Domestic Violence – One Taboo at a Time

June 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|

There is an urban legend that domestic violence is a men’s issue rather than a social issue. Men seldom report abuse to anyone let alone a legal authority. Why is evidenced based research not the basis of social policy departments rather than the erroneous status quo system of reported incidents [...]

Teacher student sex

June 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|

From January 1 to March 18, 2014 two news specific Google alerts were set for the words male and female. Out of the thousands of news stories, there were 16 stories involving teacher student sex cases. Two stories involved male teachers acting inappropriately with students. One male teacher had received 50 [...]

Statins and the Prostate

June 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

The most commonly diagnosed cancer among men is of the prostate. The fact that more men die from prostate cancer than women do of breast cancer has done nothing to little in altering the awareness of the preventability of the disease. Although the Movember organization is marshalling up the fire-power [...]

Semantics and Equal Parenting

May 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

The Best is the enemy of The Good - Voltaire The family court system is founded on the adversarial criminal court model. How bizarre is that? No surprise that this system frequently penalizes parents who only yesterday were considered to be good parents. Why is this even in the courts?  Shouldn't a system of collaborative mediation and [...]

Equal parenting

May 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Ideas rest on enthusiasm...in reality they rest on perseverance - Goethe It's an understatement to say that there are many points of view in divorce, certainly it's a volatile issue. As a result the starting point needs to shift to a position of presumed equal parenting. The custody/access model  is [...]

Parental Alienation Day April 25th

April 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|

What is Parental Alienation? It is a behaviour, also known as Hostile Aggressive Parenting, (HAP). It's usually done by separated parents and is directed at children with the intent to align the child with the alienating parent, and (usually) against the non-custodial parent. But it also goes both ways, with both the [...]

Father daughter relationships

February 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Hate and mistrust are the children of blindness - William Watson Father daughter relationships have important outcomes for daughters. Yet it tends to be the least studied. One can only speculate on the reasons why there is so little interest. Could research reveal that 'unwanted' fathers are important, and thus [...]

Erectile Dysfunction

January 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|

In a recent ad from from a company out of New Deli India which was touting a new 100% natural pill to combat Erectile Dysfunction (ED), the copy noted that, "Men hate this problem and it can put them under a lot of stress." True! It claimed that the pill had no side-effects. [...]

The Millennial’s have arrived: And the women Can’t Get No Satisfaction

December 29th, 2013|Uncategorized|

It's a riff from a Rolling Stones song from the boom era, but according to a December 19th release by The Conference Board of Canada - young women 'Can't get no Satisfaction.' And organizations need to change to accommodate those feelings of frustration according to the Conference Board report. Further, [...]