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NOW Portrays Immigrant Men as Wife-Beaters
GlennSacks.com ^ | 6/8/07 | Glenn Sacks

Posted on 06/11/2007 4:07:02 PM PDT by PercivalWalks

There are legitimate arguments on both sides of the immigration debate, but most reasonable people on both sides acknowledge that most immigrants are hard-working, decent people who (understandably) came to the US for a chance at a better life.

Not the National Organization for Women.

In a recent statement I would've more expected from the Ku Klux Klan than from NOW, NOW president Kim Gandy (pictured) describes immigrant men as men who "hit their [wives] frequently," threaten to put their wives and children on the street if they "ask them to buy groceries or clothes for the kids" and make their wives "live in perpetual fear."

According to Gandy, these immigrant women had better not get pregnant and/or lose their jobs, because their immigrant husbands will "beat" them for it.

Gandy's comments are a despicable slap at the millions of immigrant men and fathers who work long hours at demanding jobs to provide for their wives and children. Exactly as both of my grandfathers did.

Gandy's bigoted commentary can be found at: www.now.org/news/note/053007.html. This is feminism?


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KEYWORDS: aliens; feminazis; feminism; immigrantlist; kimgandy; misandry; rathate; sexism; spousalabuse

1 posted on 06/11/2007 4:07:04 PM PDT by PercivalWalks
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To: PercivalWalks

Great to have the NAGS (national association of girls) on our side?


2 posted on 06/11/2007 4:07:44 PM PDT by llevrok (Mexico? Pffft!!! Build a wall between Alaska and Canada, Now!)
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To: PercivalWalks

what a bunch of bigots.


3 posted on 06/11/2007 4:08:54 PM PDT by television is just wrong (Amnesty is when you allow them to return to their country of origin without prosecution.)
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To: PercivalWalks

sarc,


4 posted on 06/11/2007 4:09:33 PM PDT by television is just wrong (Amnesty is when you allow them to return to their country of origin without prosecution.)
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To: PercivalWalks

NOW has never liked men. Why is anyone surprised? They’ve searched their topsy-turvy collection of socialist tripe disguised as a guiding philosophy, and their sexual attraction trumped their desire to destroy the “patriarchy.” No news there, lol.


5 posted on 06/11/2007 4:12:49 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: PercivalWalks
Kim Gandy (pictured) describes immigrant men as men who "hit their [wives] frequently," threaten to put their wives and children on the street if they "ask them to buy groceries or clothes for the kids" and make their wives "live in perpetual fear."

That is probably the closest they will ever get to describing Moslem men.

6 posted on 06/11/2007 4:15:00 PM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: PercivalWalks

Interesting. An attempt to create more militant female workers who will let the state raise their kids?


7 posted on 06/11/2007 4:16:52 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: PercivalWalks

How insensitive and intolerant of them!


8 posted on 06/11/2007 4:20:08 PM PDT by PeterFinn (Oderint Dum Metuant - "Let them Hate, as long as they Fear.")
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To: llevrok
“but most reasonable people on both sides acknowledge that most immigrants are hard-working, decent people who”

I am reasonable and I don’t agree. At least not when talking about illegals. They are ALL criminals by the fact they broke our immigration laws. A rather large minority of them are involved in criminal activity (gangs, drugs, ...). Another large percentage work under the table so they are not paying taxes (another crime).

Does that mean they are all bad? NO, but as a nation do we want to continue to allow the flood of the undesirables?

Build the fence, fine the crap out of businesses that hire illegals. Let businesses advertise for workers in Mexico if they truly need them and then they should be allowed to assist in getting work visas/permits for LEGAL workers that want to come here. And deport all that are still here illegally by 1 Jan 2009.

I would not have as big a problem with illegals going to schools and hospitals on the welfare dime if they were paying taxes, oh.....and legal.

That is my plan. It is not 1000 pages long. Any thoughts on it?

9 posted on 06/11/2007 4:20:16 PM PDT by MPJackal ("If you are not with us, you are against us.")
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To: llevrok

They are not on any side that I am on.


