Women Are Like Children

Lord Chesterfield once said that,

Women are only children of a larger growth. A man of sense only trifles with them, plays with them, humours and flatters them, as he does with a sprightly and forward child; but he neither consults them about, nor trusts them with, serious matters.

When you realize that a woman’s mind operates very similar to that of a child, all of your past negative interactions with women begin to make perfect sense. Think of the last time you got into an argument or disagreement with a woman in your life, whether a girlfriend, wife, your mother, or a female co-worker. Think about how quickly that woman flew off the handle emotionally. She probably got angry with you because she didn’t get from you what she wanted when she wanted it, or because you didn’t agree with her stupid, uninformed opinion. Think about how she acted when she didn’t get her way. She most likely became irate or visibly angry very quickly, cursed at you, tried to bruise your ego with insults, or threatened you with some kind of sanction. These are all typical reactions of females when they become emotional. Women will very often threaten to break up or divorce their boyfriends/husbands over absolutely trivial matters of disagreement. Women will try to get their male (and female) co-workers fired for not licking their boots. Female friends will try to turn your other mutual friends against you.

When you find yourself in one of these situations with women, the trick is to remind yourself that women are like children and throw temper tantrums when they don’t get what they want at all times. Children often threaten to run away from home when they’re angry with their parents. Adult women threaten break-ups, divorce, etc. Usually, neither children nor adult women mean what they say when they’re having an emotional fit. They rarely follow through with these threats and will pretend they never said them the following day. They only say these things as emotional blackmail to get what they want from their target in the moment. With women, you can’t believe anything they say when they’re having a fit because it’s probably a bluff. They’re always bluffing to manipulate you into giving in to their will.

This is why most women have bought into feminism because it promises to empower child-like women over men. With feminism, women have leverage over men in all areas of life: the workplace, the family (child custody), the courts (divorce laws, rape allegations, etc.). If a woman doesn’t like a male co-worker, she can make false sexual harassment claims against him and most likely get that man fired and disgraced. Look at this craze about sexual harassment in Hollywood. I’m sure some of these charges against Hollywood bigwigs are accurate, but at least some of them are probably exaggerated – revenge for being rejected a role by a man earlier in their careers.

These females who get into entertainment are attention whores selling their sexed-up appearances to weak men. If they weren’t sexy, most of these actresses wouldn’t be on television because they actually suck at acting. That’s also true with some male actors, but more true for women. Females want to get on the big screen to have men gawk at them and salivate over them, and to get stacks of cash obviously. It’s rare that a woman becomes an actor because she has a passion for the art of acting rather than a desire to be rich and famous. This despite the fact that most celebrity women without makeup are amazingly average looking. They are literally cashing in on a false image of themselves propped up with layers of makeup and photoshopped images. I’m not sure we can put an exact number on it, but an attractive female’s appearance is at least 30% fake, artificially created with the help of makeup, tanning, hair extensions, colour contacts, hair dyes, anti-aging oils and creams of all sorts, and plastic surgery.

Feminism is akin to a child-empowerment scheme which gives children leverage over their own parents. Soon enough, the progressivist maniacs will demand that children be allowed to make their own decisions instead of their parents, which will result in half or more of the youth dropping out of school and becoming drug addicts and infected with an STD.

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43 Comments on “Women Are Like Children”

    1. Brandon, I agree with most of your observations, however I think your methods of dealing with it are a little severe and are the angry response of “fighting fire with fire!”.
      The system is set up so men will lose those conflicts on the local small scale level.
      As you say, we need to be extremely cautious.
      It is a great shame what feminism has done to society.
      People like Mark Collett and David Duke often show comparison photos on their twitter feeds, between beautiful blond european maidens and fat, tattooed, body pierced feminists.
      The feminists of course are doing it deliberately in a child-like way. How sad?

      1. Some women do fight for traditional values and they are anti feminists.
        It is good that we (Brandon especially) can spot the frauds and warn others.
        This website helps in that respect.

      2. I’ve listened to Duke talk about feminism and the dude is a white knight. No way the dude has come even close to researching much of what the deal is with modern women and feminism. Anyone who actually has doesn’t particularly have a lot of sympathy for them and believes strong measures are called for. He may not be an extreme white knight, but he’s about as mistaken on feminism as he is Trump, lol.

