an ideal you've been exposed to countless times in the media? No, I believe that if you strip away all socialism, culture, and media ideas, in the end the man is and will be looked at as the provider on an instinctual level. What I do feel is media influenced is the ego that goes along with men running the household, which in turn has made women (as a whole) strive to be seen as equal in a situation where they should already be equal anyway. What I fault the media for is making the mens responsibilities and duties seem more important than the womens to the point that the new age female feels insecure about fufilling that role in a relationship. I would say the media has done the same for men just roles switched, but I feel it is a 50/50 because there are men now who have no problem not embracing that role. While there are some who accept and look forward to it. Are fathers not capable of "nurturing" or "doing things properly" with their children? Why or why not? No, and a good father will nurture his child properly, but I don't feel this conflicts with the roles of parenthood.