I agree with you regarding moral responsibility, but the biological reality we can’t escape is that the woman has the child. Apart from your invasion mass-rape situation, if women have children with no known or responsible father, it’s because of the women’s stupid decisions to have sex with that loser.
It’s not cosmic justice, but I don’t see any way to get around the fact that we need to orient our incentives toward influencing women toward making smarter choices. We didn’t always have over 50% of children born out of wedlock. The moral environment changed, but above all, the financial constraints changed. A woman who doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with casual sex might nonetheless choose not to do it with “him,” if the outcome is likely to be her with a baby and no contribution.
Yes its the woman who got pregnant but please stop blaming the woman!! Unless she was the Virgin Mary a man did this to her.
Please stop letting men get off scott free.
You know I never knew how much society has changed till I listened to some youtube clips by Dr. Judith Reisman. In one clip she was talking about how a man could be arrested for whispering “sweet nothings” in a woman’s ear! Think of that! Arrested for saying things considered obscene. Well you can thank Dr. Kinsey for the end of that.
Do I feel that men should be arrested for saying “sweet nothings” in a woman’s ear? Well I not that extreme plus we here at Free Republic would never get Laz out of jail.
We should however hold men responsible in that a lot of them get more women pregnant than the number of babies the women are actually having. Think of that. The man in Tenn. He has 29? Okay how many women you know other than Mrs. Duggard has 29 babies? (mind you Mrs. Duggard is married) Now how many more men are like that? They go from woman to woman and get her pregnant. They in fact have more “babies” than the women. They are the ones who need to be stopped. Do as Barney Fiffe says “nip it in the bud, Andy nip it in the bud”
The structure of public assistance provides a perverse incentive to continue. Another child is another monthly check, a boost to the EBT account, a larger Section 8 apartment. There is no sacrifice involved, it’s a money maker. The baby daddy is not in the picture, no attempt is made to pursue child support. No reward for pursuing it, the assistance is more generous and more steady than an unreliable child support check from an often unwilling or difficult to locate father. It’s really insidious. There are third generation “families” that are the product of this system. It’s catching, too. As the economy declines, other groups who were more self-sufficient fall into it.