One aspect of the Baltimore riots that doesn’t get a lot of attention is how these riots are happening in a community where fatherless homes are the norm. At least it doesn’t until someone wants to blame men for the Baltmore riots. Over at Townhall.com, a tradcon blames fathers for the Baltimore riots:
We have seen a desperate single mother trying to discipline her teenage son, but we haven’t seen fathers.
Where are the fathers? This is the uncomfortable questions liberals refuse to ask.
Sure, the government can manage this chaos to some degree through force and coercion, but fathers can influence order and discipline through love and devotion.
How much of the violence and rebellion in Baltimore is simply a consequence of the destruction of families?
How much has the moral decay of society contributed to the acceptance and tolerance of men who feel no responsibility for children they’ve created?
How much of a child’s rage and anger comes from feeling abandoned or unwanted by their fathers?
This was an excellent opportunity to talk about how feminism has forced fathers out of families and how single mothers are intentionally blocking fathers from seeing their children. The black community has been hit hardest by this aspect of feminism. Instead, we get tradcons blaming fathers for “abandoning their children” when fathers are prevented practically at gunpoint from having any relationship with their children.
This gets even worse when you consider that the Baltimore riots are feminist beyond the issue of fatherless children. An article at Salon.com defends the riots as a “legitimate political tactic”. That would be bad enough, but it’s worse because the reason that article defends the riots is feminism:
But there is an even bigger problem. Referring to Black Lives Matter protests, as well as organic responses to police and state violence as “non-violent” or “peaceful” erases the actual climate in which these movements are acting, the militant strategies that have rendered them effective, and the long history of riots and direct action on which they are built.I do not advocate non-violence—particularly in a moment like the one we currently face. In the spirit and words of militant Black and Brown feminist movements from around the globe, I believe it is crucial that we see non-violence as a tactic, not a philosophy.
The Baltimore riots are feminism and the result of feminism, so what do the tradcons do? Blame fathers. What we have here is another example of white knighting, and it’s more disgusting than white knighting for fictional women.