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Dad To The Bone
In the journal The Independent Review, Stephen Baskerville peers into the "fatherhood crisis" and finds it more of a crisis of "policies that give mothers an incentive to initiate marital separation and divorce," taking away due process -- and a whole lot more, from a lot of dads. It's a long article, but worth reading.

(via Arts & Letters Daily)

Posted by aalkon at April 15, 2004 8:46 AM

Comments

It is so cool that you linked that one.

Posted by: Crid at April 15, 2004 8:56 PM

Thanks. I'm very pro fathers' rights -- and I'm horrified at the way men are treated. Sure, there are men out there who are deadbeat dads, etc. -- just as there are women out there who should have, rightfully, been held down and sterilized, so as not to inflict their sorry selves on their offspring as lame excuses for mothers. Still, I think men are often treated enormously unfairly in the children and custody game -- even made to pay for children of women they've never had sex with:

http://www.advicegoddess.com/archives/000449.html

Read that story -- a masterwork by Matt Welch that should be widely linked and promoted -- and tell me Sheila Kuhl shouldn't be in prison instead of on the government's payroll.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at April 15, 2004 11:47 PM

It ain't the dads, it's the KIDS!

Posted by: Crid at April 16, 2004 6:06 AM

Of course. But the kids suffer because the fathers are tossed out and criminalized.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at April 16, 2004 7:34 AM