Being a parent, I've found a real sign of the times in cartoon programming. Nowadays the decision makers, doers, problem solvers and rescuers are always the girl characters. The male characters, whether boys or grown men, are portrayed as tongue-tied, snivelling cowards at best and scheming, incompetent louts at worst.
Hollywood seems to think, "If we bombard the public with enough images of females doing traditionally male things, we can CHANGE HUMAN NATURE!"
There is an huge homosexual presence in the creative arts, and cartooning and cartoon script writing are no exception. It would be fascinating to explore the correlation between one's attitude towards traditional sex roles, particularly one's own, and one's sexual orientation. Perhaps some intrepid professor of psychology would want to conduct a study on the subject. Taxpayer-subsidized, of course.
Watch your keyboard there, son. You're infected with the same feminazi drivel as the cartoons!
You ain't no generic, androgynous, nondescript "parent". You're a Father, an indispensable part of a complete family. Don't ever forget it.
(Of course, if despite your FRname, your'e female, then you're a Mother. Same deal.)