The fathers' rights movement is a group whose members are mainly involved in issues related to family law, including child custody , Domestic violence , 498a, section 125 and child support that affect fathers and their children. Many of its members are fathers who desire to share the parenting of their children equally with their children's mother – either after divorce or as unwed fathers. The movement includes women as well as men, often the second wives of divorced fathers or other family me
Most of the members of the fathers' rights movement had little prior interest in the law or politics. However, as they felt that their goal of equal shared parenting was being frustrated by the family courts, many took an interest in family law, including child custody and child support.
Since the 1970’s the divorce laws in most western nations recognized fathers as real parents and both parents are financially responsible, was the emergence of custody battles. Before the 1970’s child custody battles were almost unheard of in the United States.
One of the primary missions of the Fathers Rights movement appears to be the fight against radical feminism. That active and effective opposition is necessary, but it is no more than a fight against problem symptoms.