Controversy brews over social science, fathers and family law

ABC Law Report - Damien Carrick

Law Report Thursday 3 July 2014 12:37PM Damien Carrick IMAGE: AUSTRALIAN ACADEMICS ARE UNHAPPY WITH THE WAY ENGLISH PARENTING GURU PENELOPE LEACH HAS REPRESENTED THEIR RESEARCH ABOUT CHILDREN STAYING AWAY FROM THEIR PRIMARY CAREGIVER. (SHERYL GRIFFIN/ E+) The idea that children under four should not spend any nights away from their primary attachment figure is a hotly […]

Rise of the female ‘relationship terrorists’: Study finds women are more controlling and aggressive towards their partners than men

By Emine Sinmaz and Sarah Griffiths - Daily Mail UK

Quote: Study leader Dr Elizabeth Bates said: ‘The stereotypical popular view is still one of dominant control by men. That does occur but research over the last ten to 15 years has highlighted the fact that women are controlling and aggressive in relationships too.’ She said scientists may have to think again about the reasons for male violence against women, which previous studies said arose from ‘patriarchal values’ in which men are motivated to seek to control women’s behaviour, using violence if necessary. She said other research also looked at men in prisons and women in refuges, rather than typical members of the public.