Yesterday I posted a piece about an article by Maurice Fisher who calls himself a “mental health professional,” whatever that may mean. His article is so bad I had to spend two posts on debunking it (Roanoke Times, 2/21/19). From the looks of that article, Fisher could be one of those off-the-shelf know-nothings who’ve absorbed the all-too-common narrative of male corruption and female – what? – perfection, perhaps.
And yet previous pieces by Fisher are nothing of the kind. Indeed, in one, he rightly bemoans the marginalization (as through the use of medication) of what was once understood to be normal, rambunctious boy behavior. Reading it, no one would get a hint of the ignorance and antipathy for fathers Fisher displays in the piece about which I posted yesterday and post today.