March 19, 2010

The end is upon us

This article linked by the Puppy Blender is wrong on so many levels that I cannot actually believe someone was stupid enough to put it in print:

“Research published in Personal Relationships found that when a father spent a lot of solo time with his child and the mom perceived him to be a competent caregiver, the woman had a lower self-competence rating.

Translation: If you're a good father to your children and like to spend time with your kids, and the mother notices both of those things, the mother then feels worse about herself.

Seriously? This is research? This sounds like something that person suffering from a psychotic break would write. If mothers actually have their self worth reduced because the fathers of their children happen to be good parents, then there is a sickness in society in general and women in particular that nothing short of a world-killing asteroid can fix.

Personally, I don't believe it. It defies all logic, common sense and empirical evidence. Instead, I believe that the "researchers" worked backwards from a conclusion that they desired, one which doesn't look on fathers as anything more than sources of money for the mothers and children.

Posted by Physics Geek at March 19, 2010 07:20 AM | TrackBack StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble It!

Pretty stupid all right.

Posted by: pbird at March 21, 2010 12:32 AM