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Monday, 17 June 2013

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Mike Buchanan

S, thanks for pulling all this together. Some of the attacks on Father's Day - Louise Pennington's piece in Huff Post, which you link, comes to mind - were truly vile. How would a man denied access to his child(ren) by a vindictive ex-partner feel after reading such pieces? The women (and men) writing such pieces were pouring salt into wounds.

A comment re modern-day feminism mutating into misandry. I'd put it the other way around. Misandry mutated into modern-day (militant / radical / gender) feminism 30+ years ago. More people are seeing the reality of feminism with each passing month, and it's a parasite which grows ever larger, becomes ever hungrier, and will kill its host (civilised society) unless its host kills it first.

Good to see TROM free of abusive comments.

Groan

Sarah Ditum trundles on in her article about statistics in a paradoxical attempt to prove many less children live without male role models/fathers than CSJ say. So actually suggesting that she thinks it a good thing to have men and fathers involved. However perhaps sensing the flaw in her approach she ends by conjuring up the images of male abusers, fathers raising their hand to children and spouse. Of course all research on child abuse points to "traditional" family arrangements are the most protective to children and spouses. It also points out "mothers" are most likely to be the abuser of small children. Finally despite "category creep" and somewhat stretched interpretation of "abuse" these remain mercifully rare in our truly vast population. So the millions of fathers and mothers should not be stigmatised by the actions of a few.

Mike Buchanan

Skimmington, somehow I missed Sarah Ditum's 'Guardian' piece re Father's Day you linked. Today I had an exchange with her:

http://j4mb.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/sarah-ditum/

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