Research the liz library

2013/01/01

http://www.thelizlibrary.org/

CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND WELLBEING
Attachment and Bonding
Child Abuse and domestic Violence
Education and Children’s Intellectual Development

Attachment and Bonding

  • Attachment as a Context for Development by Nicola Atwood SCHOLAR
  • Attachment Research Bibliography by liz RESEARCH
  • Bond Between Mother and Child by Beth Azar, APA Monitor, 1995 SCHOLAR
  • Breastfeeding may reduce kids’ stress, study says by Karen Pallarito 12/07
  • Myths and Facts about Motherhood and Marriage by liz RESEARCH
  • Myths and Facts about Stepmothers and Mother-absence by liz RESEARCH
  • Myths and Facts about Father-absence by liz RESEARCH
  • Misrepresentations of Research by Lamb and Kelly by liz RESEARCH
  • Bad custody evaluations by Martha C. Jacobson, Ph.D. RESEARCH
  • Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
    Go to subsection on Child Abuse and Domestic Violence in FAMILY LAW

    Education and Children’s Intellectual Development
    Also see READING AND RESEARCH ROOMS

  • Index: Children’s educational websites LINKS
  • Parental Involvement: Lit Review by Charles Desforges PDF SCHOLAR
  • Parenting and Children’s Educational Achievement by liz RESEARCH
  • Research on homework; press release by Penn State 2007 RESEARCH PR
  • Socialization, Personality Dev’t, & Child’s Env. by Judith Rich Harris SCHOLAR
  • Strangers in Our Homes: TV by Susan R. Johnson, M.D. SCHOLAR
  • Study Casts Doubt on the “Boy Crisis” in Schools 06/06 update 05/08 PR
  • FAMILY LAW ISSUES
    LIZNOTES TABLE OF CONTENTS
    Alimony and Child Support
    Child Abuse and Domestic Violence; Stalking
    Child Custody; Joint Custody; Shared Parenting; Time-share
    Collaborative Law; Cooperative Law; Mediation
    GALs; Parenting Coordinators; Custody Evaluators; Supervised Visitation
    OUTRAGES, Family Court Issues; Activism; Corruption; Justice’s Posterous
    Father’s Rights Movement
    Mother’s Rights: Maternity, Paternity, and Pregnancy Issues
    Parental Alienation Syndrome; Hostile-aggressive Parenting; Enmeshment
    Psychology in Family Court; Forensic Psychology; Therapeutic Jurisprudence
    Relocation; Post-divorce Move-aways
    Research MYTHS AND FACTS fatherhood, motherhood, children’s best Interests

    Note: this website contains information, research, scholarship, and arguments pertaining to public policy and legal issues. Much of it was gathered by attorney and academic work groups in different jurisdictions. It is not intended to reflect the specifics of actual laws, substantive or procedural, currently in force in any jurisdiction. The information is intended for use by scholars, lawyers, and activists, and is not presented as legal advice.

    Alimony and Child Support
    Support and property issues are deeply interrelated with other family law and women’s employment and equality issues, including maternity, fathers’ rights and child custody, so be sure to review these other sections for relevant information. Also see subsection on Mother’s Rights, Pregnancy in FAMILY LAW

  • Feminists on Alimony by liz ARGUMENT FOLLOWING QUOTATIONS
  • Gender-Blind, Gender-Neutral Equality: When “Equal” Isn’t by liz
  • Male Bashing? (Overview of family law politics 1998) by liz RESEARCH
  • Reasking the Woman Question at Divorce by Penelope Bryan PDF SCHOLAR
  • Myths and Facts about Motherhood and Marriage by liz RESEARCH
  • Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
    Domestic violence and abuse issues are integrated with the issues of child custody, parental alienation theory, father’s rights, and therapeutic jurisprudence (the influx of psychology into the family court system), etc., so check those sections too. NOTE: The LIZNOTES index page contains links to recommended off-site locations as well as the on-site articles.

