1. Your country has anti-dicrimination legislation in place.
2. My opinion(s) should be able to be evaluated on merit - irrespective of the categories you talk about.
3. I can assure you that the only relation with you I would be interested in would be an exchange of relevant information and an exchange of opinions.
4. If you are fishing for more you are barking up the wrong tree. (mixed metaphors, but ....)
God gen I was joking. Do you understand this word. Get of your high horse please please please. and as far as opinions go, legislation is against white hetrosexual males. Ben Folds even wrote a song about it. As for legislation, it is for minority group which I am not in. Even females can hide behind it here if they are white but while males hve no chance. I even have a friend who was told to stop a case against his boss because he belonged to no minority group and would be difficult to prove he was being discriminative towards him because of that.
One more thing, when people have no humour, they are realy very boring. I have never here fished for a quarrel but they have found me themselves.
Geri it is not the politicians as much as the lawyers and liberal courts. It is asumed by many that it is always the mans fault and of course he was abusive. Same with the children. Our liberal courts think that the children need their mother more than their father. Every kind of help or aid service is centered around the mother and not the father. It is laughable but still not so funny.
As far as anti-discrimination legislation all it is there for is to take away from the white male. Our constitution provides for all men and women equally it is the special interest groups that pioneered for their special laws that twist the tables to opress the white male. I think even white male is not correct but the caring non violant, non racist male. anti-discrimination laws are for the racist that create them not for anyones freedoms.
No you are the one that said "And are there still countries where men can be men - and still be respected? " So you have some definition in mind so I can not give a proper responce w/o knowing what you think being a man means. It was your question not mine.
hmmm... there is no such thing as Joe Average. Can you give me examples of behavior you or others you have seen get chastised over? I am pretty normal and don't get beeaten over the head for most of my behaviour. Then I see other guys get chewed out for basicly being selfcentered.
Let me give you all an clear example of bias anti male discrimination on family legislation and how it is applied.
When child support is calculated many states have a scale based exclusively on GROSS income of the non-custodian parent.
Usually the father.
The courts are quite demanding about full disclosure and have a long list of punitive remedies to punish non-disclosed assets. regardless of their nature or purpose. Large state bureacracies have been created to find so called "dead beat parents"
On the other hand, after the child supports amounts are established, the courts are not interested in the least in knowing whether those monies are used to provide for the child, the mother or her new boyfriend.
Often monies that should be spent to provide, house, clothe, feed and educate the child(ren) are used to buy cosmetic surgeries, gym memberships, new wordrobes for the mother, new cars and a myriad of selfish and self indulgent expenditures that have absolutely nothing to do with providing for a child, but instead are designe to lure the next man to attract, marry and screw for all he may be worth. Hence closing the vicious cycle.
In other words, there is ZERO accountability required for divorced mothers raising children of divorce. NONE whatsoever.
Toad, my friend when to court about 7 years ago as his x wanted $10,000 for whatever. My friend argued that he could barely afort his house payments and had not had an actual holiday away since there break but on the other hand, she had been overseas 3 times on his money. The courts answer, what she dose with the money YOU OWE HER is not your business.