Ally Fogg marks Fifty years of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique with the cry, “What about the Menz”

Venice, Burano

Venice, Burano

Ally Fogg marks Fifty years of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique with the cry, “What about the Menz”

It’s not surprising that my posts appear to be blocked from Ally Fogg’s  Heteronormative Patriarchy site. He writes:

…I think the fact that courts routinely assume a mother to be the better or more natural carer – even when a male application is uncontested or where the father has previously been main carer – is a profoundly patriarchal anachronism.

Family courts award mothers sole custody in 71% of cases and fathers sole custody in 7% of all cases, joint custody is awarded in the remaining 21% of cases.

I can’t find any surveys on the reasons for the 7% figure but it’s not difficult to suggest some. However the web provides plenty of advice to fathers about presenting their case in court, not least of which is:

You cannot go into a courtroom, tell the judge that the mother does a certain action poorly, and expect to get custody. You need proof, solid reasoning and an organised presentation. Reasons such as being upset because she has a new love interest and, therefore, not wanting her to have your child as much are not valid. Judges look for the best environment for the child, and they need proof of the living conditions.

 Ally tells me I’m not blocked – so apologies to him and I’ll try again without the links which seem to be causing the trouble.

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