Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Boys without Fathers

There is a new book called "Raising Boys Without Men: How Maverick Moms Are Creating the Next Generation of Exceptional Men." She says that boys are better off without dads. What a looney idea! Besides faulty arguments, this kind of thinking can make it a lot harder on moms. Dad can say, "You don't need me, I'll just go off and do my own thing, but it's ok son, you can do the same some day! We won't have to worry about fixing the gutters, cause we will just be living the ultimate bachelor life." I could just run around having sex with whoever and not have to worry about consequences. I'm sure this isn't what the author is advocating, but this is where it will lead. Most rotten ideas in our culture started as a somewhat sane sounding, but misguided, idea that has blossomed into chaos.

Check out this review (with facts even!) Are boys better off without fathers? By Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks

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