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The “D-word” Hiding in Every Jurassic Park Movie: Divorce
3 years ago

The “D-word” Hiding in Every Jurassic Park Movie: Divorce

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It's Complicated

There are certain things you can always expect from a Jurassic Park movie.

Dinosaurs (duh), that iconic John Williams score, a Cliff Notes introduction to chaos theory, someone accusing someone else of “playing God” – Steven Spielberg’s original Jurassic Park really laid out a template that the subsequent films have followed religiously. One could even argue that the huge opening weekend success of Jurassic World is, in some way, due to the fact that it followed the original “Jurassic formula” much more closely than the other two lackluster sequels. (Isla Nublar is WAY cooler than Isla Sorna.)

However, there is ONE strange component to that formula that inexplicably has shown up in EVERY SINGLE Jurassic Park film so far. And it’s not dinosaurs, DNA, or Dennis Nedry.

It’s DIVORCE.

ALL of the Jurassic Park movies have subplots about divorce. All of those cute kids who spend the movie running away from prehistoric carnivores – every last one of them is a child of divorce. That seems odd, right?

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Divorced Dads’ Rights Reclarified in UK, Tested in US
6 years ago

Divorced Dads’ Rights Reclarified in UK, Tested in US

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Edward Timpson Is On the Job

A recent letter from England’s Children’s Minister Edward Timpson to the country’s Members of Parliament suggested that divorced fathers should have the legal right to see their kids. A child’s welfare, Timpson argues, is dependent upon shared parenting.

Legal experts called Timpson’s letter unnecessary, saying that the current law already outlines an adequate framework of shared parenting that ensures a child’s welfare.

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Dadding: Dad & Stepdad Are A Jordan & Bird Relationship
7 years ago

Dadding: Dad & Stepdad Are A Jordan & Bird Relationship

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The inner-workings of father/stepfather politics after divorce can be delicate to say the least. Ron Mattocks, a Dadding blogger, is a stepfather, and he came up with a great …
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GMP: Why Are Fathers Treated Differently In Divorce?
7 years ago

GMP: Why Are Fathers Treated Differently In Divorce?

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Vikki Larson takes on the topics of divorced fathers and public perception on The Good Men Project. Have you ever noticed that married fathers get credit and praise, while …
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Czech Fathers Feeling Discriminated Against
7 years ago

Czech Fathers Feeling Discriminated Against

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Czech this out – many fathers in Prague feel like they’re not treated equally. The Labour and Social Affairs Ministry conducted a survey of 1147 fathers, between the ages …
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Who Stands-In for Dad?
7 years ago

Who Stands-In for Dad?

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Parenting.com writer Christine Coppa is a single mother whose ex has moved on – and is now living elsewhere with a new wife and child. Coppa received an invitation for a Father’s Day party at her son’s school, and wrestles with the idea of “stand-ins” for her son’s father. It’s a great little story, and I ended up reading a couple of Coppa’s other linked stories on the topic.

One line resonates with me more than others: “I’m JD’s mom and dad.”

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Egyptian Divorced Fathers Protest the ‘Suzanne Mubarak Laws’
7 years ago

Egyptian Divorced Fathers Protest the ‘Suzanne Mubarak Laws’

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Protesters gathered today outside the Sheikh Ali Gomaa office in opposition to el-Hanem’s Laws which favor women in all matters after divorce, including custody of children. The protesters carried …
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Japan (Possibly) Changing Child Custody Laws
7 years ago

Japan (Possibly) Changing Child Custody Laws

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In Japan, only one parent is awarded custody of a child when parents divorce. And custody is almost always awarded to the mother. Because of this practice, many Japanese …
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