First, there's Canadian loon Barbara Kay:
Family law in the U.S. and Canada today continues to serve up the “make him wish he was dead” option to women, who win sole custody in 90% of disputed cases.
Then there's the Blogging Tories' Dr. Roy, sycophantically bounding along right behind:
Women stll get custody in 90% of divorces.
And then there's reality, which shows them both to be a couple of depressingly innumerate dumbasses:
The current system which awards sole custody 60 percent of the time to women, joint custody 30 percent of the time and provides custody to men less than 10 percent of the time will need to change to reflect recent psychological studies which show earlier studies in support of a primary caregiver were ill founded.
I'm guessing it was the big numbers that threw them off. Once a wanker runs out of fingers and toes, things can get ugly in a hurry.
AFTERSNARK: I toyed with the idea of mentioning this originally and just let it go but, since one of the commenters at Kay's article brings it up, well, what the hell?
Kay gives a few examples of all that hideous, gender-based inequality, including this gem:
Former justice minister Martin Cauchon: “Men have no rights, only responsibilities”
Really? He said that? Because, if you think about it, that's the kind of statement that would certainly provoke a firestorm of outrage, along the lines of Scott Reid's "beer and popcorn" line. So did Cauchon actually say that? Google doesn't seem to think so, certainly not with a grand total of 34 hits.
But if you loosen the search parameters and keep trying, well, lookee here:
Estranged parents have no rights when it comes to their children -- they only have responsibilities, says Martin Cauchon, the Minister of Justice.
The married father of three made the comment yesterday as he explained why he rejected the presumption of shared parenting -- or joint custody -- in his proposed new divorce laws.
"Parents have responsibilities, they don't have rights," Mr. Cauchon said under questioning from the all-party justice committee. "The starting point in each and every crisis is the best interests of the child."
Apparently, then, Cauchon didn't single out men -- his position was gender-neutral. How about that? And how about that Barbara Kay making shit up again? I'm not surprised. Are you surprised?
PILING ON. It's not like I really need to stomp what's left of Kay's credibility into the sidewalk but, what the hell, it's fun and no one gets hurt in the process. Kay accuses Supreme Court of Canada justice Beverly McLachlin of saying, "We have to be pro-active in rearranging the Canadian family." Once again, let's let Google do the heavy lifting.
The prosecution rests.