Maternal Rights v. Paternal Rights: The Case of Children

Maternal Rights v. Paternal Rights: The Case of Children

Maternal Rights v. Paternal Rights: The Case of Children

Maternal Rights v. Paternal Rights: The Case of Childrens

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Référence bibliographique [2961]

Nathanson, Paul et Young, Katherine. 2006. «Maternal Rights v. Paternal Rights: The Case of Children». Dans Legalizing Misandry; From Public Shame to Systemic Discrimation Against Men , p. 125-156. Montréal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
Faire contrepoids au discours féministe en se penchant sur le droit des mères versus le droit des pères, en ce qui concerne la garde des enfants, tout en clarifiant certaines conceptions erronées sur la paternité.

2. Méthode


Type de traitement des données :
Réflexion critique

3. Résumé


« Controversies over the rights of children often involve controversies over the rights of women and men, and the former usually take precedence over the latter—even if children are deprived as a result. Discussion has been heavily dominated by a galaxy of interconnecting ’interests’: feminist advocacy group lobbying for the economic betterment of divorced mothers, specialized government bureaucracies that rely almost exclusively on feminist analysis, collection agencies with vested interests in getting more money for noncustodial parents (that is, by and large, from fathers), and assorted academic experts, clinicians, lawyers and journalists. Collectively, they have been called the child-support industry. […] Despite the differences between American and Canadian law, the situation in one country is basically the same as that in the other. After an introduction on the history of custody arrangements, we will review the legislation governing divorce, custody and child support, some prevalent misconceptions about fathers, some of the resulting legal problems, the current debate over law reform, and the link that this debate reveals between gynocentrism and misandry. » (p. 125)