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  • For Men's Rights Groups, Feminism Has Come At The Expense Of Men

    09/03/2014 9:52:40 AM PDT · by Theoria · 34 replies
    NPR ^ | 02 Sept 2014 | Joel Rose
    This summer, a few hundred men and a handful of women gathered in a VFW hall near Detroit to attend what organizers billed as the first International Conference on Men's Issues. The crowd wasn't huge, but it was enthusiastic. The event was a real-world gathering organized by the website A Voice for Men, part of an informal collection of websites, chat rooms and blogs focused on what's known as the men's rights movement. Speaker after speaker insisted that history would remember this moment. "It's happening here. It's happening now. It's happening with us," Warren Farrell, one of the keynote speakers,...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Gives Broad Reading to Federal Firearm Prohibition for "Domestic Violence"

    03/31/2014 2:54:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 65 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | March 28, 2014 | NA
    Since 1996, the so-called "Lautenberg Amendment" (named for its sponsor, Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)), has banned the acquisition or possession of firearms by anyone convicted of a "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence." Applicable crimes are limited to those that have "as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon" and that are committed by persons with a specified relationship to the victim, such as a current or former spouse or a parent. The prohibition applies no matter when the offense occurred and can include convictions that predated the 1996 law....
  • Cultural Misandry? – A Minor Rant on The “Men are Stupid” Commericals.

    05/07/2011 4:07:04 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 83 replies
    adw.org ^ | May 6, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope.
    Cultural Misandry? – A Minor Rant on The “Men are Stupid” Commericals.By: Msgr. Charles Pope OK, you know the typical drill of a TV commercial: As the scene opens, some buffoon of a man, usually a husband, is struggling to have a clue as to what something is all about. Sure enough, an all-knowing woman (usually the wife), rolling her eyes and shaking her head in pity, is there to help the stupid buffoon of a man not utterly ruin everything. And of course the product being peddled is usually part of the solution. And, by the way, did...
  • Taranto: Isn't It Romantic?

    04/15/2012 8:18:32 AM PDT · by Bill C of BDroppings · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/13/2012 | James Taranto
    At the same time, there is good reason for males (men as well as boys) to be more fearful of sex than females. Contemporary reproductive technology and law place all the burden for unwanted pregnancy on them. Between the pill and abortion, women have complete control over the reproductive process. They can avoid or end any unwanted pregnancy, and the man involved has no say in the matter. In Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), the U.S. Supreme Court went so far as to hold that a married woman has the constitutional right to abort her husband's child without even telling...
  • Fathers of Illegitimate Children Would Lose Rights to Adoption

    A bill presented in the House would allow the adoption of a child to take place without the consent of the father, if he has not previously developed a consistent and substantial relationship with the child. The definition of “consistent and substantial relationship,” has not been specifically defined in Missouri law. The bill seeks to express clearly the actions a father must take to develop a consistent and substantial relationship. Unless actively thwarted from doing so by the mother, the father must provide: Consistent prenatal financial support Payment of prenatal and natal medical care for the mother and baby Child...
  • College May Be Dangerous for Men

    09/13/2011 6:31:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2011 | Phyllis Schalfly
    College is a dangerous place for men. They are not only a minority, but they are victimized by discriminatory and unconstitutional anti-male rules. In another striking proof that the Obama administration is totally manipulated by feminists, the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights sent out a 19-page "DCL" (Dear Colleague Letter) to colleges and universities that should make men fear attending college at all. The letter adopts the feminist theory that in all sexual controversies or accusations, the man is guilty unless he proves himself innocent. This DCL carries the force of law, since it purports to be an...
  • Rejection of common law, history and tradition (Law that redefines fatherhood clears CA state leg)

    07/18/2011 1:51:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies
    CalCatholic ^ | July 18, 2011
    Yet another bill opposed by the state’s Catholic bishops is on its way to the governor for his signature – this one co-sponsored by homosexual advocacy groups that seek to redefine fatherhood in a way that favors children with same-sex parents. The bill, AB 1349, sponsored by Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, passed the state Senate by a vote of 23-14 on July 14. It cleared the Assembly 52-22 in May. The measure was co-sponsored by Equality California and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. “AB 1349 is a bill that is intended to redefine fatherhood for children born to...
  • Billboard's Owner Seeks to Put an End to ‘Permanent Alimony'

