The man on the radio just said 'we now have a matriarchal society" and that "radical feminists run unchecked in the corridors of power". Fuck off, you bitter little man. There is no "feminist mafia". There's no matriarchy. The reason women are granted custody is because the legal system believes that women belong in the home looking after kids. If there was, as some father's rights advocates claim, a "powerful feminist" lobby running the country, we would have enforced equal pay rules, state subsidised child care and abortion on demand. We would not have rapists being given suspended or very short sentences.
I totally sympathise with the cause of fathers who have been denied rights. But I find it impossible to sympathise with many of the lobbyists themselves. They refuse to acknowledge that there are many, many fathers who delight in shirking their caring responsibilities, and act as if the country is full of fathers who are just dying to stay at home and change nappies, rather than women bringing kids up by themselves, whether they want to or not. They blame their situation on "feminists" rather than recationary old judges. They should realise that most feminists would be more than happy to share childcare responsibilities.