I am disappointed with the Maine Sunday Telegram. I received my Sunday copy on Father’s Day, and noticed that there were no stories about fathers or fatherhood, with the exception of the sports page (“On Baseball: New Sea Dog comes from a true baseball family”).

This is a continual oppression. Reporting on child abuse, political campaigns and the elderly, while essential, should not be the focus of your paper on Father’s Day if we are trying to encourage fathers to be more involved in their children’s lives. On the issue of child abuse, please remember that your paper doesn’t just report on it, but helps to set the tone for the values of our community.

I believe you missed a chance. I was so saddened to read that none of the lead articles would be about the challenges of fathers in our community at this time.

At the Men’s Resource Center of Southern Maine, our focus is to support boys, men and fathers and to oppose violence. Socialization is a form of violence against men when it means that we do not report on the excitement of being a father in this day and age.

We need to refocus away from sports and competition and toward connection between men and their children.

Stephen Andrew

Portland