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Father’s importance

November 7th, 2013 Comments off

He’s supposed to be the rock, the head of the family, the protector, in the right order of things.

But classic family identity roles are under tremendous cultural pressure and social commentators won’t dare talk in those terms anymore. That doesn’t change the truth. Read more…

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The fatherhood premium

October 24th, 2013 Comments off

Nicole M. King

The News Story – Did recession lead to increase in vasectomies?

Is the economic downturn causing more men to take the drastic step of having a vasectomy?  According to Dr. Anand Shridharani, a men’s reproductive and sexual health specialist in Knoxville, Tennessee, yes. Read more…

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When is the right time to be a father?

October 3rd, 2013 Comments off

by Israel Ortega

Growing up without a father can have deep psychological effects on a child’s development. Clearly what’s needed is more intact families raising children and men assuming responsibility for one-night stands. Read more…

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Where are the fathers? We need them

September 3rd, 2013 Comments off

by Peter Jon Mitchell

“Where are the fathers?” asked a Globe and Mail editorial a few summers back. At the time, youth gun violence dominated the headlines in Toronto. The editors concluded that “talk about fathers is as absent as fathers themselves.”

Talk of how fatherlessness contributes to community violence is a non-starter in some circles. Still, there is growing clarity on the role fathers play in child development. Established research confirms the merits of involved dads. Emerging research goes one step further, showing that men are actually transformed by the experience. The new book Gender and Parenthood: Biological and Social Perspectives, edited by W. Bradford Wilcox and Kathleen Kovner Kline, lays this out. Read more…

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Why we’re losing the battle for marriage

July 25th, 2013 Comments off

By Stephen Baskerville, a Ruth Institute Circle of Experts Member

This article was first published April 8, 2013, at World Net

The fight to save marriage, as current being waged, is largely pointless. It simply cannot be won on these terms. If defenders of marriage can let go of their own politically correct fixations and squarely face some harsh but incontrovertible facts, it is still possible to stop the impending destruction of marriage by the courts. Read more…

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Ammiano: Children’s Rights “Far Afield” of Gay Rights AB 460 Promotes Creation of Fatherless Children

July 17th, 2013 Comments off

SAN FRANCISCO, July 2, 2013–CCG’s testimony got under the skin of the author of California AB460, a bill that is intended to expand the creation of fatherless children specifically for lesbians. The bill passed the State Senate Health Committee in a 7 to 2 party-line vote on June 26. AB460 will now go to the Senate Appropriations Committee to look at the bill’s fiscal impact. Read more…

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Manhood and Modern Mores

July 17th, 2013 Comments off

by Michael Bradley, a Ruth Institute ITAF ’13 student

This article was first published June 18, 2013, at

Father’s Day 2013 has been accompanied, as is usual anymore, by many reflections on the sorry state of fatherhood in the western world. Read more…

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Less marriage, fewer fathers

June 25th, 2013 Comments off

by Tamara Rajakariar

In this day and age, we are being told to come to terms with the fact that marriage is on the decline. What we don’t often hear about however is one huge consequence, as pointed out in an article by author and director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, Bradford Wilcox: and that’s the decrease of genuine and holistic fatherhood. Read more…

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A boy’s life with unisex scouts

May 29th, 2013 Comments off

by Anthony Esolen

I see a boy.

Luke is ten years old. He sports a cowlick across his forehead, and a bright smile.

Despite the birth of a child a thousand miles away with vestigial organs of the opposite sex, and despite genetic anomalies that blunt the edge of masculinity or femininity here or there, everyone is certain he is a boy. It took the doctor in the delivery room but a moment to declare, “It’s a boy!” Read more…

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Does “the end of men” begin in fatherless homes?

March 21st, 2013 Comments off

by Carolyn Moynihan

It’s the “end of men” theme again, but this time with a new diagnosis. The story so far. Feminist Hanna Rosin says men are sinking in the workforce because they are just not as adaptable as women to the demands of a changing workforce for more education. Conservative Charles Murray says men have given up the commitment to working because the welfare state has sapped their motivation. Read more…

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