- The Washington Times - Friday, March 18, 2016

Canadian writer and Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes released a video for Rebel Media on Friday slamming single mothers as “selfish.”

The 45-year-old father of three railed against “pro-single-mom propaganda” and women who claim it’s progressive and hip to be a single mother.

“Being raised by a single mom is generally terrible for children,” a description for the video reads on YouTube. “[T]hese women desperately want to be considered ‘cool’ but they’re miserable, selfish and lying to themselves.”

“This isn’t about you, it’s about the kids. So grow up. Being a single mom sucks,” Mr. McInnes, who left Vice in 2007 after 13 years with the company, argued in the video, The Blaze reported Friday. “It sucks for everyone, especially the children who you brought into this world.”

He went on to argue that women who willingly become single moms through adoption or other means are guilty of child abuse. “Kids are much worse off when they’re raised by single moms … if you knowingly saddle your kids with a single parent, you’ve abused them,” he said.

To back up his claim, Mr. McInnes cited research from Princeton University that suggested boys are “more likely to end up in jail or prison by the time they turn 30 if they are raised by a single mom.” He also cited Bruce Ellis of the University of Arizona, who found that “one-third of girls whose fathers left the home before they turned 6 ended up pregnant as teenagers, compared with just 5 percent of girls whose fathers were there throughout their childhood.”

*Warning: Video contains graphic language*

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