henrymakow.com — June 18, 2017
FOR FATHER’S DAY JUNE 18
A father’s love, nurturing and approval are essential for a young girl’s healthy development as a woman. Girls model their romantic ideal on their father. About a third of all children live without a father at home.
By Henry Makow Ph.D.
Feminism Deprives Girls of Father’s Love — Revised from June, 2005
Most girls receive too little love from their fathers, and grow up to be insecure, distrustful of men and frigid, says Victoria Secunda, author of Women and their Fathers: The Sexual and Romantic Impact of the First Man in Your Life (1992). The result is failed marriages, broken families and a vicious circle of fatherlessness.
Secunda’s conclusions are based on interviews with 150 daughters, 75 fathers, and dozens of authorities. Because she is not an academic, Ms. Secunda has written an honest and useful book. Because she is a feminist, it slipped through the feminist censors and was well received. This is ironic because feminism is largely responsible for the symptoms she describes.
FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS