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How many errors …

by Greg Krehbiel on 16 May 2017

… can you find in this article?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/15/sheryl-sandberg-mothers-childcare-has-to-change

I’ll start.

It doesn’t seem to care about the best interests of the child. It’s all about the interests of the mother.

Parents are supposed to sacrifice their own desires and wishes for the sake of their children.

I’ve left plenty for you all to fill in. Have at it.

2017-05-16  »  Greg Krehbiel

Talkback x 7

  1. pentamom
    18 May 2017 @ 9:17 am

    The first error is that it’s not a live link.

    Okay, off to read it for real now.

  2. pentamom
    18 May 2017 @ 9:20 am

    I actually can’t pinpoint any others, since it not being about the best interests of the child is an umbrella error that encompasses all the other dumb stuff in there.

  3. Greg Krehbiel Greg Krehbiel
    18 May 2017 @ 9:33 am

    The inevitable expansion of government is the other main one, in my opinion

  4. William
    18 May 2017 @ 1:22 pm

    Albeit the stats and methods could be argued, it seemed the main point was about having better support systems for single parent families so they could better provide child care…which would ultimately be in the best interest of children. If the stats are accurate, with women leading the majority of single parent homes today, the issues raised by the author could be a legitimate concern for those that find themselves in this situation.

    That said, the thing I found to be feminist rhetoric was the notion that a lack of a safety net for working parents helps increase income equality and drives women out of the workforce.

  5. Dave Krehbiel Dave Krehbiel
    19 May 2017 @ 7:42 am

    Maybe this link will work: http://tinyurl.com/mud22j7

  6. Greg Krehbiel Greg Krehbiel
    22 May 2017 @ 10:30 am

    My attitude towards these sorts of things is that compassion for the people who fall outside the norm quickly turns into changing the norm.

    IOW, you start out by saying that the norm is a 2-parent household where one parent works. Then people complain about the single parents and their problems, so you try to help them. That makes it easier for people to live as single parents, which makes more of them. Then it becomes unacceptable to speak of the 2-parent household as the norm, and after a while you have the mess we’re in now.

    Somehow we have to find a way to encourage one thing (e.g., 2-parent households where one parent stays home with the kids) and still find ways to accommodate the people who fall through the cracks.

  7. William
    22 May 2017 @ 1:58 pm

    I’d agree. In this case, it shouldn’t be an either/or…both can happen simultaneously. According to the US Census Bureau, between 1960 and 2016, the percentage of children living in families with two parents decreased from 88 to 69. Given this reality, it’s prudent to consider what could be done to assist single parents better provide for their children…which seemed to be the main point of the article.

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