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.

Monday, September 14, 2009

In OZ ~ Mums lead abuse shame

This will get the anonymummies in OZ in a snit and a knot. They spout they, as maternalists, (i.e. victim feminists with children) are the right parent for children but the OZ data is consistent with most every where else in western democracies. Single moms alone or in partnership with their boyfriends/new male partners are the worst abusers and killers of children. These maternalists rail against male abusers but they operate hate sites and slime their critics. Last time I checked that was abuse. Go figure at the hypocrisy and double standards. MJM Sunday Herald Sun (Melbourne) 13 September 2009, Page 35 By Laurie Nowell Child abuse is rising dramatically in Australia, according to the first in-depth study to be released on the issue in a decade. Data shows cases of abuse against children rose more than 50 per cent between 2006 and 2008. In the 37 per cent of cases in which a parent was the perpetrator, mothers were responsible for 73 per cent of abuse cases while fathers were the cause of 27 per cent. The data, the first of its kind to emerge since 1996 and obtained under Freedom of Information (FoI) laws, was compiled by the Western Australia Department of Child Protection. The figures present a disturbing snapshot of soaring child abuse and its perpetrators. Experts say the data can accurately be applied across Australia. Applications under FoI for similar data from all other states were refused. The statistics come as the Federal Government has signalled it may roll back the "shared parenting" amendments to the Family Law Act, brought in under the Howard government to give fathers greater access to their children in custody battles. The data shows fathers are most responsible for sex abuse against children - accounting for more than 85 per cent of cases. But mothers carry out more than 65 per cent of cases of emotional and psychological abuse and about 53 per cent of physical abuse. They are also responsible for about 93 per cent of cases of neglect. There were 1,505 cases of abuse of children in WA in 2007-08 - 427 of them were carried out by mothers and 155 by fathers. In other cases in which the gender of the perpetrator was determined, 463 cases were carried out by women and 353 by men. A comparison with 2005-06 data shows the number of total cases of abuse had risen more than 50 per cent from 960. In 2005-06, mothers carried out 312 acts of abuse and fathers 165. University of Western Sydney lecturer Micheal Woods said the findings "undermined the myth that fathers were the major risk factor for their children's wellbeing". "While there are some abusive fathers, there are in fact a larger proportion of violent and abusive mothers," Mr Woods said.

5 comments:

Cold North Wind said...

You say you are not against mothers- or women- but your comment in green does not reflect your non-jufgemental (?) opinion-

Cold North Wind said...

----"rail against male abusers" - - What are those who oppose violence to children to do ? Congratulate them ? So- are you then supporting child seual abusers ??? Seems so.

Michael J. Murphy said...

Cold North Wind. I wasn't going to waste my time offering an observation as you very frequently don't make any sense. This is no exception.

If you can read for comprehension, which seems to be impaired, you will see that in most western democracies those of your fair sex as single moms are the biggest abusers and killers of children This is a statistical fact.

That by no means condemns all women. You, as a victim feminist and supporter of the maternalist viewpoint, that men are unfit to be parents are my target as a fact checker and you don't get it. You slime men, make clone blogs, photoshop pictures, cut and paste comments, operate hate sites and you don't seem to understand that is unhelpful. It is, in fact, abusive and that is what you purport to to be against.

In other words you and your sisters who do likewise have no credibility with rational people.

Unfortunately every time you make silly comments like these you reinforce my opinion. Someday you and your friends may realize the gender war is unproductive and can lead to no purposeful dialogue. Women and men are both imperfect and both need to work on issues to resolve them.

Wyatt said...

J murphy..

awesome post.....

Michael J. Murphy said...

Thank you. Cold north Wind identifies and collaborates with the annonymums victim maternalists (feminists) in OZ and some left wing loony moms who lost custody of their children in North America. Their one goal in life is to slime men and what they don't get is their very antics, which are abusive, destroy their credibility. A goodly number of them appear to have personality disorders of one sort or another.