The High Cost of Putting a Razor to Masculinity

Gillette has jumped on the #metoo bandwagon, and in the process has derogated masculinity. I have a lot of sympathy for the #metoo movement, because one in four women and one in six men have been sexually assaulted. From my counselling experience, those figures are understated.  It happens a lot more than people realise. It almost happened to me. I was a young naive man in my late teens with a ...

By |2021-05-08T14:09:31+10:00February 2nd, 2019|Dads, MANHOOD, STEPDADS|1 Comment
  • Andrew

I wanted to Kill Him (Fatherlessness on Steroids)

The first words the caller said after I picked up the phone were, “I wanted to kill him!” “Kill who?” I stammered. “Kill my father,” he said emphatically. Before I tell you what happened next, let me tell you his answer when I asked the question as to why he felt like killing his father. Andrew (not his real name) was the son of a travelling showman. ‘Showies’ travel around the ...

By |2021-06-06T08:55:03+10:00October 14th, 2017|Dads, TRAINING|1 Comment
  • domestic violence

I Just Got Off the Phone

I just got off the phone from another dad: devastated, crying, sobbing, absolutely gutted. "How can the mother of my children be so hurtful? I don't understand it”, he said between the tears. "I just want to see my kids. How hard is that?” Yesterday I was counselling one of our guys not to react. He was receiving abusive SMSes on his mobile that were particularly distressing to him. Not onem ...

By |2021-09-06T14:48:27+10:00November 27th, 2005|SINGLE DADS, FAIRNESS & JUSTICE|0 Comments
  • hurt


(A goodbye letter written by a mate.) Dear Jane, Even though it will probably take you only five minutes to read this, if you read it at all, it took me a long time to write it. It also took a lot of courage to speak my mind and my heart. I hope you don’t see this as an attack on you, it’s not. Forgive me for my anger, it’s necessary. ...

By |2021-09-06T14:10:01+10:00July 31st, 2005|SINGLE DADS, FAITH|0 Comments
  • shared custody

Shared Physical Custody

Letter to the Prime Minister from The Lone Fathers Association of Australia Part One General comments The LFAA, as the national peak body representing separated fathers and their children, wishes to inform you of our extreme disappointment with the Report on “Shared Custody” by the House of Representatives Committee on Family and Community Affairs released on 29 December 2003. While the fathers and children of Australia have asked for bread, the ...

By |2021-06-29T11:34:08+10:00January 11th, 2004|SINGLE DADS, Children, FAIRNESS & JUSTICE|0 Comments
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