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“The Effects of Nonresident Father Closeness on Young Adult Daughter’s Sexual Behavior”

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Huh???

And just WHO needs to know?

(and why?)

If an adult daughter is young, or NOT so young, so long as she is not spreading STD’s, or selling herself, her sexual behavior is, one would think HER behavior. After all, is it HER body, or not?

This is what comes from unmonitored use of federal tax dollars and policies. Because THIS one came from a group centered out of the reputable Columbia University’s School of Social Work.
Here’s the summary of the research. I mean, “Observational Studies.” My commentary is inserted (italics mine, also), someone has to get a woman’s point of view in there:

The Effects of Nonresident Father Closeness on Young Adult Daughter’s Sexual Behavior

This study examined the relationship between father closeness and daughter’s number of sexual partners in young adulthood using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health dataset. Studies show that children from two-parent families are less likely to exhibit sexual risk behaviors as adults than children from single-parent families. Two parents are better able to supervise their child’s behavior than a single parent. According to the US Census, 63.2 percent of Black families and 26 percent of White families are headed by a single parent. Many Black adolescents in single-parent families maintain close relationships with their non-resident fathers and such relationships are associated with fewer internalized and externalized behaviors and lower levels of emotional distress and delinquency.

In the full sample, we found that closeness to fathers is negatively associated with the number of sexual partners a young women has, but there is some evidence that these results are driven by resident daughters. This evidence is inconclusive because the high correlation between closeness at Wave Two and living arrangements at Wave One make estimates of both imprecise. However, Black women had different results than their peers. Nonresident Black daughters felt closer to their fathers than their peers. Moreover, there was a negative and significant association between closeness and number of sexual partners in the nonresident black women sample. These results are consistent with the literature that nonresident Black girls felt and behaved differently than their peers.

{{“”Black girls”??

{{In the above description, there are no “black men.” No one in (his) right mind would use the phrase “Black boys,” at least not on a social science site (public access). He’d get defrocked AND defunded. All the nouns referring to the male gender in this description (above) are either:

fathers
or
non-resident fathers.

{{But the word “Black” is associated with — get this — in order:

  • Families
  • Adolescents
  • Women
  • Daughters (nonresident), and finally
  • Girls

{{As usual, the invisible noun here is the word “mother,” resident or not, black or white…

Am I right? Check it out.

OBSERVING THE OBSERVATIONS:

ONE MORE TIME, this time let’s look at the words “father” and “mother,” in BLUE (for boys) and PINK (for girls)… I’ll put the words “resident” or “non-resident” simply in bold, so we can see what nouns (boys, girls, women, fathers, daughters, families, parents, adolescents, children, etc.) they modify.

Gender-neutral words referring to human beings will be GREEN


“This study examined the relationship between father closeness and daughter’s number of sexual partners in young adulthood using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health dataset. Studies show that children from two-parent families are less likely to exhibit sexual risk behaviors as adults than children from single-parent families. Two parents are better able to supervise their child’s behavior than a single parent. According to the US Census, 63.2 percent of Black families and 26 percent of White families are headed by a single parent. Many Black adolescents in single-parent families maintain close relationships with their non-resident fathers and such relationships are associated with fewer internalized and externalized behaviors and lower levels of emotional distress and delinquency.

“In the full sample, we found that closeness to fathers is negatively associated with the number of sexual partners a young women [sic] has, but there is some evidence that these results are driven by resident daughters. This evidence is inconclusive* because the high correlation between closeness at Wave Two and living arrangements at Wave One make estimates of both imprecise. However, Black women had different results than their peers.** Nonresident Black daughters felt closer to their fathers than their peers.** Moreover, there was a negative and significant association between closeness and number of sexual partners in the nonresident black women sample. These results are consistent with the literature that nonresident Black girls felt and behaved differently than their peers.”**

The Evidence is Inconclusive. Guess they’d better go back and study (I mean, Observe) it some more.

**Just who is a black woman/daughter’s/girl’s peer?

SHOW ME THE PINK! WHAT HAPPENED TO THE WORD “MOTHER“?

Oh, I forgot who was sponsoring the study:

*

http://crfcfw.columbia.edu/research.htm.

Center for RESEARCH ON FATHERS, CHILDREN, AND FAMILY WELL-BEING.

WHERE did this idea come that you can have a FAMILY and a FATHER without a MOTHER?

Oh, I forgot about our current President and WHITE HOUSE.gov

Strengthen Families

President Obama was raised by a single parent and knows the difficulties that young people face when their fathers are absent. He is committed to responsible fatherhood, by supporting fathers who stand by their families and encouraging young men to work towards good jobs in promising career pathways. The President has also proposed an historic investment in providing home visits to low-income, first-time parents by trained professionals. The President and First Lady are also committed to ensuring that children have nutritious meals to eat at home and at school, so that they grow up healthy and strong.

You see any pink? I didn’t. I know the First Lady is a mother, but not in this context. And He wasn’t raised by a mother, but by a single PARENT.

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July 17, 2010 at 5:04 pm

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Journalist specialising in the Horn of Africa and Southern Africa

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