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  • The REAL reason why women are freezing their eggs - they are waiting for the perfect father

    09/08/2016 7:07:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 67 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 7, 2016 | Fiona MacRae
    They are often portrayed as hard-hearted individuals who are putting motherhood on hold in order to climb the career ladder. But women who freeze their eggs are actually waiting for a man who is perfect father material to come along. Researcher Kylie Baldwin, who asked a group of women why they froze their eggs, said: 'I think they were looking for a hands-on father. 'And it was the absence of this particular type of potential father, not just the absence of any partner, that led them to freeze the eggs.
  • The Latest in Transanity: More Male Mothers and the End of the Male Body

    08/02/2016 7:14:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | August 2, 2016 | Michael Brown
    These are the kinds of things you cannot make up. A report from the Daily Mail documents the “March of the Male Mums” while an article on declares, “There is plainly no one type of body that we could accurately label a ‘male body.’”These are but the latest examples of the all-out war on gender distinctions, and one can only wonder what is coming next.When it comes to male mothers, Thomas Beatie, better known as “the pregnant man,” was the pioneer. “Thomas” was a former beauty queen who had her breasts cut off but left her reproductive organs intact,...
  • Baton Rouge Cop Killer's Favorite Race Book by Soros Fellow (vanity)

    07/18/2016 9:46:18 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    This is killer Gavin Long a/k/a Cosmo Setepenra's list of books. Note this one - the only one listed related to American race issues: "The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander This is the title I immediately and robotically recite anytime someone is looking for a book recommendation. By far the most infuriating book Ive read, but vital for anyone thats looking to understand why the #BlackLivesMatter movement exists. Why Black people are angry. And why the black father is absent in most Black homes (done so intentionally via the system of White Supremacy). Its an unrelenting and exhaustively...
  • Court: Slipknot Bassist's Child Born After He Died Can Sue

    05/06/2016 12:52:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    The daughter of the late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray can sue a doctor for the loss of her father's companionship, even though she was still a fetus when he died, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. The court acknowledged it's the first time it's had to decide such a case centered on the rights of a child during the time it is a fetus, but it cited similar conclusions in cases from Massachusetts and Wisconsin. The justices warned that it would be a mistake for anyone to try to apply the rationale behind the ruling to the abortion debate. The...
  • VANITY: Gonna burst... can't contain it anymore... must tell someone, ANYONE!

    04/12/2016 10:02:02 AM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 103 replies
    FreeRepublic | 4/12/2016 | Self
    So, my wife and I just celebrated our one year anniversary, and got each other the best present of all... we're having a baby! She's only 4-6 weeks along at this point, so we haven't told anyone yet. We want to wait about 3 more weeks until the first real checkup. But I can't wait that long to tell someone... anyone who will listen/read! We're going to the OB on 5/3 for a first appointment and to hear the heartbeat for the first time. I'm so excited to be a father. I'm happy we did everything we could to start...
  • A Flying Baseball Bat, a Dads Instinct and a Photograph

    03/09/2016 7:38:39 AM PST · by heartwood · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 8, 2016 | Karen Workman
    A father stops a flying baseball bat that was inches away from hitting his sons face. A photographer captures the moment. You can guess what happens next. Its been crazy, said Shaun Cunningham, 37, the father from Ocala, Fla., who has been declared a hero in several headlines. The last 24 hours have been out of control. The near-hit happened on Saturday while Cunningham and his 8-year-old son, Landon, were cheering on the Atlanta Braves in a spring training game in Orlando against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Christopher Horner, a photographer for The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, took the photo that has ricocheted...
  • Did You Hear About the Father Who Is the Mother and the Mother Who Is the Father?

    12/30/2015 11:52:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | December 30, 2015 | Michael Brown
    A man marries a woman. They have a baby together. The man is the father and thewoman is the mother. Well it's not so simple anymore. Today, you have to figure out if the man who is marrying the woman is actually a man and if the woman who is marrying the man is actually a woman. Then you have to figure out if the man is the father or the mother and if the woman is the mother or the father. Is this starting to make your head spin? If so, this headline will not help. It reads: "Male...
  • Dear Daddy Response

    12/29/2015 9:17:07 PM PST · by Utilizer · 9 replies
    A Voice for Men ^ | December 28, 2015 | AVfM Video Source
    An excellent must view response...
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Announces He Will Take 2-Month Paternity Leave

