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, July 6, 2013

Kitchener Waterloo Record doesn't like criticism of CAS (Child Protection) or a columnist named Luisa D’Amato

    This is how it starts with a feminist type of raging using a big hammer against men and dads.            

"D'Amato: Child protection receives short shrift from province

Jul 05, 2013

By Luisa D’Amato

Show me a family where the father beats up the mother, and I'll show you their emotionally abused child.

It makes no difference if the child happens to be at a sleepover the night that the neighbours finally call police. Child-protection workers need to get in there, find out what's going on and help the family.

This seems like common sense to me. But in a provincial audit of Waterloo Region's Family and Children's Services, it is suggested that this idea costs too much."      

I took issue with that opening salvo and responded with comments as follows:

"Wow. This is no better than an ad written by a spend thrift, misandrist, feminist.

Look how it starts:

"Show me a family where the father beats up the mother, and I'll show you their emotionally abused child. "

The precipitation of non-reciprocal Intimate Partner Violence is going to be more likely from the female. Why you ask? Because she can - most men do not hit back. Multiple studies confirm this. http://lab.drdondutton.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Carney-M.M.-Buttell-F.-Dutton-D.G.-2007-Women-who-perpetrate-intimate-violence.pdf

Stats Can, a pretty credible body for most things, shows the following:

Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2009.

Of the nearly 19 million Canadians who had a current or former spouse in 2009, 6.2% or 1.2 million reported they had been victimized physically or sexually by their partner or spouse during the five years prior to the survey. This proportion was stable from 2004 (6.6%), the last time the victimization survey was conducted, and down from 1999 (7.4%).

A similar proportion of men and women reported experiencing spousal violence during the five years prior to the survey. Among men, 6.0% or about 585,000, encountered spousal violence during this period, compared with 6.4% or 601,000 women."

The Daily summary:


Please note it is near equal.

When it comes to children in countries who keep non-gender biased statistics the mom is the more likely parent to maltreat or kill her progeny. http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/cm_datasheet2012-a.pdf

Turning child abuse or spousal abuse into a gender issue clouds the problem and is unhelpful for the child."


Factual rebuttal in not part of this newspapers view of democracy. They puled my comments and then closed it off completely to rebuttal or agreement.  Could it be the policy of this paper, like quite a number of small town rags, is a liberal dose of political correctness.  

I am awaiting commentary from the 2 editors still on duty.  Lynn Haddrall Editor-in-Chief 519-895-5600 is apparently away until July 15 so I am waiting to hear from Managing Editor, Melinda Marks  mmarks@therecord.com.or  Editorial Page Editor John Roe at jroe@therecord.com.