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June is very loudly claiming its status as “Pride” month through YouTube ads and rallies, but the ideology of sexual license has left American families nothing to take pride in. Our sex-driven culture is wrecking more lives than just the mutilated victims of the trans movement and the millions of murdered fetuses lying in the wake of feminism. As a new report confirms, it is creating fatherless children and single moms, and with them a cycle that births destructive habits in the home.
The celebration of sexual license divorced responsibility from pleasure many years ago, and studies are now showing the impact absent fathers have on rates of crime, suicides, and poverty. A research brief by the Institute for Family Studies shows boys bear the brunt of that absence, in areas ranging from school failure to violence to poverty.
As the report shows, the percentage of boys without their biological father in the home “has almost doubled since 1960,” leaping from 17 percent to 32 percent.
“Lacking the day-to-day involvement, guidance, and positive example of their father in the home, and the financial advantages associated with having him in the household,” the report says, “these boys are more likely to act up, lash out, flounder in school, and fail at work as they move into adolescence and adulthood.”
Today, boys generally struggle more than girls in all levels of school, are less likely to graduate high school on time, and are less likely to attend or graduate college. According to MIT economist David Autor, the gender gap in high school is larger for boys who did not grow up with both parents than for boys who did.
Boys who lived with a biological father growing up are “more than twice as likely to graduate college by their late-20s” than boys with an absent father. Meanwhile, boys without a father are 8 percent more likely to be idle (without a job and not looking for a job) in their prime — mid to late 20s.
Even when controlling for variables like race, family income, age, maternal education, and score on a general knowledge test, boys are significantly less likely to succeed if their fathers are not in their lives. And despite the existence of fathers who play a negative role in their sons’ lives, boys on average still benefit from having a present dad.
The products of their homes, these young men often become the delinquents of their society. The report shows boys are over twice as likely to be in jail if their fathers are absent compared to boys who have a father at home.
According to author of “The Boy Crisis,” Warren Farrell, “Boys with dad-deprivation often experience a volcano of festering anger. … And with boys’ much greater tendency to act out, the boys who hurt will be the ones most likely to hurt us.”
Despite the left’s narrative, race-based challenges are not the factor crippling these young men and loosing violence in our society. It’s the lack of fathers. If we want to reduce poverty and crime, we need to start holding accountable the men who can make a difference: fathers.
Beth Whitehead is an intern at The Federalist and a journalism major at Patrick Henry College where she fondly excuses the excess amount of coffee she drinks as an occupational hazard.