New Zealand: Connecting Fathers to Children is ‘Misogynistic’
July 7, 2017 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
Sigh. Sometimes it seems the news media can’t get a thing right when it comes to fathers and their children. And the simple fact is that much of that failure isn’t failure at all; it’s intentional. I just did eight pieces on some (not all) of the ways in which a Washington Post article on parental alienation and family reunification programs was either false or misleading in almost every detail.
Now there’s this (New Zealand Herald, 7/6/17). It’s astonishingly bad and, in keeping with the genre, anti-dad and anti-kid. The background on the article is that the New Zealand government asks single mothers to identify the fathers of their children. If they refuse, they can be docked $22 per week per child from their children’s benefit. Now, for a single child, that would add up to a bit over $1,000 per year, i.e. not much.