Kathy Gyngell: ‘Britain’s already got far too many fatherless families without the NHS deliberately creating more’

Another fine article by Kathy Gyngell.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • My mother was left to bring up my brother and myself when my father died suddenly AND completely unexpectedly. Among the many challenges she faced were a couple that were legal (this was the sixties) to do with loans and debts. There was also no real culture of being “family friendly”. She found work and brought us up. It was only in later life I realised we’d been dirt poor. Dad was always a real person to us boys, as she often commented on him, and what he’d make of our antics. So though I had few memories of him he was part of my life. She brought up two sons.
    From her I learned the importance of equal rights, so that even if you don’t choose a life, you don’t get hassle in doing the right thing. In the sixties and seventies this meant hard choices, and things are better now. When I grew up, being without a father was unusual, a misfortune, not a right or choice. Truly single parents – male or female – deserve our support. Choosing that, and imagining the child won’t think about their father? Well, that is stupid and damaging. Getting that choice on the cheap from the NHS, which can’t treat older people well and with dignity, is a travesty.