I was a little shocked by this article feeling very defensive of my husbands involvement in the daily lives of our children. But then I remebered my own childhood, and that I made a conscience effort to find a partner who was the opposite of my disinterested father. The main danger is that fathers who don't make much effort to be involved in the raising of their children, will probably be the same after divorce (most people don't change that much)and will use the custody battle as a weapon against their wives out of spite, or worse to prevent her from leaving him in th efirst place. I don't think there are enough "New Men" out there as yet to justify such a dramatic change in the law. Forget political correctness and think about the well-being of the vast majority of children that would be affected by this.
Brazilian head of UN peacekeeping force in Haiti dies of heart attack (Reuters)
from the article: An eyeful of mothers