Posts Tagged ‘ society ’

Father arrested and held in cells for playing football in park with his children without council permission

July 10, 2009
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A father was arrested and held in a cell for five hours for playing football with his children in a park without permission from the council. Darren Chapman, 42, was taken into custody after the family game, which was in defiance of town hall orders. Council rules state that players must undergo a criminal...
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Till Death Do Us Pay

July 10, 2009
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The poster child for progressive marriage laws, Massachusetts is also a singularly nightmarish place to get a divorce—especially for the better-off spouse. Now a brewing reform movement is pushing to rewrite the state’s outdated alimony rules, led by one very fed-up ex-husband. Despite these dire straits—Hitner relies on his second wife, Jeanie, to pay...
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Missouri governor signs bill allowing paternity challenges

July 10, 2009
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JEFFERSON CITY | Men will have two years to challenge paternity rulings with DNA tests under legislation signed Tuesday by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon. If a test proves the man is not the biological father, he would be excused from previous child-support debt and would have criminal nonsupport convictions removed from his record, under...
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Fathers looking to step up feel invisible

July 8, 2009
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Here is an article that corroborates what I’ve been referring to as the “fatherhood paradox”, which is the way society demands men to accept the responsibility of parenthood on the same level as women/mothers, but continually deny men the same status as women/mothers when involved in parenting issues. Some fathers say they’re treated as full-fledged parents when running...
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Chalk One Up For Hypocrisy

July 6, 2009
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Chalk One Up For Hypocrisy

The July issue of Shape magazine has three beautiful female country singers on the cover; LeAnn Rimes, Julianne Hough and Martina McBride. So why bring this up?  In the July issue interview, the three women reveal a “shared a concern for the body image of young women today”. The irony? All three women tackle this problem by posing...
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Sandra Tsing Loh Got Divorced – Therefore Marriage is Bad

July 3, 2009
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Here is a great commentary by Robert Franklin about an article written by Sandra Tsing Loh concerning her divorce and infidelity in her marriage. Franklin does a great job portraying the selfishness and egocentric behavior of today’s “modern” woman. Compare Loh’s observation of her behavior (a woman) compared to that of Governor Mark Sanford’s (a man). Sanford has recently admitted to having an...
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History Of Periodontitis Linked To Cerebrovascular Disease In Men

July 3, 2009
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ScienceDaily (July 3, 2009) — The potential role of periodontitis, an inflammatory disease of the gums, in the risk of cardiovascular disease, particularly ischemic stroke, has received growing attention during the last decade. A new study is the first prospective cohort study to use clinical measures of periodontitis to evaluate the association between this...
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Court takes on international child custody case

July 2, 2009
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WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear arguments in a child custody dispute between a Texas mother and a British father that tests the boundaries of an international treaty. The court will take its first look at how American authorities handle the Hague Convention on child abduction, aimed at preventing one parent...
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Change Virginia Law To Promote Fathers

July 2, 2009
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Editor, Times-Dispatch: Regarding Del. Bill Janis’ recent Commentary column, “Success Requires Thousands of Fathers”: Janis is correct about the importance of fathers, but more is needed than marriage education. Virginia’s family law system incentivizes family breakup, fatherlessness, and marriage avoidance. Decisions to marry and divorce are not only about love but are also about...
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Psychologists examine role of control in domestic violence

July 2, 2009
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Male and female perpetrators of domestic violence exhibit similar levels of controlling behaviour. This is one of the findings of a study presented at the British Psychological Society Division of Forensic Psychology annual conference 23 June 2009 at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston. Dr Nicola Graham-Kevan from the University of Lancaster compared the...
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