According to statscan.ca, 53.5% of all cases grant custody to mothers. That sounds about right, doesn’t it? Well, 37.2% of all cases are given joint custody, and in only 9.1% of all cases is the father given custody. (The other .2% is rounding error and cases where neither is fit be a parent, I guess)
(This is for the year 2000)
This is in a country where parity in non-traditional roles is enforced. The police in Saskatchewan, for example, have to take any qualified woman over any man - even if he is much more qualified than her - because 53% (or around there) of the population of Saskatchewan is female, and parity is enforced. Please ignore the fact the nursing is not a traditional role for men, yet there is no enforced parity there. Construction is also a non traditional role for women, I might add…
So why is there no effort to change this? Why do we enforce parity, instead of equality (I’m differentiating them by saying parity is in the sense of raw numbers, and equality is in the sense of not considering gender one way or another - only ability to do the job)?