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Another Look At The Anti-Gay 'Fatherless Deviant' Yarn

Womens_workGarth McVicar is unyielding in his claim that same-sex marriage leads to violent crime. Though most people, including MPs, laughed at the New Zealand anti-gay activist's outrageous claim - and his various misspellings - McVicar this weekend dedicated himself anew to convincing people he's on the right track, and that gay nuptials are a detour to depravity.

In an interview with The New Zealand Herald, McVicar doubled down, saying, "If you look at the court stats, most of the crime that has been committed has been committed by fatherless kids." He also warned that gay adoption would have a similar effect, adding, "That's where it's heading - this is just another step in that politically correct journey that we've been on as a country."

Asked if two gay men, two dads, adopting would cancel out the detrimental effects, McCivar, not surprisingly, said no. Kids need a mother, as well. That's the basic formula for almost all anti-gay marriage movements. Opposition to gays raising kids is one of the main reasons the anti-marriage equality movement in France has such widespread and varied support. In France, in New Zealand and the world over, the conservative refrain remains largely the same: kids need both a mom and a dad, not two moms and not two dads. And, yes, this math also considers a single mother is less than, too.

And that's one of the subtexts that's often unexplored in these conservative arguments: the idea that a woman is not sufficient enough to raise a child alone. That women in general are not equal to men, that their power is only activated when complemented by a man's. Even then the woman's abilities are only suited for cooking, cleaning and birthing. Rational people living in this time period know that's not the case. Even still, it's this old, debunked theory that laid the seed for its more contemporary odious offshoot, the "no two dads; no two moms" meme.

When McVicar and his allies are attacking gay couples, they're also implicitly attacking women. It's hard, tiring - and tiresome - work. And yet most of the right wingers like McVicar still find time, and opportunity, to fulfill what they call their main goal: procreation. Where's Lysistrata when you need her?

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  1. I co-sign with Rick on the correlation between males raised in fatherless households and how they perform in society....the other stuff...divorce, feminism etc. I'll hold judegment upon additional information...

    Posted by: Marty | Jan 21, 2013 12:54:42 AM

  2. You know what I cannot believe is one thing that they seem to "neglect" completely within all of this BS HOOPLAH!?! The instances where instead of it being a single mother, it is a single father! What would they say to THAT I wonder!?! Have they even considered it!?!

    Posted by: TormentedSerenity999 | Jan 21, 2013 1:38:28 AM

  3. Really? Condemning gay and lesbian parents (and single parents) is all about women being victims now? Funny, I thought hating gay people was about gay people. My bad.

    Single parents doesn't just mean mothers, either.

    Posted by: EQ | Jan 21, 2013 10:45:31 AM

  4. "I don't know. Sometimes a boy raised by a single mother becomes the first African American President of the United States serving his second term in office."

    Barack Obama was raised by his grandparents, who remained an intact traditional couple througout their lives and who made up for the irresponsibility of Mr. Obama's slutty, self-involved feminist mother.

    Posted by: Rick | Jan 21, 2013 10:49:30 AM

  5. @Stefan

    It is not about being poor. There are lots of poor people who never commit crimes, so there is no direct cause-and-effect between one and the other.

    The real problem is the lack of a father and of good male role models generally......

    Read the article I linked below about the success being experienced in education by placing African-American boys, mostly from impoverished households headed by a single mother, in an ALL-MALE school (including an all-male faculty).....the dropout rate is 30 points lower than it is for boys in mised-gender schools where most of the teachers are female.

    And you can hardly claim any ideological bias in this instance, given that the article appeared in the Village Voice, the bible of the Far Left.

    Posted by: Rick | Jan 21, 2013 11:03:15 AM

  6. @EQ
    Homophobia and misogyny are two sides of the same coin.

    Superficially, gay men are said to be too feminine and lesbians are said to want to be like men.

    Posted by: Steve | Jan 21, 2013 12:02:54 PM

  7. For once, Andrew Belonsky has written forcefully and with a laser-beam clarity about the incipient homophobia that infects the patriarchal mind-set.

    Homophobia's roots are firmly seeded in the fetid soil of misogyny. Small-minded men fear the feminine and anything that reminds men of their inherent inferiority in nature.

    Men serve just one purpose in nature: to impregnate. Once that is accomplished, men have absolutely no other use to society or culture. They become irrelevant and unnecessary. THAT is natural law.

    Straight men simply cannot accept that their role in nature and society is so minimal. Their rage at this limited role becomes more pronounced when they realize that anything a man can do, a woman can do better.

    McVicar exemplifies the patriarchy's pathetic and impotent response to their self-generated misogyny: denigrate women, demean the feminine.

    It will fail. As will the homophobia borne of his pathological misogyny.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jan 21, 2013 12:48:19 PM

  8. No, Rickie. The answer to violent criminal males is to bring them up in a culture of effeminacy. That would cure 'em. We could close the prisons and jails, and open more ballrooms for voguing.

    All right (triple snap)

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jan 21, 2013 2:33:00 PM

  9. When reading comments about articles such as the one that is the basis of all these comments, I often wonder about the personal histories of some of the authors, and the makeup of their biological ancestors. For example,From available evidence, My Father's father was probably Gay; I met my Father's Gay "Friend" when I was about 20; I am Gay, Living with my Gay partner going on 30 years; one of my three sons (I married to be "Cured", but it did not work) was Gay (He was an early victim of AIDS.) One of my Sister's sons was Gay, but hung himself at 17 because his Homophobic Father tormented him so badly. What is your story?

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Jan 21, 2013 10:54:35 PM

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