The National Organization for Women (NOW) claims that it is about full equality between men and women. Those who espouse true equality are known as equality feminists. NOW is not an equality feminism organization – rather it is a gender feminism organization. Gender feminism espouses that women need special treatment and protections by virtue of their gender. And, for NOW, this includes special protections against men having equal parenting rights.
Former GOP senator Rick Santorum has said that it’s time to discuss a striking commonality among most school shooters: they come from father-absent households. Many have twisted this to say that he is blaming single mothers, and that’s poppycock. Regardless of on which side of the political spectrum you lay, the reality is that he’s right.
As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the new tax law passed in 2017, and effective in 2018, has serious impacts for single fathers. The most glaring of these impacts – which also seems to be the least covered – is that it it completely does away with the deduction for spousal support (also known as ‘alimony’ or ‘maintenance’). Here’s what you should do to deal with this.
In a novel twist, a mother in North Carolina was jailed after having the divorced couple’s daughter baptized without the father’s permission. What makes this situation so unique is not only that the mother was sentenced and jailed, but also that while the parents actually agreed in principle that they wanted their daughter to be baptized, and to be raised Catholic, the court had granted full legal custody of the child to the father.
With very little fanfare, the new tax law that was passed at the very end of December, 2017, and which is effective in 2018, did away with the requirement that spousal support (previously known as alimony) receivers declare spousal support as income and, on the other side of the balance sheet, did away with the deduction for spousal support payers.
The state of Mississippi just received a new fathers’ rights gift: a branch of Cordell & Cordell – the law firm that has made a name for itself by focusing on family law for men.