  • Index: LIZNOTES Table of Contents
  • Articles and Information that cut through the slop RESEARCH; LINKS
  • Battered Mothers’ Testimony Project Report by AZCADV PDF SCHOLAR
  • Beaten, Raped, Robbed: Unmasking “Father’s Rights” by Kathleen Parker
  • Coercive Control by Evan Stark DOC SCHOLAR
  • Counter to the “no long-term harm” argument by liz RESEARCH
  • Court Order In Re Sharline Nicholson, et al., 2002 (NY) PDF SCHOLAR
  • Domestic Violence Bibliography and Reading List by liz RESEARCH
  • False Memory Nonexistent Problem by Judith M. Simon SCHOLAR
  • Fairness and Accuracy in Evals of DV by Smith and Coukos PDF SCHOLAR
  • Gun Control by Gina Guest ESSAY; CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • Issues and Dilemmas in Domestic Violence APA DV Taskforce SCHOLAR
  • “Maternal alienation”: new research by Anne Morris DOC SCHOLAR
  • Myths and Facts about Young Women’s Violence by Frye Society SCHOLAR
  • 2007 NCJFCJ Judges’ Guide in Cases of Abuse PDF SCHOLAR
  • 2009 NCJFCJ Judges’ Guide to Custody Evals if Abuse PDF SCHOLAR
  • A Mixed and Dangerous Tool critique by Joan Zorza SCHOLAR
  • Ralph Underwager’s “Litany for Fathers”, Paedika pedophilia comments by liz
  • Ralph Underwager feeling misunderstood and falsely accused by liz
  • Research on young women’s rising arrests, Penn State 2006 RESEARCH PR
  • Stalking Through the Courts: FRs by Janet Normalvanbreucher SCHOLAR
  • Statistics:Men versus Women Child Abuse by liz
  • Supervised Visitation Records in Ct by Atern/Oehme PDF SCHOLAR
  • Understanding Batterer Custody Disputes by Lundy Bancroft PDF SCHOLAR
  • What is Fair for Children? by Jack C. Straton, Ph.D. SCHOLAR
  • When Paradigms Collide: Protecting Children by Clare Dalton SCHOLAR
  • Why He Kills by Caroline Overington PDF SCHOLAR
  • Wife Beating (the original classic) by liz
  • Will He Kill? How judges can assess risk by liz RESEARCH
  • with link to Maryland Lethality Assessment Protocol
  • Child Custody; joint custody; shared parenting; time-share
    Child custody issues are interconnected with issues of maternity and pregnancy, primary caregiving, parental alienation, child development (education and attachment issues), father’s rights, and other family law issues, as well as to issues involving forensic psychologists, guardians ad litem (GALs) and other mental health professionals in the family court system, so check related sections, including those on psychology for other relevant articles. NOTE: The LIZNOTES index page contains links to recommended off-site locations as well as the on-site articles.

  • Index: LIZNOTES Table of Contents.
  • Changing Custody in the Teen Years – why it’s a bad idea by liz
  • Joint Custody: Road to Hell by liz RESEARCH
  • Joint Custody – Joint Custody Studies by liz RESEARCH
  • Joint Custody: Recent Research by liz RESEARCH
  • Joint Custody: It Does Not Work by liz RESEARCH
  • Joint Custody Studies: Debunking Bauserman’s Meta-analysis by liz
  • Media Distortions by Fathers’ Rights Advocates by liz
  • Multiple Meanings of Equality: Custody Litig. by Jane Gordon PDF SCHOLAR
  • Not Sharing but Equitable Distribution — Like for Furniture! cartoon
  • Not “Two Homes” — It’s No Home cartoon
  • Parenting Coordination Issues by liz
  • Presumptive Joint Custody: A Custodial Father Speaks Out by Derek Dahlsad
  • “Right of First Refusal” in Parenting Plans by liz PRACTITIONER ADVICE
  • Separating Siblings by Hochman, et al. SCHOLAR RESEARCH
  • Shared Parenting Failing in Australia 11/08 RESEARCH PR
  • Suggestions for Noncustodial Parent Holiday Involvement by liz
  • What the Experts Say: Child Well-being by Diane N. Lye DOC SCHOLAR
  • Collaborative Law; Cooperative Law; Voluntary Mediation; etc.
    This category includes the various forms of ADR that involve client-controlled negotiated alternate dispute resolution in the family court system. Also see section on PSYCHOLOGY

  • Is Collaborative Law a Good Idea? by liz INFORMED CONSENT CAVEATS
  • Also see (liz) Collaborative Law and Cooperative law, generally
  • Guardians ad Litem; Parenting Coordinators; Custody Evaluators, etc.
    This category includes the various forms of so-called ADR (alternate dispute resolution) practitioners, such as GALs, parenting coordinators, parenting evaluators, forensic psychologists, recommending mediators, special masters, court-ordered therapists, other court-appointed mental health professionals, supervised visitation centers, and other profiteers of “therapeutic jurisprudence”, whose methods involve — in non-criminal cases — intrusion and coercion under the threat of court sanctions, and actual or de facto extra-judicial decision-making. This website heavily criticizes all of these practices, which have multiple things wrong with them, not the least of which is denigration of due process, and the diminution of a publicly observable, regulated, and appealable “rule by law” by substituting the caprice of men and women. These practices have been promoted as “cures” for ailings of the court system and the litigants in it by self-serving persons who apparently are ignorant, or else just do not care about the harms they cause to children and their parents because they make money from the ideas they promote, churning profit in proceedings that fly in the face of the foundations of our justice system. The bulk of these materials are listed in the section on PSYCHOLOGY. Also see the sections on the specific substantive issues, such as child development or parental alienation.

