BARRY GOLDSTEIN, attorney, teacher, author and advocate for women abused by their partner (and too often the courts) has written a book for women seeking to leave their abusers and for their friends, family, supporters and advocates. SCARED TO LEAVE AFRAID TO STAY Paths From Family Violence to Safety tells the story of ten women as they left their abusers seeking a better life. The book shows in these abuse cases how courts handle legal issues such as orders of protection, custody, visitation, support, marital property and criminal prosecutions. It tells about the resources available for women seeking to leave their abuser.
Isn’t it sad that the court continues the abuse using a system that is failing the very ones we seek to protect? This phenomenon has spread across the nation. Parents disagree over the needs of their child. They fight about it. They cannot resolve it. Mother petitions for custody. Father gets custody. The purpose of this bizarre practice is to enrage the mother into pouring money into the legal system. By angering a mother enough, the lawyers can safely predict a 3-5 year custody battle in the courts, which ensures a comfortable retirement for themselves.
Rightsformothers blog author recently posted a link to Jimmy Carter speaking about violation of women’s rights. http://rightsformothers.com/2010/07/05/jimmy-carter-religion-is-one-of-the-basic-causes-of-violations-of-womens-rights/ you might want to check out this video clip.
If you speak up, you will get your mouth shut and your head chopped off, just like Barry Goldstein.