Sunday, January 19, 2014
Journalist Blames Women For Fatherless Generation
Wall Street Journal writer James Taranto blames women for the rise of fatherless children in the United States. In a recent column titled The Moralistic Fallacy, Taranto writes what he believes are the two main causes of fatherlessness in the United States:
"The first is the rise of female careerism.....The second is the introduction of the pill, which the Food and Drug Administration approved for contraceptive use in 1960. It made nonmarital sex far more easily available, reducing the incentive for men to marry...."
It is exactly this type of mis-information that hurts the cause. Fathers and fathers alone are responsible for their choices. Blaming women for working, or for taking oral contraceptives just tries to take the responsibility of of exactly who deserves it: the fathers who leave their children.