Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 1 month ago

Are "fathers" an outdated idea?

I was raised by a single mother. Lot's of very successful people were. More and more, men walk out of women's lives and they step up to the plate and do it all themselves. Is this an necessary evolution?

Update:

I am an example of some who suceeded thanks to a single parent. Hell even Jack Nicholson didn't have a father

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Single motherhood has been shown to be the number one predictor of a troubled life (aka crime, lack of career success, etc.). There will always be people who raise children as a couple and on average their children will vastly outperform the children of single parents thus making it a very desirable outcome for mothers, so naturally and logically they will evolve their behavior to help guarantee that they have a father who does not walk out. Many women already have this completely figured out.

  • 4 weeks ago

    No, you don't need two parents to survive if that's your question. Plenty of children have been raised by other relatives, including an older sibling, an aunt/uncle, a grandmother/father...

    Perhaps you should ask this in the psychology forum. Maybe you're interested in the psychological consequences of being raised by a single parent (if there are any).

  • D g
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    They are called Donors 

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    "More and more" they walk out.  Do you have a source for this?

    Anyway, even WITHOUT a father being in the house, do you know how sex works?  There HAS to be a biological father.

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  • 1 month ago

    No, it is not outdated socially.

    It most definitely is not outdated biologically and you have put this question in the Biology forum. Whether you never know the identity of your father a sperm from a man was required to conceive you. Therefore, we all have a biological father.

  • 1 month ago

    No. Having a father around is still nice. No reason it has to be outdated. It's hard on the single Mum to raise a child by herself. 

  • 1 month ago

    i would hope not

  • mokrie
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You were lucky if your well adjusted and not in jail. Single mothers have raised more school dropouts, criminals and mentally unstable kids then married couples.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No and No.  The black culture might be like that, and some whites, but not the majority of whites.  Not whites in general.  There are exceptions to everything.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    why society is eroding single mothers raise strugglers

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