Yes, it's true.
A couple of days ago, a female co-worker called me a "woman hater".
Never mind the fact that I have spoken with her on several occasions about the subject of EQUAL PARENTING, and pending Michigan legislation that would mandate our family courts to order joint physical custody.
This particular co-worker is a divorced woman herself, and was a custodial mother. I have never heard her admit if or how she may have benefitted from the system. Previously, she had always seemed in agreement to the points I made in our talks.
Somehow, my volunteer work as an advocate and activist for father and parental rights has one female co-worker labeling me as a woman hater.
Actually, this is about the tenth time I have been called a "woman hater", right to my face, at my workplace.
This is a prime example of the gender-bias that DOES exist in America, when the subjects of EQUAL PARENTING or JOINT CUSTODY enter a discussion.
This is a prime example of the ignorance of the American public. A website for non-custodial mothers, the National Association of Non-Custodial Moms, Inc. , states there are about 2.2 MILLION non-custodial mothers in the US. A couple of months ago, I heard a new statistic that stated there were just under FOUR MILLION non-custodial mothers in the US.
Whatever the true number, American women need to acknowledge the facts here, and realize that, just because most of us are men, we are advocating for PARENTAL RIGHTS. There are many women in our activist ranks also, step-mothers, non-custodial moms, and others. Parents still do come in both genders, in spite of how the family courts treat one-half of a divorcing couple with children in this country.
It is far past time that PARENTS are treated like PARENTS, regardless of their gender.
When the truth is told, very few of my female co-workers like to hear anything of EQUAL PARENTING or JOINT CUSTODY.
Ladies, why is this??
And, by the way, my advocacy work has also earned me the "titles" of fanatic, lunatic, and chauvenist at my workplace also, with most of the comments made behind my back, but some made right to my face.
Ladies, what's up with the name calling, when I am working for PARENTS and their children?
Do you not want children raised by BOTH fit, willing, and able parents?
A Father Of Two.