In a clear case of free speech violations, a judge in Ohio has ordered a man to apologize to his estranged wife for a Facebook post he made in the midst of a heated divorce battle (when are divorce battles ever cool?), or go to jail. Mark Byron vented his frustrations over the entire ordeal by stating, in part:
“…if you are an evil, vindictive woman who wants to ruin your husbands life and take your son’s father away from him completely – all you need to do is say that you’re scared of your husband or domestic partner…”
Even though Byron had blocked his wife from his Facebook page (so you know it was serious!), she somehow saw the post and subsequent comments made by others. That violated a restraining order she’d placed on him. So, the judge, in turn, commanded Byron to post an apology every day for 30 consecutive days, or be incarcerated for 60 days. Byron chose the apology scenario obviously in order to avoid jail time, but more importantly, so he could visit his son.
Men have enough stacked against them when they enter child custody battles without being told what to say or how to feel. But, Byron is right: all a woman has to do in our politically correct society these days is say that a man abused her somehow – or even just threatened to abuse her – and he’s in trouble. The legal precedent of innocent until proven guilty has been subverted by the feminist left in recent decades where men accused of sexual and / or physical abuse are presumed guilty until they prove themselves not guilty as charge.