    11/21/2015 1:00:05 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan have not shared an exact due date for the Zuckerbaby, but he did say “every day things are getting a little more real” in a post shared on Facebook
  • Look At The 1 Photo Of Ted Cruz During The Debate That Has Everyone Talking

    10/29/2015 3:48:56 PM PDT · by Isara · 119 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | October 29, 2015 | Jack Davis
    "What this photograph demonstrates is that..." There was lightning and thunder in his words and eyes when Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was lashing out at the liberal media during Wednesday night's debate. There was a whole different picture during a break, when Cruz spent some happy moments with his daughters Caroline and Catherine. A picture of Cruz with the two girls was uploaded to Twitter, where voters got a glimpse of the man behind the message. Wonderful photo of @tedcruz loving on his sweet daughters during a break in the action. #GOPDebate Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett)...
  • Making Fatherhood Royally In Vogue

    10/26/2015 8:06:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | October 26, 2015 | Jim Geraghty
    With the United Kingdoms Prince William and Princess Kate smiling out from magazine covers and television screens everywhere, its easy to forget that not that long ago the late 1990s only 32 percent of Britons told the British Social Attitudes poll that they felt positive about the royal family. Today, 75 percent of Britons agree the monarchy is integral to British culture. A lot changed, but perhaps the single most decisive factor is that the future of the crown isnt the troubled Prince Charles, but happy parents William and Kate, sharing the joy of parenthood in the public...
  • Father's Day: Being Raised Without a Father Is Not a Death Sentence (Great Article)

    06/18/2015 4:50:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | June 18, 2015 | Larry Elder
    I wrote my latest book, "Dear Father, Dear Son: Two Lives, Eight Hours," to personalize the biggest issue facing the country -- the growing number of fatherless homes, particularly in the black community, where over 70 percent of children are born to unwed mothers. Being raised without a father is hard. One is more likely to drop out, be unemployed or end up in jail. But it's not a death sentence. The book is about what my father faced and overcame: Only child; irresponsible, illiterate mother; never met his biological father; born in Jim Crow South; kicked out of his...
  • In the Absence of Fathers: A Story of Elephants and Men

    04/28/2015 10:05:38 PM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    These Stone Walls ^ | June 20, 2012 | Fr. Gordon J. MacRae
    Are committed fathers an endangered species in our culture? Fr. Gordon MacRae draws a troubling corollary between absent fathers and burgeoning prisons.Wade Horn, Ph.D., President of the National Fatherhood Initiative, had an intriguing article entitled Of Elephants and Men in a recent issue of Fatherhood Today magazine. I found Dr. Horns story about young elephants to be simply fascinating, and you will too. It was sent to me by a TSW reader who wanted to know if there is any connection between the absence of fathers and the shocking growth of the American prison population. Some years ago, officials at...
  • Jeremy Renner a real-life action dad

    04/27/2015 11:45:08 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 26, 2015 | Mark Tapson
    As the helplessly smitten father of two little girls (with a third on the way), I have a soft spot for stories about manly dads who freely confess to being wrapped around their daughters little finger. So I was touched when Fox News reported that tough guy action star Jeremy Renner recently gushed about his 2-year-old Ava Berlin in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres. Ava is the daughter of Renner, 44, and Canadian model Sonni Pacheco, who married in early 2014 almost a year after Avas birth. Renner was grateful that he married late in life, after some career success,...
  • A Happy Conservative Black Woman on the Gay Agenda and Black America (Rush Limbaugh show, 4/20)

    04/21/2015 7:47:18 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 23 replies ^ | April 20, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Cheryl in Cleveland. It's great to have you on the program with us. Hello. CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are you? RUSH: Fine and dandy. Thank you. CALLER: You know, I couldn't be more disgusted by this NIH study. Half a million dollars on examining what young adolescent boys are experiencing during their first sexual encounter? With all of the problems that beset the black community, especially black male adolescents, to spend this kind of money on this study is astonishing to me. I mean, why not put that money to trying to determine why 73% of black...
  • Catholic Caucus: How St. Joseph Lived the Greatest Calling of Husband and Father

