Fathers who look after their children have “more cojones” and only “dinosaurs” think men shouldn’t share childcare, Miriam Clegg has said.
Nick Clegg’s wife, who is a high profile lawyer, interrupted her husband’s press conference to ask the Deputy Prime Minister to take a public stand for men who look after their children.
In a rare move, which will be seen as highly political, Mrs Clegg took the microphone at the launch of Cityfathers to demand that “modern working fathers” announce “loudly and proudly” that taking responsibility for your own children does not “affect your level of testosterone. “
Mr Clegg replied: “Of course I agree with you Miriam”.
He added: “I am assuming I don’t have to translate cojones – or cojos as it’s sometimes known.”
It’s not actually true. Those alpha males who bonk and leave have higher testosterone levels than the betas who stay and raise. And there’s also convincing evidence that the actual process of staying and raising reduces testosterone levels.
All of this has nothing at all to do with the moral points of it all, whether men should stay, should take an active part in child care and so on. They’re entirely different from the science of what happens in that interaction of bonking, children and testosterone levels.
Still, at least Mrs. Clegg is only wring about the evidence, unlike her husband who is wrong about everything.