Wednesday

Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger of Germany Posed to Give Men More Power Over Childbearing Women

We know joint custody/shared parenting/50-50 timesharing is a major hot button issue right now. Interestingly, there really is no unified definition of these child custody arrangements. Even more interestingly is that there is no research the proves that splitting of the children is in children's best interest.

In Germany, Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger is preparing to give unmarried fathers "equal rights" "over" their children because:
“Children should have the right that their fathers taken on responsibility and make joint-decisions over important things in their lives"
and
"Living together should not be a prerequisite for joint custody"

Please tell me how the court system can make a parent to make decisions. Who gets to decide what the important things are? Why is this being framed as "children have the right...." at what point do the children come in and testify in support of this?

What about that one night stand that produces pregnancy? What about that man and woman who enjoy fucking each other, but couldn't stand to make any decisions together, let alone plan to live in harmony? What does this mean for these children?

Automatic joint custody for all. The government gets to decide on behalf of your children. Wow. German mothers beware!