Why Aren’t We Discussing Fatherlessness

BECAUSE FEMINISTS: Why Aren’t We Discussing Fatherlessness?, by Leslie Loftis.

The body of research confirming fathers’ importance grows. We even have studies looking at the stunning public cost of fatherlessness. Yet our politicians do not discuss fatherlessness as a policy matter.

Republican politicians have been threatened to within an inch of their funding if they mention anything that could be turned into a sexist trope. But claiming that dads matter isn’t at risk of becoming a sexist trope, it is a favored sexist trope.