    03/20/2015 6:40:10 PM PDT · by Coleus · 15 replies
    Seton Magazine ^ | 03.18.15 | John Clark
    Because this column is devoted to promoting Catholic fatherhood, this is a special feast day: the Feast of Saint Joseph. The following is an updated version of a column that John wrote a few years ago. Men in history are often remembered for things like winning a battle, governing a country, composing a symphony, writing a masterpiece, or inventing a life-changing device. Today, the Church honors a man who did none of these. Even in his own time, in the eyes of much of the world, this small-town carpenter was insignificant. But his greatness did not lie in his...
  • The Black Family in 1965 and Today

    02/26/2015 8:52:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | February 26, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    The breakdown of the black family is a sensitive topic, though it's not new and it's not in dispute. President Barack Obama, who grew up with an absent father, often urges black men to be responsible parents. Nor is there any doubt that African-American children would be better off living with their married parents. Kids who grow up in households headed by a single mother are far more likely than others to be poor, quit school, get pregnant as teens and end up in jail. But these facts were once inflammatory. Fifty years ago next month, a Labor Department official...
  • Pro-Abortion Web Site Attacks Men Who Regret Urging Their Partner to Have Abortion

    01/16/2015 9:49:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies ^ | 1/16/15 | Sarah Zagorski
    In the world of choice, women and men who choose abortion experience zero regret or pain; and then when they share their stories were expected to agree with their decision and honor them for their bravery. However, when someone shares that they regret their abortion and that it was damaging to their mental health, theyre immediately blacklisted. For example, a recent article on ridicules and dismisses a video that shares the stories of three men who regret participating and conceding to their partners abortion. The video titled, The Apology, was created by Heroic Media and highlights the need for...
  • Victorian fathers were the ORIGINAL New Men who spent time and joked with their children

    01/16/2015 6:55:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 16, 2015 | Martha Cliff
    We may all have been cooing at David Beckham's touching outing with his three-year-old daughter Harper on her scooter this week, but according to a new study, this fatherly behaviour is nothing new. The study contests the widely-held view that there's been a generational shift in attitudes to fatherhood and only today's 'New Man'is more comfortable with his parenting role. Academics from the universities of Manchester and Leeds examined fatherhood in Britain during the 19th and 20th centuries and found strong evidence that dads were far more involved in their children's lives than previously thought.
  • Ferguson, fate & fatherlessness

    11/26/2014 6:15:34 AM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/25/14 | Ryan Bomberger
    My heart is broken. Another young man, because of poor decisions, has died prematurely. And it never had to happen. What has followed has turned a tragic death into an absurd circus of rioting, racial rhetoric, and redirection.Injustice happens every day. But do we even recognize what injustice actually is?For many, not DVR’ing their favorite TV show is an injustice. For some, not matching their accessories with their outfit is a tragedy worth writing about. For others, having their favorite overpaid professional sports team lose a game is worthy of a bloody brawl to release the anguish.There is real injustice all around...
  • There Are No Strangers When Youre Having His Baby

    11/20/2014 4:49:48 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 16 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 11/19/2014 | Steve Berman
    ABC News used the headline Meet the Men Having Sex With Strangers to Help Them Have Babies. As if men having sex with strangers and getting women pregnant is a new thing. That doesnt make it a good thing. It begs the question: are people who have sex multiple times with the objective of pregnancy really strangers?The feminist lie has now come full circle. It started with I dont need a man to be fulfilled so they encouraged women to replace a lifelong, committed relationship based on family, trust, and love, with outside things like career, money, and fashion. Theres...
  • Time To Admit It: The Church Has Always Been Right On Birth Control

    09/04/2014 10:35:55 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 38 replies ^ | February 8, 2012 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Painting the Catholic Church as "out of touch" is like shooting fish in a barrel, what with the funny hats and gilded churches. And nothing makes it easier than the Church's stance against contraception. Many people, (including our editor) are wondering why the Catholic Church doesn't just ditch this requirement. They note that most Catholics ignore it, and that most everyone else finds it divisive, or "out-dated." C'mon! It's the 21st century, they say! Don't they SEE that it's STUPID, they scream. Here's the thing, though: the Catholic Church is the world's biggest and oldest organization. It has buried all...
  • Robin Williams Hardest Performance To Watch Now (World's Greatest Dad)

