Fathers' rights - An XY collection of critiques
This XY special collection brings together a range of critiques of 'fathers' rights' groups - anti-feminist men's groups focused on issues of family law, fathering, and other areas. Such groups overlap with 'men's rights' groups. Flood's chapter "What's wrong with fathers' rights?" provides a short introduction, while other other pieces provide more detailed commentary. See the end of this page for the pieces, in PDF. The collection includes the following pieces:
- Boyd, Susan B. (2004). Demonizing Mothers: Fathers’ Rights Discourses in Child Custody Law Reform Processes. Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering, 6(1): 52-74.
- Collier, Richard. (2005). Fathers 4 Justice, law and the new politics of fatherhood. Child and Family Law Quarterly, Volume 17, Number 4, October, pp. 511-533.
- Crowley, Jocelyn Elise. (2006). Organizational Responses to the Fatherhood Crisis: The Case of Fathers’ Rights Groups in the United States. Marriage and Family Review, 39(1/2): 99-120; Reprinted in Families and Social Policy: National and International Perspectives, Eds. Linda Haas and Steven K. Wisensale. New York: Haworth Press.
- Davis, Wendy. (2004). Gender Bias, Fathers’ Rights, Domestic Violence and the Family Court. Butterworths Family Law Journal, December: 299-312.
- Dragiewicz, Molly. (2008). Patriarchy Reasserted: Fathers’ Rights and Anti-VAWA Activism. Feminist Criminology, Volume 3 Number 2, April: 121-144.
- Flood, Michael. (2004). Backlash: Angry men’s movements. In S. E. Rossi (Ed.), The battle and backlash rage on: Why feminism cannot be obsolete (pp. 261-278). Philadelphia, PA: Xlibris Press. [Copy available free from author]
- Flood, Michael. (2007). What’s Wrong with Fathers’ Rights? In Men Speak Out: Views on gender, sex, and power. Ed. S. Tarrant. Routledge.
- Flood, Michael. (2007) Fathers’ Rights. In The International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities. Ed. M. Flood, J.K. Gardiner, B. Pease, and K. Pringle. Taylor & Francis.
- Flood, Michael. (2010). ‘Fathers’ Rights’ and the Defense of Paternal Authority in Australia. Violence Against Women, 16(3), 328-347.
- Kaye, Miranda, and Julia Tolmie. (1998a). Fathers’ Rights Groups in Australia and Their Engagement With Issues of Family Law. Australian Journal of Family Law, 12(1), March, pp. 19-67.
- Kaye, Miranda, and Julia Tolmie. (1998b). Discoursing Dads: The rhetorical devices of fathers’ rights groups. Melbourne University Law Review, 22, pp. 162-194.
- Maddison, Sarah. (1999). Crossing Boundaries: Engaging with the men’s rights movement. Refractory Girl, No. 53, Spring, pp. 21-23.
- Maddison, Sarah. (1999). Private Men, Public Anger: The men’s rights movement in Australia. Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, 4(2), pp. 39-51.
- Rosen, L. N., M. Dragiewicz, et al. (2009). Fathers’ Rights Groups: Demographic Correlates and Impact on Custody Policy. Violence Against Women, 15(5): 513-531.
|Boyd, Demonizing mothers, ARM.pdf||128.11 KB |
|Collier, Fathers 4 Justice.pdf||209.02 KB |
|Crowley, On the cusp of a movement 08.pdf||153.21 KB |
|Crowley, Organizational responses.pdf||120.25 KB |
|Davis, Gender bias, fathers' rights.pdf||1.04 MB |
|Dragiewicz, Patriarchy reasserted.pdf||119.4 KB |
|Flood, Backlash - Angry men.pdf||162.26 KB |
|Flood, 'Fathers' rights' and defence of paternal authority.pdf||233.73 KB |
|Flood, Fathers' rights IEMM.pdf||450.28 KB |
|Kaye, Discoursing dads.pdf||2.31 MB |
|Kaye, Fathers rights groups.pdf||228.41 KB |
|Laidler, Anti-Feminist Backlash and Gender-Relevant 08.pdf||84.14 KB |
|Maddison, Crossing boundaries.pdf||395.46 KB |
|Maddison, Private men, public.pdf||473.6 KB |
|Mann, Men's Rights and Feminist Advocacy in Canadian 08.pdf||361.92 KB |
|Rosen, Fathers' Rights Groups 09.pdf||146.42 KB |