The following is a post on Reddit regarding the Abortion for Men debate. many of the Feminists there argue that men SHOULD have this right - an interesting development. Some, or rather MOST, see the current situation as not going far enough, or 'just right'.
Here is my response:
Legal rights are legal rights. You either have them, or you don't.
The majority seem to be arguing that this state of affairs is neither remarkable, nor unjust - that men are jerks if they don't 'step up' to support the mother's sole decision.
Most of these issues inter-relate, all of which add up to some pretty dire consequences that precious few of you Feminist types give ANY consideration to, which baffles me to no end, since it would explain a lot of stuff to you...
Men have no choice in Reproduction, unintended consequences of which mean at least 18 years of poverty (yes, the child support tables in Canada specifically give the lion's share of 'disposable income' at nearly all income levels to the 'custodial parent'. Commonly referred to as 'indentured servitude'.
Sexual harassment laws are skewed HEAVILY toward discouraging men's normal 'overtures' in a work setting, using lecherous bosses as the excuse...all the while championing women's 'right' to be 'sexy' at work (the female form of sexual harassment - if you choose to recognize such things). The very act of introducing yourself as a man is becoming criminalized (see: attempts to criminalize the 'male gaze' and 'catcalling').
The ever-expanding definition of 'rape' (yes, I know this is a political sacred cow), coupled with an 'always believe the woman' mindset, has led to demonstrable risk of imprisonment with every single sexual encounter. The current legal stance of 'guilty until proven innocent' (her word is gold until proven otherwise) as evidenced by Duke, Hofstra, Tailhook, etc. ad nauseum - coupled with the publicity and social ostracism even in the face of an 'innocent' verdict (which most people equate to 'he got away with it'), make the very real possibility of mistaking a psychopath bent on imprisoning as many men as possible for an amorous invitation likely (like recently in the UK - one accused killed himself, so she did it again to another guy), if not inevitable. There is never, in a man's entire lifetime, a single sexual encounter that he can be assured he will not be prosecuted for at some time in the future, since it's been shown repeatedly that he does not actually have to have committed this particular crime to 'pay' for it anyway.
DV/restraining orders are another source of concern, and for much of the same reason rape laws are so unfair. The decision to 'err on the side of caution' directly translates into 'treat the man like a criminal'. These are routinely used in divorce situations for legal advantage, as readily admitted to by nearly every Bar Association. But they are also used as sympathy ploys, or one means to harass a man through the legal system. Conversely, consider for a moment all the women doing things like shooting their husband in the BACK, while he's sleeping, claiming 'battered WOMEN's defense' and then not only serving less than 6 MONTHS for murder (hey, it's only a man after all), she GETS CUSTODY of the kids to the applause of Feminists everywhere! (I know that sure makes ME feel safe at night. But she 'would NEVER do that! Right...?)
Which brings up Family Court. Here in Canada the 'primary residence' for children is with the mother 93% of the time.
Can anyone seriously attempt to explain away this bias? Oh yeah sure, it's Teh Patriarchy's fault and all that nonsense...if so, where are the Feminist voices trying to Stamp it Out?
All of these things, taken in part, are serious problems in need of study at the bare minimum (from a non-Feminist perspective...I'm afraid Feminist 'scholarship' leaves much to be desired). Taken together, all you women, ask yourself this...
Would YOU be happy with the situation? Want to jump into relationships with both feet would you? Knowing all this, would you EVER trust someone who could do that to you not only with society's blessing, but HELP?