  • Court Evaluators & GALs: Case for Abolition by Margaret Dore PDF SCHOLAR
  • GALs in Custody Litig: Case for Abolition by Richard Ducote PDF SCHOLAR
  • Parenting Coordination Issues (outline) by liz
  • Parenting Coordinators, Practical Considerations by liz
  • Supervised Visitation Records in Court by Stern/Oehme PDF SCHOLAR
  • What’s Wrong with Parenting Coordination by liz
  • Family Court Issues, Activism, Corruption, Etc.
    Also see multiple text and graphical links at LIZNOTES as well as the off-site links at The Liz Library RESEARCH ROOM

  • In the News – Outrages
  • In the News – Justice’s Posterous
  • Judicial Blunder of the Year “Award” 2001 by NCFJC of California, Inc.
  • NOW 2002 Report on the Courts PDF
  • Outrages: Naming Names multiple contributors
  • Run, Mommy, Run! by Talia Carner
  • Smear Campaign: Psychologist vs Robin Yeamans by Robin Yeamans
  • Fathers’ Rights Movement

  • Busting the Fatherhood Myth by Lily DeVilliers
  • Case for Father Custody email exchange between liz and FR Nick Szabo
  • Deconstructing Fatherhood Propaganda: liz versus Wade Horn by liz
  • Deconstructing the Deconstructing: liz vs Silverstein & Auerbach by liz
  • Disagreeing with Helen Alvare by liz
  • Father’s Rights Joint Custody Propaganda from the AAML by liz
  • Media Distortions by Fathers’ Rights Advocates by liz
  • Myths and Facts about Fathers and Family Law RESEARCH
  • The National Fatherhood Initiative editorial criticism by liz
  • Politics of Fathers’ Rights Advocates by Mandy Dunn DOC RESEARCH
  • Response to “Be Thankful for Fathers” by Amy Ridenour by liz
  • Stalking Through the Courts by Janet Normalvanbreucher SCHOLAR
  • Index: “The Pig Page” – The Father’s Rights Movement In Their Own Words
  • “The Pig Page” – The Father’s Rights Movement In Their Own Words page 2
  • “The Pig Page” – The Father’s Rights Movement In Their Own Words page 3
  • About the Children’s Rights Council circa 1998 by liz
  • ANCPR readers defend Darren Mack, wife-murderer and judge shooter
  • Wolfgang Hirczy de Mino on Linda Elrod’s Washburn family law listserve
  • Dean Hughson (FR originator of web site sold to Divorce Source)
  • Anne P. Mitchell’s F.R.E.E. bit.listserve defending murderer
  • NCFC Dispute with ACFC (in-fighting)
  • Attorney Steven Imparl’s “men-law” listserve
  • More posts from the”men-law” listserve
  • And yet more posts from the”men-law” listserve
  • Ralph Underwager’s “Litany for Fathers” with Paedika pedophilia comments
  • Ralph Underwager feeling misunderstood and falsely accused by liz
  • Response to Father’s Rightster “Pearle Harbour” by liz
  • Trish Wilson’s Articles and Materials
  • Warren Farrell and “family sex” (Off Our Backs interview) annotated by liz
  • Warren Farrell and “genitally caressing” (Penthouse interview) annotated by liz
  • complete html text of the 1977 Penthouse article “Incest: The Last Taboo”
  • jpg images of original magazine pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
  • Farrell emails libeling liz, interspersed with comments by liz
  • More Farrell emails libeling liz, interspersed with responses by liz
  • Warren Farrell’s research distortions in “Myth of Male Power by C. Teague
  • Warren Farrell’s “Top Ten Holiday Suggestions” by liz
  • Mother’s Rights: Maternity, Paternity and Pregnancy Issues
    Pregnancy and maternity/maternity issues are integrated with the issues of child custody, property and support issues rights, parental alienation defense theory used to counter allegations of abuse and otherwise discredit women’s testimony and childcare histories, child development (education and attachment issues), father’s rights, and other family law issues, so check related sections for other relevant articles. NOTE: The LIZNOTES index page contains links to recommended off-site locations as well as the on-site articles. Also see subsection on Attachment and Bonding in CHILD DEVELOPMENT, and Alimony in FAMILY LAW. For history of mothers’ rights, see THE WOMEN’S LIBRARY.

  • Index: LIZNOTES Table of Contents
  • Babies Need Their Mothers Beside Them by James J. McKenna, Ph.D.
  • Bias: examples of societal bias against mothers and motherhood by liz
  • Busting the Fatherhood Myth by Lily DeVilliers
  • Effects of Pregnancy by liz
  • Effects of Abortion
  • Reasons for a late-term abortion
  • Feminists on Alimony by liz ALIMONY THEORY ARGUMENT QUOTATIONS
  • Gender-Blind, Gender-Neutral Equality: When “Equal” Isn’t by liz
  • Male Bashing? Brief history of family law politics. by liz
  • Multiple Meanings of Equality: Case Study by Jane Gordon PDF SCHOLAR
  • Myths and Facts about Motherhood and Marriage by liz RESEARCH
  • Reasking the Woman Question at Divorce by Penelope Bryan PDF SCHOLAR
  • Reconciling Marriage, Motherhood, and Feminism 1 by liz
  • Reconciling Marriage, Motherhood, and Feminism – 2 by liz
  • What is a Primary Parent? by liz
  • Why Divorced Mothers Should Get Alimony by liz
  • Why Most Primary Parents are Mothers by liz
    with Staying Alive: Evolution, culture by Anne Campbell
    SCHOLAR
  • Why People Divorce by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • Parental Alienation; hostile-aggressive parenting; enmeshment
    NOTE: The LIZNOTES index page contains links to recommended off-site locations as well as the on-site articles. Also see Section on PSYCHOLOGY, because the entertaining of alienation theory (by whatever name **) has become integral to the plying of the therapeutic jurisprudence trades in the family courts. It is a primary creator of the relationship engineering industries, and spawns work for “experts” opining pro and con, as well as GALs, supervised visitation centers, court-ordered therapists, custody evaluators, parenting coordinators, and all of their respective lawyers. [** hostile-aggressive parenting, enmeshment, intrusive parenting, intractable hostilities, high conflict, etc.]