        Yeah, a female doesn’t have to be fat, tatted up, and body pierced to be a feminist. Most women are feminists and this includes all kinds of women with a feminine appearance. This means these women go right along with special treatment, double standards, and misandry. Of course there is cultural difference between women from various countries, but when non-feminized women come to a place like the US, they very often find themselves acting just like their Ameriskank counterparts within a couple years or sooner.

        1. Dana
          Thanks for pointing out the finer detail. Looks can be deceiving.
          I was mainly indicating my disapproval of the rebellious look that some adopt.
          They do it partly to insult to men, effectively saying “we don’t care what you think and we do what we want”.

          1. You know lesbian ‘relationships’ are least likely of all three inter-human relationships to work out.

            The dumb ass white knights, manginas, and fembots will all say this is because of “male oppression”. Noooo, it’s called women do NOT have the collective integrity that men do,, for one thing. We could add many more reasons here as well. Fuck white knights and manginas. Fuck Ameriskanks and Westernskansks as well – NO gotdamned PUN INTENDED (unless she’s married which means she’s easier than a non-Westernized skank and does it normally, lmao).

  1. Everyone who is controlled by their base passions acts, for lack of a better word, like a child. Addicts are narcissistic when they are in their addiction. Women are not children, nor do they all act infantile. But the generation we live in is full of adult children of both genders. Everyday I see men unable or unwilling to simply clean up their little messes, like they expect their mommy to come behind them and wipe and tidy up – no shit, it’s real. Look at an old photograph from one hundred years ago: look at the faces of the people. They look old by our standards, even in their twenties. The women too. What we are looking at is not the problem with women but the problem with a society based on imaginary utopian make-believe. A vision fostered by Cultural Marxists for the exact purpose of making people ripe prey for the hyper-masculine and rigidly heirarchal repression of the Communist/Fascist/Islamist forces arrayed against them. It is all a dream within a dream, a hallucination, and people won’t wake up until the military boot is crushing their balls or raping them in a scuzzy one-lightbulb windowless room in a jail somewhere.

    1. No, you are denying the biological nature of women, which is inherently child-like. There are some men who may fit in that category too, but it’s rare to see a grown man act like that unless they have a learning disability or autism. Women, on the other hand, virtually all exhibit the childish kinds of behaviours I’ve described in the article. That’s just how they are, ruled by their emotions. Exceptions don’t make the rule. The problem with most men these days is that they’re feminized cucks and white knights who bow to women.

      1. What about emotional maturity? They aren’t going to stop being ruled by emotions, but there is still the acquisition of wisdom through experience. And do you want them to be just like men? I don’t, and I say vive la difference.

        1. No, we should just treat them like we treat children, with extreme caution and care. There are some good female qualities as well, but the bad ones tend to be more dominant than the good, especially these days with feminism.

          1. Are you literally saying Parent-Child only interactions are the best way to deal with them . . . in the scope of the psychological transactional analysis theory?.
            That is going to upset a lot of women. I thought Adult-Adult interactions are the best way to go. By the way some of that psychology and psychaitry stuff is nonsense, but some of it rings true, in my opinion.
            When they thow a tantrum they might be acting Parent-Child or Child-Child and talking to them Adult-Adult would constitute a crossed transaction.
            I think it is described in Berne’s book “Games People Play” . . . . e.g I’m ok – You’re ok.
            Not all women are the same, some are submissive, or less dominant and meek and mild. Others are exactly like you describe.
            Just my 2 cents.

            1. It is different now than it was in the old days.
              I remember clearly the fact that my grandparents never used to argue,

            2. I agree about the unfairness aspect.
              I think that was also the case even 150 years ago, men were often kicked out and had to move on, whilst the woman was kept in the manner she had become accustomed to.
              These days debt and credit cards and financial problems cause arguments and also are the cause of many women being accustomed to much more than they were in the olden days.

            3. I see now Brandon all you said there was “with extreme caution and care”.
              Not meaning actually treat them like children in every respect.
              Some people might confuse your first sentence . . . depends how you read it.
              Sometimes a comma in a sentence can be used as an alternative for the word and.
              So some might read it as “like we treat children (and / pause) with extreme caution and care”.
              I am not a linguist so I might be wrong on that.
              I would have left out the comma/ pause to avoid confusion myself.
              Often legal documents are missing punctuation for that very reason.
              It leaves no doubt as to the meaning of a sentence.
              Just one comma can actually alter the meaning.
              So sometimes you will see I leave them out.
              Or I even finish the sentence and create a list – like bullet points.
              Sorry to be critical.
              It explains why I answered with psychology references, sorry.
              However you might clarify that by saying “you were right the first time” and you did actually mean what I thought.

