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Are Families Dangerous?

Summary: A critique of Barbara Ehrenreich's article "Are Families Dangerous?", which presents the theory that families, instead of being safe havens, are the source of most dysfunctions and that outside guidance is needed to govern family life. The author finds flaws with Ehrenreich's theories, saying that the percentage of truly dysfunctional families is small compared to those that are nurturing.
In "Are Families Dangerous"" Barbara Ehrenreich discusses how "media fixations" are recently allowing us to see the true grime that is our ideal family system. Ehrenreich's main contention is that families "can be a nest of pathology and a cradle of gruesome violence." She states that somewhere inside us, whether or not we want to believe; we know that this is going on around us, and media representations are outing the evils of family life. Implying that families might not be the shiny, happy role-players that we all would like to think of, she speaks of the unthinkable, gruesome crimes to the weak, and infirm, of these so-called families. She elaborates with the supposed fact that ."..families get...more dangerous...and dysfunctional (so) they ought to disband," even though she mainly grasps on to media portrayals. All in all, she concludes that we all try to duck...

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