Fathers fighting for equal rights over their children are latter-day suffragettes, according to a Stevenage dad planning a public protest.
Bobby Smith is campaigning for a change to family law after he says he has been treated unfairly by the courts and denied proper access to his two young daughters for four years.
The New Fathers 4 Justice campaign group, of which Bobby is an active member, has warned it will be targeting cinema screenings of the film Suffragette.
The movie, which depicts women fighting for equality in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, is currently being shown at Stevenage Cineworld and Broadway Cinema in Letchworth.
Bobby, who is taking part in these protests, said: “Men’s issues are not highlighted enough. Not seeing your children is a travesty, and that’s now, not 100 years ago.
“Although it’s terrible what women went through, fathers are still being treated like that. We are fighting the same battle now – a battle to be equal.
“There’s no equality for men in family law.”
A spokesman for New Fathers 4 Justice said: “The lack of justice and equality for fathers to see their children is one of the biggest social scandals of our time. We want nothing less than a legal presumption of equal contact for a child with their parents if they split up.”