  • Index: LIZNOTES Table of Contents
  • Battered Mothers’ Testimony Project Report by AZCADV PDF SCHOLAR
  • Breaking the Silence: PBS documentary issues by D. Lasseur and Joan Meier
  • But I’ve Seen It! (No, you haven’t) by liz
  • Compulsive Tree-Planting Syndrome (liz to Gardner) by liz
  • Cross-Referral relationships of PAS purveyors, Joe Goldberg etc. by liz
  • Custody Switch by Jill Kramer Pac.Sun 10/01 PDF
  • Social Construction of Parental Alienation by F. Besset PDF SCHOLAR
  • Criticism of Divorce Poison by Richard Warshak by Cheryl Metellus
  • Evidentiary Admissibility of PAS by Jennifer Hoult PDF SCHOLAR
  • Fairness, Accuracy in Evaluations of DV by Smith & Coukos PDF SCHOLAR
  • Friendly Parent Concept: A Flawed Factor by Margaret Dore PDF SCHOLAR
  • Fetid Father Syndrome response to Turkat’s “Malicious Mother Syndrome”
    with complete text of Malicious Mother Syndrome by Ira Turkat RESEARCH
  • Lack of Empirical Data, Research or Science by Justice for Children DOC
  • Letter to Richard Gardner satire by Karen Anderson
  • NCJFCJ Judges’ Guide (it’s not PAS) PDF SCHOLAR
  • Overblowing the Child Suggestibility Research by liz RESEARCH AND NEWS
  • PAS — getting it wrong in child custody cases by C. S. Bruch PDF SCHOLAR
  • Parental Alienation Syndrome: Getting It Wrong C. S. Bruch PDF SCHOLAR
  • See Prof. Bruch’s articles at Index: Carol S. Bruch
  • Parental Alienation Syndrome by Cheri L. Wood TXT SCHOLAR
  • Parental Alienation Syndrome by Antonio Escudero RTF SPANISH SCHOLAR
  • Parental Alienation Syndrome: Frye v. Gardner by Jerome Poliacoff PRACT
  • PAS Proponents Bear the Burden of Proof R. E. Emery PDF SCHOLAR
  • PAS and Parental Alienation: Research by Joan S. Meier PDF SCHOLAR
  • Retaliation Against Reporters of Child Abuse by Katherine Hine SCHOLAR
  • Richard Gardner “Parental Alienation Syndrome” by Trish Wilson
  • Richard Gardner: A Self-Made Man by Judith M. Simon
  • Richard A. Gardner pedophilia quotes orig. compiled by Stephanie J. Dallam
  • Sound Research in Custody Cases? by C. S. Bruch PDF SCHOLAR
  • What is “PAS” Why is it Used Against Mothers? by J. E. B. Myers SCHOLAR
  • Psychology in the Family Court; Forensic; Therapeutic Jurisprudence
    See comments under Guardians ad Litem, and then go to section on PSYCHOLOGY. Also see the sections on the specific substantive issues, such as child development or parental alienation.

    Relocation; Post-divorce Move-aways
    Post-divorce relocation issues are interconnected with issues of maternity and pregnancy, primary caregiving, economics, parental alienation, child development (education and attachment issues), father’s rights, and other family law issues, as well as to issues involving forensic psychologists, guardians ad litem (GALs) and other mental health professionals in the family court system, so check related sections, including those on psychology for other relevant articles. NOTE: The LIZNOTES index page contains links to recommended off-site locations as well as the on-site Articles.

