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  • IBM CEO Rejects Martha Burk’s Feminist Agenda

    04/05/2012 8:44:50 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 3 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 5, 2012 | JP
    Martha Burk is at it again. The director of the Corporate Accountability Project for the National Council of Women’s Organizations is demanding that Augusta National Golf Club invite ladies to join its membership. Nine years ago, Burk waged a similar campaign against Augusta National, host of this week’s Masters golf tournament. While it generated a lot of publicity, it ended unsuccessfully. Burk thought she had a better chance this year inasmuch as IBM, a major Masters sponsor, boasts a female CEO. Since Augusta National had proffered membership to previous IBM CEOs who were male, Burke argued, the golf club should...
  • NOW at 40: Group’s Opposition to Shared Parenting Contradicts Its Goal of Gender Equality

    07/31/2006 12:12:29 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 19 replies · 748+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 7/31/06 | By Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks
    The National Organization for Women turned 40 this summer, and formally celebrated its anniversary at its national conference in July. NOW President Kim Gandy has proudly recounted her organization's successes in opening up opportunities for women, and says they are “never giving up the dream of full equality for all.” Unfortunately, on some issues – particularly in family law and child custody – NOW's policies and actions contradict its ideals of “full equality for all.” This is most evident in the group's dogged opposition to joint custody and shared parenting. The logic behind shared parenting is hard to dispute. Kids...
  • NOW at 40: Group’s Opposition to Shared ParentingContradicts Its Goal of Gender Equality

    07/31/2006 12:01:58 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 8 replies · 476+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 7/31/06 | Glenn Sacks
    The National Organization for Women turned 40 this summer, and formally celebrated its anniversary at its national conference in July. NOW President Kim Gandy has proudly recounted her organization's successes in opening up opportunities for women, and says they are “never giving up the dream of full equality for all.” Unfortunately, on some issues – particularly in family law and child custody – NOW's policies and actions contradict its ideals of “full equality for all.” This is most evident in the group's dogged opposition to joint custody and shared parenting. The logic behind shared parenting is hard to dispute. Kids...
  • North Dakota Shared Parenting Initiative

    07/20/2006 8:13:56 AM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 5 replies · 566+ views
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | 7/19/06 | By Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks
    A misguided collection of federal and state officials, divorce attorneys and women’s advocates have all united to oppose a simple proposition: children need both parents. The North Dakota Shared Parenting Initiative is based on the belief that all parents have a fundamental liberty interest in the care and custody of their children, and that no fit parent can lawfully be denied custody of his or her children. Under the Initiative, when family law courts adjudicate a divorce, unless there is clear and convincing evidence that a mother or father is unfit, all parents will have joint legal and physical custody...
  • NBC Plans to Run Controversial NHL Ad (Martha Burk alert)

    09/27/2005 11:24:04 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 10 replies · 501+ views
    AP via Yahoo! Sports ^ | Tuesday September 27, 2005 | AP
    NEW YORK - Despite objections from Martha Burk, NBC said it was going ahead with plans to air an NHL commercial showing a bare-chested player being dressed by a scantily clad woman. Burk, chairwoman of the National Council of Women's Organizations, said the ad was offensive. Burk led an unsuccessful effort to allow female members at Augusta National three years ago and is stepping down as chair of NCWO on Nov. 1. NBC said it had no problem with the spot, which first appeared last week on the NHL's Web site, and planned to air it on its NHL preview...
  • ESPN: Burk plans to protest new NHL ad campaign

    09/23/2005 1:24:53 PM PDT · by rwilson99 · 55 replies · 2,451+ views
    ESPN ^ | 9/23/05 | ESPN WIRES
    The NHL's new advertising campaign is getting attention, but not the kind it was likely hoping for. According to a report from The Canadian Press, Martha Burk, the chair of the National Council of Women's Organizations, said she intends to write letters of protest to the NHL and NBC over the NHL's new ad campaign, which is set to begin next week. The first spot, titled "It's Time," shows a player (an actor, not an NHL player) in a locker room, surrounded by candles and accompanied by a woman who ceremoniously helps him don his hockey garb. The ads feature...
  • SCHLUSSEL on FPM: Martha Burk Against Pink, For Terrorism (Title IX for Jihadi Chicks)

    04/13/2005 10:54:00 AM PDT · by Cool Chick · 3 replies · 606+ views
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | April 13, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    Title IX for Jihadi Chicks By Debbie Schlussel FrontPageMagazine.com | April 13, 2005 The strange new equality of the Islamic jihad has arrived on our shores. Yet, feminist Martha Burk is complaining about women wearing pink. Thursday, The New York Times reported that two 16-year-old girls from New York City were arrested in March because they planned homicide bombings. Saying they are “from New York City” is kind of a stretch. The girls were actually from Bangladesh and Guinea and are in the U.S. illegally, as are their families. Both families have overstayed their visas—and welcomes—by more than a decade....
  • SCHLUSSEL: Title IX for Jihadi Chicks & Billionatrix Golfers

