My blog is meant to inform but its primary purpose is not to be informative. It is about the law but it is not solely about the law but also about those places the law does not go. The law is the platform from which I dive. My blog is about my opinions but is not primarily about my opinions since I often temper these to the subject matter on hand, not to mention the imagined audience. Quite often when I open a subject which is related to the law for discussion, I find myself in a place I never meant to be, or to go, as if the subject takes on a life of its own. I write articles based on what I do for a living, and I am a family lawyer, but of course that is not all I am. I find that when I engage with a subject, and use writing to express my thoughts, that quite often the journey is more interesting than the end and that what I thought I was writing about is not what I wrote about at all. This seems to me to be a metaphor for life. I write, therefore, to throw some light into the dark, to increase my understanding and by extension hopefully, other people’s understanding of what often seems incomprehensible, to enliven the dull so my spirit does not sag and to throw some humour at what is often deeply sad so that I can, or maybe, dare I say hopefully, “we”, can gain perspective. I doubt I succeed but the effort is honest.
Not much change in Ireland though in 2014- training judges etc to see all Irish mothers as feeble minded.ReplyDelete
We still have judges ordering DV victims home to obey their husbands and know their place in RC Ireland.
No surprise though when we learn of the annual Red Mass with men in black and red asking the same invisible man in the sky for guidance. Always a male, despite Justice being fe+male.
New law society logo clearly shows there is no justice in Ireland now - sword in the wrong power hand,pointing up instead of down and the scales in the wrong hand.
"Women are often looked at and indeed written about as if they were a species apart,"ReplyDelete
Yes feeble minded,less evolved than men and in need of suffering for the good of their souls.
“They determined that women had intelligence which was less evolved than that of men, and in particular, poor women.”—An Irish trainee judge discussing the lens through which modern Irish family judges are groomed to view mothers"
How solicitors expect victims of DV to sit in the same room as their perpetrators and work together amicably is beyond me. Does no one understand the trauma involved as discussed in Dublin in April 2014?ReplyDelete
Does no one understand PTSD and legal abuse syndrome?
Yet the female victims is expected to sit there and bow to her abuser using the children's best interest as the mantra.
We all know Hitler's best interest of the child and that energy signature and what was done to children in their best interests in Germany. So why do we in Ireland use the SS mantra.? SS= Knights of the Holy See.
That is why we have lovely god like social workers who propose Electric Shock Therapy for children to burn out all memories of abuse so the children can be placed with perpetrators. Not much change towards children in patriarchal Ireland.
Same Inquisition courts, same secret witch trials and of course the gagging orders and jail if you mention Strasbourg. That's Ireland.