  • Index: Articles of Carol S. Bruch
  • Sound Research or Wishful Thinking? by Carol S. Bruch PDF SCHOLAR
  • Index: LIZNOTES Table of Contents
  • Braver Post-divorce Relocation Study: The real findings editorial by liz
  • Braver Post-divorce Relocation Study: Comment by J. Wallerstein SCHOLAR
  • Constitutional Right to Travel by DiAnn Lindquist PRACTITIONER ARGUMENT
  • Does Moving After Divorce Damage Kids? by Glenn & Blankenhorn SCHOLAR
  • Post-Divorce Relocation: Policy Considerations by Scott Altman SCHOLAR
  • Index:LaMusga case Information Page (reverse chronological order, below).
  • Mother’s Petition for Rehearing 05/14/04 PDF
  • California Supreme Court decision 04/29/04 PDF
  • Mother’s Response Brief to Shear and Warshak 10/17/03 PDF PDF
  • Emails by members of Assoc of Certified Family Law Specialists, CA 08/11/03
  • Mother’s Motion re Best Interests Order 07/29/03
  • Mother’s Objection to Untimely Briefs by Warshak and Shear 07/26/03 DOC
  • Press Release: Kim Robinson (mother’s lawyer) 07/08/03
  • Letter from mother to father announcing relocation to AZ 07/08/03
  • Press Release: National Coalition for Family Justice of California, Inc. 07/07/03
  • Amicus Curiae Public Statement: background and case details 07/03
  • Shear Amicus Brief (for the Therapeutic Juri$prudence crowd) PDF cover PDF
  • Richard Warshak Amicus Brief (written by Sanford Braver) PDF
  • Press Release: Judith Wallerstein 06/30/03
  • Law Professor’s Amicus Brief 05/21/03 PDF
  • California Women’s Law Center Amicus Brief PDF
  • Judith Wallerstein Amicus Brief 05/12/03 PDF
  • Mother’s California Supreme Court Brief 01/17/03 PDF
  • Father’s California Supreme Court Brief 10/18/02 PDF
  • Decision: LaMusga Court of Appeal 05/10/02 PDF
  • Decision: In re Marriage of Burgess 04/15/96
  • Press Release: National Coalition for Family Justice of California, Inc.
  • Research “Myths and Facts” pages
    These pages, and the pages on custody evaluation and the joint custody, contain literally thousands of research citations. The sociological and psychological research on families and child well-being impacts public policy and the issues of child custody in family law. The research frequently is misrepresented, and mis-cited by mental health professionals, lawyers, forensic psychologists and others, as well as interest groups lobbying for laws. The “facts” on the research myths and facts pages refer to the “fact” of the actual research findings. Often what is cited instead is the quot;spin” or speculation in researchers’ writeups. These pages are presented as a commentary on the flimsy rationales (of record) given for much of current public policy. Also review the other sections pertaining to the issues impacted by the research, such as child custody, parental alienation theory, and other family law issues, as well as the section on therapeutic jurisprudence, which in the family courts is economic opportunism (not science) under the pretext that engineering family affectional relationships is within the ability of mental health “science” to accomplish (this is misrepresentation), and moreover, that it is an appropriate goal of the government and court system using the specious rationale that these interventions are necessary or helpful for children’s wellbeing (while ignoring the many iatrogenic effects on both families and the over-burdened courts).Also see subsection on Child Custody in FAMILY LAW

  • Critique of Kelly and Lamb Infant Overnight “research” by liz RESEARCH
    This paper is used as a teaching illustration of how to do critical reading, and of how the research is distorted and misrepresented in the sociology and psychology literature. It is a line-by-line analysis of propaganda techniques, logic errors, and outright fraud. The Lamb and Kelly article is presented in its entirety, interlineated with discussion and commentary, as well as annotations. The widely-cited paper, Using Child Development Research to Make Appropriate Custody and Access Decisions for Young Children (2000), is an example of pseudo-science posing as objective scholarship by “researchers” or “scientists”.But it’s a political position paper advocating (without sound basis for doing so), for joint custody for babies and very young children.
  • Index: LIZNOTES Table of Contents
  • Braver Post-divorce Relocation Study: The real findings by liz
  • Myths and Facts about Fatherhood and Families by liz RESEARCH
  • Myths and Facts about Motherhood and Marriage by liz RESEARCH
  • Myths and Facts about Stepmothers and Mother Absence by liz RESEARCH
  • Myths and Facts in Wade Horn’s Fatherhood Promotion by liz RESEARCH
  • Response to Wade Horn’s “The Importance of Being Father” by liz
  • Myths and Facts about Parenting and Children’s Education by liz RESEARCH
  • What Experts Say: Post-Divorce Parenting by Diane N. Lye DOC SCHOLAR
  • Why People Divorce by liz RESEARCH
  • FATHERLESS CHILDREN STORIES

    These are transcripts from “A Fatherless Minute” series sponsored by The Liz Library for The Justice Hour radio show on WPBR 1340 AM. The term “fatherless” (“fatherlessness”) is used in this series as it is in current research and policy rhetoric by the U.S. federal government, DHHS and the National Fatherhood Initiative, most U.S. states in connection with child custody law and policy, and various family values and fatherhood interest policy and lobbying groups. (For the research, see the subsections Research Myths and Facts and Child Custody, as well as the section on FAMILY LAW generally.)

