Wednesday, August 4, 2010

This Week on Cocoa Mode - Financial Abortion

We hear it all the time, Men complaining about the pressure of having to pay child support to women who they accuse of living off the money for children who many didn't want in the first place. Singer Lyfe Jennings, a serial baby daddy wrote in a blog for Vibe Magazine "I hope they change these laws to stop letting women and men—’cause some men be filing for child support, too—but stop letting them make a living off child support and start requiring them to get a job". This statement along with the recent news of singer Kelis' hefty monthly child support payments from her ex-husband, rapper Nas has re-ignited a fiery debate among baby mamas and baby daddies around the country.

Enter Dr. Fraces Goldscheider.

This Brown University Sociology Professor is the author of "MEN, CHILDREN AND THE FUTURE OF THE FAMILY IN THE THIRD MILLENNIUM" in which she introduces the controversial Financial Abortion plan that, if it were law, would absolve a man - who has specifically said to his partner before intercourse that he doesn't want to be a father, of all monetary responsibility for any pregnancy. Supporters believe that this plan could protect men from the predatory practices of women who choose to have children for financial gain, while opponents say this is just another way to free men of the repercussions of their own irresponsibility?

If you're a unmarried parent, you don't want to miss this show.

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1 comment:

Jessica said...

While I enjoyed the conversation that I heard, I still am at a loss for words that the african american community is STILL dealing with PREGNANCY when it comes to unprotected sex, and not HIV/AIDS....we have a long way to go....and if men and women don't want to have to deal with 'being responsible' when it comes to bastard children, then start becoming acquainted with BIRTH CONTROL, i.e., the pill, condoms, etal. There are many, many different forms of birth control out yourselves (and your offspring) a favor and get EDUCATED!!!