Fatherlessness is the most tragic societal illness
“Never before has a culture had so many babies, toddlers, infants, adolescents, young adults raised without a father. Many fathers are absent, distant or disinterested. Many fathers are unknown, divorced or runaways. A father model is most important. Many do not have one. The consequences are showing up in our rehab. Centers, drop out centers, juvenile centers, and prisons. Single moms have a huge job and most do it well, but it simply is not enough, because everyone needs a Dad.” Charlee, debate creator, Ufeud member
Bethnewyork What about those children who have fathers in their life, that are more a detriment? How does that effect their psychological well being? Which is the lesser evil.
Pundit Children growing up without a father has got to account for much of the entitlement and lack of accountability we are seeing in kids today, boys in particular. I don’t know if the stats reflect a growing trend of fatherlessness or perhaps just a greater family split rate, but the issue is certainly at the top of the social dilemmas facing our society. Any sense of this is a western culture phenomenon or worldwide?
Charlee it’s been awhile since I looked at the data, but the correlation between “fatherlessness” and males who have social, psychological and legal ills is quite clear and convincing. I believe the trend has been mostly in the western culture.