  • “Fatherless America” famous fatherless children (25% of American presidents)
  • Fatherless Children Stories in reading order by liz RESEARCH
  • Myths and Facts about Fatherhood | more research | custody reseach
  • PSYCHOLOGY; CUSTODY EVALUATIONS; THERAPY

    Forensic Psychology; Guardians ad Litem; Therapeutic Jurisprudence
    The sociological and psychological research on families and child well-being impacts public policy and the issues of child custody in family law. The research frequently is misrepresented, and mis-cited by mental health professionals, lawyers, forensic psychologists and others, as well as interest groups lobbying for laws. Also review the sections pertaining to the issues impacted by the “therapeutic jurisprudence”, such as child custody, parental alienation theory, research pertaining to child development, the subsection for research Myths and Facts in FAMILY LAW, and other family law issues. Also see the subsection on Child Custody in FAMILY LAW. The Therapeutic Jurisprudence index page contains links to recommended off-site locations as well as the on-site articles

  • Index: Therapeutic Jurisprudence
    This section of the website contains current public material from on-going research being conducted around the United States and in Canada by various scholars and organizations who are sharing findings, as well as links to articles and off-site locations on the issue of the harmful use of psychology and psychological theories in the family court systems. Therapeutic jurisprudence in the family courts, i.e. a “mental health approach to the law” substitutes the opinions of mental health practitioners for traditional evidence and decision-making procedures. Because these persons actually do not have any kind of “expertise” to opine this way, what originally was thought to be a helpful idea (in this medicalized and psychologized world) has become merely economic opportunism, harming not only the litigants and children in the system as well as the court system itself, but also perverting substantive and procedural law. It is not science, but compensated yenta-ism that has permeated the courts under the pretexts that engineering family affectional relationships is within the ability of mental health “science” practitioners to accomplish, and that this is an appropriate goal of the government, court system, and state police power because children “need” something it has to offer. See additional comments on this index page here. If you are interested in activism, helping with research in your state, or contributing articles or materials on “therapeutic jurisprudence” contact cce-research@argate.net
  • Are Psychologists Hiding Evidence? by Lees-Haley and Courtney SCHOLAR
  • Custody evaluators and discovery of test records — why they’re wrong by liz
  • Children’s Associational Rights: less is more by Emily Buss PDF SCHOLAR
  • Court-appt’d Parenting Evals: Case for Abolition by M. Dore PDF SCHOLAR
  • Collaborative Law Issues, Research and Links by liz
  • Disciplining Parents: Social Construction of PAS by F. Besset PDF SCHOLAR
  • Guardians ad Litem in Custody Litigation by Richard Ducote PDF SCHOLAR
  • Parental Alienation Syndrome getting it wrong by C. S. Bruch PDF SCHOLAR
  • Parenting Coordination Issues by liz
  • Reevaluating the Evaluators (overview of the problem) by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • Custody Evaluator Quotes by liz (companion to above article)
  • Socialization, Personality, and Environments by Judith Rich Harris SCHOLAR
  • Sound Research or Wishful Thinking? by Carol S. Bruch PDF SCHOLAR
  • Troubling Admission Supervised Visitation Records by Stern/Oehme PDF
  • What’s Wrong with Parenting Coordination by liz
  • Why “Therapeutic Jurisprudence” Must be eliminated from family Ccurts by liz
  • Why “Therapeutic Jurisprudence” Must Be Eliminated by liz (pub. version)
  • Critical Assessment of Child Custody Evals by Emery, et al. PDF SCHOLAR
  • READING AND RESEARCH ROOMS

    Reading Rooms

  • Index: Reading Room
    This is a collection of on-site and great offsite links reading for pleasure and education, including complete on-line works of fiction and nonfiction. Send recommendations for additional listings to sarah@argate.net. Also see: the inspirational:
  • Fatherless Children Stories
  • Spotlight on Women of Achievement
  • Addicted to Hate: Story of Phelps family and Westboro Baptist Church BOOK
  • Research Room – Reference materials

    Index: Research Rooms
    Links page. General reference materials such as calculators, calendars, measures, dictionaries, translators, directories, and similar material; quick links to legal research websites. To be on this page, it has to be outstanding. Send suggestions to sarah@argate.net.

    WOMEN’S HISTORY; WOMEN’S RIGHTS

    “…He has so framed the laws of divorce, as to what shall be the proper causes, and in case of separation, to whom the guardianship of the children shall be given, as to be wholly regardless of the happiness of women — the law, in all cases, going upon a false supposition of the supremacy of man and giving all power into his hands.” — Declaration of Sentiments, 1848

    Brett’s Carrel: Women and Religion
    Military Women
    Woman Suffrage in the United States
    WOMEN’S HISTORY LIBRARY – annotated source documents
    Women’s History – Featured Articles
    Women of Achievement History Lessons
    Calendar
    Exhibit Hall
    Women’s History Month
    Catt’s Claws Political Newsletter archives 1995-2001
    GenderGappers Newsletter archives 1997-2008 [current blog]