          2. Brandon
            “No, we should just treat them like we treat children, with extreme caution and care. There are some good female qualities as well, but the bad ones tend to be more dominant than the good, especially these days with feminism.”
            When your comment is read as a whole it is fairly unambiguous.
            Emphasis is applied to “with extreme caution and care”

          1. Lol, Erin. Yes, women as a group need to start taking *accountability* for their actions, *especially* given the fact that they’re demanding equal treatment. You don’t give someone equal treatment by giving them special treatment.

            This means simple things like when a woman makes a statement, you hold her to that statement… you don’t just let her bitch out. This means things like when a woman laughs at a man getting kicked in the balls, you laugh at women getting cunt punted. When a woman laughs at a man getting his penis cut off, you laugh at a woman getting her clit cut off. It means you start expecting women to pay half the dinner bill. It means that when women make false rape accusations, which about half of the rape accusations in the US are false, you don’t just let her off the hook or give her a slap on the wrist, but expose her and give her the same sentence the man would have gotten.

            A big part of the reason women act like they do is because they don’t fear repercussions for their actions because society, white knights, manginas, fembots, and the laws are always catering to them and telling them things are not their fault. Total bullshit. Instead of talking over here on this topic, you’d start to liberate yourself if you took the time to start looking into female crime and stop making excuses for them. And yes, men have women outshined all day in terms of accountability, responsibility; as well as many other things like work ethic.

            1. That reminds me that before, you were talking about how women are under ‘intense pressure from society’. Lmfao. They’re under such extreme pressure that the ratio women attempt suicide is about 2.5 times greater than men, but the ratio of *actual* suicides is 4.2 to 1, male to female, “Intense” pressure you know. Sounds a lot like attention whores to you, doesn’t it? It should.

              BTW, the white suicide rate is also higher than the black suicide rate. Neither of these groups are told to take accountability for their actions. Not that they did to the same extent before cultural Marxism either, but they at least took some responsibility for their actions.

      2. Branden, you are buying into the mirror image of the so-called men”s movement. Both sides of these movements are designed by claiming with jooish psychology to pit men and women against eachother. Its working like a charm. Grown men are finding themselves blaming women for all their woes because they are rejected or are still mad at their mothers. Paul Elam and his minnions helped to launch this nonsense and the socalled MGTOW all the while bilking men and boys out of money. He was a deadbeat dad, a drug addict and a drunk. Just because you or others say things about women, does not make it so. Same goes for the feminist side.

        1. Carmen, those same lame arguments have been in use for many years; at least 6 years, and they’re given by people who don’t know WTF they’re talking about. But like children or people with Tourette’s Syndrome, they can’t refrain themselves from injecting their uninformed and lack of critical thinking thoughts and opinions, or uncontrollably blurting their words out anyway.

          First of all, it is not women who are being demonized and disenfranchised here, it is men.

          Secondly, it’s much more like grown men are finally waking up to the anti-male system/society and the cunts around them instead of buying into the MSM’s so-called “war on women” or the blatantly false ideas like ‘gender is a social construct’, or that women are just ‘so special’; yada, yada.

          Thirdly, Elam has been around for a long time, but you’re implying nothing or little Elam says is true (that would be entirely false), and that other MRAs, Masculinists, MGTOWs “can’t” think for themselves when they most certainly can. I guess you read some article on Paul like one from Buzzfeed, and without applying any critical thinking or fact checking, jumped right to the conclusion it was true, and then decided to mobilize all three firing cylinders to comment over here. ‘Deadbeat dad’ is also a typical shaming tactic used by white knights and feminists, but you’ll notice they rarely if ever use terms *deadbeat mom*, even when women initiate the vast majority of divorces *and* are awarded automatic custody in the vast majority of cases *and* can decide whether the father sees the child or not, even if he’s paying *and* she often winds up getting exorbitant child supports anyway *and* if the father can’t pay or loses his job, he can and often does find himself in jail where child support payments continue to accrue.

