Is there a website that will summarize an online article?

faithhig December 25, 2010
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I’m looking for a website that I can type a URL into and it will give me a summary of an online article that I am researching. Any suggestions? Thanks.

  1. Khadgatimsina
    March 28, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    As little as 30 years ago, few people questioned the gender
    roles that had prevailed for centuries. The conventional wisdom was that a
    woman’s place was in the home, and that a man’s main responsibility to his
    family was to put food on the table. In the 1970s and ‘80s, however, greater
    numbers of working women meant that men were no longer the sole breadwinners. A
    father’s involvement with his family also became more important. Forty years
    ago, almost no husbands were “ stay –at-home dads.” Today, with more career
    opportunities that ever available to women, the stay-at-home dad trend is on
    the rise.

                A family
    with a stay-at-home dad can reap many benefits. If the wife is a career woman,
    her husband can take some family responsibilities off her shoulders, thereby
    allowing her to compete more successfully with career minded men. Being the
    main caregiver to the children allows men the joy of participating in their
    children’s day-to –day experiences. Studies have also found that the presence
    of the father in the home cans contribut to lower juvenile crime rates, a
    decrease in the child poverty, and lower rates of teenage pregnancy.
    Differences in parenting styles between men and women are also believed to
    contribute to children’s ability to understand and communicate emotions in
    different ways. The research supports claims by some groups that the absence of
    a father in the family is the single biggest social problem in modern society.

     

    Case 1: Masato Yamada

    Nonetheless, many men have found opposition from the corporate
    world to their decision to become stay at home dads. Masato Yamada and his
    wife, Atsuko, worked at Japan’s busy trade ministry. Atsuko had twins, and took
    maternity leave to take care of them. When Atsuko later had a third child,
    Masato decided to request paternity leave to be the children’s primary
    caregiver. His boss’s initial reaction was, “Are you serious?” While he was, in
    the end, given permission, he was lucky. A recent Japanese government survey
    showed that only 6.5 percent of fathers who have young children were able to
    reduce their working hours as opposed to 29 percent who wished they could do
    so.

     

    Case2: Neil Walkingshaw

    British mechanic Neil Walkingshaw was looking for a way to
    care for his newborn child in early 2000. Reluctant to hire a babysitter once
    his wife’s maternity leave ended and she returned to work, Walkingshaw asked
    his employer if he could switch to part-time hours in order to spend half of
    each day at home looking after his son. His employer refused, saying the
    paperwork would be “too messy” and that it would be difficult to get anyone to
    share Walkingshaw’s job. Knowing that the company he worked for had granted
    similar requests to female employees, Walkingshaw sued on the grounds of sex
    discrimination. On November 20, 2001, an industrial court ruled that
    Walkingshaw had been discriminated against and awarded him $ 3600. The ruling
    is believed to be the first of its kind, and demonstrates just how much views
    on parental roles have changed over the years.

    It’s probably safe to say that the stay-at-home dad is here
    to stay. As more and more pioneers like Masato Yamada and Neil Walkingshaw
    fight for concessions for their  employers, they contribute immensely to the
    flexibility of the father’s role in the modern family. There is still a stigma
    attached to stay-at-home dads in the working world. Some employers see “
    stay-at-home dad” as meaning “couldn’t find work” other might view them as out
    of touch or lacking dedication to their career. However, many stay-at-home dads
    see children as priority that is worth sacrificing for.

     
     

  2. Jack Cola
    December 26, 2010 at 2:34 am

    You can do this in Microsoft Word. I have written detailed instructions for you at http://www.jackcola.org/blog/115-use-microsoft-word-to-summarise-large-texted-articles-for-you

  3. Tina
    December 25, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Faith,

    you might want to try GreatSummary. It can summarize text from web pages or text pasted from another document.

    Is that what you're looking for?