In a small, religious Province of southern Germany, Nils Pickert has a young son who likes to wear dresses and nail polish. Nils’ parenting instinct told him the boy couldn’t grow strong and assert himself as an adult without a role model, so he became that role model – and Mr. Pickert wears skirts and nail polish along with his son.
The dad says, “Yes, I’m one of those dads, that try to raise their children equal. I’m not one of those academic daddies that ramble about gender equality during their studies and then, as soon as a child’s in the house, still relapse into those fluffy gender roles…”
Now the boy simply smiles, when other boys (and it’s nearly always boys) make fun of him and he says: “You only don’t dare to wear skirts and dresses because your dads don’t dare to either.” That’s how broad his own shoulders have become. And all thanks to daddy in a skirt.
Pickert adds, “To this very day I’m thankful for that women, that stared at us on the street until she ran face first into a street light. My son was roaring with laugher.”