DOT.COM SOCIETY SUPPORTING FATHERS TO BE
Women have always hosted stork parties, which are commonly known as baby showers.
Many men, who have been lured to attend such occasions by their ever moody better halves, have found them as a waste of time, irritating and boring.
But it’s not like men don’t care about the anticipation of a baby.
They just can’t stand watching pregnant women playing childish games like grownups dressing up in nappies or Poo-Poo, where one takes out a chocolate in urine coloured cold drink from a potty.
Instead, they just want to guzzle a lot more beer and have a lot more meat to eat.
Nowadays, Batswana men, mostly fathers to be, celebrate the birth of their children too. Dot.com society is a group of young, wild and free friends, mainly business men who own small medium enterprises.
They really know how to throw the best daddy showers in town. Dot.com society is in fact a closely knit group of male friends who’ve known each other from their secondary school days.
The society is made up of patrons who drink at the famous United Café bar otherwise popularly known as Dot.com.
It is situated at Moonlight shopping complex where the well documented murder of John Kalafatis took place.
Spokesperson Warona Tibi says: “Dot.com society is a gentlemen’s club with a laudable aim to pledge support for fathers and fathers to be, and we pay as much attention to detail as possible, by going all out from the dress code to the venue.”
Tibi says dot.com daddy showers are meant to be memorable. “We are worried by ‘bo tinto’ (Setswana for negative male role models who are unemployed, live in denial or absence), so the sole purpose of organising daddy showers is to celebrate the anticipation of childbirth, honour responsible fathering and show support to the father to be.”
He says “it’s not like a party with sultry semi naked vixens which is what most people tend to think but rather instead patrons indulge in plenty of beer, meat, whiskey, and cognac and Cuban cigars to give the day a masculine feel.”
Instead of seeing daddy showers as an excuse to indulge, most women, including those who are pregnant interviewed by the Voice highly welcomed and really appreciates such male social networks.
They believe that such initiatives are modern day and very noble concepts.