And the Telegraph flat out begs the question, "Does fatherhood turn men into misogynists?" Using the same study that the Independent used for their article.
"As a sociologist, I am disinclined to support a biological explanation, because such sexist shifts do not occur in some, particularly non-western, societies, where care of young children is more equally shared, not just between men and women but across communities."But when accounting for biological explanations of why men tend to be more "traditional", it is due to the fact that men tend to be biologically induced to become more protective of their offspring and be more of the providers, and women also become more nurturing, according to Northwestern University:
' In "Fatherhood", Peter Gray and Kermyt Anderson synthesize findings from biological anthropology, psychology, and related fields to make the case that males play a key role in this unusual human strategy.
They argue that males have been shaped by evolution to not only serve as resource providers—the long held assumption—but also to care for young. There is a rapidly growing body of evidence that human males bear cognitive, emotional, and physiologic signatures of evolutionary selection to provide such care, whereas most male mammals clearly have not.
Gray and Anderson synthesize and review various literatures to make the case that fatherhood is a career with deep evolutionary roots in our species’ lineage. Some of the most fascinating evidence that human males have been shaped by evolution for their role as parents comes from studies of the physiologic, hormonal and emotional differences between fathers and non-fathers.
For example, the hormone testosterone, which provides a boost of confidence and competitive mojo in social interactions (for men and women alike), is often decreased substantially in fathers. There is some evidence that fathers also have higher prolactin – the hormone that, in women, is produced during lactation and is known to stimulate nurturing behavior."
Additionally the study fails to inform us that men in Australia tend to work longer hours compared to women, the following information is from Adelaide Now: