I am creating the hash tag #FathersFirst, and here is the mission statement:
We, in the west, are currently living in a matriarchal system. Most single parents are mothers. Even in marriage, women (the mother of the family unit) hold all the actual authority because she holds the power of divorce. She holds the power of divorce because whoever gets awarded child custody hits the jackpot in divorce court. The reason she gets the child is because our culture values motherhood more than fatherhood. We see women as naturally better caregivers, and men as financial providers. We must push the notion that men make equal or better parents. We must erase the notion that a mans only, or primary, contribution to the family is being a wage slave.
While I hope one day to see a genuine fathers first movement devoid of partisan politics, right now my main goal is to discourage MRA’s (Mens Rights Activists) from perpetuating the notion that women are naturally better caregivers, or that a woman’s place is in the home raising babies, and others such drivel that ultimately translates to praising the sanctity of motherhood. I feel that out of all the political movements in the world, a genuine mens rights movement should be the primary platform to push the notion of Fathers First. It is heart breaking to see how much praise motherhood gets from within that movement.
I am asking all MRA’s to stop posting anything that advocates women’s role is to raise children, or children are to be raised by their mother, or that women have any advantages in parenthood. I ask that instead, you focus on fathers, working fathers, stay at home fathers, men as being entitled or better suited to raise children. In a culture that worships the sanctity of motherhood to the point of making the words “parent” and “mother” synonyms, I am asking that we buck this trend and promote fathers first.
Self described Mens Rights Activists that continue to in anyway, promote motherhood as more natural or preferred than fatherhood, aren’t really respecting the integrity of the title “Mens Rights Activist” and should either stop posting pro-motherhood material, or stop marching under the MRA label.
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