Tuesday, June 10, 2008

And They Hate You (Happy Fathers Day)

Half a million elderly men lead lonely lives with no friends and no contact from their families, a report warned yesterday.

It found that one person in five with an elderly father is no longer in touch with him. One in four claims to be too busy to maintain contact.

Divorce and family break-up has left millions of men without ties to their children and with few or no family links, said the charity Help the Aged.

Retirement deprives many of the company of work colleagues and others are left alone by bereavement or their own poor health.

Of the million elderly men who live alone, half have no human contact and many feel trapped inside their homes.

Amy Swan of Help the Aged said: 'We are seeing the first real wave of the "divorce generation" hitting retirement.

-- Steve Doughty, on what the excesses of feminist bias has wrought on men and society -and why so many of you turned out to be such little faggots - in The Daily Mail

1 comment:

  1. I am divorced and remarried, so I 'll share some thoughts. One of the reasons that men get pushed out of thier kids lives is that they leave the domicile where the kids reside. I guess this is sort of tradition. it feels wrong to most men to ask their kids mother to leave - so they do the 'right thing' so things can cool off. Once Dad does this, as far as the court is concerned, the clock is ticking and his importance to his kids dwindles rapidly. Years of intense involvement with one's kids can be rendered meaningless in the eyes of the family court in a month. Posession is 90% of the law. The first thing mother's lawyers often do is try to make the father out to be scary somehow. They get restraining orders and the deal is then sealed.
    Don't leave the house. No matter how outrageous your kid's mother gets so that you will leave, don't leave. That is the game mothers and their lawyers play. If you leave, game over. Man up, stay, and you will have a better shot in court.