          Just because you run your ignorant mouth over here doesn’t mean you know WTF you’re talking about. I don’t know if you’re a male or a female, but you’re one dumb mofo, lol.

          Ohhhh yes, men and women are “equal” n stuff, ya know. People who don’t side with men in this situation are fucking scumbags… telling you straight up.

          1. You did not read what I said. It’s a fake movement just as the feminist movement. It’s meant to keep devision between men and women. It’s not based on reality. It’s farken media. Jooish media. Its communism. Its Orwell’s two minute hate session. I know who Branden is. Mr. Zioncrimefactory.

            1. I read exactly what you said, Carmen. I think the problem is you didn’t really read what I’VE said, here.

              You can answer simple, simple questions, can’t you? Or do you need someone to hold your hand to answer them.

              Are you sure you’re not Joe Sigur, BTW?

              It’s meant to keep division between men and women… DEMONIZING men is meant to keep division between men and women, right? DEMONIZING Palestinians is meant to keep division between Jews and Palestinians, right?

              Douche bag, better start ANSWERING when somebody asks you LEGITIMATE QUESTIONS…

      1. dousing with cold water
        I don’t think that will work.
        That’s definitely asking for trouble.
        Best way is to calmly play along, then you will find that out of the blue comes a hug and I’m sorry.
        Then next day an “I’m sorry”.

  2. Last paragraph is succint and brilliant, describes feminism perfectly – and you know what? Think pedophilia and UN’s “child’s sexual rights” declaration; consider all the advances on “sexual education” and destruction of heteronormativity right now. Minor attracted persons ARE the next vanguard of Destruction.

  3. Women, who give birth to and care for babies, necessarily have a predisposition to “infantilize”. It is a prerequisite of human existence that there should be such creatures: Mothers who serve the needs of helpless infants with unreserved maternal passion. But this is only one aspect of the human being who happens to be female: motherhood being only one stage of life, for one. The bigger issue for a Human Being who is female is how to properly manage their female power. There is a positive and a negative side to the Feminine: the positive side being the capacity to give birth to new life, the negative side would be a tendency to over-protect and suffocate the growing child (and so inhibit the child’s growth into adulthood). It is appropriate for a women, who must deal with the needs of a room full of narcissistic screaming infants, to treat each with “equity”. It is a much different situation , for example, when dealing with a group young adults on a football team. We see this played out in political tendencies: women tending to favor “equity”, men favoring “fair play” in competitive games (in various fields of endeavor). It is the transitions from infant to child and adolescent and adult where the Male aspect is required. Ideally, growth of an individual requires cooperation of Male and Female aspects in harmony.

  4. Feminism is a Jewish construct designed to divide white men and women and get them fighting each other. Despite the fact that White European Men are probably the most respectful of women in the world. Feminism denies the fact that most women raped in Europe and US are from non-white men. Jewish Feminist Gloria Steinem for example is anti-female. Feminism is also constructed by the CIA to get women in the workforce when they are at their most fertile and stop them from having children. It is amazing how so few people in the Alternative Media (Paul Joseph Watson classic example) do not call out the Jewish role in Feminism.

    1. Most of that is old, obvious news.

      A dilettante line though is that feminism is designed to divide white men and women. No, feminism is anti-male and is designed to disenfranchise and demonize men while empowering and lionizing women. All anyone has to do is look at non-white communities in the West to see who holds more power, the male or the female. Look at the out of wedlock rate in the black American community… over 70% and rising. Black men and women have all kinds of major problems, and the typical hood black chick is a fembot. It just so happens that when a black dude rapes a white chick, they’re both a “victim”, “oppressed” group and so it almost never makes it to the MSM because it doesn’t fit the Marxist narrative.

      Saying Gloria Steinem is anti-female is like saying Tim Wise is anti-black. Not really, or really even close to it. One is anti-male and the other is anti-white. It’s like saying welfare is anti-black or anti-woman without taking into account that it’s free money, and in one case the money is being taken from whites and in the other case it’s being taken from men, given that whites and males are the primary tax payers.

      1. I find people who use these same old lines really can’t bring themselves to research or understand feminism out of lack of time, laziness, lack of research ability, and/or lack of critical thinking skills. Many females in the pro-white movement think this same shit and it drives me crazy. No dumb broads, MEN are the fucking ones being targeted here, not women. This ain’t some ‘white women have it just as bad as white men’ kind of scenario or some shit.

