If you watched the Victoria Derbyshire show yesterday you would be forgiven for thinking that we were back to the turn of the century in the UK on the topic of fatherhood after family separation.
The storyline is ‘contact at all costs’ and the aim is to pull the debate about children’s relationships with their parents after family separation, back into the political football match of gender, in which fathers are always considered advantaged, dangerous and a risk to their children.
I felt sorry for Sarah Parsons of CAFCASS, the body charged with looking after children’s welfare after family separation. She was the person holding the parcel when the music stopped yesterday and her discomfort showed. When faced with a mostly female panel of crusading gender activists, the reality of what is happening to children after family separation is never going to be debated fairly.
Victoria Derbyshire has presided over…
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