Sure, today may be International Women’s Day. But in Australia, a group of dads are leveraging the day to protest for their own causes. Like being treated equally under the law, and the high male suicide rate.
A vocal group of men’s rights activists have stopped traffic around the country to protest on International Women’s Day.
The campaign group Australian Brotherhood of Fathers has called on its supporters to stand up today in recognition of men’s suicide that has impacted Australian families dealing with family access restrictions.
From the M1 on the Gold Coast to the Bolte Bridge in Melbourne, protesters have brought the nation’s traffic to a standstill this morning.
Bearing the ’21 Fathers’ logo the protesters are seeking to raise awareness about the number of Australian dads it claims take their own lives each week because of separation or family access issues.
Male suicide is something we’ve discussed here before (see Staggeringly High Suicide Rates for White Men. Guess Who Feminists Blame) and is a serious issue. And if you ask a father in this country about any dealings they’ve had with Family Court, you’re most likely going to hear real horror stories. These are real issues that affect families, children, and relationships kids have with their fathers.
Men are not treated equally under the law. Women are much more likely to win custody battles just for being women, and capitalizing on the meme that “all children need their mothers…” but maybe not so much their fathers?! If feminists are all about that equality, why aren’t the marching for men to have the same rights they do when it comes to child custody? Domestic violence? (Yes, women are far more likely to commit domestic violence, did you know?). Seems for feminists, what they actually want is more “privilege” than men. But from where I stand, looks like they already do…
But, like, tax-free sanitary napkins and stuff.