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The Undermining of Parental Love and Authority

Accelerating attacks on the heterosexual family by an intrusive state make it timely to examine the arguments being levelled against family bonds. Are parents committing the equivalent of racism when they direct most of their love and resources to their own children, even when others are more needy? Traditional family and gender roles are being undermined by the growing radicalism of elite culture in the universities, school curricula, corporate sector and bureaucracies. Examples include feminism’s denigration of motherhood and homemaking and exaggeration of women’s grievances against men. More recently there have been criticism of “toxic masculinity” and tolerance of transgender…

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