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Author Topic:   All costs of child rearing should be borne by men.
Greatest I am
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02-28-2016 2:35 PM


All costs of child rearing should be borne by men.

At one time, inheritance was strictly to the male heirs. Some women ended up owning some of the wealth of course but wealth was basically in the hands of men.

Men decided just how much wealth was to go to their sons. Consideration of women was secondary.

Consider.
Women, when stressed by financial considerations do not produce the best children. The more stress a woman has when pregnant and after while rearing the child, the less of a child and adult she will have produced. This is not good for society.

To improve society as a whole, now that half of the children grow up in poverty and lack of opportunity, I think men must step up and take more of the burden. Parental love demands that we change our ways.

Women are clearly failing to do what is required, in terms of family and quality of offspring, --- thanks to the poor quality of men and how we are financing birth, --- and I think that men of better quality must step up and shift the financial burden away from women. This would produce unstressed births and better human beings. I see it as a manís social duty.

It would also be a rite of passage for young men who are producing all of the bastard children that we see everywhere and who are stuck in a financial doldrums that is holding us all back as a wealthy society.

Women presently hold most of the financial burden for child rearing and this is detrimental to all of society. Should we as a society do the right thing and un-stress the births in our country and thus produce better people?

We keep talking about womenís reproductive rights. I think we should be talking about menís duty in terms of reproductive rights and responsibility. Our children deserve this.

We men have shirked their duty to society by allowing the production of less than the best possible births. We are shirking our duty to our children if we do not bear the financial burden of the best possible births/rearing. I think that if things are to improve, men will have to do the right thing and foot the bills.

Regards
DL


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02-28-2016 8:01 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Greatest I am
02-28-2016 2:35 PM


Hi Greatest I am,

I think you have elucidated your point quite clearly and I think I'm inclined to promote - however I have 3 points

1) Is this just a moral point. What men *should* do or is this something you think society should legislate on?
2) You probably should provide some details about how stress on child-rearing mothers may produce lesser people, so we know what you are thinking of when you talk of producing better people.
3) Less important, but while you are answering that I see there is little consideration in your opening post that might offset objections that might arise. What other sources of stress might this cause to women, what about families who are only surviving because of two wages - etc etc

Also what forum did you have in mind for this?


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Greatest I am
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03-08-2016 9:33 AM
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02-28-2016 8:01 PM


AdminModulous

This issue is a political one as well as a moral.

Since tax payers are now filling in the shortfall produced by deadbeat dads, I would guess that the political forum would be best.

I am speaking of what I think men should do as well as what governments should legislate in terms of having deadbeat dads step up as much as they can.

We presently do not have much in the way of rites of passage for men or their moral training to reinforce their notions of what their duty is to their children and society at large.

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"You probably should provide some details about how stress on child-rearing mothers may produce lesser people, so we know what you are thinking of when you talk of producing better people."

This should be obvious as it is well documented that the rich and healthy do better than the poor and hungry.

As to offsetting objection, those will run into many avenues and that is what being on a board is supposed to bring out so as I can deal with the objections of whoever is interested in the topic.

If I put something on all objections, I would need to write a book.

Regards
DL


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