FCR 05: The Unwed Mother Agenda returns to Facebook
attn Geriatric Millennials: Do something every day that scares you.
Exciting news, fellow Olds!
After a seven year hiatus, The Unwed Mother Agenda is back on Facebook. Join us, misfits, unlikely optimists, and Geriatric Millennials!
I’ve been resisting diving back into everybody’s least favorite social network, but Elon’s platform now only shares threads from the menswear guy on sustainable cashmere (yes), and Instagram still won’t post links (why), and TikTok requires dancing (this is not off the table), SO HERE WE ARE.
What will you find on UMA’s revived Facebook page?
Only the best:
news stories and essays on family court/single parenting/mom stuff
UMA project updates
calls to be part of whatever event/book club/tattoo party that’s in the works for our UMA/RPR communities
videos on how balloons are made
etc, etc, etc
I’m looking forward to friending you all in the Metaverse. In the meantime, here’s some light reading.
😆 Did you miss last week’s ROCK PAPER RADIO. I got you: We are what we eat: The stench of tween spirit, corn syrup cravings, old gays.
😡 Did you know that Family Court is separated from Criminal Court both in the U.S. and abroad? Yep. Here’s the horrible story of one British mom who intentionally got herself arrested so she could be tried in Criminal Court after Family Court granted custody of her daughter to her abusive ex. Spoiler: There is no win here. From the: Mother Instigates Own Arrest to Expose Family Court Injustice.
🤨 Did you know that there is only ONE state in the Home of the Free where a child has the legal right to have a voice in their custody? GEORGIA. Georgia is the only state in the U.S. that allows children 14 and over to choose which parent they would like to live with—or feel safest living with. (This choice still must be approved by a judge.) In all other states, custody arrangements, often created when kids are babies and based on limited reports from officials with no training in domestic violence, are binding until kids turn 18. A few states encourage judges to “consider” the perspectives of the young people at the center of Family Court battles. Here’s more from CustodyXChange: 1 in 4 states don't require judge to consider child's custody preference. ⬛
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