    08/13/2014 11:55:51 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 17 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Alison Willmore
    He plays a father in Worlds Greatest Dad, a 2009 indie written and directed by fellow comedian Bobcat Goldthwait that may be the Williams role that I love best of all. Its also one that is, for many reasons, almost unbearably sad to revisit now, not the least because it deals with themes of suicide, but also because its emotional epiphany is so hard-fought and so uncompromised, directly dealing with how people mourn and how we sanctify the dead. Williams could go big (take Mrs. Doubtfire) and he could do weird (see his turn in Robert Altmans live-action Popeye), but...
  • Honoring Our Fathers

    07/18/2014 6:27:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | July 18, 2014 | Michael Reagan
    Despite the media play Chicago gets, it isn't the official "Murder Capital of the U.S.A." That unhappy distinction - based on the murder rate per 100,000 people, not on the number of actual dead people on the streets - belongs to poor, under-populated Flint, Mich. Chicago gets the bad rap - and the attention of the anti-gun nuts -- because it led the nation with 415 homicides last year. That's more murders than any other city, but not even in the top 10 when you factor in population. Thanks to its recent "Independence Day Massacre," which left 18 dead...
  • MiniTrue 1984 + 30 FaceBook Censorship

    07/07/2014 4:44:43 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    Saynsumthns Blog ^ | 7/7/2014 | Carole Novielli
    Facebook Flags Images of Pro-Life Father Loving Unborn Child as “Violent” by Carole Novielli | Washington, DC | | 7/7/2014 A Black pro-life organization has had three Facebook images flagged as “graphic violence!”One of those images depicts a father loving his unborn child.Two of the three images are anything but violent. One is a 4th of July meme and the other says “We will not be silenced!”  LifeNews blogger Ryan Bomberger is an Emmy® Award-winning Creative Professional who founded The Radiance Foundation (TRF), a life-affirming 501(c)(3), along with his wife, Bethany. Working in conjunction with noted national civil rights...
  • Father of 'devastated' model singled out by virgin killer -barely remembers him'

    05/26/2014 12:17:20 PM PDT · by equalator · 112 replies
    Mail Online UK ^ | 5-26-2014 | Will Payne
    The model branded an 'evil b****' by virgin killer Elliot Rodger and blamed for his hatred of women is 'absolutely devastated' that she has been linked to the massacre, her father revealed today. Stunning blonde Monette Moio 'teased and ridiculed' Rodger after they met at school, sparking his vendetta against female kind, he claimed in his rambling 141-page manifesto. Enacting his 'revenge', he stabbed three friends to death at his home before shooting dead two sorority sisters and another male student in Santa Barbara on Friday. But now Monette's father, Hollywood stuntman John Moio, has defended his daughter, saying it...
  • Irreplaceable: A Movie Review

    05/07/2014 12:57:58 PM PDT · by jobim · 12 replies
    The film follows Tim Sisarich, the Executive Director of Focus on the Family New Zealand, as he goes on a worldwide quest to find out whats wrong with the family. He starts his quest at the beginning, the foundation of what family really is and what it means to society. snip After finding out why family is so vital to a nation, Sisarich then decided to see why the family has become so devalued. So he looked at four issues affecting families today. The devaluation of sex. The devaluation of marriage. The devaluation of parenthood. The devaluation of children. Each...
  • The Story of Eli: A Moral Tale on the Peril of Faltering Fatherhood and Unfaithful Priestly Ministry

    01/16/2014 2:24:04 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 1/15/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the First Book of Samuel which we are reading now in daily Mass, we see are rather stunning portrait of poor parenting and poor priestly leadership in the person of of High Priest of the Sanctuary at Shiloh, Eli. Consider this line from the Scriptures: Samuel was sleeping in the temple of the LORD where the ark of God was. The LORD called to Samuel, who answered, Here I am. Samuel ran to Eli and said, Here I am. You called me.I did not call you, Eli said. Go back to sleep. ..At that time Samuel was not familiar...
  • Cultural Misandry? A Minor Rant on The Men are Stupid Commericals.

