Monday, December 16, 2013

Excellent Read: Kay S. Hymowitz on "Boy Trouble", UPDATED-Sons of Divorce, School Shooters

The whole article is well done, but this jumped out at me.

"...why do boys in single-mother families have a harder time of it than their sisters? If you were to ask the average person on the street, he would probably give some variation of the role-model theory: boys need fathers because that’s who teaches them how to be men. The theory makes intuitive sense. Human beings naturally divide the universe into male and female—it’s one of the earliest things that children notice about the world around them."

 (Sort of "duh", but the article is worth reading.)

And yet, liberals persist in seeing things solely through an economic/Marxist vantage point-wave money at the problem at it will just go away:

"Liberals often assume that these kinds of social problems result from our stingy support system for single mothers and their children. Provide more maternity leave, quality day care, and health care, goes the thinking, and a lot of the disadvantages of single-parent homes would vanish. But the link between criminality and fatherlessness holds even in countries with lavish social-welfare systems."

Facts are terribly nasty and inconvenient things.

You are entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts. 


Read this: Sons of Divorce, School Shooters

" common and largely unremarked thread tying together most of the school shooters that have struck the nation in the last year is that they came from homes marked by divorce or an absent father."