- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 20, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

LETTER TO THE EDITOR:

Thanks for the editorial “Anti-Dad bias” on Monday. Few publications possess both the ability to discern the observable facts on this topic and the courage to go against the trend by reporting those facts.

However, I question one item in the editorial, namely, that women initiate most divorces after the age of 40. This statistic understates reality. In fact, irrespective of age, wives initiate at least twice as many divorces. One widely quoted 2000 study presented evidence that when both couples have college degrees, the percentage of divorces initiated by wives approaches 90 percent.

It appears that marriage and divorce offer greatly lopsided appeal to men and women. This puzzling situation, I believe, offers a much more fruitful area for study than new ways to persecute fathers.

MARK HENRICKS

Austin, Texas

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