        1. Dana
          Yep, men are definitely being targeted. On tv commercials they are often made to look stupid and this is veiled as comic and entertaining and light hearted to sell a product, but it is deeply offensive.
          It is so prevalent and many women are probably amused by the stereotypes.
          So next time you are are treated as if you are stupid, have a carefully prepared comment ready, that will take the grin off their face and spoil their day hopefully, or at the very least make them think twice next time.
          Some commercials are designed to erode respect for men and most commercials also push the ‘melting pot’ multicultural agenda.

          1. It should be deeply offensive, but it culturally isn’t. Suddenly apply the same standards to women as to men in these commercials (or anywhere else in the West, for that matter) and people would be outraged. Put women in the doghouse for any reason a female would put a man there, and there would be outrage. Abuse women with the scenarios and laughter that men get and you better believe there will be outrage.

            Women as a group in the West are a so-called “oppressed”, “victimized”, “morally superior” group who supposedly are mentally and physically “superior” to men. Not only is this false, but it is the OPPOSITE.

    2. Though in saying that, when Sarah Palin took over the Tea Party movement. She was clearly getting those stupid Republican men to see her, in her hooker boots and hooker outfit to drool over her.

  5. [arrived here via a gab post]

    I’m always amazed no matter how flipped out she seems at me, if I ask her if she can do my laundry, wash my dishes, clean my place, it’s as if some ruling cosmic principle kicks in and doing so makes her happy. Almost as if they all signed a contract with God coming into this life playing the female role and with sterling integrity they’re dedicated to — a part of it. Wait, what about the loving adoration I expected?

    Women and cats are conspiring to make the world more comfortable. Men battling the world. Females need a child wavelength mode to cope with raising them.

    But there’s another aspect, invisible, often playing a major part. I studied this for a year. The road rage zombie parasite alters the human brain, removes empathy, eats gaba, the victim sees life as an interpersonal cage-match, suddenly is king henry the 8th making pronouncements with self-evident superiority. toxoplasma gondii in at least 20% of Americans and up to 50% globally, affecting us to varying degrees, from as little as undercooked meat. Freezing meat solid for a couple days kills it.

    The highest rates of domestic violence in the world surprised me, New Zealand wins that trophy. Six sheep per person. Lots of mutton eaten. Even uncooked, fermented. One study: T Gondii in 80% of sheep. Those dots connect.

    Garrison Keillor entertained people for 50 years, accidentally touched a woman’s bare back consoling her, apologized, she accepted, then she met a lawyer with snake genes and they destroyed his career for it. She is criminal.

    Warren Moon, Seahawks color commentator trusted the wrong hot chick, she got herself a female east coast attorney and together they can become rich and glory-be, to the degree they’re able to destroy Warren’s life, all unprovable.

    Women spend some 30% of their existence energy on being more attractive, every breath seems to be an invite for attention, then they place themselves in Weinstein’s apartment, get laid and expect us to think they had no idea what to expect in going there? I’m tired of it. They are criminals, need to have an adult mode, personal responsibility.

  6. Carmen is some ignorant douche with a form of Tourette’s Syndrome (as I indicated above, lol.).

    You know, if you read between the lines here, you’ll realize dat both sexes be equally ‘oppressed’ n sheeit. Or even teh wimminz be even mo’ ‘oppressed’ n sheeeit!!!

    This shit is old, old news; and even worse, it’s just scratching the surface. But don’t let Tourette’s get in the way of spittin dat truf, ya know… lmao.

    “1. SUICIDE: Men’s suicide rate is 4.6 times higher than that of women’s. [Dept. Health & Human Services — 26,710 males vs 5,700 females]

    2. LIFE EXPECTANCY: Men’s life expectancy is seven (7) years shorter than women’s [National Center for Health Statistics — males 72.3 yrs vs females 79 yrs] yet receive only 35% of government expenditures for health care and medical costs.

