From the July 29th edition of The Washington Post:
‘A gendered trap’: When mothers allege child abuse by fathers, the mothers often lose custody, study shows
From the article: “…now, a first-of-its-kind study from George Washington University has shed light on how the phenomenon has played out in courts across the country.
“The study, written by professor of clinical law Joan S. Meier, shows that mothers who report abuse — particularly child abuse — are losing child custody at staggering rates. To Meier, the data provides a window into what she considers a parallel to the #MeToo movement.
“’MeToo was about women never being believed when they reported what was happening to them at work,’ Meier said. ‘Well, this is about women not being believed when they’re reporting what’s happening at home. And it’s the courts . . . a much more troubling venue for disbelief.’
“Meier called the pattern a ‘complete betrayal of the mission’ of the courts, which are supposed to prioritize the welfare of children.”
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