This is Matt O'Connor's personal account of the most controversial protest movement of recent times, FATHERS 4 JUSTICE. Fearlessly honest and utterly irreverent Matt's own story will appeal to anyone whose family relationships have been torn to pieces by divorce and the family courts system. 70,000 people a year go through the family courts and that is the tip of the iceberg: countless uncles and aunts and grandparents are denied contact with nephews/nieces/grandchildren by the remorselessly biased British family court system. Over 40% of divorced fathers are denied contact with their children within two years of the marriage ending. Many fathers get into serious debt, fighting for access in a court system that beats them by financial attrition if it can't win the argument. Matt O'Connor experienced it all. And decided to fight back. Fathers 4 Justice executed some of the most audacious publicity stunts ever seen. Powder-bombing Tony Blair in the Commons and having Batman scale Buckingham Palace petrified the security services and made the 'super heroes' world famous.
Now the concept of 'Fathers Rights' has finally been recognised and long overdue reforms are being discussed Find out how one man took on the fight for father's rights by taking on the government with just a handful of other dads, a ladder, and a lot of lycra.
Matt O'Connor is a freelance marketing consultant.