10 posted on 06/11/2007 4:22:30 PM PDT by stockpirate (Juan` McCain and Jorge` W Bush, two birds of a feather!)
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To: RegulatorCountry

“NOW has never liked men. Why is anyone surprised? They’ve searched their topsy-turvy collection of socialist tripe disguised as a guiding philosophy, and their sexual attraction trumped their desire to destroy the “patriarchy.” No news there, lol.”

I was wondering about what this meant, and you hit the nail on the head. Far more of a statement about the NAG’s sexism than their xenophobia.


11 posted on 06/11/2007 4:23:16 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile ("What a cruel reflection that a rich country cannot long be a free one." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: PercivalWalks

This is an outrage!!! I have always been against womens suffrage because they have suffered enough. But let the women show up at the polls and vote out this unfair womens suffrage once and for all.


12 posted on 06/11/2007 4:25:47 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire, but I swear I didn't see it in my rear view mirror.)
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To: PercivalWalks

Just say NO to Amnesty!! Keep calling!! It’s NOT OVER!!

U.S. Senate switchboard: (202) 224-3121

U.S. House switchboard: (202) 225-3121

White House comments: (202) 456-1111

Find your House Rep.: http://www.house.gov/writerep

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13 posted on 06/11/2007 4:27:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Fred Thompson/John Bolton 2008)
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To: PercivalWalks
Good grief...she's got to be Peggy Hill's sister.


14 posted on 06/11/2007 4:27:40 PM PDT by capt. norm (Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.)
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To: LibertarianInExile

It could have the effect of breaking the spell some of the more moderate Democrat women have been under, though. Why they haven’t condemned the treatment of women under Islam has always been a source of wonder for me. Desire to destroy the system trumps women with Islam, but not with illegal immigrants. It’s an interesting parlor game, to try and decode it all.


15 posted on 06/11/2007 4:28:14 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: PercivalWalks
NOW Portrays Immigrant Men as Wife-Beaters

Bet that will lead the TV evening news...NOT!

Funny, I've hardly heard a peep out the NOW since Dubya (and a
few good men and women) liberated the women of Afghanistan from
the grip of Islamic gender domination.

Gosh, I wonder if Mavis Leno is still alive...she used to be
griping about that topic all the time on the news but has gone
mysteriously silent since 2001.
Not even a "thank you" to Dubya and the Coalition forces as
far as I know...
16 posted on 06/11/2007 4:28:47 PM PDT by VOA
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To: PercivalWalks

That’s probably how she describes the average American male, as well. But, “it’s all for the children” as Hillary would say...


17 posted on 06/11/2007 4:29:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Fred Thompson/John Bolton 2008)
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To: television is just wrong

Must be thinking of Islamic immigrants?


18 posted on 06/11/2007 4:30:07 PM PDT by OldArmy52 (Bush's Legacy: 100 million new Dem voters in next 20 yrs via the 2007 Amnesty Act.)
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To: PercivalWalks

And I view N.O.W. feminazis as lesbians.


19 posted on 06/11/2007 4:33:57 PM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: PercivalWalks

No comment from NOW on Dan Rathers sexist comment about “The Perky One”.


20 posted on 06/11/2007 4:42:49 PM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: PercivalWalks

21 posted on 06/11/2007 4:43:42 PM PDT by UnklGene
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To: RegulatorCountry

NOW loved Bill Clinton though.


22 posted on 06/11/2007 4:45:19 PM PDT by Buffettfan (VIVA LA MIGRA! - LONG LIVE THE MINUTEMEN!)
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To: Alouette

I thought NOW has made it part of their credo that they have nothing against the “peace loving religion of Islam”.


23 posted on 06/11/2007 4:48:27 PM PDT by Cincinna (HILLARY & HER HINO :: Keep the Arkansas Grifters out of the White house.)
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To: Buffettfan
NOW loved Bill Clinton though.

Bubba Jeff hated Christians though, no matter what he used for a prop when the chips were down. So do Muslims, for that matter, so maybe there's some sort of consistent hierarchy of hate within NOW after all. Hating Christianity trumps hating the system, which trumps hating men, and all else falls below hating men, all under the guise of being pro-woman. I think that holds across all the seeming inconsistencies.