    05/07/2011 4:07:04 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 83 replies ^ | May 6, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope.
    Cultural Misandry? – A Minor Rant on The “Men are Stupid” Commericals.By: Msgr. Charles Pope OK, you know the typical drill of a TV commercial: As the scene opens, some buffoon of a man, usually a husband, is struggling to have a clue as to what something is all about. Sure enough, an all-knowing woman (usually the wife), rolling her eyes and shaking her head in pity, is there to help the stupid buffoon of a man not utterly ruin everything. And of course the product being peddled is usually part of the solution. And, by the way, did...
  • Behold Islam, "Religion of Peace" - Husband Forces Wife to Drink Acid ... For Giving Birth to a Girl

    10/23/2013 6:56:46 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    The Nation (Pakistan) ^ | October 21, 2013 | Monitoring Desk
    Husband forces wife to drink acid SHEIKHUPURA: A man in Sheikhupura district forced his wife to drink acid after she gave birth to a babygirl, reported a private TV channel on Sunday. According to reports , family members of the man assisted him in the heinous act against his wife. God blessed Nawazish, a resident of Jandyala Road, with a daughter but he got so upset over the birth of a daughter that he decided to punish his wife. He did not even bother to look at the newborn girl and decided. He brought a bottle of acid and made...
  • Bill Cosby Tells Don Lemon Black Men Need To Raise Their Kids, Has Message For No-groes

    09/14/2013 11:19:55 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 40 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 14, 2013 | Mediaite Staff
    CNN anchor Don Lemon has, of late, turned the focus of his frequent conversations on race to the idea of personal responsibility in the African American community. On Saturday nights edition of CNN Newsroom, Lemon continued that controversial trend with comic legend Bill Cosby, who has also felt the heat of controversy on the subject. Cosby talked to Lemon about young black men raising their kids, over-medication of juvenile inmates, and may have even coined a new word: No-groes. For the past few months, Don Lemon has courted controversy with several segments pegged to his general agreement with comments by...
  • Not Everyone Who Has an Abortion Is a Woman - How to Frame the Abortion Rights Issue

    08/07/2013 4:40:29 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 19 replies
    Truth Out ^ | July 31, 2013 | Lauren Rankin
    The "War on Women" isn't just a war on women. Trans men and gender-non-conforming people are losing their rights too, and we need to rework how we frame these "women's issues." The last month has been particularly brutal for abortion rights activists and women's health advocates, as state after state has proposed and/or passed various bills that restrict abortion access and undermine abortion care. In response, there has been a re-energized reproductive rights movement, with many across the nation stating that they "Stand With Texas Women" or "Stand With North Carolina Women." But in this response, abortion rights activists have...
  • Congressman Thought He Had a Secret Illegitimate Daughter, But He Doesnt

    07/18/2013 11:13:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Joe Coscarelli
    The personal life of Tennessee House Democrat Steve Cohen has been a bizarre mix of Days of Our Lives and Catfish lately: When he was caught tweeting during the State of the Union address to young aspiring swimsuit model Victoria Brink, he was forced to admit that she was his long-lost daughter. He deduced as much when, as he explained, he "Googled her mother, found out she had a child, and the math looked pretty accurate," despite another man believing all along that he was Brink's father. This morning, nearly six months after Cohen went public with his unscientific revelation,...
  • Pope at Mass: The joy of fatherhood

    06/26/2013 4:05:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Radio Vaticana ^ | 6/26/2013
    The desire to be a father is ingrained in all men, even priests, who are called to give life, care, protection to their spiritual children entrusted to them. This was the focus of Pope Francis homily at morning Mass Wednesday, in the chapel of Casa Santa Marta. Mass was concelebrated by the Cardinal Archbishop Emeritus of Palermo, Salvatore De Giorgi, who was celebrating the 60th anniversary of his priestly ordination. "When a man does not have this desire, something is missing in this man. Something is wrong. All of us, to exist, to become complete, in order to be mature,...
  • Pre-School, Pool, and Snowmachine Photos of Fatherhood

    06/21/2013 3:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Bristol's Blog on Patheos ^ | June 21, 2013 | Bristol Palin
    Hey Guys! You responded so well to yesterdays posts about dad that I thought Id add a few more photos! Im so thankful for the many roles my dad plays, and so thankful Tripp will grow up with such a great role model in my dad. Click here for Photo 2!
  • The Superman of Grads and Dads

    06/18/2013 4:41:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | June 18, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    Though deadbeat dads and high-school dropouts might pervade some communities, there are still far more models than mess-ups across our country, and some stand head and shoulders above the rest. Let me tell you about a few stellar examples. I understand that the fact that 1 in 4 U.S. students do not receive a regular high-school diploma is not good enough, with that number increasing to 1 in 2 students in New York City and other places and among Native Americans. And I understand that, as First Things First reported, in Richmond, Va., 60 percent of families are single-parent households,...
  • Fathers Should Act Like Fathers, Not Mr. Moms

