Skip to comments.Fathers disappear from households across America
Posted on 12/26/2012 2:06:21 PM PST by Morgana
Nicole Hawkins three daughters have matching glittery boots, but none has the same father. Each has uniquely colored ties in her hair, but none has a dad present in her life.
As another single mother on Sumner Road decked her row-house stoop with Christmas lights and a plastic Santa, Ms. Hawkins recalled that her middle childs father has never spent a holiday or birthday with her. In her neighborhood in Southeast Washington, 1 in 10 children live with both parents, and 84 percent live with only their mother.
In every state, the portion of families where children have two parents, rather than one, has dropped significantly over the past decade. Even as the country added 160,000 families with children, the number of two-parent households decreased by 1.2 million. Fifteen million U.S. children, or 1 in 3, live without a father, and nearly 5 million live without a mother. In 1960, just 11 percent of American children lived in homes without fathers.
America is awash in poverty, crime, drugs and other problems, but more than perhaps anything else, it all comes down to this, said Vincent DiCaro, vice president of the National Fatherhood Initiative: Deal with absent fathers, and the rest follows.
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And for the most part, men did one of two things.
1. Sold out when they could profit from it.
2. Nothing, because of other priorities explained by MRA Paul Elam.
You are quick to blame the femanzies but who pulls their strings? If you think they aren’t controlled, and by men no less then you, and they are sadly mistaken.
“It takes two to tango ...”
I work with some of “the demographic” in question, BUT this is across the board amongst all women and men of a certain age, income and education level.
One of my 20-something co-workers remarked wistfully that she has never been a bridesmaid, although she talks about friends and family with children same age as hers. She is not married to her baby’s father and neither are her friends married to their baby daddies. These are white Midwesterners.
Same for several of my cousins’ kids. (They are just as melanin-challenged as I am, but low income and low education level, partly because their folks never grew up enough to give up drugs and alcohol.)
One of my black co-workers is VERY bitter about her boyfriend/fiance abandoning their son when the boy was about 8 years old. She’s very worried about the boy’s future.
Another black co-worker lost a nephew, a devoted single father, to a drive-by shooting.
It’s not one group or another that is suffering. It’s a whole generation across the country.
You are right on target. That's why I am looking at joining a third party. I know there's no hope of electoral success. I just want to vote for a party in which I believe, in my last years.
“One of my 20-something co-workers remarked wistfully that she has never been a bridesmaid, although she talks about friends and family with children same age as hers. She is not married to her babys father and neither are her friends married to their baby daddies. These are white Midwesterners.”
Society has turned young people against the idea of marriage. With the divorce rate what it is, and as messy as it is more and more are not willing to go into marriage. Except for the gays, and they too are learning extremely quickly how nasty a gay divorce can be. Later for that however.
“One of my black co-workers is VERY bitter about her boyfriend/fiance abandoning their son when the boy was about 8 years old. Shes very worried about the boys future.”
I know some white people in that boat. She was stupid. If she had married the man first and then he abandoned her she could have gone to court and sued him for abandonment. They have been made stupid from the system and are not able to think. It is just have sex, enjoy the moment now and really pay later.
I didn’t blame feminazis
No fathers, no families, no values.
The majority of lawmakers and judges at every level of government are men.
“Forget the daughters - they just turn out to be obnoxious loudmouths.” —”No dad + teenage testosterone rush = feral animal.”
Thanks a lot. My father was inconsiderate enough to die at age 31 so my brother and I were raised fatherless.
And it's the men who are shooting their sperm all over the landscape who are enabling this.
On the ground, so to speak, it takes two to make a baby outside marriage. (Inside, too, but that’s a different point.)
But on the legal front, it’s overwhelmingly men voting on the laws, writing the regulations, and making the judicial rulings. How is this women’s fault?
It was asked on a previous thread on this topic, “Why do we let women vote?” My answer is, “So you can blame them for everything.”
Did a judge recently not tell a man not to procreate as part of his probation? The man had fathered what 12 or 15? Kids by what was it 11 women? I can’t remember but you get the picture.
More and more the judges are going to have to go after the men getting the women pregnant.
And it’s the chicks opening wide to catch it.
There is plenty of blame to go around.
Jaw dropping. You'd think his leader would have put a stop to that a few dozen babies ago.
Blame doesn't help anyone. Changing the financial incentives would affect the outcomes, and there we are back to the men who make the laws regarding the financial incentives. Get at it, guys.
Most of these so called “fathers” should be called what they are - sperm donors for welfare sows.
I saw that, although I don't recall the precise details ... but enforce it how?
Government should not have the power to forcibly sterilize people. That way lies China. What we need is to make individuals financially responsible for their choices, but eliminating the "benefits" and the gazillion government employees living off the industry, as well as the "clients."
I beg to differ. The daughters turn into baby-making factories.
“But” s/b “by.” Although I could have said, “But eliminating the financial incentives will put a lot of GS employees out of work, and they are one heck of an important Democrat donor and voter base.”
This is true about blame.
The only way to stop it is cut of the welfare but we can’t because that is discrimination against the Amish.
Plus if we did then the mothers would be force to go after the fathers to pay child support. I am all for this concept however finding the fathers and getting them to pay is two different matters.
There was a case in Tennesse? Where a man had what 29 kids? (Yes he was Amish) by at least 14 women. He had a job but by the time anyone the women got child support it amounted to around $1.50 for each of them. It is crazy.