24 posted on 06/11/2007 4:51:25 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: VOA

Gotta have the right garb for the job!

25 posted on 06/11/2007 4:52:41 PM PDT by tflabo (<p>)
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To: tflabo

Is that Ken Mehlman, lol? Pretty heady company for him, if it is.


26 posted on 06/11/2007 4:54:01 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: capt. norm

That IS Peggy Hill, LOL...


27 posted on 06/11/2007 4:54:11 PM PDT by tflabo (<p>)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Looks like Al Sharpton a bit


28 posted on 06/11/2007 4:55:09 PM PDT by tflabo (<p>)
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To: capt. norm

wow, twins separated at birth


29 posted on 06/11/2007 4:55:55 PM PDT by television is just wrong (Amnesty is when you allow them to return to their country of origin without prosecution.)
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To: tflabo
Looks like Al Sharpton a bit

You're right, there is some resemblance. But, honestly, you really don't know who that is? It's refreshing to encounter someone so innocent, in this porn-saturated age, if so.

30 posted on 06/11/2007 4:56:59 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: tflabo

I guess I have led a sheltered life.

I had never heard the term “wife-beater” applied to a garment until
I listened to the (now-gone) Phil Hendrie Show on radio in Los Angeles.

http://www.philhendrieshow.com/


31 posted on 06/11/2007 5:03:20 PM PDT by VOA
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To: PercivalWalks
Sorry, but there is truth to this.

Not all, or necessarily a majority of immigrant men, but wife-beating is customary in a lot of the cultures that the 1965 Immigration Act has brought to our shores.

I heard a Vietnamese Community liason speak some 20 years ago that the "boat people" had to be told that wife-beating was a crime in this country. Add to that the attitude toward women originating from those in the Middle East, and machismo from South of the border, and yes, this is a valid concern.

What irks me about this coming from NOW, is that for years they haven't given American men the credit they deserve for being the world's best husbands.

32 posted on 06/11/2007 5:06:42 PM PDT by happygrl (Dunderhead for HONOR)
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To: capt. norm
Peggy Hill's Evil Twin.

Peggy Hill is a wonderful Texan Woman and don't you forget it !

33 posted on 06/11/2007 5:09:18 PM PDT by happygrl (Dunderhead for HONOR)
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To: PercivalWalks

“NOW Portrays Immigrant Men as Wife-Beaters”

I have dated two women that had previously been in relationships with Immigrant Hispanics. They had both been beaten severly on several occasions. One still lives in fear of her ex.


34 posted on 06/11/2007 5:10:57 PM PDT by Grunthor (Imwithfred.com)
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To: PercivalWalks

Yeah, isn’t that a horrible thing to say?

Only thing is.... They’re right.


35 posted on 06/11/2007 5:11:27 PM PDT by Bullish ( Reality is the best cure for delusion.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

By the time you understand women, you are one.


36 posted on 06/11/2007 5:13:04 PM PDT by Grunthor (Imwithfred.com)
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To: PercivalWalks

This is not over yet. Bush refuses to give up this easily. It's his stuborn character. He will try to resurect it and call it something else. We have to keep our guard up. We need to keep the pressure up.

STAGE TWO is to go after the people who hire illegals. Start giving them fines and arresting them. Just catch ten or 100 of them on the nightly news. The magnet will dry up and most of the 12 million will go home by themselves.

As an adendum, we should anonymously call the IRS, people working "off the books" means taxes ain't being paid. Make anonymous fliers and hang them around the neighborhood, name names. It's time to embarras these bustards, whether they give to the GOP or Rats, we don't need them.

STOP AMNESTY NOW!! WE CAN DO IT!!

CALL! CALL! CALL! CALL! AND KEEP CALLING TILL THE LINES FRY!

WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! TILL YOU RUN OUT OF INK IN YOUR PEN!

Bombard the Democrats as well, especially the ones that ran on an anti illegal immigration plank and the ones in marginal districts who could be vulnerable. keep pounding on them. This is a bipartisan issue not a Conservative or Liberal issue BUT AN AMERICAN issue.

