Ann Brunkhorst letter: What happened to men's rights?
Beginning in the 1960s, Gloria Steinem became an advocate for "women's rights." Women have been involved in numerous tasks that were once dominated by men. For example, women have become war veterans, become successful in the work force and also ...
Beginning in the 1960s, Gloria Steinem became an advocate for "women's rights." Women have been involved in numerous tasks that were once dominated by men. For example, women have become war veterans, become successful in the work force and also become the breadwinners for their families. This certainly is a landmark. Being a woman myself, I should be satisfied with these accomplishments.
In the time it took women to "catch up" to where the men are today, the scenario is now turned around. It is apparent the men have to prove themselves. I may be a lonely statistic because I am a woman who empathizes with men in regards to certain issues.
One issue in particular involves child custody cases.
It is very apparent in our judicial system that there is sexual discrimination. In the majority of cases, the women are favored over the men.
Sexual discrimination is not a topic taken lightly. It is not tolerated in the job market, military, etc. Why then is it tolerated in child custody cases? This is simply because judges and attorneys have it ingrained in their minds that women are more nurturing, loving and more disciplinarian.
Men need their advocates to come forward to end the biased cycle. There are too many children losing vital time with their fathers for no just cause. The fathers are treated as glorified baby sitters every other weekend, while the women are out spending the child support checks.
Men everywhere, don't just accept the fate you were dealt. Buck the system. Prove that you are more than glorified baby sitters and check signers.