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Speaking as a researcher in this area, you have your stats wrong. Sure women do tend to retain primary care after a separation - generally reflecting those gendered dynamics that would also have occurred prior to separation. For those more complicated separations, or so called “high conflict” cases that have to be determined by a judge, the opposite is true though and the empirical evidence is clear on this: men end up with more custody than women. I appreciate what you’ve attempted to do here, but this fallacy is oft repeated erroneously by “men’s rights” groups and is enormously problematic - hyping up an issue that’s really not there, rather than actively addressing why women still do so much of the domestic labour and why they only seem to have a problem with that when they’re no longer in control.

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Sacha | Thoughts

Sociologist and writer focused on analysing societal power dynamics and promoting positive social change