Nationally-syndicated advice columnist Amy Alkon has often gone to bat for fathers in her columns, and has supported many of our protest campaigns. In her advice column she often defends men and fathers. Amy explains:
In a world where domestic violence against men is laughed off — while Mary Winkler blows her husband away and gets away with it…where there’s rampant paternity fraud…where men are bled dry in court proceedings that take away access to their children…where women feel free to become
“single mothers by choice” when piles of data show that children need daddies to have a good shot in life…and on and on…I use science and reason — presented with humor — to put out a column that is fair to men. In fact, because I’m so outraged by the rampant discrimination I see against men, it’s one of my main missions.
On many occasions Amy has gotten in trouble with newspapers or had her column dropped because she told truths that the “woman good/man bad” mainstream media doesn’t want to hear. Any effective political and social movement takes care of its friends. Amy doesn’t always see things the way we do, but she has been a friend to the fatherhood movement. Over the past six weeks Fathers & Families has done several Action Alerts urging our supporters to write in support of Alkon’s column. Yesterday Amy wrote me:
I just got word that my column is doing well online at the Orange County Register [a Top 25 newspaper] and they’re going to keep me — and I wanted to thank you and all the guys you sent over. I was copied on a whole bunch of e-mail readers of your site sent the Register as well. It means so much that you’ve all supported me in this… A good many of the clicks over there are from men’s movement guys. Please keep ’em coming! And I’ll keep doing my best to put out the truth and dispel the myths… I work hard to find the truth and get it out, and it’s so nice that it’s appreciated, and not just in lip service, but in action.
Please remember to check out Amy’s column every week by clicking here. To comment on her columns, click on Life@OCRegister.com. Amy’s most recent column deals with “work late dads” & stay-at-home moms–to learn more, click here.