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  • ‘The Great Scattering’: How Identity Panic Took Root in the Void Once Occupied by Family Life

    09/10/2019 4:19:13 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 7 replies
    Quillette ^ | 08/26/2019 | Mary Eberstadt
    Who am I? is a universal human question. It becomes harder to answer if other basic questions are problematic or out of reach. Who is my brother? Who is my father? Where, if anywhere, are my cousins, grandparents, nieces, nephews and the rest of the organic connections through which humanity up until now channeled everyday existence? Every one of the assumptions that our forebears could take for granted is now negotiable. The panic over identity, in short, is being driven by the fact that the human animal has been selected for familial forms of socialization that for many people no...
  • The Mystery of the Missing Husbands

    09/10/2019 12:31:06 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 376 replies
    freebeacon ^ | SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 | Charles Fain Lehman
    A startling number of young women are unable to find a spouse, and new research from a group of economists suggests their would-be partners are just not up to snuff.
  • Bowling Alone: How Washington Has Helped Destroy American Civil Society and Family Life

    08/29/2019 12:55:37 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 54 replies ^ |
    Church attendance in the United States is at an all-time low, according to a Gallup poll released in April 2019. This decline has not been a steady one. Indeed, over the last 20 years, church attendance has fallen by 20 percent. This might not sound like cause for concern off the bat. And if you’re not a person of faith, you might rightly wonder why you would care about such a thing. Church attendance is simply a measure of something deeper: social cohesion. It is our position that civil society – those elements of society which exist independently of big...
  • Turning Women Into “Gestators” Is the Way to Abolish Motherhood

    08/13/2019 8:14:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The present manifestations of feminism are mere phases of a process that seeks the annihilation of women. It seems a contradiction. Feminism claims to glorify women and their accomplishments. Women’s Studies departments worldwide are supposedly dedicated to the study of women’s achievements and the denouncing of the “oppression” they have suffered over the ages. However, avant-garde feminists reveal the true nature of their nihilistic creed. They desire the destruction of all that was once considered to be female. They claim the feminine ideal is a social construct that inhibits and restrains women from being whatever they want to be. Central...
  • Scott Stapp Is Defeating His Demons One Mile at a Time

    08/13/2019 3:15:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    Runner's World ^ | August 12, 2019 | Brett Williams
    There’s no better way to get a window into the complicated world of a musician like Scott Stapp than by listening to their music. Scott Stapp’s latest album, The Space Between the Shadows, which dropped back in July, is driven by the song “Purpose for Pain.” The standout single mines the tumultuous period the singer endured since his last record in 2013 for inspiration. “Purpose for Pain” clearly carries a potent message, with a chorus that hits with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer: There’s gotta be more / Cause this life is insane / Gotta turn this around /...
  • Deri grants residency status to Arab who saved Jewish family

    08/06/2019 3:45:37 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/8/19 | Sarah Rubenstein
    Interior Minister Aryeh Deri granted residency status to A., a Palestinian who saved the Mark family in 2017 after a terrorist attack in which the father of the family, Rabbi Michi Mark, was murdered. "Rabbi Mark was murdered in front of his children and you bravely displayed great humanity," said Deri. "You helped the children, you took care of these children. I know you paid a high price for this in your circles. Once the case reached us, we want to make life easier for you and give you status in Israel so that you can live. You belong here....
  • Pot + Polyamory = Progressivism

    08/06/2019 12:54:27 PM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    American Conservative ^ | August 6, 2019 | Rod Dreher
    A reader writes: We have large swaths of young men in this country completely detached from meaning and purpose in their lives. Others turn to violent radicalization, as witnessed this past weekend. Yet here is the home page of the Boston Globe web site right now. Am I the only one who sees something troubling here? Meanwhile, last weekend The New York Times ran another one of its long pieces promoting the disintegration of society in the pursuit of sexual freedom. It’s titled “Polyamory Works For Them.” Excerpts: On a recent Saturday night in Crown Heights, an angelic gatekeeper in...
  • Rats Infest Our Cities, But There Are Bigger Barriers to a Better Life

    08/06/2019 5:30:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | August , 2019 | Salena Zito
    GARY, Indiana -- If you want to know the true state of a city, drive through all of it, not just the pretty parts where politicians line the streets with bike lanes and lavish developers who have deals to build by stadiums and riverfronts. Here in this Indiana manufacturing town, there are hollowed-out neighborhoods, abandoned homes and boarded-up businesses lining U.S. Route 20 right beside well-kept homes whose owners are trying to restore dignity and stability to their home and community. When President Trump took a swipe at Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland's 7th Congressional District and called the district...
  • Sex and the City writer Bushnell admits she regrets choosing a career over having children [tr]

    07/29/2019 8:06:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 29, 2019 | Staff
    Her best-selling book and the racy TV series it inspired taught a generation of women that they could ‘have it all’. But Sex and the City creator Candace Bushnell, 60, has admitted that she regrets choosing a career over having children as she is now ‘truly alone’. The TV series starred Sarah Jessica Parker as a writer in New York who famously chooses her independence over motherhood.
  • UN Women Calls Families “Dark” Place for Women

    07/05/2019 4:21:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Center for Family and Hunan Rights ^ | July 5, 2019 | Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D.
    NEW YORK, July 5 (C-Fam) Are divorce, cohabitation, same sex marriage, out of wedlock birth and adolescent sex good for women? The latest report from UN Women considers them “a positive reflection of women’s empowerment.” UN Women calls family life “an ambivalent space for women and girls.” “Families can have a darker side: they can be places of violence and discrimination, spaces where women and girls are often denied the resources they need, where they sometimes eat least and last and where their voices are stifled and their autonomy is denied,” the report says, concluding, “As such, the recognition of...
  • The Conservative Case for Natalism

    06/27/2019 7:56:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | June 27, 2019 | Gavin Wax
    Government intervention has long been the hobgoblin of activists on the American right, who have viewed it as something to be avoided or accepted only as a necessary evil. The deity of the free market has been exalted above all else, and consumerism has become the religion across America as a result. Market worship has even superseded the family as the primary component driving society, as America strays from its Judeo-Christian heritage toward a worship of the self.Adam Smith's vaunted invisible hand has guided Americans to become more isolated, despondent, self-centered, and temporal. As such, native-born Americans are having fewer...
  • Phoenix mayor apologizes for bad police behavior.

