Fatherless culture behind the surge in violence

May 8, 2018 by

by Laura Perrins, The Conservative Woman:

What we have not talked about yet is how the culture has long contributed to this ‘spike’ in deadly violence.

Prepare yourself to hear over the next week or so all manner of reasons for why young men (and it is usually men) decide to shoot and stab each other to death. It is social media, it is the thug lifestyle glorified by the music industry, it is austerity that has seen cuts to ‘youth services’.

I am sure each of these has had an impact, but none will have had as big an influence on these young men as a lack of a father in the home. Not all individually will lack fathers in the home, but I suspect a majority do. What’s more, it is not the individual cases taken in isolation that counts – it is the culture within the community that matters, and that culture has fatherlessness at its core.

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