The saddest part about this story is that neither the paper nor any of the posters here ask the obvious question: Where was the boy's father?
I cannot imagine the sort of hell there would be to pay had I or anyone of my generation done anything like this and my father learned of it. But we now live in a world where single motherhood is considered "normal" even on FR and so it is natural that "the state" takes over the father role.
Raising boys in the absence of a real father is a recipe for trouble. This is just one example. But no point dwelling on root causes. That would spoil the 'outrage'.
posted on 03/13/2013 5:32:32 AM PDT
(consequence is what makes our choices real)
See my post #7... just FTR:
Im guessing (from known statistics) that their father is either not in the home, or is estranged, etc...
I didn't even bother asking the question, he wasn't mentioned, so I figured it was a safe assumption.
The root causes definitely matter... As does the reaction of a parent who discovers such abuse is going on, but is yet willing to cover it up - whether the parent is single, or not.
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