Two days after the fact, I thought I’d take time to mention a few of the things for which we have to be thankful. By “we” of course I mean the movement for family court reform. ‘Tis the season, after all, and, since we have so much for which to be thankful, it would seem to be inappropriate to let it go by without a low bow and a sweeping doff of our plumed hats.
First can only be the fact that so many people have gotten our message. That children need both parents throughout their childhoods and even after is such an obvious truth that so many people know, if not consciously at least intuitively, has finally gained critical mass. Does anyone even argue otherwise? If they do, I certainly don’t see it. Yes, there are a few organizations fighting a rearguard action against equal parenting, but they invariably need to disguise the fact. So the DV establishment opposes shared parenting in the guise of opposing domestic violence and radical feminists do so in the guise of an imaginary “war on women.” Family lawyers claim that the system works just fine. More threadbare and patently untrue claims would be hard to imagine.