Our thanks to Steve for pointing us towards an APPALLING piece by Grant Wyeth for politics.co.uk. Wyeth’s bio on the website:
Grant Wyeth is an academic at the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne and a columnist for the Asia-Pacific affairs publication, The Diplomat. He has a forthcoming journal article in Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly on the phenomenon of Parental Alienation.
The start of his article. which was prompted by Philip Davies’s admirable amendment about Parental Alienation, a common tactic mainly employed by mothers to alienate children against their fathers:
The domestic abuse bill currently before parliament is being watched very closely by domestic abuse support networks throughout the world. It is potentially landmark legislation that could help to alleviate some of the torment and suffering that predominantly women and children experience daily. Yet as the bill entered the committee stage in the House of Lords last week, there is one proposed amendment that could undermine the positive aspects of the bill, making it far more difficult for the family court to fulfil its role to protect children. This is the push to recognise a dubious notion called “parental alienation” as a form of domestic abuse.
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