    3. WAR: Men are almost exclusively the only victims of war [Dept. Defense — Vietnam Casualties 47,369 men vs 74 women]

    4. WORKPLACE FATALITIES: Men account for more than 95% of all workplace fatalities.

    5. MURDER: Men are murdered at a rate almost 5 times that of women. [Dept. Health & Human Services — 26,710 men vs 5,700 women]

    6. CHILD CUSTODY: Women receive physical custody of 92% of all children of separation, and men only 4%. [Department of Health & Human Services]

    7. JURY BIAS: Women are acquitted of spousal murder at a rate 9 times that of men [Bureau Justice Statistics — 1.4% of men vs 12.9% of women]

    8. COURT BIAS: Men are sentenced 2.8 times longer than women for spousal murder [Bureau Justice Statistics — men at 17 years vs women at 6 years]

    9. JUSTICE SYSTEM BIAS: Women are assesessed for Child Support on average at half the rate of men, yet are twice as likely to default on Child Support payments. Ninety Seven (97%) of all child support prosecutions are against fathers. [Census Bureau]

    10. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Numerous credible studies from independant researchers report that women are the initiators of domestic violence in 58% of all cases, and cause physical abuse in almost 50% of all cases, yet women only account for 6% of all criminal proceedings in such matters.

    11. CHILD VIOLENCE: Mothers commit 55% of all child murders and biological fathers commit 6%. NIS-3 indicates that Mother-only households are 3 times more fatal to children than Father-only households. Despite these compelling figures, children are systematically removed from the natural fathers who are their most effective protectors.

    12. WEALTH: Women hold 65% of the total wealth in the USA [Fortune Magazine]”


      1. Thanks, Brandon. Yeah, unfortunately you really can’t even trust them with their own children. It’s like they need supervisors or something, but they’re conditioned to believe that any kind of male supervision is ‘oppression’. As we know, they even initiate the vast majority of divorces at any whim (no fault divorce for ya, lol), but them not having a positive male role model (be it husband, dad, or even BF) is all the “man’s fault”, lol. Anything you do as a male is wrong, lol.

        Matter of fact, even if we took race out of this equation, we’d still have a major delineation between the capabilities of the sexes in these results, lol:

        63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (US Dept. Of Health/Census) – 5 times the average.
        90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes – 32 times the average.
        85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes – 20 times the average. (Center for Disease Control)
        80% of rapists with anger problems come from fatherless homes –14 times the average. (Justice & Behavior, Vol 14, p. 403-26)
        71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes – 9 times the average. (National Principals Association Report)
        Father Factor in Education – Fatherless children are twice as likely to drop out of school.

        Children with Fathers who are involved are 40% less likely to repeat a grade in school.
        Children with Fathers who are involved are 70% less likely to drop out of school.
        Children with Fathers who are involved are more likely to get A’s in school.
        Children with Fathers who are involved are more likely to enjoy school and engage in extracurricular activities.
        75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes – 10 times the average.
        Father Factor in Drug and Alcohol Abuse – Researchers at Columbia University found that children living in two-parent household with a poor relationship with their father are 68% more likely to smoke, drink, or use drugs compared to all teens in two-parent households. Teens in single mother households are at a 30% higher risk than those in two-parent households.

        70% of youths in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes – 9 times the average. (U.S. Dept. of Justice, Sept. 1988)
        85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes – 20 times the average. (Fulton Co. Georgia, Texas Dept. of Correction)
        Father Factor in Incarceration – Even after controlling for income, youths in father-absent households still had significantly higher odds of incarceration than those in mother-father families. Youths who never had a father in the household experienced the highest odds. A 2002 Department of Justice survey of 7,000 inmates revealed that 39% of jail inmates lived in mother-only households. Approximately forty-six percent of jail inmates in 2002 had a previously incarcerated family member. One-fifth experienced a father in prison or jail.

        Father Factor in Crime – A study of 109 juvenile offenders indicated that family structure significantly predicts delinquency. Adolescents, particularly boys, in single-parent families were at higher risk of status, property and person delinquencies. Moreover, students attending schools with a high proportion of children of single parents are also at risk. A study of 13,986 women in prison showed that more than half grew up without their father. Forty-two percent grew up in a single-mother household and sixteen percent lived with neither parent

        Father Factor in Child Abuse – Compared to living with both parents, living in a single-parent home doubles the risk that a child will suffer physical, emotional, or educational neglect. The overall rate of child abuse and neglect in single-parent households is 27.3 children per 1,000, whereas the rate of overall maltreatment in two-parent households is 15.5 per 1,000.

        Daughters of single parents without a Father involved are 53% more likely to marry as teenagers, 711% more likely to have children as teenagers, 164% more likely to have a pre-marital birth and 92% more likely to get divorced themselves.

