Male desk representative and senior policy analyst at the Bureau of Women's Affairs, Dave Noel Williams, says some women are stumbling blocks standing in the way of their children's fathers, and see them only as cash cows and not equal parents in the relationships.
Williams, who was one of two male gender experts speaking yesterday to editors and reporters at the Observer's weekly Monday Exchange, said the practice was stifling their own children's development.
"Some women bar men from parenting. They see men as cash cows. I dealt with a case where a man went to see his child, the boy was playing in the yard and shouted to his mother that 'daddy is at the gate' and the mother shouted back and told him, 'if him don't have the money him can go back'," Williams said.
According to Williams, the scenario is most often played out when a woman is granted custody of the children on the orders of a magistrate in the Family Court.