    Brett’s Carrel: Women and Religion
    This section includes bits and snippets of information relevant to religion and women, both on-site, and recommended off-site links. Atheism is the primary focus, because, among other things, it represents the ultimate rejection of the demands of religious teachings and moral traditions, most of which are based on a quasi-governmental purpose that includes control of the population. Such control manifests not only in moral teachings and exortations (supplementing the sovereign laws), but also in the religion’s rituals, concepts about family, and restrictions on the education and sexual behavior of women (mostly), as well as dictates of appropriate child-rearing practices. At times religion has become extreme in the measures used in defense of its own perpetuation, e.g. the Witch Craze of the Middle Ages, or the religious Jihad or puninitve Sharia laws of today. At other times religion functions, either as the government or with the landed government, in more subtle but just as powerful, ways. Those who wish to control the population (the sovereign, the religious leaders, or those otherwise in positions or power and privilege) seek to control women in ways differently from men because women control reproduction, the greatest societal resource, and — in the absence of such control over women — women would control their offspring. (These lessons are throughout the Old Testament, e.g. King Solomon.) In a patriarchal culture, not controlling mothers — in large part accomplished by and through religion and its moral teachings (e.g. submission to marriage in husband-headed families) — could conceivably result in the overthrow the power structure within a generation or two. By contrast, war, patriotic rhetoric and military service historically control the sovereign’s male population. Loyalty in that service to the sovereign — typically barred to women — is rewarded for those who survive with property, ownership power over family members and servants, and often some measure of citizenship participation. This in turn is how the sovereign subdues, orders and controls its armies and labor force, the potentially dangerous and rebellious male population. (In more recent times, psychology, drugs, pornography — woman ownership — and consumerism substitute in part for traditional patriarchal religion in keeping the labor force subdued and beholden to the company store.) Also see The Women’s Bible in Women’s History Library

  • Index: Brett’s Carrel
  • Witch Craze Timeline by Margaret Russell
  • Book Review: Witch Craze by Anne Lewellyn Barstow by Brett
  • Musings on Free Speech, Power and Choices by Brett
  • More on the Witch Craze by Brett
  • Economic theory — Response to Brett by Peter in South Africa
  • Newsclipping 02/02/98: Suspected Witches Hacked to Death
  • Brett Replies to Peter: Veering Off Topic by Brett
  • Newsclipping 05/02/99: Witch Hunts in Africa
  • Newsclipping 03/27/00: Gender and Witchcraft Killings in Tanzania
  • Newsclipping 07/03/00: More Witchcraft Murders in Tanzania
  • Addicted to Hate: Story of Phelps family and Westboro Baptist Church BOOK
  • Newsclipping 06/19/05: Romanian Orthodox priest crucifies nun
  • Newsclipping 08/08/05: From Superstition to Savagery in India
  • Evolution and Religion: Darwin’s God by R. M. Henig, NYTimes 03/04/07
  • Witchhunting in Ireland 10/23/07 by Lilith Universe
  • Newsclipping 02/13/08: Saudis to Execute a Woman for Witchcraft
  • Newsclipping 04/24/08: Congo police arrest penis snatchers (witches)
  • Military Women History (through Viet Nam War)

  • Index: Military Women
  • Bibliography of Resources on Women in the Military RESEARCH
  • Biography of Anna Ella Carroll by Kay Larson SCHOLAR
  • Military Women Casualties
  • American Women in War
  • Women Spies
  • Surgeon, Spy, Suffragist: Mary Edwards Walker
  • Women Prisoners of War
  • Military Women in Film
  • Military Women in Television
  • Military Women Astronauts
  • Firsts for Military Women
  • Women Buried in Arlington National Cemetery
  • Military Women Trivia
  • WWI Women’s Recruiting Posters
  • Chart of military ranks in the four major U.S. services (2008)
  • Spotlight on Women (featured women’s history articles)

  • Index: Spotlight Articles. Featured articles, history, and inspirational stories.
  • Louise Thaden Flew as No Woman Had Flown Before by Irene Stuber
  • Pedestriennes: Controversial Women in Sport by Dahn Shaulis SCHOLAR
  • Rebels aren’t always skinny little men wearing bandanas by Irene Stuber
  • Woman Suffrage in the United States; Woman Suffrage Timeline
    The timeline in this section includes the little known — and usually omitted — dates when women first LOST their voting rights in the United States following the Declaration of Independence. Previously, voting rights were based on land ownership, not sex, and while most women suffered a chattel-like status as minors or wives under control of fathers, guardians, and husbands (thus not owning land or exercising full citizenship rights) some unmarried women heirs and widows without sons were able to vote and contract because they did not have these “protectors”. See the precedent: Elizabeth I’s “I Have the Heart of a King” speech. Also see other Women’s History Library documents.

  • Index: Woman Suffrage in the United States
  • Abigail Adams’s Letters to John Adams
  • Abolitionist Movement and Woman Suffrage
  • with Ain’t I a Woman speech by Sojourner Truth
  • The 1848 Declaration of Sentiments
  • Woman Suffrage Timeline by Lexington Area NOW
  • Woman Suffrage Timeline Book List by Margaret Russell RESEARCH CITES
  • The 1981 U.S. Commission Report on Women’s Rights (E.R.A.)
  • Women’s History Library of Source Documents
    In this section, the documents are arranged in both chronological order, so that they can be read straight through in the manner of a history lesson, as well as by author for ease of reference. Also see the subsection on Woman Suffrage.