37 posted on 06/11/2007 5:27:56 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: PercivalWalks

If you read the title and listen to the first line of this popular Mexican song (below), it would translate “You must beat your woman.”

Later on, it says “hay que pegarles con la fuerza del amor,” (you must strike them with the force of love), which has an idea like shooting with Cupid’s arrow.

However, it is understood that some men have beaten women. Divorces were very rare in Mexico 40 years ago, but now they occur even in rural areas of Mexico.

“La Lupita - Hay Que Pegarle A La Mujer

De vez en diario hay que pegarle a la mujer
para que sepa quien es el hombre
Las hembras tienden a adueñarse del poder
y que nos manden no tiene nombre

No sean ingratos no les peguen a patadas
hay que pegarles con la fuerza del amor
hay que dejarlas suavesito desmayadas
hay que pegarles en el mero corazón”


38 posted on 06/11/2007 5:42:40 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Illegals: representation without taxation--Citizens: taxation without representation)
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To: PercivalWalks

Most Muslims and a very large number of Hispanic men do beat their wives. I know this from my Paramedic days in Houston.


39 posted on 06/11/2007 5:45:46 PM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: Grunthor
Using the proper words can clear any misunderstandings.

The illegals coming to this country since the 90's are mainly hispanic, mainly mexican. 99% of these law breakers are people with no education, no manners, no culture, very dishonest and pron to violence; they are wife beaters in general, but not all do it.

Hispanic immigrants, and hispanic illegals are two different groups. Many hispanic immigrants are against illegal immigration.

http://dontspeakforme.org/ http://forum.signonsandiego.com/upload/showthread.php?s=2ae2086fd7c533150492d2b0ae97b126&p=2447510#post2447510

40 posted on 06/11/2007 5:46:25 PM PDT by gedeon3
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To: BnBlFlag
What % of those hispanic men wife beaters were mexican? In houston I would bet 99%. Not all hispanics are mexican.
41 posted on 06/11/2007 5:48:43 PM PDT by gedeon3
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To: PercivalWalks

Very un PC! It would have been better if the top nag had shut up.


42 posted on 06/11/2007 5:49:22 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: gedeon3

Yes, most were Mexican, however, we were getting an increasing number of Central Americans but their Culture is very similiar to Mexico’s. Strangely enough, many of the Central Americans hated Mexico for all of the hassles and shakedowns they were getting while traveling back and forth between the U.S. and home through Mexico.


43 posted on 06/11/2007 6:12:37 PM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: television is just wrong
what a bunch of bigots.

There is that pesky little tip book that mexico published tell the illegals what not to do in public. I think one of them was not to hit your wife/girl friend. Now isn't that true?

44 posted on 06/11/2007 6:38:00 PM PDT by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: org.whodat

Yeah, you are.


45 posted on 06/11/2007 7:56:36 PM PDT by television is just wrong (Amnesty is when you allow them to return to their country of origin without prosecution.)
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To: PercivalWalks
From the data I have seen NOW appears right regarding the type of immigrants we are admitting to this country. Not only wife beaters but also other criminals and terrorists. Just look at the college shootings, terror attacks. We not only need to deport illegal aliens but have to be far more selective regarding whom we allow into this country.
46 posted on 06/11/2007 8:01:54 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: PercivalWalks
' describes immigrant men as men who "hit their [wives] frequently," '

This is a rather racist statement, unless, of course, one is referring to our Latino brothers. What bothers me the most is how so many of them believe that it enhances their machismo to beat their wives.

47 posted on 06/11/2007 8:11:18 PM PDT by Nova
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To: PercivalWalks

Just say NO to Amnesty!! Keep calling!! It’s NOT OVER!!

U.S. Senate switchboard: (202) 224-3121

U.S. House switchboard: (202) 225-3121

White House comments: (202) 456-1111

Find your House Rep.: http://www.house.gov/writerep

Find your US Senators: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm


48 posted on 06/11/2007 9:02:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Fred Thompson/John Bolton 2008)
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To: PeterFinn; sageb1

Destruction of the family and patriarchial society is their goal. NWO ideology.


49 posted on 08/05/2009 9:26:44 PM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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