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The terror of the politically correct – Karen Woodall

Filed under: Gender Politics,General,Law & Courts — MurrayBacon @ 5:08 pm Wed 26th September 2012

While many men are sitting delicately, on their oversized derrieres, it is women who are getting out and actively doing something to protect children’s rights to have a relationship with their fathers….

No, I am not suggesting drug or electric shock treatment for your lethargy, more adrenaline injections from extreme violence…..

Anyway, maybe reading Karen Woodall’s blogsite will give many useful directions:

Out with the old and in with the new: on shared parenting and the road ahead (2)

Therapeutic support for alienated parents – limited places
The terror of the politically correct; on silence, assumption and overcoming good intentions.
Co-operative parenting after separation; from family court to community support
child focused parenting after family separation; calculation, compromise and care
Alienation, education and obfuscation: a report from a House of Commons Seminar – 27 June 2012
Why gender matters: balancing support for mothers and fathers after family separation
Coping with children’s transition difficulties and avoiding alienation
Holding our nerve: on collaboration, co-operation and consultation
>>>Parental alienation: part two – treatment routes<<<
The enemy within: mothers, money and manufacturing fatherhood
The eradication of dad; madness, badness and the impact on children
Understanding parental alienation – part one
Where it is safe to do so: unpicking prejudice one stitch at a time
Sharing the care and making it work: lessons for mothers (part one)


  1. I have only given these articles the most cursory glance but will give them more detailed consideration later. Meantime, it seems like great stuff and the voice of reason finally getting an airing even if it is outside NZ. BUT, this IS NZ and circumstances are different here as most non custodial fathers know. Blockheads rule in Parliament, bigger blockheads pass judgment in the Family Court and deadbeat FC lawyers play their pernicious part. Prejudice and bias are prevalent among these and throughout Government Departments. Sane people and reasoned argument play no part in the psyche of all those aforementioned. While it would be uplifting to see similar advocacy here I advise everyone not to hold your breath that change will come any time soon or in the next decade!

    Comment by Non custodial Dad — Wed 26th September 2012 @ 6:55 pm

  2. More like THIS “I advise everyone not to hold your breath that change will come any time soon or in the next.. DECADES….!”

    Kind regards John Dutchie free at long last from Feminist N.Z

    Comment by johndutchie — Wed 26th September 2012 @ 7:09 pm

  3. Karen Woodall gives the best description of PA (Parental Alienation) that I have read yet. It may not be what men’s rights activists might want to hear, but my own observations do match up to what she says. It gives the best description about available options for dealing with this problem. I haven’t read any better solutions, that are workable.

    She doesn’t criticise the judiciary for spinning out hearing durations, or lawyers for the same, but then she depends on them for her work. So what, even if she is telling only half the story, she is telling what many men and quite a few women need to hear, to sort their family situations.

    Parental alienation: part two – treatment routes

    New Zealand’s public lesson about PA, given by Kay Skelton, fits in with what Karen Woodall says. I am not persuaded that the parenting issues lessons have yet been learned by NZ familycaught$ “judges”. I suspect that they need a lot more egg on their faces, to learn such useful and essential lessons.

    They seem to have only learned to be more aggressive about denying the public the truth.

    MurrayBacon – axe murderer.

    Comment by MurrayBacon — Wed 26th September 2012 @ 8:06 pm

  4. News update from the US on PAS

    Comment by christhomas — Tue 2nd October 2012 @ 1:54 pm

  5. , despite a spuirviseon report which states what a wonderful dad he is and makes clear who is bad mouthing who by reporting things the children said that were observed. Yet he has got the 2 hours extended to 4 increasing to 6 hours fortnightly with hand over no longer supervisedd. Not allowed to see on birthday weekend of daugter but given a tuesday instead. No allowance for it meaning missed day at work. A 5 hour car trip for each visit that mum insists starts at 10am. No visit on fathers day. Objection to him taking children to local park or shopping center in case children seen by their friends as they are known as a family and boyfriend does not want kids heard calling their father daddy. He insists they call him dad and tried to get them to refer to their father by his christian name. Older child said daddy you are still my real daddy arnt you . Not allowed to see grandma or parental family for a further month. They are forgetting who we all are. DISCUSTING.

    Comment by Charles — Mon 14th December 2015 @ 6:50 pm

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