chapter  5
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(En)Gendering the fusion of rights and responsibilities in the law of contact


The centrality of fathers’ rights activism to developments in family law is such that it has recently prompted an edited collection dedicated to it.1 As the preface by Carol Smart points out:

The fathers’ movement have taken their experiences. … and reframed them as issues of justice and inequality … In framing the issues as ones of justice, they have also turned to law … to demand ‘fairness’ while claiming much moral high ground through the emotive vehicle of personal accounts and anecdotes.2