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.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Another Politically Incorrect Swipe at Single Motherhood ~ But a correct Viewpoint Nevertheless.

One of the dirty little secrets perpetuated by the MSM is the sainted and martyred view of the poor single mother created in large part by the feminized training of Family Court Judges and their acolytes. Any man going through divorce and child custody knows the bias but not everyone understands the single female household combined with the banishment of fathers are the two most dangerous conditions for child safety. Single mothers are the greatest enacter and enabler of child abuse and single mothers the most prolific killers of their children. Whenever you hear one of these DV industry propagandists talk about helping bring these mothers _ and their children - to safety just know it is a misandrist lie or they don't have a clue about what they are talking about. I don't always agree with Anne Coulter's viewpoints but she is right on the money with this column. My research corresponds with her conclusions. Well said Ann.MJM
Murder Spree by People Who Refuse
to Ask For Directions
by Ann Coulter (more by this author)
Legal Affairs Correspondent, Human Events, January 14, 2008
In a front-page article on Jan. 2 of this year, The New York Times took a brief respite from its ongoing canonization of Barack Obama and returned to its series on violent crimes committed by returning GIs, or as I call it: "U.S. Military, Psycho Killers." The Treason Times' banner series about Iraq and Afghanistan veterans accused of murder began in January last year but was quickly discontinued as readers noticed that the Times doggedly refused to provide any statistics comparing veteran murders with murders in any other group. So they waited a year, hoping readers wouldn't notice they were still including no relevant comparisons.
What, for example, is the percentage of murderers among veterans compared to the percentage of murderers in the population at large -- or, more germane, in the general population of young males, inasmuch as violent crime is committed almost exclusively by young men? Any group composed primarily of young men will contain a seemingly mammoth number of murderers. Consider the harmless fantasy game, Dungeons and Dragons -- which happens to be played almost exclusively by young males. When murders were committed in the '80s by (1) young men, who were (2) Dungeons and Dragons enthusiasts, some people concluded that factor (2), rather than factor (1), led to murderous tendencies. Similarly, for its series about how America's bravest and finest young men are really a gang of psychopathic cutthroats, the Times triumphantly produced 121 homicides committed by veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in order to pin the blame for the murders on the U.S. military. Perhaps the Times' next major expose could be on how a huge percentage of murderers are people who won't ask for directions or share the TV remote. Let's compare murders by veterans to murders by other 18- to 35-year-olds in the U.S. population at large. From 1976 to 2005, 18- to 24-year-olds -- both male and more gentle females -- committed homicide at a rate of 29.9 per 100,000. Twenty-five- to 35-year-olds committed homicides at a rate of 15.8 per 100,000. Since 9/11, about 1.6 million troops have served in either Iraq or Afghanistan. That makes the homicide rate among veterans of these wars 7.6 per 100,000 -- or about one-third the homicide rate for their age group (18 to 35) in the general population of both sexes. But fewer than 200,000 of the 1.6 million troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have been women, and the murder rate for the general population includes both males and females. Inasmuch as males commit nearly 90 percent of all murders, the rate for males in those age groups is probably nearly double the male/female combined rates, which translates to about 30 to 55 murderers per 100,000 males aged 18 to 35. So comparing the veterans' rate of murder to only their male counterparts in the general population, we see that Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are about 10 times less likely to commit a murder than non-veterans of those wars. But as long as the Times has such a burning interest in the root causes of murder, how about considering the one factor more likely to create a murderer than any other? That is the topic we're not allowed to discuss: single motherhood. As I describe in my new book, "Guilty: Liberal 'Victims' and Their Assault on America," controlling for socioeconomic status, race and place of residence, the strongest predictor of whether a person will end up in prison is that he was raised by a single parent. (The second strongest factor is owning a Dennis Kucinich bumper sticker.) By 1996, 70 percent of inmates in state juvenile detention centers serving long-term sentences were raised by single mothers. Seventy percent of teenage births, dropouts, suicides, runaways, juvenile delinquents and child murderers involve children raised by single mothers. Girls raised without fathers are more sexually promiscuous and more likely to end up divorced. A 1990 study by the left-wing Progressive Policy Institute showed that, after controlling for single motherhood, the difference in black and white crime disappeared. Various studies come up with slightly different numbers, but all the figures are grim. A study cited in the far left-wing Village Voice found that children brought up in single-mother homes "are five times more likely to commit suicide, nine times more likely to drop out of high school, 10 times more likely to abuse chemical substances, 14 times more likely to commit rape (for the boys), 20 times more likely to end up in prison, and 32 times more likely to run away from home." With new children being born, running away, dropping out of high school and committing murder every year, it's not a static problem to analyze. But however the numbers are run, single motherhood is a societal nuclear bomb. Many of these studies, for example, are from the '90s, when the percentage of teenagers raised by single parents was lower than it is today. In 1990, 28 percent of children under 18 were being raised in one-parent homes -- mother or father, divorced or never-married. By 2005, more than one-third of all babies born in the U.S. were illegitimate. That's a lot of social problems in the pipeline. Think I'm being cruel? Imagine an America with 60 to 70 percent fewer juvenile delinquents, teenage births, teenage suicides and runaways, and you will appreciate what the sainted "single mothers" have accomplished. Even in liberals' fevered nightmares, predatory mortgage dealers, oil speculators and Ken Lay could never do as much harm to their fellow human beings as single mothers do to their own children, to say nothing of society at large. But the Times won't run that series because liberals adore single motherhood and the dissolution of traditional marriage in America. They detest the military, so they cite a few anecdotal examples of veterans who have committed murder and hope that no one asks for details.
Ann Coulter is Legal Affairs Correspondent for HUMAN EVENTS and author of "High Crimes and Misdemeanors," "Slander," ""How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must)," "Godless," and most recently, "If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans."

