Sexes: Men Have Rights Too

A convention of fathers calls for divorce and custody reforms

In the corner of a motel room, a not very subtle melodrama unfolded. As a fat bailiff and a sinister, black-hatted attorney looked on, a man in tattered wig and skirt, playing the role of Mary, Mary Workman, demanded custody of "her" child. Judge Hardly D. Fairman leered and laughed as devoted but helpless Father Adam Workman looked on, awaiting the worst.

Though no mustaches were twirled, the virtually all-male audience had little trouble picking out the villains or figuring out that poor Adam, like most of the men in the room, was doomed to lose custody. "I've seen some men...

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