Yes thats right shared parenting is as much an issue for women as it is for men (or mothers as it is for fathers). Why? Because children suffer incalculable harm when one of their parents is vilified and excluded by the Family Court process (usually involving abuse allegations against the father).
The harm done to children when one of their parents usually the father is estimated as follows;
- 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (Source: U.S. D.H.H.S., Bureau of the Census
- 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes
- 85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes (Source: Center for Disease Control)
- 80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes (Source: Criminal Justice & Behavior, Vol 14, p. 403-26, 1978.)
- 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes (Source: National Principals Association Report on the State of High Schools.)
- 75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes (Source: Rainbows for all Gods Children.)
- 70% of juveniles in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes (Source: U.S. Dept. of Justice, Special Report, Sept 1988)
- 85% of all youths sitting in prisons grew up in a fatherless home (Source: Fulton Co. Georgia jail populations, Texas Dept. of Corrections 1992)
- And 85% of child abuse victims are from single parents homes.
And this isn’t just boys. Girls are thought to suffer even more than boys when their relationship with their father is denied.
So when the ‘numbers men’ tell you how to campaign at the next elections and you are told to do everything to capture the female vote – bear in mind that government funded “NGOs” who oppose shared parenting don’t represent women’s interests as they claim to.
Children are the most important thing to most people. Don’t let them suffer in the mistaken belief that you are empowering women by compromising their interests.
Huge money is made from denying children contact with one of their parents after separation or divorce. Not just by the lawyers but by the practitioners as well – the psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, not to mention the vitally important government funding for groups claiming to represent women and children and fighting Family Violence by denying fathers access to their children.
If you want to win the next election stand up for children and you get more votes regardless of gender.
Regards Simon Hunt
See also http://www.familylawwebguide.com.au/video/index.php?page=galleries&wide=1&type=video&root=root&id=20.