    04/12/2005 1:22:35 PM PDT · by Cool Chick · 5 replies · 4,249+ views
    DebbieSchlussel.com ^ | April 12, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    Title IX for Jihadi Chicks and Billionatrix Golfers April 12, 2005 By Debbie Schlussel The strange new equality of the Islamic jihad has arrived on our shores. Yet, feminist Martha Burk is complaining about women wearing pink. Thursday, The New York Times reported that two 16-year-old girls from New York City were arrested in March because they planned homicide bombings. Saying they are “from New York City” is kind of a stretch. The girls were actually from Bangladesh and Guinea and are in the U.S. illegally, as are their families. Both families have overstayed their visas—and welcomes—by more than a...
  • Whither Martha Burk?

    04/09/2005 6:07:19 AM PDT · by cchandler · 169+ views
    It's about time we had a serious discussion about Martha Burk. Come on, you know who she is. She's the woman that, in 2002, inanely tried to compare Augusta National Golf Club and The Masters with racial segregation because it is a male-only sports club. If you really can't remember or just don't have all the details, here's a timeline of the Burk vs. Augusta dispute. For an in-depth review, read this issue of the Capital Research Center's Foundation Watch. For an entertaining read, try this article from Failure Magazine; Martha Burk and the controversy won 'Failure of the Year'...
  • Commercials Return to Masters Telecast [Martha Burk alert]

    08/28/2004 8:52:16 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 5 replies · 324+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | Sat Aug 28, 2004 | DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer
    Television advertising is back at the Masters. Martha Burk and her campaign against the all-male membership at Augusta National might not be too far behind.   Ending two years of a commercial-free broadcast at golf's highest-rated event, Augusta National chairman Hootie Johnson said Friday three corporate sponsors — ExxonMobil, SBC Communications and IBM — will provide four minutes of commercials every hour in a telecast that has been extended 90 minutes. Johnson dropped the previous TV sponsors two years ago when Burk and her National Council of Women's Organizations began to pressure companies, claiming their sponsorship was a veiled endorsement...
  • MARTHA BURK DECLARES A HOLY WAR ON CORPORATE AMERICA

    04/20/2004 6:37:16 PM PDT · by CareyRoberts · 18 replies · 159+ views
    April 20, 2004 | Carey Roberts
    Considering all the discredit she has brought to her cause, Martha Burk would seem to be an unlikely person to head up the powerful National Council of Women’s Organizations. Her problems started back in 1997, when Burk wrote "The Sperm Stops Here” in Ms. Magazine. In that article, Ms. Burk advocated nothing less than mandatory birth control for men. These are Burk’s own words: "Mandatory contraception beginning at puberty, with the rule relaxed only for procreation under the right circumstances (he can afford it and has a willing partner) and for the right reasons (determined by a panel of experts,...
  • Martha Burk Defeated! Will not return to Augusta in 2004

    02/29/2004 5:35:35 AM PST · by Viet Vet in Augusta GA · 8 replies · 180+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | February 29, 2004 | Doug Ferguson, AP Sportswriter
    CARLSBAD, Calif. - Martha Burk regrets that she did not allow herself to get arrested by picketing outside the gates of Augusta National last year, but said Saturday there is no point returning to protest the club's all-male membership in April. "Our plans are basically pretty set - we're not going to do it," said Burk, head of the National Council of Women's Organziations. "There's no point repeating last year if we're going to be stuck in a hole." Burk had threatened a demonstration on Saturday of the 2003 Masters, but a local ordinance denied her access to the intersection...
  • Martha Burk says she won't protest at Augusta National this year

    02/28/2004 9:26:10 AM PST · by GeneD · 27 replies · 195+ views
    AP via Canada.com ^ | 02/28/2004
    CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) - Martha Burk regrets that she did not allow herself to get arrested by picketing outside the gates of Augusta National last year, but said Saturday there is no point returning to protest the club's all-male membership in April. "Our plans are basically pretty set - we're not going to do it," said Burk, head of the National Council of Women's Organziations. "There's no point repeating last year if we're going to be stuck in a hole." Burk had threatened a demonstration on Saturday of the 2003 Masters, but a local ordinance denied her access to the...
  • Martha Burk Challenges Masters Protest Permit Law (Oh No, Not this Stuff Again!)

