A mother in Spain has lost custody of a one-year-old boy because she lived in a small village in the “backwards” rural region of Galicia, where he could not possibly “grow up happy”, it emerged in a ruling made public on Monday.
Well, if all decisions are to be made on the basis of the interests of the child, perhaps so.
….the judge said it was sexist to assume a woman has “special qualities or abilities to provide better care”.
The mother must also pay 150 euros in monthly child maintenance and will only be able to visit her son every other weekend in Marbella, some 700 miles away.
Well, yes, it would be sexist to assume that. However sensible we might think such sexism is….