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March 2, 2010

The End of “The Patriarchy”

For decades it’s been the dream of the cultural marxists to break the “patriarchy”.  Well, you just have to look at our divorce rates, single motherhood, and the destruction of the nuclear family in general (especially in the inner cities) to know they’ve succeeded beyond even their own wildest dreams.  Melanie Phillips walks us through this tragic timeline of events, and offers a modest proposal for cleaning up this secular progressive wreckage.

Once again, the alarm is being sounded over family disintegration and the apparently unstoppable rise of lone parenthood and mass fatherlessness.  Support for marriage looks set to become an election issue. The Catholic Church is publishing a report this week urging people to consider marriage and the family when deciding where to place their vote.

Devastating new research by sociologist Geoff Dench shows that not only is one in four mothers single, but more than half of such mothers have never lived with a man at all and are choosing to live alone on state benefits. They believe they have no need for a man in their life and that their children have no need for a father.  The founding premise of the Government’s £280million sex education strategy — that young mums get pregnant through ignorance — is thus very far from the truth.

Back in the mists of time before the Pill, all-women short-lists and Harriet Harman, relationships between men and women were based on a bargain between the sexes which, although never stated openly, everyone accepted as a given.  Women realised they needed the father of their children to stick around to help bring them up. In turn, men committed themselves to the mothers of their children on the basis that they could trust they were indeed the father because the woman was sexually faithful.

Today, this bargain has been all but destroyed. A number of factors have conspired to make women and girls think they can go it alone without men.  The first has been that so many women work and are therefore economically independent. Next was the sexual revolution which saw women becoming as sexually free as men.

In short order, any stigma over having babies out of wedlock was abolished. [Recall the Murphy Brown flap, which to me marks the beginning of the end].  Then there was the collapse of manufacturing industry, which deprived many boys of the job prospects which once made them an attractive, marriageable proposition.  Finally, the coup de grace was administered by welfare benefits to single mothers which enabled them to live without the support of their babies’ fathers.

The result of all this was that many women and girls decided they no longer needed their children’s fathers to be part of the family unit. This has given rise to an increasing number of women-only households where fathers have been written out of the family script for three or four generations or more.

The consequences of such family disintegration — as is now indisputable — are in general catastrophic for both individuals and for society.  This problem will not be cracked, however, unless women come to believe once again that their interests lie in attracting one man to father their children and then stick with them. Which is where my proposal of a Man Benefit comes in.

Read the rest, here.

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2 Comments »

  1. My dreams are wilder than you might expect. We still live a hierarchical, male-dominated society. The type of feminist revolution described by Shulamith Firestone has yet to take place.

    Comment by Summerspeaker — March 9, 2010 @ 09:55

  2. Ah yes, the radical harpie dream of abolishing the very notion of motherhood.

    You will live inside a muslim burqa before you ever live to see your humanity-hating agenda realized.

    Comment by Jesusland — March 9, 2010 @ 10:06


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