Men’s brains are hardwired for…fatherhood

Tamara El-Rahi | 30 June 2014
Men are underestimated when it comes to parenting.

Does “the end of men” begin in fatherless homes?

Carolyn Moynihan | 21 March 2013
A new study indicates fatherless boys do worse than girls in the labour market.

Biologists, who needs them?

Carolyn Moynihan | 30 August 2012
In a New York Times opinion piece, a professor of biology and criminal justice instructs us in the biological reasons for the redundancy of the male sex.

Bringing down the price of sex

Carolyn Moynihan | 26 July 2011
Talk has broken out again about a male contraceptive pill. This has happened periodically over the 50 years that women have been swallowing the pill that men invented for them.

Guys v. men

Mariette Ulrich | 28 February 2011
“Where Have the Good Men Gone?” asks the title of a Wall Street Journal essay adapted from Kay Hymowitz's new book, Manning Up.

Of mice and men

Carolyn Moynihan | 30 June 2010
Why has there never been a male contraceptive pill? Probably because, knowing that women have stronger reasons to carry this burden, nobody was trying very hard. But now, 50 years after women started risking their health and happiness by swallowing synthetic hormones on a regular basis, Israeli scientists have announced that a male pill is in sight.

The marriage advantage—who’s missing out?

Carolyn Moynihan | 30 January 2010
A report from the Pew Research Centre this month draws attention to what it calls The New Economics of Marriage: The Rise of Wives. Statistically, between 1970 and 2007, wives have gained a significant edge over husbands in education and their economic contribution to the home has grown faster.

Calling all monogamous men

Carolyn Moynihan | 01 September 2009
Family scholar Patrick Fagan has come up with elegant schema contrasting “monogamous” culture with other kinds of sexual culture which he calls, collectively, “polyamorous”. Speaking at the world Congress of Families recently in Amsterdam, he highlighted the gulf that exists between the two cultures in terms of values and practical consequences. And he proposed a solution.

Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@

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