How much discrimination for dads exists ~ Seems like a new one pops up frequently

 
Thursday, January 15, 2009

Father files suit to get daughter's report card

Last Updated: 15th January 2009, 8:35am

Milton Grace, a divorced father, says school staff are arbitrarily taking sides with one parent. (Alex Urosevic, Sun Media)
Milton Grace, a divorced father, says school staff are arbitrarily taking sides with one parent. (Alex Urosevic, Sun Media)
A divorced father of three has filed a lawsuit against the Toronto District School Board to see his daughter’s report card.

Milton Grace, 49, filed a statement of claim against the board and North Albion Collegiate Institute Monday demanding release of his 16-year-old daughter’s academic records, a written apology and a declaration that school staff failed to comply with the Education Act by not releasing the latest report card.

“They have refused to issue (the report card) to me,” the registered nurse told the Sun. “I have open access. I pay support. There is nothing in the court documents that says I’m a bad parent.”

According to the court documents, Grace claims his daughter’s teacher told him in December her attendance, participation and performance in school were poor and required improvement. When he asked school administration last week for his daughter’s report card, he was denied it and told she was “doing well.” The last report card he has for his daughter, from February 2008, “illustrated her poor academic performance and attendance.”

The statement of claim has yet to be proven in court.

TDSB spokesman Kelly Baker said the lawsuit was a legal matter that the board cannot discuss publicly.
While Grace says his daughter gave him her report card in February, getting the report card from her this time isn’t an option.

“I haven’t spoken with my daughter because there are issues with her and her mother,” he said.
“I talk to them but we don’t get along very well.

“I still feel I should have access to the report.”

The couple have been divorced since 2004 and, while his wife has custody, Grace was awarded open access to the children, the documents state.

Being kept in the loop on his daughter’s education is important, Grace said, adding he wants to see his daughter do well in school and graduate from university, like his older daughter.

“My interest is her academic performance in school, her education, that’s my focus,” he said. “The school is preventing me from doing the right thing as a parent.”

Grace’s statement of claim says school staff “collectively have taken side with one parent ... in doing so, they have exercised poor judgment, acted inappropriately, unprofessionally, arbitrarily and discriminated against a divorced parent.”

The statement goes on to charge that in denying Grace access officials are “not acting in the best interests of (his daughter).”

Grace stresses the lawsuit against Canada’s largest school board is not frivolous.

“Parents should know their rights,” he said. “When you do have a parent that genuinely shows interest in the development of their child, their academic performance and their progress, then this kind of parent gets slopped around, ignored, it’s terrible.

“I’m not taking it sitting down.”

Your Comments

I agree that the father should be allowed full access to his child's report cards. The school should be supporting everyone one involved to the best of their abilities without showing more support towards one parent over the other.

If the father wants to be actively involved in his child's education, good for him. Society has turned to the point where parents want to push a lot of the duties on to the school and not take interest in their own children. This is wrong!

As for Pete, I can see why you are not married. While you appear to be an intelligent person, you are ignorant to what is going on in society. I would suggest you wake up, smell the coffee, have a shower and go out and get an education that will include learning to spell.
Keith, January 15th 2009, 12:51pm