BY Gwen Berumen
on Jun 12, 2014
It is still of the upmost belief that in child custody battles, women have an advantage. In fact, it is a popular argument by many Men’s Rights Activists that men are “oppressed” because of this “fact.”
As usual, these MRAs have no warrants to their claims. Unfortunately, more than just MRAs buy into this particular belief. Many women also believe that child custody cases favor them – meaning they believe that women more often get full custody, men are completely removed from parenting, and the only way men contribute is through child support. Read More
BY Melanie Mignucci
on Aug 23, 2013
Trigger Warning: This post discusses the sexual assault of a minor.
In a new segment called “This Sucks,” BUST presents this horrific news story, hot off the press:
A Massachusetts minor was only 14 when 20-year-old Jamie Melendez raped and impregnated her. As if that weren’t horrific enough, it turns out that Melendez has sued for visitation rights with the child, rights which would force the victim into a 16-year relationship with her attacker.
Astonishingly, he offered to drop his contest for paternal rights if his $110 weekly child support payments were waived. Read More