In contrast outsider pressure groups, as their name suggests, do not have access to decision makers within the Government (for example Greenpeace). Many outsider groups wish to become insider but often do not possess sufficient resources to carry out the research that would enable them to achieve this status. Whichever category they fall into, pressure groups are intent on capturing the attention of the media to further their cause, and the second part of this essay will address the methods used by a particularly prevalent pressure group in operation today Ð'- Fathers for Justice.
However, the rights advocate may have been better recognized as the caped crusader himself, Batman. Van Decker is one of Fathers for Justice’s every day superheros.
Fathers for Justice has a number of these every day heroes like Van Decker, who are currently driving coast to coast, fighting for truth, justice and equality, according to their promotional material. Each of them are mustering up support for Bill M-483.
The organisations of Families Need Fathers and Fathers for Justice and similar bodies have been demanding changes in the law to make it easier for fathers to achieve justice and for dads to see their children and have parental rights. FAMILY COURT ADVICE believes families definitely need fathers and promotes justice for fathers
Fathers for justice seeks equality in childcare after divorce, whilst the majority of them are unwilling to share out the burden/joy of childcare while in a marriage. Although I can see the need for fathers to have easier access to their children, I think they should first consider the gender-biased roles in married couples before bleating on about a change of mind post separation.
Fathers for Justice crusades in Goderich | Dads Divorce
The reality is that if most men are prevented from seeing their kids it's because of violence or abuse perpetrated by them either against their former partner or the kids themselves. The Fathers for Justice won't be taken seriously until they face the main problem - which is male violence and power. Unfortunately I see very little evidence of them being interested in this at all. If they started a campaign against male violence I'd take them more seriously.
Both men are conducting the protest as part of the group Real Fathers For Justice, which aims to highlight what they perceive as inequalities in the family court system which they say denies children contact with a loving parent.