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Wednesday 13 March 2013 Letters
The demise of the Common Law
How feminism made us unequal in the eyes of the law.

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Letters responding to: An unspoken war on the Common Law.

Thank you for your insightful article. Please bear with these untutored comments from a Canadian.

Feminist jurisprudence undermines the equality of all citizens, by establishing favoured and protected citizens - women and girls - and assuming culpability of boys and men before the courts.

In divorce law, ‘violence against women’ legislation, quotas for entry and graduation in education and employment and severe penalties for vaguely defined, perceived female complaints (sexual harassment, hostile
environment, retroactively defined rape) - all undermine equality before the law.

Most rape accusations are based on lack of consent, which exists only in a woman’s mind. Even if apparently consensual at the time, consent may be subsequently revoked, again based on a woman’s mind. Such lack of consent accusations are never litigated against men, who are presumed as always consensual. Increasingly, ‘battered wife syndrome’ (never ‘abused husband syndrome’) is increasingly defined in psychological terms.

Further, fathers are not entitled to rear their children, since over 92 per cent of residential custody cases are granted to divorcing mothers. The wife and mother may offer any or no reason to terminate a marriage. The effective loss of beloved and loving children is a life-shattering loss for father and children.

Jeffrey Asher, Canada


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