A great cause! lets understand that women as well as men can find themselves victims of domestic violence , and DV can ruin entire families and innocent children please support efforts to understand and treat this problem in our world.
Yup. Know someone.
Sometimes there are scars that can't be seen.
I have volunteer for the agency during one year. Very good agency that support both men and women. Especially more toward men than women. Excellent agency..
this is a very good cause.
I am a survivor of years of domestic abuse. Now my son, who is 23 yrs old, is a victim. I have talked to him about it and he finally filed for divorce and custody of his 3 children. In Arkansas, the courts automatically side with the mother, and you have to be able to prove she is unfit and a danger to the children. No one here believes that a man can be abused by his girlfriend or wife. After watching my son's abuse and some minor abuse to his children, he decided to take the first step and get out. I am very proud of him.
An abusive person can look just like anyone else. They could be male or female. Religion based or not. Pretty or ugly. The signs are important, for the cycle of abuse will ultimately destroy you. Get out and get fit. Loose him or her before you loose you... "Follow the Saga".
Washington D.C. Family Preservation Civil Rights Movement Rally To Be Biggest Yet!
April 19, 2012 to April 22, 2012 promises to be bigger than past years for family rights activist, advocates, families, and leaders to come together in Washington, D.C.
Now, in our final countdown, we feature short stories from callers and e-mailers as promised in a recent post. We call them the “Parenting Papers”. They are intended to stimulate attendance at next month’s event because our court victims apparently believe that it’s someone else’s job to protest for them- and of course reform will not occur with this kind of lame attitude. These stories are based on real events. However, names and content have been edited to protect the sources. Our third...
Now, in our final countdown, we feature short stories from callers and e-mailers as promised in a recent post. We call them the “Parenting Papers”. They are intended to stimulate attendance at next month’s event because our court victims apparently believe that it’s someone else’s job to protest for them- and of course reform will not occur with this kind of lame attitude. These stories are based on real events. However, names and content have been edited to protect the sources. Our third story of this series, Day 26, is entitled: “Willie the Wusse”.
Willie Wusse loved attention. In high school he was the basketball star and football quarterback. Never quite good enough for professional sports, however, Willie eventually settled into jobs as a phys-ed teacher and bouncer at a popular local club. He never liked the idea of a long term romance, but he loved his twin boys of a five year relationship. That ended not long ago when his woman decided that a man was needed who would not disrespect her as often as Willie had.
Despite a flexible childrearing arrangement, it was only a matter of time when tensions would flare up over lovers and parenting substitutes. As one of the sisters explained, “Girl, you can’t let your man go around havin’ a good time with money that needs to go to yer kids, and what they doin’ with that nasty bee anyway, makin’ like the children are hers?” Of course, the instigator knew nothing about Willie’s new girlfriend. She was simply parroting the gossip of unhappy people jealous of others who don’t live down to their levels.
But the real irony of it all was that Willie had given his ex everything that she demanded, full control of the children, and just enough money so that he could move on with his own life. The new woman was actually paying most of his bills so that the boys could have a place to “visit” as “the law” decreed it. The last thing Willie needed was a custody battle to get the “respect” he deserved as a good father. He wisely understood that money spent on lawyers was wasted because he faced multiple prejudices in America’s domestic relations courts.
For starters, Willie was black and male, and everyone knew that parenting added yet another roadblock to justice. Before he had a chance to present anything, he was stereotyped as the proverbial dead beat dad. His burden of proof was artificially elevated in this manner because of conditions acquired at birth. No half-baked lawyer was going to advise him of this as long as there was a fee to be taken. So why take a chance of losing his cool and getting a rap for some crime caused by a jealous woman exploiting a racist and sexist court system?
To put it bluntly, Willie was doing his best to live the life that society had in mind for him. And when Obama came out every Father’s Day preaching about African-American fathers who needed to step up to the plate, Willie knew that his president’s Harvard education hadn’t done him much good, not on this subject anyway. Willie had it in mind to make his plight known to the NAACP, or to join in a protest on Washington, but for all his show, Willie was quite the wusse when it came to standing up for his God-given rights.
Recently Willie showed it all off to the brothers at the gym.“Protest?” he laughed,“you gotta be kidding me, I got no time for it. That’s some body else’s job”. In fact all the boys thought the same, that’s why lawyers reaped the benefits, such that Willie’s great grandfather might have turned over in his grave. You see, the elder Willie protested with the likes of Martin Luther King Jr. when no one had money and lives were always at risk. So when Willie Wusse got six months instead of the usual 90 days on a first time child support offense, no one was there to hear his gripes. In Willie’s words, “that was some body else’s job.”.
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Momentum is rapidly building as we continue to receive daily feedback from across the country for the Founding Fathers March scheduled for April 20, 2012 in Washington, D.C., which seeks to end discrimination against fathers and non-custodial mothers in childrearing laws, among other abuses. However, it’s time to get serious!
We are in urgent need of regional leaders to start organizing and growing the numbers for this event within their respective communities. There is simply no way that...
We are in urgent need of regional leaders to start organizing and growing the numbers for this event within their respective communities. There is simply no way that Dr. Koziol can do this entirely on his own without your help! The time for talking is over, it’s time for ACTION!
Our first priority is to have anyone who plans on participating in the march, register their full name, address, email, and area code/telephone number for communications purposes. All contact information will remain CONFIDENTIAL and will NOT be shared with outside parties. In addition, your information will show Dr. Koziol just who is serious about reforming current oppressive domestic relations laws. Once we receive your information, a steering committee will be formed to help coordinate the event. Your contact information should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 31, 2012. Be sure to include the words “Founding Fathers March Contact Information” in the subject line. Also, please feel free to include questions to be compiled for future communications regarding this event.
Our second priority is fundraising. Dr. Koziol has sacrificed a lucrative career in law which resulted in retaliation for taking up this particular cause for non-custodial parents. The truth is, he can no longer afford to pursue current test litigation cases and challenge current laws on the behalf of “parents similarly situated” without the necessary support of more than just a handful of constituents. Rest assured, he does not wish to abandon his efforts for this movement, but the time has come where he needs to reevaluate his future involvement in such. Therefore, we are asking anyone who plans on participating in the march to make a voluntary donation of at least $25 or more to help cover the cost and burden of litigation expenses that he has incurred on our behalf.
Please share this communication in its entirety with your contact list. Here is the link: http://wp.me/pXgi5-on.