Most helpful positive review
Amazing when the FACTS speak for themselves!
on September 10, 2002
When you listen to what most Womens and/or DV groups or organizations positions', tone and attitude say about Dads these days, and then compare their "politically-correct marketing spin" with the neutral, object facts, as presented in this book through Bravers' work, it is utterly amazing to see what the Agenda these afore mentioned ( Womens groups & DV orgs) have here really is. Sanford Braver & Diane O'Connell have done an excellent job and presenting the facts. This material is a MUST READ. It's too bad Public Policy folks in this country who comissioned Braver's work are not hard at work making serious changes in the poor public policies that have been established over the last 30 years or so, fueled by the Fear, Uncertainity, and Doubt factors and the factually incorrect & incomplete statistics used by the anti-father campaigns waged by so many womens groups and the DV indu$try against men/fathers. It is shameful and disgusting.
Children need and want both parents EQUALLY. Mom and Dad. Whether they are together or not. Simple & Basic.
Children's "Best Interest" is not served by sole physical custody being "awarded" to the mother and removing the father from the day to day picture of their children's lives. Time for the Adults to stop exploiting Children as a cash-cow "prize to be won" in a "winner-take-all" battle that drains and strains all involved; emotionally, physically, spiritually and financially. In case anyone hasn't noticed - this is a major INDU$TRY in our society these days, (separating fathers from their children and extorting exhorbitant $ from the Dad, providing it tax free to the Mom - who is not held accountable on how it is spent - and oh - BTW - The State gets Federal kickbacks based on how much $ they can extort), that is soley GREED & CONTROL based. It is a poison that needs to be addressed and resolved NOW all across our country. This whole current process is in and of itself ABUSIVE and wrong. Public Policy needs realistic common sense CHANGES to be made quickly & deeply into Public Reality if indeed we want a healthy & happy society moving forward. ABUSE of process and basic common sense for financial gain has got to go!
Parenting ones' children, regardless of your gender, is a basic human fundamental need/right supported by numerous, credible studies and reports, not to mention basic common sense. The Best Parent is BOTH Parents.
If you don't agree, after reading this book, then you must be part of the problem.