This blog entry remains timely nearly 9 years after it was first written.
Clergy and potential employers live in blissful ignorance of the fact that “[w]ife and mother are career choices that don’t come with compensation or severance packages or pension plans.”
Eagle by Carole May
If you want to make a real difference, become a legal eagle watching over the court system.
We all know that “justice” in the legal system belongs to the affluent and powerful. But, I think many of you would be shocked to discover how easily the court system can be manipulated as an instrument of abuse.
A rich and powerful man with a well-established professional career can afford to out-litigate a wife who sacrificed her own professional ambitions to care for his home and his children. A man who never had a second of time for his kids can suddenly discover how easily and effectively a well-funded custody dispute can destroy his estranged wife. There’s also the refusal to pay child or spousal support. False allegations of abuse and arrests on false charges can destroy a person’s reputation. These are just a few of the ways sophisticated, affluent…
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