Our thanks to D for pointing us to an interesting article in yesterday’s Daily Mail:
Jan Moir writes:
It must be awful to feel that you are not getting due access to your child. And truthfully, I have a great deal of sympathy for dads who have been elbowed out of family life after the breakdown of a marriage; left out on the cold doorstep like an empty milk bottle or a sack of rubbish.
Sometimes it is their fault, sometimes it is the mother’s fault, sometimes the break-up of a relationship is nobody’s fault. Some sensible couples manage to steer a happy path through the swamp of separation, others just cannot reach those equable heights.
Yet the indisputable truth is that fathers are written out of family life far too easily, dismissed as irrelevant when their parental influence and input is sorely needed.
Yet more often than not, Fathers4Justice does its cause no favours. In its assorted campaigns and protests, it almost always hits the wrong note.
This onslaught against Kate Winslet is typical of its characteristically bullying tactics, not to mention the intimidation, the egotistical and silly stunts, and the endless hectoring.
Time and again F4J have pointed out that the only time they get mainstream media exposure is through adopting the tactics they do. Jan Moir makes not one suggestion on what F4J might do instead, whilst claiming to have ‘a great deal of sympathy’ with fathers who don’t have reasonable access to their children. Incredible.