31/5/2011, "Academician: Justice System Favors Abusive Mothers", report by Arutz 7.
A groundbreaking academic conference entitled “Pink Crime: Women, Crime & Punishment” has presented hitherto unknown facts leading to alleged anti-male bias of the justice system.
The international multidisciplinary conference was held Monday and Tuesday by the criminology departments at the Ariel University Center and the Netanya Academic College. Dr. Yoav Mazeh, an expert on family law, described his research comparing punishment meted out in Israeli courts against men and women for similar cases of child abuse. He enumerated a list of cases involving both abusive fathers and mothers, showing that in comparable cases, fathers were sentenced to significant prison time while mothers received no more than a suspended sentence.
Dr. Gabriel Cavaglion of the Ashkelon Academic College described Israeli press attitudes toward female abusers. He noted a pattern of reporting that portrayed mothers who abuse or even murder their children as victims worthy of sympathy, rather than as perpetrators of heinous crimes. Avi Chimi, a well-known criminal attorney, said that while police attitude toward female complainants used to be scornful, “the pendulum has now swung to the opposite extreme.” In the current atmosphere, he said, it is virtually impossible to successfully represent men accused of crimes against women in the Israeli courts. Chimi said, only half-jokingly, that his wife, who is a criminologist, had also pressured him not to “overdo it” in his lecture.
The international lecturers who were invited to speak – from the US and England – ignored the pressure, and attended the event. The organizers, among them several female academics, also decided to press on with their plans. They include Prof. Sarah Ben-David, Head of Criminology Department at Ariel University Center, Dr. Hagit Bonny-Noach of Ariel University Center & Netanya Academic College, Dr. Yael Wilchek-Aviad of the Ariel University Center and Dr. Sharon Aharony-Goldenberg, of Netanya Academic College. [LINK]
Watch Gil Ronen speaking about the feminist movement in Israel and how they manipulate statistics to portray Israeli men as aggressors and perpetrators of domestic violence to justify funding to beaten women shelters and to lobbying to anti-male legislation: False statistics employed by Israeli Feminists
Also read review about the first documentary film about the persecution of each and every father during divorce: "Documentary on Father's Rights Causes Change" – "False claims of child abuse, sexual molestation or domestic violence by wives are being debated in the Knesset due to this film". Directed by Isri Halpern.
For a Canadian source on the importance of fathers in children's lives, (as if this really requires scientific proof), see, Fathers' Presence Linked to Enhanced Intellect, Well-Being Among Children. "Fathers make important contributions in the development of their children's behaviour and intelligence," says Erin Pougnet, a PhD candidate in the Concordia University Department of Psychology and a member of the Centre for Research in Human Development (CRDH)". "Compared with other children with absentee dads, kids whose fathers were active parents in early and middle childhood had fewer behaviour problems and higher intellectual abilities as they grew older — even among socio-economically at-risk families." Surely, the radical feminists in Israel would say that a study based on only 138 children is not academic enough. We can only wish for them to self-experience a fatherless life.