        Adolescent girls raised in a 2 parent home with involved Fathers are significantly less likely to be sexually active than girls raised without involved Fathers.

        43% of US children live without their father [US Department of Census]
        90% of homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes. [US D.H.H.S., Bureau of the Census]
        80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes. [Criminal Justice & Behaviour, Vol 14, pp. 403-26, 1978]
        71% of pregnant teenagers lack a father. [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release, Friday, March 26, 1999]
        63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes. [US D.H.H.S., Bureau of the Census]
        85% of children who exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes. [Center for Disease Control]
        90% of adolescent repeat arsonists live with only their mother. [Wray Herbert, “Dousing the Kindlers,” Psychology Today, January, 1985, p. 28]
        71% of high school dropouts come from fatherless homes. [National Principals Association Report on the State of High Schools]
        75% of adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes. [Rainbows f for all God’s Children]
        70% of juveniles in state operated institutions have no father. [US Department of Justice, Special Report, Sept. 1988]
        85% of youths in prisons grew up in a fatherless home. [Fulton County Georgia jail populations, Texas Department of Corrections, 1992]
        Fatherless boys and girls are: twice as likely to drop out of high school; twice as likely to end up in jail; four times more likely to need help for emotional or behavioral problems. [US D.H.H.S. news release, March 26, 1999]
        Census Fatherhood Statistics
        64.3 million: Estimated number of fathers across the nation
        26.5 million: Number of fathers who are part of married-couple families with their own children under the age of 18.
        Among these fathers –
        22 percent are raising three or more of their own children under 18 years old (among married-couple family households only).
        2 percent live in the home of a relative or a non-relative.
        2.5 million: Number of single fathers, up from 400,000 in 1970. Currently, among single parents living with their children, 18 percent are men.
        Among these fathers –
        8 percent are raising three or more of their own children under 18 years old.
        42 percent are divorced, 38 percent have never married, 16 percent are separated and 4 percent are widowed. (The percentages of those divorced and never married are not significantly different from one another.)
        16 percent live in the home of a relative or a non-relative.
        27 percent have an annual family income of $50,000 or more.
        85 percent: Among the 30.2 million fathers living with children younger than 18, the percentage who lived with their biological children only.
        11 percent lived with step-children
        4 percent with adopted children
        < 1 percent with foster children
        Recent policies encourage the development of programs designed to improve the economic status of low-income nonresident fathers and the financial and emotional support provided to their children. This brief provides ten key lessons from several important early responsible fatherhood initiatives that were developed and implemented during the 1990s and early 2000s. Formal evaluations of these earlier fatherhood efforts have been completed making this an opportune time to step back and assess what has been learned and how to build on the early programs’ successes and challenges.While the following statistics are formidable, the Responsible Fatherhood research literature generally supports the claim that a loving and nurturing father improves outcomes for children, families and communities.

        Children with involved, loving fathers are significantly more likely to do well in school, have healthy self-esteem, exhibit empathy and pro-social behavior, and avoid high-risk behaviors such as drug use, truancy, and criminal activity compared to children who have uninvolved fathers.
        Studies on parent-child relationships and child wellbeing show that father love is an important factor in predicting the social, emotional, and cognitive development and functioning of children and young adults.
        24 million children (34 percent) live absent their biological father.
        Nearly 20 million children (27 percent) live in single-parent homes.
        43 percent of first marriages dissolve within fifteen years; about 60 percent of divorcing couples have children; and approximately one million children each year experience the divorce of their parents.
        Fathers who live with their children are more likely to have a close, enduring relationship with their children than those who do not.
        Compared to children born within marriage, children born to cohabiting parents are three times as likely to experience father absence, and children born to unmarried, non-cohabiting parents are four times as likely to live in a father-absent home.
        About 40 percent of children in father-absent homes have not seen their father at all during the past year; 26 percent of absent fathers live in a different state than their children; and 50 percent of children living absent their father have never set foot in their father’s home.
        Children who live absent their biological fathers are, on average, at least two to three times more likely to be poor, to use drugs, to experience educational, health, emotional and behavioral problems, to be victims of child abuse, and to engage in criminal behavior than their peers who live with their married, biological (or adoptive) parents.
        From 1995 to 2000, the proportion of children living in single-parent homes slightly declined, while the proportion of children living with two married parents remained stable."


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