  • Index: Primary Source Documents, annotated (by author)
  • Index: Primary Source Documents, annotated (by date)
  • 1588 – Elizabeth I’s speech “I have the Heart of a King.”
  • 1792 – A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft
  • 1848 – Declaration of Sentiments: Woman’s Rights Convention at Seneca Falls
  • 1848 – Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s keynote speech
  • 1873 – Susan B. Anthony: On Woman’s Right to Suffrage
  • 1892 – Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s The Solitude of Self
  • 1895 – Elizabeth Cady Stanton: The Women’s Bible
  • 1896 – Susan B. Anthony on The Woman’s Bible
  • 1904 – Declaration of Principles
  • 1905 – Florence Kelley on Child Labor
  • 1906 – “The Colored Man’s Paradise” by Mary Church Terrell
  • 1908 – Emma Goldman on Patriotism
  • 1912 – Mother Jones’s speech to West Virginia Coal Miners
  • 1913 – Emmeline Pankhurst on suffrage
  • 1915 – What is a Republic by the Rev. Anna Howard Shaw
  • 1918 – League of Women Voters Formed
  • 1918 – Married Love by Marie Stopes
  • 1922 – Woman’s Rights Party’s Platform
  • 1922 – Re: Mrs. Frank Leslie’s Will
  • 1940 – Eleanor Roosevelt’s Civil Liberties Speech to A.C.L.U.
  • 1969 – Shirley Chisholm on the Equal Rights Amendment
  • 1992 – A Woman’s View: Dying of AIDS by Elizabeth Glaser
  • 1993 – “What other judgment but my own?” by Margaret Merrill Toscano
  • 1995 – Donna Shalala’s speech in Beijing, China
  • 1995 – Hillary Clinton’s speech in Beijing, China at the World Health Org.
  • 1995 – Hillary Clinton’s speech at the Fourth U.N. conference
  • 1995 – Rebels aren’t always skinny little men w/ bandanas by Irene Stuber
  • 1998 – Hillary Rodham Clinton’s speech at Seneca Falls
  • 2001- Angela King’s speech to the U.N. on women’s issues
  • Women of Achievement (archive collection, Irene Stuber)

  • Index: Women of Achievement 366 Days Calendar
    More materials similar to those for Women’s History Month (below), but for every day. These materials formerly were housed at Irene Stuber’s undelete.org. The “calendar” is based on the 900+ episodes of Women of Achievement and Herstory that Irene Stuber emailed to her subscribers 1992-2002. There are tens of thousands of items of biographical information, trivia, interesting stories, and commentary. Biographies and “herstory” data presented through 365 daily calendar episodes plus leap year, and several supplementary items.
  • Index: Women of Achievement Exhibit Hall
  • Suffrage march photographs
  • Suffrage cartoon by Courier & Ives
  • Suffrage editorial
  • Photos of suffrage statue in the Capitol, Washington, D.C.
  • Photo of actual document of 19th Amendment
  • Postcards pro-and-con Suffrage
  • Annie Oakley volunteer poster
  • Jean Broadhurst newsclip and Photo
  • Maria Mitchell photo and data
    Index: Women’s History Month (March)
    Thirty-one Women of Achievement history lessons in chronological order for March (Women’s History Month), including stories, commentary and trivia. Some highlights: Abigail Adams, history of Women’s History Month, astronaut Jerrie Cobb, Janet Guthrie, Nicole-Barbe Clicquot, Queen Boadicea of Iceni, U.S. Supreme Court case Reed v. Reed, women marathon runners, Maya Ling Lin and the Viet Nam memorial, the real story of axe murderess Lizzie Bordon, UN Status of Women subcommission, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, fire at Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, geneticist Barbara McClintock, Mary Wollstonecraft, Sappho, Hypatia, and the Witch of Agnesi, Marie Iowa, astronaut Eileen Collins, Mormonism and women, Amazons, and more.
  • Catt’s Claws Newsletter (archival collection)
    Index: Catt’s Claws 1995-2001
    Archives of Irene Stuber’s wildly popular email newsletter. “Women were not hearing about what was happening to their sisters. They were not hearing of their agonies, their victories, their determination – and what was affecting their health, woman-to-woman. And so in January, 1995, Catt’s Claws was born — a feminist newsletter written by Irene Stuber which attempts in some small way to spread the news of what is happening to women in the U.S. and the world.”

    GenderGappers Newsletter (archival collection)
    Index: GenderGappers 1997-2008 current blog
    Archives of Ruth Sprague’s GenderGappers newsletter, now available via blog. “Many women, faced with the results of their decision not to vote in 1994, i.e. a mean-spirited, anti-woman congressional majority, made history and demonstrated their empowerment in 1996 by creating the largest gender-gap ever. To some of us, this was a revelation of the power we have but seldom use. To our detractors, it was just another reason why women should never have been allowed to vote…”


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