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Unformatted text preview: children do not get to see their fathers very often and sometimes only 4 or 5 days a month. “The motherhood mystique is so entrenched in our culture, that most courts will only grant custody to a father if the mother shows absolutely no responsibility. Millions of children live without their father and this causes mothers to have to raise their children alone. This causes the father to be alienated from his children and causes many problems with the child’s behavior. When children don’t have fathers they lose the stern, discipline force that was once a constant in their lives. Without a strong paternal influence children are at a higher risk for teen pregnancy, STD’s, academic underachievement, and drug use....
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- Spring '08
- Parent, motherhood mystique, Blane Smith Sociology