Since today is father’s day, I added a new page about how fatherhood and not marriage is essential for civilization. I’m disabling comments on this post because all of the content is on the new page. Follow the link or click on the tab at the top of the blog to read the page and comment on it.
Over the years I have been talking about technologies like artificial wombs, I get people saying that artificial wombs and related technologies are bad because the two parent families are superior for raising children. While what they’re saying is technically true, it ignores several problems.
The worst possible situation to raise children is a single mother family by far. If we were just comparing single mother families to single father families, the single father families would be significantly better for raising children. The damage to society done by single mother headed families has been extensive and documented for decades so we know this to be true. My critics often would agree with this but point out that the 2 parent family is better than both single mother and single father families.
The problem with this is that for a 2 parent family to be better than a single father family, it must stay a 2 parent family. As we know divorce is rampant so at least half of 2 parent families will not stay 2 parent families. What happens during a divorce? A 2 parent family becomes either a single father family or a single mother family. As we all know, in almost all cases it’s a single mother family. This negates any benefit of a 2 parent family.
This is why we need to support single father families and ways of creating them such as artificial wombs in the future or international surrogacy now. A 2 parent family is no good if it just ends up as a single mother family, and that happens at least 50% of the time. A single father family isn’t going to become a single mother family except in some rare cases. Single father families may not be optimal, but given the current realities of divorce, on balance, it’s a lot better than any of the alternatives.
Female infidelity is worse than rape, according to panicked MRAs.http://j.mp/pZSJHi
What this is in reference to as you can tell from the link is how male feminist (mangina), Hugo Schwyzer, had sex with a woman he called “Jill” years ago. “Jill” was seeing a man called “Ted” and had sex with “Ted” and Hugo in a short window of time. “Jill” ended up pregnant, but never told “Ted” that she was having sex with another man. “Ted” and “Jill” get married because of the baby, but “Ted” could be raising and paying for a kid that isn’t his.
Amanda Marcotte is acting like the only people who have a problem with Hugo’s behavior are “panicked MRAs” who can’t deal with “female infidelity”. She has lied about what really happened here. Yes, there was infidelity, but what (potentially) happened here was FRAUD, specifically paternity fraud. Amanda Marcotte is trying to hide the real issue of FRAUD by claiming MRAs just want to control female sexuality. At some level she knows that she has to defend Hugo’s behavior in those terms because otherwise what Hugo did looks like any other type of fraud that is illegal (assuming the kid is Hugo’s).
No one should let Amanda Marcotte get away with pretending that FRAUD isn’t the real issue here.
That is why we need transhumanism.
When women reward serial killers far ahead of, say, engineers, women are the obstacle to civilizational advancement.
Sure, NAWALT. But that there are even some women who put gina tingles ahead of their own safety (let alone the safety of others) casts serious doubts about their fitness to make decisions.
I don’t like talking about “transhumanism” because it has some philosophical baggage I’m against but a lot of my ideas about using technology to liberate men are “transhumanist”. The commenter is right that women are the obstacle to civilizational advancement but the problem is worse than that. Women are threatening the foundations of civilization. This is why we need technology to buttress the foundation of civilization, anti-aging technology, artificial wombs, sex bots, VR sex, considerably more advanced genetic engineering, etc. All of it will help.
If you still don’t believe this, just consider the effect of paternity testing and where we would be without that technology.
Recently, the New York Times had an article on paternity testing which has already been commented on by our own Roissy and Female Masculinist on their respective personal blogs. The men in the NYT article are all the victims of fraud. In any other context, the legal system would consider this a case of outright fraud. What this means is that the simple technology of paternity testing has acted as the light of truth exposing the entire family law system from lawyers to judges as corrupt and supremely dishonest.
The other area where paternity testing has shown the light of truth is with female behavior. Before paternity testing the only way a man would know for certain if his wife/girlfriend had committed paternity fraud against him was if he was away from his wife/girlfriend for an extended period of time when conception would have taken place. Now, it’s possible for men to know the truth both individually and globally. Depending on who you ask the cuckoldry rate is somewhere between 1% and 30% with 10% being a commonly cited number. Without mandatory paternity testing it’s impossible to know the exact percentage. However, the exact percentage doesn’t matter so much since paternity testing has shown that paternity fraud does happen enough that every man should be concerned about whether his kids really are his kids.
Before paternity testing women and male white knights would claim that “women would never lie about paternity”. Since paternity testing has proven this to be a myth, they have moved to “biological/genetic connections don’t matter” and shaming language. Take this quote from Carol McCarthy, an officer of the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
“Having been involved in cases like these, I think the answer to ‘Is it my kid?’ is irrationally important to the cuckolded husband. My own biases are going into this because I’m adopted, so I’m real into ‘your parents are the people who raise you.’ I couldn’t care less who my biological parents are.
First, take notice of the shaming language. Beyond that this quote is incredibly self serving. I would bet serious money that if McCarthy had a medical problem that was inherited or otherwise required family medical history she would change her tune really quick. And what about all of those adopted children who go searching for their biological parents? According to her that shouldn’t happen. It’s all just more proof that McCarthy is claiming that fatherhood doesn’t matter and engaging in anti-male shaming language.
If a genetic connection doesn’t matter for fatherhood that why does it matter for motherhood? The article points out that hospitals go to great lengths to make sure that the baby a mother gave birth to is the baby she leaves with including footprints, matching ID bands, guarded nurseries, surveillance cameras, etc. If genetics does not matter then why doesn’t the government take all babies after they are born and randomly reassign them to parents? It’s because genetics does matter. Every other position is self serving shaming language, and paternity testing has exposed this.
Mandatory paternity testing will probably not happen in the future since women and male white knights will oppose it. However, that does not matter since the most significant change from the creating of paternity testing is the knowledge men now have that cuckolding is a serious problem. Men are now aware of the need to make sure that his kids are really his, and nothing is going to put that genie back into the bottle.
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