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Gender bias evident in parental alienation cases
The Globe and Mail (Canada)
28 March 2009
Mothers are more likely to be the parent behind children’s estrangement, yet fathers more often ordered into counselling, study finds
By Kirk Makin, Justice Reporter
From Saturday’s Globe and Mail
A study of alienated children has found that mothers were significantly more likely to be the parent who emotionally poisoned their children than were fathers.
Toronto family lawyer Gene Colman told a Toronto symposium yesterday that of 74 court rulings that found parental alienation since 1987, the mother was the alienator in 50 cases. The father was the alienating parent in 24.
“I’m not trying to dump on moms,” Mr. Colman told about 150 psychologists, family lawyers, mediators and activist parents. “I’m just saying, that is what the data reveal.”….(Full Story; archived article)