I have met and heard the tragic stories of many parents. PA is a function, by and large, of a custodial ex-partner, although some alienation can start while the couple is still together.

This blog is a story of experiences and observations of dysfunctional Family Law (FLAW), an arena pitting parent against parent, with children as the prize. Due to the gender bias in Family Law, that I have observed, this Blog has evolved from a focus solely on PA to one of the broader Family/Children's Rights area and the impact of Feminist mythology on Canadian Jurisprudence and the Divorce Industry.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Gender Discount for Ozzy Feminists in Drunk Driving Incident

All you men who just know what would happen to you under the same circumstances can justly state when you hear from judges there is no gender bias in court - is that your nose growing your honour?MJM

No jail for blind drunk feminist

Byron Kaye

February 25, 2009

A PROMINENT academic has avoided jail for crashing her car with her child onboard, after consuming an estimated 15-20 standard drinks.

Dr Fiona Rummery, 41, a lecturer at the University of Western Sydney was found guilty of drink driving after crashing her Volvo into the back of another parked car in Haberfield on the evening December 10 last year. Rummery's young daughter and pet dog were both in the car at the time but none were injured.

Rummery, a prominent academic in her field of women's studies and sexual assault returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.32, a figure experts have described as close to that required for potentially fatal alcohol poisoning. “It’s as though dealing with two separate people,” Magistrate Elizabeth Ellis told Rummery at Burwood Local Court this afternoon.

Magistrate Ellis said she was amazed such a well respected figure could put her child at risk, adding a reading of 0.32 was “rare - it’s one of the highest”. She suspended Rummery’s licence until June 9, 2011, and placed her on a two-year good behaviour bond, saying prison was not appropriate.

However, she said, “it did take some consideration before I made that decision".

Rummery's lawyer John Meadley told the court she had been depressed and seeking treatment for alcohol abuse before the incident. It came after a year in which a good friend died, her mother had surgery and her partner left her. “She said it was the worst year of her life,” Mr Meadley said. Rummery, who was supported by family in court, did not speak as she left the building.

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