Here. But in a sane world, dads wouldn’t be put to the distasteful and unmanly necessity of tooting our own horns.
I noticed and read this article several days ago. I agree with it wholeheartedly. I have tried to express, on other forums, that patriarchy can be a GOOD thing (albeit inelegantly). I totally endorse the concept that fathers should father and not mother. Too bad the world has a differing view these days.
That was great. So was the article it linked to, “Growing Up With Two Moms: The Untold Children’s View”, by Robert Oscar Lopez:
“Many have dismissed my story with four simple words: “But you are conservative.” Yes, I am. How did I get that way? I moved to the right wing because I lived in precisely the kind of anti-normative, marginalized, and oppressed identity environment that the left celebrates: I am a bisexual Latino intellectual, raised by a lesbian, who experienced poverty in the Bronx as a young adult. I’m perceptive enough to notice that liberal social policies don’t actually help people in those conditions. Especially damning is the liberal attitude that we shouldn’t be judgmental about sex. In the Bronx gay world, I cleaned out enough apartments of men who’d died of AIDS to understand that resistance to sexual temptation is central to any kind of humane society. Sex can be hurtful not only because of infectious diseases but also because it leaves us vulnerable and more likely to cling to people who don’t love us, mourn those who leave us, and not know how to escape those who need us but whom we don’t love. The left understands none of that. That’s why I am conservative.”