Our thanks to M for this:
This is going to be a charter for mothers to claim their male partners are ‘emotionally neglecting’ their children – by acting like father rather than mothers, presumably – in an effort to have them charged and possibly imprisoned, or at the very least ejected from their homes, which is probably the key driver of this proposed legislation. From the article:
Campaigners pushing for a change in the law have included Women’s Aid, which says current legislation focuses too much on specific incidents, such as an assault – and not enough on psychological harm.
M had some interesting comments to make about the story, and they take up the remainder of this blog piece:
“Mike, I predict that 98% of the parents arrested and charged under this proposed new law will be fathers. If a father shows too much affection towards his child he’ll be branded a paedophile, while if he shows too little, he’ll be branded as someone who ‘emotionally neglects’ his child, and may end up in prison.
This law would be insane. You can’t legislate for love and affection. Different people have different parenting styles, and they largely reflect their personalities, which they cannot change. Also, men and women typically have different parenting styles, and that’s a healthy thing for children. You may as well say that parents have to be above a minimum height or below a maximum weight, in which case half the mothers I see waddling around my town centre would get arrested tomorrow. And they COULD change, go on a diet and do some exercise, but they won’t. Why are men always demonised, and women never held accountable?
Time to get rid of all this crooked feminist-driven legislation!!!