Do I really have to go on?
Bob Geldof had this to say about the way the courts discriminate against men in child custody cases
Mr. Geldof had to fight for custody of his three daughters from his former wife Paula Yates and alleges that British courts "consistently" show bias against men by handing custody to mothers.
"I can hardly read the literature on Family Law without simultaneous feelings of an awful sadness and profound rage. Sadness at what has been done to our children and their families and deep rage for our Family Courts and the inadequate practitioners that work within it."In the near future the Family Law under which we endure will be seen as barbaric, criminally damaging, abusive, neglectful, harmful to society, the family, the parents and the children in whose name it purports to act. It is beyond scrutiny or criticism and like a secret society its members - the judges, lawyers, social and child "care" agencies behave like any closed vested interest and protect each others' backs.
"The court is entirely informed by outdated social engineering models and contemporary attitudes rather than fact, precedent rather than common sense and modish unproven nostrums rather than present day realities. It is a disgraceful mess. A farrago of cod professionalism and faux concern largely predicated on nonsensical social guff, mumbo-jumbo and psycho-babble. Dangling at the other end of this are the lives of thousands of British children and their families.
the courts have consistently acted against society's interest through the application of prejudice, gender bias and awful impartial cruelty."
One example of many where men are unfairly discriminated against and I think you will agree it is a fairly fundamental one.
There is no doubt. We are fair game. We are the new scapegoats. All the ills of the world are now placed at our door and the prejudice against us is as deep rooted as any phobia you care to mention.
Harman's "Equality" legislation goes further. Writing in June 2008, for The Times, Minette Marin wrote:
we have a minister who is prepared, with the full backing of a Labour government, to enshrine in law, in the name of equality, the principle of institutionalised inequality against menWhite, straight men, that is.
And it is even stranger that the only politicians so far to be arrested and charged with fraud are white, male and straight, bar one, who is a male but black and a Tory. No Muslims, women or gays and yet there are plenty in these categories who could be charged with similar offenses.
Rosa Parks decided she was fed up being sent to the back of the bus. One of these days it is going to be me.
When I wrote this piece I was unaware of Dominic Raab's comments.
Perhaps the time has come to fight back and perhaps many of us feel the same. See comments.
Hat tip, Brian.