In Pursuit of Princes: Happy Father's Day


Monday morning . . . bumping this Father’s Day post from Friday to the top of the page. I’ve also added more links below . . . Hope you had a good weekend, and Happy Father’s Day! More later.

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My prince and his boy

I have a Father’s Day piece up today over at the Independent Women’s Forum site. Here’s how it begins:

In Pursuit of Princes

I wonder how long it will be before Father’s Day is relegated to the remainder bin of history.

Ironically, when the end of fatherhood is written, the title will be: In Pursuit of Pleasure. Gay and defiant, confident in its indictment of the patriarchy, the culture dances unheedingly away with the playboy replacement. The arbiters of cool nod approvingly; the guardians of the gifted grant their blessing.

When midnight strikes, she wakes up alone. A baby cries. Full consciousness reveals no prince. No slipper. Only shards of glass mark her broken dreams.

Sadly, this is no apocalyptic vision of some dystopic future. It is today’s reality for many women and their children. Father’s Day may still have some kick to it: this weekend, cards will be bought; burgers will be charred on the barbecue. Meanwhile, our culture is dancing with the drummer…and relentlessly undermining the very heart of fatherhood. . . .

Read the rest over at Independent Women’s Forum!

And Happy Father’s Day.

To the thoughtful Princes at Mudville Gazette writing on Open Post.

Thank you to James Joyner controlling traffic, if not culture Outside the Beltway with quality contributors on Beltway Traffic Jam.

See alternative thoughts and lifestyles at Shakespeare’s Sister on Friday BlogRolling.

Update: Read more from the vast right wing on My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and good writing at Weekend Open Trackbacks

Thank you for a wiz-bang good blog at Wizbang with Carnival of the Trackbacks XVI

Salute to Dad lifting up his son on 365 and a Wakeup, see Happy Father’s Day

Little BlackFive scores on Happy Father’s Day

Pro-Life Blogs has a link to remind us about fathers and their aborted children at Father’s Day 2005 – 48 Million Killed

IMAO has (a funny) (or maybe not) (or is it?) Happy Father’s Day (somebody let me know).


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5 Responses

  1. I read this on the the IWF site.

    What a beautiful and well-written piece. It is almost poetic.

    All of that, while also showing the hollow and ugly core of contemporary gender feminism.

    Thank you so much for writing this.

  2. Becca says:

    Your article at is so exceptional that I have printed it out multiple times to give to all my late teen and early 20’s daughters and my nieces. Well done … absolutely excellent. Thank you!

    And so glad to find your blog! I am part of the national Fellows Initiative … I believe you spoke to Trinity Fellows in Charlottesville… anyway … thanks for that courageous article.

  3. MikeR says:

    What an outstanding piece! I really enjoyed the article and was intrigued by the idea on compassion being the driving force behind the path that we’re on. Hopefully articles like this will help turn the tide.

    Thank you for a wonderful Father’s Day gift.

    God Bless you and your family,


  4. Kerfuffles says:

    Father’s Day Readings

    Reasoned Audacity wonders “how long it will be before Father’s Day is relegated to the remainder bin of history”. I think it will be a long, long time, as civilization cannot long survive without fathers.

  5. Happy Father’s Day!!

    I just got back from the West Coast, so I am a little late in posting this… Though over there, it is still Father’s Day. For today, I wanted to share the material that the excellent website (recently emancipated…

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