The Today Show has featured several fathers who’ve had their kids “abducted.” Today they had Michael McCarty on. There was an allegation of domestic violence, but the Today Show blew right by it. Meanwhile, recent research shows most of these abductions DO involve domestic violence.
Here’s a Time Magazine article on it: Protecting kids: Rethinking the Hague convention
Notice the comments by Christopher Savoie on the Time piece. (I think he was on the Today Show too). He keeps ranting about the “women are just as agressive as men” crap that the Men’s Rights Advocates and misogynist Fathers Rights guys use to paint women as violent and evil. They’re using cherry-picked data, of course, that even the researcher who finds mutual violence – Gelles – warns against doing because it doesn’t represent the whole picture or the fact that women suffer the most. A lot of these guys in the Fathers Rights movement have had charges/convictions against them (see XY Online; the Liz Library).
These guys are portraying themselves as innocent victims and the media is believing them, without question. Ignoring domestic violence claims is despicable. Please write to the Today Show