Wednesday, January 18, 2012

THIS is a real problem . . .

The world is a complicated place with lots more grays than black-and-whites, even when it comes to -- dare I say it? -- gender issues.  Too often, some in the men's rights movement present gray issues as black-and-white, and that only detracts from the issues that really are black-and-white.

Here's one that's black-and-white. In family law court, there is a widespread, systemic bias against fathers. When the father at issue is a good father, a caring father, a father who wants to be involved in his children's lives, that bias can be a grave injustice. 

If we ever want to achieve gender equality -- I mean real gender equality -- that's both fair to men and that allows more women to strive for greater achievement in the workplace, we need to treat dads as real parents, not as mommy's helpers who perform their fatherly duties at mother's whim. And we need to insist that our judicial system not be used as a sword to skewer good fathers.

Read the entire piece -- if this doesn't horrify you, I don't know what will: http://www.seattleweekly.com/2012-01-18/news/ripped-apart/