Mothers on Trial
The Battle for Children and Custody
By Phyllis Chesler
Lawrence Hill Books, Paperback, 9781556529993, 488pp.
Publication Date: July 2011
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Completely updated and revised for the twenty-first century, Mothers on Trial remains the bible for all women facing a custody battle, as well as the lawyers, psychologists, and others who support them. This landmark book was the first to break the false stereotype about mothers getting preferential treatment over fathers when it comes to custody. In this new edition, Chesler shows that, with few exceptions, the news has only gotten worse: when both the father and the mother want custody, the father usually gets it. The highly praised Mothers on Trial is essential reading for anyone concerned personally or professionally with custody rights and the well-being of our children.
Heavily documenting her book with legal precedent, expert input, and studies, Chesler makes her case with all of her zeal intact. Fresh, [and] timely content” Library Journal in its STARRED review of the revised, 2nd edition of Mothers on Trial
An unblinking look at gender bias in child-custody battles.”Kirkus Reviews on the revised, 2nd edition of Mothers on Trial
Sure to inspire anger, understanding and action.” Gloria Steinem on the 1st edition of Mothers on Trial
Extremely subversive. . . . It should and will enrage, entice, incite and liberate.” Kate Millett on the 1st edition of Mothers on Trial
A stunning and exhaustive indictment of the treatment of mothers by the modern justice system. Highly recommended.” Library Journal on the 1st edition of Mothers on Trial
No brief review can do justice to the scope or style of her current book, a rich fabric of woven of compelling data from her interviews with warring parents, evocations of myth and poetry, and the transcribed voices of mothers on trial.”Psychology Today on the 1st edition of Mothers on Trial
An essential work.” Erica Jong on the 1st edition of Mothers on Trial