Rad Dad #17

Rad Dad #17

by Tom Moniz

Rad Dad #17 is the thickest issue yet, complete with an Erik Drooker cover. Issue #17 focuses on Anarchism and radical parenting. Tomas, the trusty editor, tells of feeling forced to choose between participating in a radical action, and staying behind to care for his pregnant partner. It illuminates the unfortunate tendency of activists to unintentionally ostracize those with kids by not making events accessible to those with families. Vikki Law wonders at her young daughter's interest in Anarchism, and how that compares with the relatively mainstream life choices of other Anarchists' children. Shawn Taylor touches on the assumptions strangers make about him and his ability to parent due to his appearance. Kayley Terwillger explains her personal criteria for raising a radical child, including concepts like mutual respect and the ability to make decisions. And Sky Crosby interviews Bill Ayers about his time spent raising children while living underground. A spectacular issue, maybe the best yet!