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  •  Oh, look, another whiny MRA (0+ / 0-)

    who is probably fine with women doing the bulk of the childcare... until the judge decides that, therefore, she should get custody.

    If you want courts to consider both parents as equally good canddidates for full custody, work on changing gender roles, rather than whiiiiiiiining on the minority of occasions when Patriarchy Hurts Men, Too.

    BTW, not all courts favor the woman. And you can read upthread the comments from Blue Armadillo and others about men who owe their children money, and owe their wives for sacrificing their careers or career potential to the husbands' career, earning six figures yet finding all sorts of creative ways to duck their obligations.

    •  I'm not defending the bad characters (0+ / 0-)

      Nor am I against changing gender roles.  You assume I am some boorish neanderthal wanting to keep women barefoot and pregnant.  That isn't the case.

      The simple fact is there are people like me out there who have gotten exploited through the family law court system.  

      It's not such a small minority either.  The only thing that prevents a woman from manipulating the family law system to her favor in many cases is her own conscience.

      Gratefully, there is a goodly amount of women out there who understand how dangerous parental alienation is to children.  

      Unfortunately, there are those that are too obsessively self-absorbed to understand the consequences of their destructive behaviors.  The court should recognize these situations for what they are.  It's not much to ask for.

      You know it could be possible to protect BOTH women AND men from preditory family law practice.  There is no reason for anyone to be exploited by poorly written law.

      I'm not saying throw all women to the wolves in family court.  Don't interpret my intentions as such.  I'm saying there are women that definitely abuse the system and the consequences are real.

      You calling me whiny tells me that I hit an exposed nerve.  What is your intention?  To allow such destructive behavior to continue without consequence?  It's proven that malignant parents often cause severe psychological damage to children.

      This is no small matter to dismiss.  This is a real problem.  

      Are there no prisons? No workhouses?

      by meatballs on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 11:17:30 AM PST

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    •  the reality is (0+ / 0-)

      the women who are stay at home moms/spouses are a dwindling minority.

      Gender roles ARE changing.  

      My fiancee and I do a very good job of equally sharing the responsibility of caring for our 2 year old.  

      I cook, clean, give baths, change and dress, read stories, play make believe, etc...

      We don't all spend our time drinking beer, watching football, throwing orders around and put our feet up...

      The modern family doesn't work that way.  The latest generation of women won't tolerate it in most part - and good for them for demanding better of their mates.

      As a father, I want to actively rear my children and be there for them every step of the way - and show them about household responsibilities and mutual respect for all family members...

      You seem to be advocating protecting a very small, shrinking segment of the population (ex-wives of affluent men) at the expense of people like me - and their children.

      Are there no prisons? No workhouses?

      by meatballs on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 11:34:48 AM PST

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