    06/17/2019 4:03:11 AM PDT · by Bonemaker · 32 replies
    KTLA ^ | 06/16/2019 | CNN Wire
    The mayor of Phoenix apologized to a family who said that police drew guns on them after an alleged shoplifting incident at a Dollar Store last month. “I, like many others, am sick over what I have seen in the video depicting Phoenix police interacting with a family and young children,” Mayor Kate Gallego said in a statement.
  • Our dads are our heroes, even if takes a lifetime to remember it

    06/16/2019 6:27:42 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    Dallas News ^ | June 16, 2019 | Dallas Morning News Editorial
    There’s an old chestnut about dads that’s often — and questionably — attributed to Mark Twain, and it goes like this: When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. A dad occupies an interesting cycle in our lives doesn’t he? When we are little, he’s our hero, a giant holding us on his shoulders so we can suddenly see the world as if it isn’t...
  • The Diminishing Dad (the attack on fatherhood and the traditional family)

    06/16/2019 6:20:47 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    American Greatness ^ | June 15, 2019 | Jennifer Polk
    As the man hastily parked his car in the parking lot on an early spring morning, the sun was not yet peeking out from behind the clouds. The grey-haired father shoved his keys into his pocket and rushed down the hospital corridor, anxious to see his daughter and his infant grandson. Word had come to him that the newest member of his family had joined them sometime in the wee hours of that morning. The man rapped softly on the door of his daughter’s room and then entered quietly after hearing no reply. In shock, he viewed an empty room—no...
  • Families More Important Than Economic Growth, Says Hungarian Govt on Launch of New Pro-Child Policy

    06/08/2019 1:22:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Breitbartl ^ | June 7, 2019 | Chris Tomlinson
    Exlusive: Families More Important Than Economic Growth, Says Hungarian Govt on Launch of New Pro-Child Policy
  • Mom shocked that the cute T-shirt she ordered for her 3-year-old came with a profane slogan

    05/31/2019 5:59:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Yahoo Lifestyle ^ | May 30, 2019 | Hope Schreiber
    A Benton, Illinois, mother was shocked when she saw a kid’s shirt she had ordered for her three-year-old daughter from a Chinese retailer featured an iconic NWA lyric: "F*** the police." Kelsey Dawn Williamson, 23, told BuzzFeed News that while the shirt certainly doesn’t represent her daughter's view of police enforcement, she still can't stop laughing at the situation. Williamson believed that the order she placed through AliExpress would feature just the characters of the classic children's books, Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel. The mother has ordered from the retailer before for her daughter, Salem, and has never experienced...
  • If your grandfather were alive today how old would he be? (Vanity)

    05/28/2019 7:23:58 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 111 replies
    Curiosity ^ | 5/27/19 | Rebelbase
    Not phishing for Doxing so if you are not comfortable don't reply or fudge the numbers by a few. There is such a wealth of history held by the posters on FR. I was thinking how my own father was alive when Lindberg crossed the Atlantic and when the Hindenburg burned and My grandfather was teen when the Wright brothers flew at Kitty Hawk. My grandfather would be 129 years +- today. How about yours?
  • Want to Make Progressives Happy? Destroy Everything

    05/24/2019 4:10:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | May 23, 2019 | Laura Hollis
    The left destroys everything it touches -- or at least everything it gets control of. This was not necessarily true when leftists called themselves “liberals.” But now that traditional liberalism is passe, its place taken by “progressivism,” it is a foregone conclusion.I was reminded of this yet again when reading an article in The Nation titled “Want to Dismantle Capitalism? Abolish the Family.” It was an interview with Sophie A. Lewis, author of the book “Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family.”What a grand repository of idiocy this is. Lewis calls herself a “repro-utopian.” Pregnancy, childbirth and mothering are unpaid work,...
  • Hollywood Freaks After Alabama Passes Abortion Ban: ‘This Ends with Impeachment and People in the..

    05/15/2019 7:16:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/15/19 | Jerome Hudson
    The Hollywood left, from Lady Gaga to Marvel movie star Chris Evans, took to social media on Wednesday and railed against state Senate lawmakers in Alabama where a bill limiting abortions in the state passed by a margin of 25-6. “These statehouses are waging all-out war on women and their right to control their reproductive decisions,” Oscar and Grammy Award-winning singer John Legend said. “This is awful.” “Don’t move forward after reading this like everything is normal. Don’t shake your head at Alabama and then keep going about your day. Realize that this is a warning,” said Disney film director...
  • The two fundamental types of families and how they work

    04/21/2019 4:14:59 PM PDT · by vannrox · 9 replies
    Metallicman ^ | Easter 21APR19 | Editorial Staff
    Throughout all of human history, and all over the world (independent of culture), families fall into only two distinct categories. These categories are simple but fundamental. They describe how the families operate. Of course, there are other ways to break down the composition of families and their structure. These other ways are complex and serve no purpose other than to confuse. In these other arrangments, you have families classified by the number and types of children, and the marriage states of the primary caregivers, as well as the gender variations, present in the families. It is silly. Really. All are...