#4. Women Have The Right To Be Assumed Caregivers
When fighting for legal custody today, many states the law will still assume that one parent is a “primary caregiver” and one “tertiary caregiver”. Typically the primary caregiver is a woman. There is such a thing as “shared custody”, however it requires that the tertiary caregiver sue to prove themselves worthy of equal parenting, which is difficult and costly.
Additionally, the legal presumption of shared parenting upon divorce – that children have a legal right to an equal relationship with both their mother and their father following relationship breakdown – is strongly resisted by the National Organization for Women (NOW) and other feminist organizations who know that women will almost always win custody of children under the default laws.
In fact, men who can afford to purse legal remedies and challenge primary custody stand a very good chance of winning. So, while the law does not specifically indicate that custody will be awarded to women, the defacto result of primary/tertiary caregiver custody law is that women have a legal right to be assumed caregivers for children. Men do not.