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Commenter Georgia Boy writes:
Ever notice most of these articles feature women who have all daughters, not sons? Your average single-woman-raising-kids-from-abusive-husband movie also seems to feature daughters only. Manipulating the background scenery like that is a classic way for the fempire to hide the worst problems. The higher price boys pay gets swept under the rug.
One other thing I want to point out in all of this: we continue to hear from single moms, feminist men, and women raised by single moms; in other words, we’re getting the female mother and the daughter’s perspective but not that of the son. But boys are the free radicals. Boys are in greater need of guidance, discipline, and the role models. Girls will be catered to, though fathers would be ideal in dealing with certain situations which girls tend to face. So daughters may be relatively well off without a father, but sons need dads. Sons crave fathers. But mothers will win this argument. They have better lawyers and a team of academics ready to deploy on their behalf.
Strawmen and false equivalencies are deployed regularly in defending the single mom set. The author of the Slate piece I took down today compared her privileged situation to that of all single moms, and single women who raise daughters try to conflate raising girls with raising boys as if all of us who operate within the realm of reality don’t know that these are important distinctions.