Friday, April 25, 2008

Deadbeat Moms

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"Deadbeat" Dads are the ultimate class of outcast pariah in todays society. Anything and everything done to them in the name of the children is justifiable...including the continued punishment and reduction of wage-slave status to men who were tricked into paternity, cuckolded by promiscuous whores, or had their families destroyed by conscienceless women that cheated or left their husbands because of their selfish devotion to their own emotional state.

The latest manifestation of the acceptable persecution of the "Deadbeat" Dad class of citizens is the recent commissioning of a pilot for a new "reality" show on Fox, "Bad Dads."

National Child Support Center Director Jim Durham will play the impoverished-mom savior/deadbeat-dad cop figure, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He'll track down the support payment delinquents and ultimately face off with them while the cameras roll.

The pilot will follow the story of a struggling mother and her high-rolling ex-husband, whom Durham finds and confronts at his country club, according to the Reporter.

Now I don't have a problem with a show like this if they only go after true deadbeat Dads...fathers that have contributed to the failure of their marriages, left their families, and are delinquent in paying their obligations despite having the means to do so.

But what I do have a problem with is the continuation of the stereotype of "Deadbeat" Dads and the way in which the system is set up to reduce men into criminal status, oftentimes through no fault of their own. Men who experience unemployment or changes in financial status and are unable to get their child support payments temporarily reduced are all lumped into the exact same category as the kind of guy the pilot for this new show are going after.

Worse yet, the term "Deadbeat Mom" rarely registers in the popular consciousness -- kind of like how the word misandry is still considered a non-word by Microsoft Office and Blogger.

Yet, when look at the statistical ratios, Deadbeat Moms far outweigh the ratios of Deadbeat Dads.

From Moms Can Be Deadbeats Too:

Single dads are sick and tired of being labeled "deadbeats" when it comes to paying child support. And data suggest they have good reason to be upset.

The percentage of "deadbeat" moms is actually higher than that of dads who won't pay, even though mothers are more consistently awarded custody of children by the courts.

Census figures show only 57 percent of moms required to pay child support -- 385,000 women out of a total of 674,000 -- give up some or all of the money they owe. That leaves some 289,000 "deadbeat" mothers out there, a fact that has barely been reported in the media.

That compares with 68 percent of dads who pay up, according to the figures.

Yet Deadbeat Dads are the ones who receive just about ALL of cultural attention whenever the issues of child support are discussed in the public sphere. When was the last time you ever even heard of the term Deadbeat Mom?

This really is just another manifestation of the cultural shibboleth promulgated by the feminist movement "Women good, Men Bad!"

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