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Any good lawyer will tell you: to win, vilify your opponent. The criminalization of fathers in Family Court is the tip of the iceberg; It is the proceed of the idealization of powered single mothers and the trivialization of the role of men, which Kathleen Parker describes in her book “Save the Males. Why Men Matter, Why Women Should Care.”

What is the book about? Thanks to Maureen Dowd, we all know that men are not necessary. A driven woman can do as well as a man in the workplace. Noble goal: go as high and be as good assholes as men before. When the biological clock is ticking, pick a progenitor, preferably not too dumb (difficult task). Disposing of the bastard if he is trouble? No problem. This is what family courts are for: dealing with disposable men.

What Parker seems to have omitted (I have not read the book) is that the blossoming of the liberated woman is for a chosen few. Rather, it hinges on legions of nannies, cleaning ladies and cooks from all over the world. For them, liberation will wait. They have no nannies to take care of their little ones, no cooks to fix their dinner, no cleaning ladies to clean up the mess after their kids. Who cares anyway? They are retarded (sorry, liberation unfriendly or insensitive), like the Ukrainian cleaning lady in Sex and the City, who takes Miranda’s condoms out of her nightstand table and puts a crucifix there instead.

According to Liesl Schilinger of the New York Times, Parker ‘s book is “a scorching jeremiad against the forces that have demoralized the American Males over the last 20 years.” What demoralizes me, a French male living in America, are delusional conservatives such as Liesl Schilinger, who see themselves at the avant-garde of the left and staunchly defend the conquests of the feminist revolution. Its social conquests in the U.S.? Name one.

Please, Kathleen Parker; Include family courts in your book tours. They don’t get it there.

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