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An Apology To My Readers By: Robert Locke
FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, April 19, 2001

IT IS ABOVE ALL inconvenient and time-consuming to be wrong as a columnist, because it forces one to go back and rethink all sorts of issues that one assumed one had figured out satisfactorily. But it seems this fate has befallen me.

In a recent article on no-fault divorce and abortion, I asserted that, although divorce is theoretically sex-neutral, it is overwhelmingly a tool for men to abandon their responsibilities to their families. I no longer believe this is the case.

It will take some time for me to research this topic to the point that I can take a firm new position on this issue, but for now I would state that the cause of divorce is a breakdown in relations between the sexes that is blamable on both men and women. It is caused largely but not entirely by feminist ideology.  The consequences of divorce include some male abandonment, though the law in practice allows very little of this in a financial sense, but a far greater amount of female expulsion of men from their children's lives.

I made this mistake because of the absolute saturation of our society by feminist propaganda, because of the spurious plausibility of the Darwinist interpretation of male behavior, and because of a misguided traditionalist chivalry that shrank from criticizing women for their bad behavior, a mistake I do not intend to make again.

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