HOLLYWOOD, Jan 31, 2001 ( – With famous Hollywood actresses purposely getting pregnant to raise children on their own, the recent Salon magazine interview with actor Arnold Schwarzenegger contains a surprising criticism of the trend by the prominent actor. Salon’s Christina Valhouli reports that Schwarzenegger considers single parenthood a “tremendous danger,” the most pressing problem in the inner city today.

” All that stuff has increased largely because of a lack of parenting, and many households only have one biological parent—so many of them are fatherless. It really creates a big problem,” said the muscle-bound star of Terminator and similar action films. Although not a social conservative on many issues, Schwarzenegger sounds the part as he notes the cause of the problem: “Since the ‘60s, many more women have gone to work outside of the home. The husband is at work, the mother is at work. Now the kids are always alone.”

The father of four comes by his observations first hand. “If I am away on a film for three weeks, even though I come home every weekend, you can see the kids getting out of control. One person cannot create the discipline and the guidance and helping with homework.”

See the interview in Salon at:


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