Non-American here. While the feminist agenda seem to make life harder for men everywhere, there is no doubt that it is harder in America than other places. This was a very hard truth-pill to swallow. 13% to 16% of the jailed population in South Carolina are men with lower income who cannot pay their child support. The fact that finding an alternative system for these men are not a top issue for feminists, shows the hypocrisy of feminists and their allies as they claim they fight for “equality”. Imagine any law making 13%-16% of jailed population females, especially not paying a man (sexism, boyzzz) money. This is the “patriarchy” we are living in. One articled has been written on the situation on California. It Is rather long, and can be read here. For those who cannot read through it without feeling utter anger, a lengthy quotes underneath is included that summarizes the situation of these poor men
Turner's experience with the child support system is all too common. Other poor noncustodial fathers report similar dystopian experiences. A noncustodial father who participated in a research study focus group explained: I'm just tired of getting locked up every so often, every eight months or so. I don't have no bad record, no record at all. But I keep getting locked up for child support, that's the main thing. In South Carolina, where Michael Turner was incarcerated, child support obligors imprisoned for civil contempt comprise approximately thirteen to sixteen percent of the jail population. It seems a pointless expenditure of state resources to repeatedly arrest poor fathers, jail them for nonpayment of child support, then later release them (when either the law requires their release or the court eventually concludes that civil incarceration is not succeeding in coercing compliance with child support orders), and repeat the cycle all over again.