When Reunite International published its figures earlier this year that showed that 70% of parents who abduct their children and take them abroad are mothers, many of us in with an interest in this were not surprised. You only have to be aware of the problems faced by fathers who call organisations like Reunite or Families Need Fathers to know about this.
The Guardian covered the story with two examples also this poor chap talks about it on BBC Men's Hour about his abducted daughter (and not the son - radical feminists are rejoicing) who is now living in Tunisia.
Back in December, the BBC published a story that according to the FCO research, "74% of people thought fathers were most likely to abduct their children but statistics from Reunite International suggest 70% of their cases concern mothers taking the child."
The number of litigation and disputes is also on the increase.
What is staggering though is that firstly the lack of awareness that mothers are the main abductors in three of four cases where the children are taken abroad. Such is the anti-male society we live in and the way that society (pushed by radical feminists) have demonised men that anything negative to do with children and parents is automatically assumed to be down to fathers and men.
This is of course not helped when the litigation results came out this month and there was much discussion about them but no one wanted to make the connection to mothers - it was like some sort of dirty secret. Nothing on Mumsnet?
Why is it a secret? If the statistics showed it was three in four men - it would be front pages news.
Posted by Skimmington