A father dressed as Spider-man scaled over the railing of a bridge in England, intending to hang from it – all in the name of father’s rights.
The protestor, a member of “Fathers 4 Justice”, climbed over the railing of a bridge in Taunton, England yesterday, tying a sign to the railing that said, among other things, “stop failing our children.”
United Kingdom dadvocacy group Fathers 4 Justice invite you to dress like Batman between now and Father’s Day – June 16.
Every week between now and Father’s Day, Fathers 4 Justice will be giving away t-shirts to the best photos of people dressed like Batman and submitted to the F4J website. It’s part of their Dress 4 Justice program supporting fathers across the United Kingdom.
Across the pond on Monday, the British government gave its official response to David Norgrove’s Family Justice Review. The review initially irritated father’s rights groups, who found the language excluding fathers in matters of divorce and dispute. The government’s response on Monday was a rejection of Norgrove’s suggestions, which in part, pleased fathers scared to be removed from their children’s lives.
Breaking news from the 8BitDad news wire: the UK dad group “New Fathers 4 Justice” are arranging a rally in front of British Secretary of State for Justice Kenneth Clarke’s house. The rally is set for Saturday, January 28 – which is in 24 hours or less, depending on which side of the pond you’re on.
New Fathers 4 Justice are known for rallying in favor of father’s rights – and usually, their protests consist of wearing superhero costumes and climbing to the roof of someone’s office. This time around, costumes are encouraged, and protestors are to bring purple flags, whistles, drums and whatever “loudhailers” are. Us yanks assume it’s a cross between a bullhorn and an inhaler. More deets after the hop.
Roger Crawford, a 63 year old father climbed to the roof of British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s office yesterday with a banner declaring that “the Family Justice System …
The following was left as a comment on our article “‘New Fathers 4 Justice’ Member Possibly Not Doing Great Things for Fathers or Justice“. It is from the subject of the story, Matthew Starmore. He felt that he wasn’t given a fair shake here, or in many media outlets. As Editor-in-Chief of 8BitDad, I will defend our site by saying that in short blurb stories such as the one linked above, we only offer quick summaries and links to outside news. We put no guarantees on other peoples’ information, and when posting links, they are offered as-is.
So, just as we offered the BBC’s article “at face value”, so too shall we offer Matthew Starmore’s response, after the jump. Please excuse our uncharacteristic lack of humorous pictures, as they don’t fit the story’s tone.