Patrick Brown Says:
December 3rd, 2008 at 12:07 pm
Here in a nutshell are women's priorities. So long as there is one woman suffering anywhere, then no amount of male suffering counts for anything. Women are just more important.
Cheryl, your biological father was kicked out of your life before you were old enough to remember him. All you have to go on is your mother's side of the story. Your stepfather was a victim of domestic violence at the hands of a women who married him for his money. The fact that you can frame this as an example of male oppression of women suggests your view of your biological father may be just as skewed.
Again, how does one ass u me that Cheryl's mother was a gold digger only out for this man's money? Depending on how many children the gambling bio-dad had, how much difficulty would the mother have had raising those children? And again, if the first husband had died instead of being divorced from mom, would we even be debating this issue? A mother whose husband had died and she remarried to provide a father figure to the children left behind would have been applauded. But a divorced mother who does this in light of a basically absent father, is a gold digger?
I have seen it written before and I will simply restate this: Things are not much different for women now than they were 40-50 years ago, in many ways.