Well, as long as you're comfortable with your generalizations and stereotypes you may as well respect others' generalizations and stereotypes.
It does to her....and if what she said is true (about the numbers of inmates from fatherless homes), then it should be on the radar screen.
Well, the glamorization of single parents..does that even register on the radar screen of issues? She will bitch about it until there aren't any single mothers, and since that won't happen she'll just bitch. That's what she does. She picks fights with anyone who doesn't follow her Nazi script.
Oh ya got me bob! lol.
I wasn't actually meaning to be generalizing. I used a couple qualifying terms to explain what I was talking about. 'lots of men' when referring to the complaints about not wanting to listen to women talk politics (and you can't argue with that... I've heard lots complain), and 'none of the men I know' when discussing what it is they gripe about with the show and what they don't. I never once claimed all men are one thing or another. But have fun.
I find it interesting that not one of the posts here actually took issue with what Anne said. People seem more concerned with how she says it. I don't watch The View but I saw a 10 minute segment on Youtube. Her main issue seemed to be the "glamorization" of single mothers and the problems she claims are caused by this situation. I think her detractors would have a little more credibility if they actually refuted what she said.
Didn't Obama make the point last year that young men have a responsibility to the children they've fathered....and it seems to me that he did so in a way that, if he were white, he would have been called racist.
She actually says, in her book.... "Victim of a crime? Thank a single mother."
If that isn't accusing, I don't really know what is.
Coulter tends to get hysterical about her views, because they help sell her books. It's questionable that she even believes them, but "if you pump up the volume" her cash register mentality gets "pumped" as well.
People who actually "buy" her books tend to be the same people who have lifetime subscriptions to "The National Enquirer"
people could criticize that instead of calling her a crack w h o r e, among other things.
I remember seeing Anne on The Fifth Estate arguing with Bob Mckeown that there's no reason why Canada shouldn't help the US invade Iraq, because after all we went with them into Vietnam...
CBC: The Fifth Estate - Sticks and Stones
As mentioned, the research that is based upon is more than sketchy. Its been awhile since I saw that claim splashed around, but among issues of population size, and testing methods was the issue of ascertaining causalty.
even if the numbers are true, the question is "did being raised by a single mother cause one to be a criminal" , or did an underlying reason cause you to be both raised by a single mother and become a criminal, in which case both are symptoms of another issue.
If I have a fever and an upset stomach, its not enough to say "because most people with a fever have an upset stomach, its only logical that a fever causes an upset stomach", when the reality is, the person has a virus so they end up with both a fever and an upset stomach.
What I can't believe is how many guys actually watch "The View". It reminds me too much of the torture I endured as a young'n, stuck sitting at the dinner table listening to my mother and all my aunts natter on and on while having to finish my veggies after all the men left to go smoke.
That's not what I got out of the youtube vid. I don't think she was blaming single mothers. She seems to be attacking the view that single motherhood is somehow socially equal to two parent homes and that there is no negatives to that particular set-up. If that is, in fact the case, then I would agree with her. It is better to have two parent households.
I do. It is more and more acceptable for people to freely choose to be a single parent. They are freely choosing to give their child less. It is unfortunate.
I know two personally. Hollywood, the favorite whipping boy of the conservatives, is full of them. Just today, there was the Rachida Dati story. I'm not saying that it is the norm. I'm saying it is becoming more and more acceptable to choose this option. It places the wants and needs of the child on the back burner. That is unfortunate.