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November 26, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Britain, then: Lawrence of Arabia remakes the desert battlefield.

Britain, now? It’s raining “men deserts.”

“The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) reports that an increasing number of British children are growing up with hardly any male influence,” the Call Me Stormy Weblog notes. “In some areas, the problem has reached such high levels that they have been tabbed ‘men deserts,’ according to the report,” which aired on Britain’s Sky News channel:

Theodore Dalrymple and Peter Hitchens, call your office, as your writings over a decade ago on the collapse of British culture are yet again confirmed. Though am I the only one who cringes whenever the word “desert” is referenced outside of the aforementioned Lawrence of Arabia or other uses that involve large quantities of sand?

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Cross-posted from Ed Driscoll’s Blog

Blogging since 2002, affiliated with PJM since 2005, where he is currently a columnist, San Jose Editor, and founder of PJM's Lifestyle blog. Over the past 15 years, Ed has contributed articles to National Review Online, the Weekly Standard.com, Right Wing News, the New Individualist, Blogcritics, Modernism, Videomaker, Servo, Audio/Video Interiors, Electronic House, PC World, Computer Music, Vintage Guitar, and Guitar World.

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Typical of feminist policy makers. It ultimately came down to, women need even more support, men need even more responsibility. At no point was it ever discussed if something need to be done to discourage women from having children outside of stable relationships, or of giving dads who want to be involved more support themselves.
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For the UK, the biggest deserts of masculinity can be found in Whitehall and the Parliamentary precincts. The current denizens of these locales are all 'weak as water', according to the last truly masculine inhabitant, the late Lady Thatcher.
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I'm confused.
I thought children needed a father like fish need a bicycle.
I thought the welfare state was taking over parenting.
I thought villages raised children, not parents.
I was told our government and union run schools knew what was best.
I thought the BBC and PBS were going to teach children values.

Is she saying that dads are important? Very important? Two parent homes are critical to the raising of happy, healthy, well behaved, successful children?

That's not what I was told.
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