Mumbai: “Indian male – hapless animal”; “women empowered men unpowered”; “husband not an ATM machine”, “options for Indian male – be henpecked or handcuffed”… these are some of the messages flashed on placards by members of various organisations who had gathered at Azad Maidan on the occasion of International Men’s Day on Thursday, to raise their voice against the perceived harassment of men at the hands of the Indian judicial system. (DNA)
via Glenn Sacks
When confronted with the threat of a father talking to a teacher about his kindergarten-age child, and moreover a father who might have seemed agitated and who had left the premises, Dr. Smock took action. He “locked down” the school, took the children out of classes and placed them all in the gymnasium. He called the police, the K-9 Korps and the fire department. The police called the Emergency Response Team. They in turn blocked off the streets immediately surrounding the school. Residents huddled in their houses afraid to set foot outdoors, as police officers swarmed over the buildings, grounds and rooftops, pistols unholstered and held aloft.
- One in three children whose parents separated or divorced over the last 20 years disclosed that they had lost contact permanently with their father;
- Almost a tenth of children from broken families said the acrimonious process had left them feeling suicidal while others later sought solace in drink, drugs or crime;
[O]ne in five divorcing spouses admitted to having the primary objective of making the experience as unpleasant as possible for his or her former partner.
Parenthetically, I wonder what all those people who deny the existence of parental alienation of children have to say about that. When 20% cite that very thing as their “primary objective” post-divorce, it’s hard to figure how they can pretend parental alienation is a figment of some evil FRA’s imagination. My guess is that we’ll never know since they’ll probably give that datum a pass.
And given that it’s fathers, not mothers whom children are losing, and it’s mothers, not fathers who get primary custody in 85% – 90% of cases, it’s not hard to figure out who’s doing most of the alienating.