The writer of this article asks Harriet Harman to stop “foisting equality on me like unwelcome warts. “, and argues that 1970s style Feminism is no longer needed because women now have the tools to fight the battle themselves. Article on the Times, published November 27, 2009
Mr. Justice Coleridge of the Family Division believes that family courts are a “never ending carnival of human misery – a ceaseless river of human distress”. Article on BBC published April 5, 2008
BBC Also ran an article on this. Read their article, published on 16/11/09 by clicking this link.
“The adversarial nature of the system invites people to come and use the courts system as a punch up and the children get used as pawns,” said Sandra Davis, head of family law at Mishcon de Reya, for whom the poll was conducted.
According to Dr. Braun’s research, “fatherless degu pups exhibit more aggressive and impulsive behavior than pups raised by two parents.” (Degus, according to the article are “small rodents related to guinea pigs and chinchillas” and “mother and father degus naturally raise their babies together.”)
The Law Commission Review of Child Custody Law (1986) – Supplement to Working Paper No. 96 interestingly points out that prior to the introduction of Children’s Act 1989, shared residence was awarded to parents in 40% of cases in Southern England.