    06/16/2013 5:20:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    UPI ^ | June 14, 2013
    These days we expect a lot more of fathers. As women have returned to the workplace, and the division of labor in families has changed, we have come to think about fathers as nurturers and caregivers as well as breadwinners. Some families have undergone role reversals, with mothers in the work force and fathers as primary caregivers. As a result, fathers sometimes get the same scrutiny to which mothers have long been exposed. Sometimes that scrutiny comes from mothers themselves, who are used to playing the major role in child-rearing (and certainly child care). Despite their own anxieties, mothers may...
  • Study: 60 percent of Richmond families are single parent

    06/10/2013 7:05:49 AM PDT · by tgusa · 57 replies ^ | 10 June | Joe St. George
    RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) As Fathers Day approaches, children are reminded to appreciate their dads and the impact on their lives. Today dads around the city were honored a week in advance of Fathers Day. Celebrate Fatherhood 2013 was held this afternoon at the Collegiate School Aquatics Center. While these dads and their children enjoyed the moon bounce and competed in contests, an alarming amount of children in the area wont have fathers around to celebrate the holiday. First Things First, an organization dedicated to keeping dads involved in kids lives, reports that 60 percent of all families in the...
  • New Organization of Leading Women for Shared Parenting May Finally End Courts Favoring Mothers

    06/03/2013 5:36:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies ^ | June 3, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    A new group is emerging that may finally change the way Family Courts treat mothers and fathers. Currently, the default in most states is to award the lion's share of the time with the children to mothers, and require the father to pay child support. This is unfair to fathers, and has resulted in massive abuses within the system, leading to fathers committing suicide and being imprisoned. A new organization I am a part of, Leading Women for Shared Parenting, seeks to remedy this inequality by having women and mothers speak up in favor of shared parenting. When legislators realize...
  • DOJ: Children Do Not Needand Have No Right to--Mothers

    03/03/2013 4:58:50 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 148 replies
    DOJ: Children Do Not Needand Have No Right to--Mothers March 3, 2013 By Terence P. Jeffrey Georgetown Law School. (AP Photo/Haraz Ghanbari) ( - The Obama Justice Department is arguing in the United States Supreme Court that children do not need mothers. The Justice Departments argument on the superfluity of motherhood is presented in a brief the Obama administration filed in the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry, which challenges the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that amended Californias Constitution to say that marriage involves only one man and one woman. The Justice Department presented its conclusions about...
  • Barack Obama says 'I wish I'd had a father' as he addresses guns in Chicago

    02/15/2013 5:26:01 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 66 replies
    Barack Obama says 'I wish I'd had a father' as he addresses guns in Chicago President Barack Obama today urged the young men of America to help tackle gun violence by taking responsibility for raising their sons, using an emotional return to his home city to admit: I wish I'd had a father who was around and involved. In an unusually personal speech at a school in his old Chicago neighbourhood, Mr Obama, who was raised by his mother, said his attempts to introduce new gun control laws must be matched by more men behaving like role models who are...
  • Back in Chicago, Obama laments lack of "a father who was around"

    02/15/2013 8:13:25 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 34 replies ^ | February 15, 2013 | Steve Holland
    President Barack Obama acknowledged on Friday that he wished his father had been a bigger part of his life as he argued that stronger families are just as important as gun control in reducing crime and violence in poverty-stricken neighborhoods. Obama returned to his old home neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago with a different take on his gun control message - that it will require an improved home environment for children to reduce the possibility that they will one day resort to violence. To do that, he said, will require better economic conditions for low- and middle-class Americans,...
  • Redefining Marriage Raises Concerns For Children and Society

    02/14/2013 1:48:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | February 14, 2013 | Austin Nimocks
    NOTE: This is the sixth and final column in a series of columns related to National Marriage Week, Feb. 7-14, 2013. The fifth column is available here. Much of the debate surrounding same-sex marriage asks about societal harms. Many advocates of the change quickly dismiss the question and insist that a redefinition of marriage wont hurt anyone. But that conclusion proceeds from a misperception about what marriage isa failure to grasp marriages role as a public institution that shapes our thoughts and actions. Marriage is not merely a legal arrangement that bestows various benefits and obligations on its participants....
  • Dear Abby Tells Man: Get Over Your Girlfriend Having an Abortion