    11/09/2003 5:13:48 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies · 127+ views
    ESPN.com: Golf Friday, November 7, 2003 Burk: Law violates free speech rights Associated Press ATLANTA -- Martha Burk's lawyer told a panel of federal judges Friday that an Augusta law used to govern protests at The Masters violates free speech rights. The city ordinance allows authorities to randomly decide which public speech they will permit, lawyer Sarah Shalf told three members of the U.S. Court of Appeals. Burk, chair of the National Council of Women's Organizations, was in court and said a favorable ruling could make it "somewhat more likely" her group would protest at next year's tournament. Burk's group...
  • Masters to go commercial-free again in 2004

    06/04/2003 1:27:15 PM PDT · by D. Brian Carter · 4 replies · 250+ views
    Associated Press, via Yahoo ^ | June 4, 2003 | by DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press
    Masters to go commercial-free again in 2004 by DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Augusta National chairman Hootie Johnson thought the commercial-free broadcast of the Masters in the United States turned out so well he plans to do it again. Johnson, who dropped his television sponsors last year to keep them out of the controversy over the club's all-male membership, said Tuesday the 2004 Masters again would have no sponsors or commercial interruptions. ``There were many aspects of last year's broadcast that were favorable,'' Johnson said in a statement. ``The response from our TV viewers about the ability...
  • The new Babe [Annika Sorenstam]: Where are the advocates now?

    05/22/2003 1:58:42 PM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 34 replies · 910+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 5/22/03 | Tresa McBee
    Martha? Martha Burk? Have you heard? One of the gals will play with the boys. The Big Boys. You have heard, right? You pay attention to such things, don't you? 'Cause women and golf — they're like peas in a pod to you, aren't they? Two things that go together like white on rice, as a friend of mine likes to say. She's not very interested in where or with whom women play golf, but you sure are. Aren't you? Because with Annika Sorenstam — just about the best female golfer on our side of the tee right now —...
  • The Masters: Martha Burk, Margaret Sanger and the neo-Nazi

    04/11/2003 3:42:24 PM PDT · by Akron Al · 46 replies · 1,864+ views
    http://www.catholicity.com/ ^ | April 11, 2003 | Dan Coyne
    Martha Burk, Margaret Sanger and the neo-Nazi by Dan Coyne Commenting upon Augusta National Golf Club's decision to admit only male members, superfeminist Martha Burk recently stated, "When the KKK comes on your side, you have officially lost all argument." Let's put the Burk Principal to the test. Burk is chairman of a radically pro-abortion outfit called the National Council of Women's Organizations. Planned Parenthood is one of the member organizations of the NCWO. In 1926, Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was a guest speaker at a KKK rally in Silverlake, New Jersey. Yes, it appears the...
  • Augusta National: More "Fair & Balanced," Today Show Style. Couric Interviews Two Critics of Club

    04/09/2003 5:18:02 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies · 234+ views
    The Today Show
    On the eve of the Masters Tournament, Katie Couric just finished a segment on the controversy surrounding the male-only membership of Augusta National, the host of the Masters. Immediately preceding the interview, The Today Show cunningly positioned a segment focused on women in combat in Iraq, including an extended interview with a woman pilot of a Chinook helicopter. The obvious message: "women are willing to fight and die for their country overseas, but back home are denied access to Augusta." Boo-hoo. How about all those men at war who couldn't have attended Hillary's alma mater, Wellesley, and similar institutions? In...
  • BURK FAILS TO MASTER THE MASTERS

    04/06/2003 6:15:43 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 4 replies · 228+ views
    BangorDailyNews ^ | Saturday, April 6, 2003 | By Kent Ward
    Sunday's changing of the clocks triggers an old awareness that people who mistakenly refer to daylight-saving time as daylight-savings time, as though it were something you could deposit in the bank or your 401(k) account, are inevitably the same people who see gasoline advertised at $1.65.9 per gallon at the pump and believe they are paying $1.65 per gallon, rather than $1.66. I haven't a clue why there should be a connection. I suggest only that there seems to be one which applies across the social strata, and those who would reform the uninformed in either case are well advised...
  • Martha Burk's State Department adventure

    04/02/2003 1:23:38 PM PST · by yonif · 6 replies · 153+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | April 2, 2003 / 29 Adar II, 5763 | Joel Mowbray
    Taking a break from hounding Augusta National Country Club for not admitting female members, infamous feminist Martha Burk heeded the call of the State Department last month to represent the United States as part of a delegation to a conference on women's issues in Tallin, Estonia. In her short time there-on the taxpayer dime-she saw fit to slam President Bush, criticize the United States generally, and bemoan the "pornophication" of society. The third in a series of summits, the Baltic Conference on Women and Democracy focused mostly on feminist agenda items-"women in power and decision-making," "women and economy," and "women...