Huan Yi~ I couldn't give you percentages, since even the government's census is incorrect, but the numbers are High, in instances of abandonment, or else our system wouldn't be backed up with claims upon dead-beat moms/dads and the children's homes wouldn't be full.
"Is it not possible that women’s "liberation"
ironically freed men
of any sense of obligation?"
Two words there:
"Liberation." From Oppression.
Sure, the short answer is: Freedom is costly.
I just loved my kids, and if I based motherhood upon obligation, I would have signed myself into a mental hospital and begged out. My children didn't always warrant obligation during times such as: Food fights, with my hard earned groceries hanging off the ceiling instead of filling their bellies. Identity establishment, such as one child loving gospel music and the other loving Rob Zombie, and they'd have Volume Wars, while I was trying to grab a couple hours of sleep/peace for my next job. Obligations don't even require contact/interaction. I know many that just write checks, which is helpful, but still detached.
Michael~ Sanitary issues are important, but I don't think little girls are more clean about anything. One drop of urine is still urine. And I don't even want to go into the sanitary issues of menses. Somebody has to clean it all up, so I'm sure that's where the stink has started. And...ummm...even when little boys sit down, they have to hold onto the seat to keep from falling in. Sometimes the aim is straight up, bless their hearts.
hush~ I appreciate you and your mom.
Mysteria~ Laugh! You Go girl. But I can't write my name in the snow. Hmph..pouting.
Huan Yi~ Yep, with everything there is possibility of manipulation, or womanipulation...New word.
Larry~ I know, there's just something icky about public restrooms in general, but ya gotta go sometimes. Gotta love ya.