    02/14/2013 11:02:36 AM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    ln ^ | Dave Andrusko
    Until late yesterday, Id not read Dear Abby since the last time someone forwarded me a column with her advice on abortion. Its been so long I cant remember if came from the original Dear Abby (the late Pauline Phillips) or after her daughter, Jeanne, assumed the nom de plume (and the column) in 2002. In a column that ran Tuesday, a boyfriend wrote that hed just found out that his girlfriend of nearly four years had an abortion when she was in high school. He explained that hed overheard a conversation after which he inquired about the implicationthat shed...
  • Is Fatherhood Being Killed so the State Can Play God? (Fathers/Authority Removed from Society)

    02/04/2013 9:27:42 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Monday, February 4, 2013 | Kelly OConnell
    Is there a master plan for the subjugation of the human race? If so, it must perforce include a strategy for the removal of the single most influential figure in historythe Father....But who would desire such a purge? [big snip] Statistics: 85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes, 20 times the average. Adolescents from single-parent families engage in greater and earlier sexual activity. Fatherless children are at much higher risk of drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness, suicide, poor educational performance, teen pregnancy, and criminality. Most abused children come from fatherless homes; only 1/3 abused kids lived...
  • Bill Clinton Named 'Father of the Year'

    01/10/2013 7:50:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 44 replies
    news max ^ | Jan 9, 2013
    Newsmax Bill Clinton Named 'Father of the Year' Wednesday, January 9, 2013 11:49 PM By: Newsmax Wires Clinton was named the Father of the Year by the National Fathers Day Council on Wednesday. "We are extremely honored to have President Clinton accept this award for Father of the Year," said Dan Orwig, Chairman of the National Father`s Day Committee. "With the profound generosity, leadership and tireless dedication to both his public office and many philanthropic organizations, President Clinton exemplifies the attributes that we celebrate through the father of the year award." The awards will be presented at the 72nd Annual...
  • Tenth most popular request for kids' Christmas gift: a 'dad'

    12/25/2012 8:07:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/25/2012 | Rick Moran
    Doesn't this say more about the status of western culture than just about anything you've read recently? Telegraph: ********* When it comes to Christmas, it might be safe to assume children will ask Santa for an extensive list of toys, games and treats. But a survey of their typical lists for Father Christmas has shown many have more serious concerns, requesting "a dad" instead. A study of 2,000 British parents found most children will put a new baby brother or sister at the top of their Christmas list, closely followed by a request for a real-life reindeer. A "pet horse"...
  • A 'dad' is tenth most popular Christmas list request for children

    12/24/2012 10:26:59 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    When it comes to Christmas, it might be safe to assume children will ask Santa for an extensive list of toys, games and treats. But a survey of their typical lists for Father Christmas has shown many have more serious concerns, requesting "a dad" instead. A study of 2,000 British parents found most children will put a new baby brother or sister at the top of their Christmas list, closely followed by a request for a real-life reindeer. A "pet horse" was the third most popular choice, with a "car" making a bizarre entry at number four.
  • Conference to study father figures in television

    11/28/2012 2:22:54 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    cna ^ | November 28, 2012 | Estefania Aguirre
    Rome, Italy, Nov 28, 2012 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At an upcoming spring conference, the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross will examine father figures and their portrayal in TV, including Lord Grantham from the British series Downton Abbey. Many television series “portray the father as being the family's problem,” observed Professor Enrique Fuster, one of the organizers of the conference scheduled for April 22-23, 2013 at the Roman university. Fuster, who teaches cinema history at Holy Cross, noted that screen writers often depict schizophrenic and dysfunctional families and their solution for these situations is usually “a family rupture.”...
  • ESPN Airs the Story of a Dad Who Wanted to Abort His Daughter

    10/12/2012 4:58:19 AM PDT · by rhema · 10 replies ^ | October 11, 2012 | Kristi Burton Brown
    ESPN airs a weekly show called E:60. This investigative hour-long show highlights stories often personal, touching, and sometimes tragic ones related to sports. On October 1, ESPN posted a segment of E:60" called Perfect to YouTube. Perfect is nothing less than a gripping, life-changing tale. Heath White, a military man, marathon runner, and all-around success story, was suddenly faced with a choice. During his wifes second pregnancy, Heath discovered that his new daughter would be born less than perfect, to his way of thinking. Heath admits that he pressured his wife to have an abortion, yet she bravely...