    06/26/2011 2:10:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    The Ledger ^ | Saturday, June 25, 2011 | Gary White
    Drivers in Polk County are used to seeing roadside billboards promoting the Florida Lottery. One is a bit different. There's a small billboard on State Road 60 near Lake Wales bringing attention to what the sign's owner calls "the alimony lottery." The 4-foot-by-8-foot sign, which Steve Hoye erected last year on his property about a mile west of U.S. 27, broadcasts the message: "STOP PERMANENT ALIMONY." It provides contact information for Florida Alimony Reform Inc., a group that promotes changes to the state's alimony laws. Hoye, who said his ex-wife initiated a divorce that became final in 2007, said he...
  • Feminism: The Masquerade

    02/24/2010 8:27:20 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 29 replies · 718+ views
    You’ve got a long way to go, baby. And don’t you forget it. This oasis of freedom and equality we call the United States? It’s all a mirage, says leftist feminist Jessica Valenti. In fact, “We’re suffering under the mass delusion that women in America have achieved equality.” Well, thanks for the armchair diagnosis, Jessica, but I won’t play a victim character in the live action role playing game you call feminism. And that’s exactly what leftist feminism is: an elaborate fantasy world spun from ginned up scare-tistics and cherry-picked anecdotes. Like Trutherism and Birtherism, it provides participants with the...
  • In Maine, It Doesn't Pay to be a Man

    02/01/2010 9:08:35 AM PST · by FreeManDC · 27 replies · 1,790+ views
    Renew America ^ | February 1, 2010 | Carey Roberts
    Practically everyone in town knows Amy Dugas is a serial batterer. But the Maine criminal justice system keeps finding ways to keep her from facing the music. In 2004 Amy assaulted her husband Mark in their home in Waldoboro. When the police officer came to arrest her, she kicked him in the groin. The judge released her on bail, ordering her to refrain from using weapons. Four months later she stabbed Mark with a foot-long kitchen knife, fatally severing his pulmonary artery. At the trial, she got away with the trusty I-feared-for-my-life alibi. Two years later Dugas spent 125 days...
  • Tiger Woods, Gender & Domestic Violence

    12/08/2009 8:49:09 AM PST · by bdeaner · 25 replies · 1,518+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 12/3/09 | Cathy Young
    As the news of golf superstar Tiger Woods' alleged multiple affairs spills all over the media, a fascinating - and disturbing - subplot to the story has become a revealing litmus test of societal attitudes toward gender and domestic violence.
  • A big piece of stone just fell out of the Domestic Violence version of the Berlin Wall

    10/15/2008 2:32:08 PM PDT · by RogerFGay · 5 replies · 692+ views
    National Post ^ | October 15, 2008 | Barbara Kay
    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and I am sure that to 99% of readers the two words "domestic violence" means violence against women. Only. The politically correct view that all domestic violence (DV) can be accounted for either by the inherent aggression and controlling instincts of men or by women's defensive reactions against those instincts is so deeply entrenched in our culture that it has become the Berlin Wall of the gender wars - or rather the war of feminism against men. In fact women initiate violence against their partners in an almost equal ratio to men. And in...
  • Will YOU Elect GynObama & VAWA Joe? (Violence Against Women Act)

    08/24/2008 9:05:11 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 24 replies · 304+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 2008-08-23 | Marc H. Rudov
    Will YOU Elect GynObama & VAWA Joe? 2008-08-23 at 7:55 pm · Biggest Setback to Men in US History Attention all men: do a quick testicular self-exam. That space you feel between your legs means that Barack Obama and Joe Biden — both on record as ballbusting misandrists — will easily convince you to send them to the White House. If you enable their victory, you will cause the biggest setback to men in US history. It is Saturday morning, August 23, 2008. All the networks are atwitter about Barack Obama choosing Joe Biden to be his veep. Fawning reporters...
  • Biden’s nomination allows us to put his VAWA law in a national spotlight.

    08/23/2008 8:51:50 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 20 replies · 165+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | August 23, 2008 | John Maguire
    Biden’s nomination allows us to put his VAWA law, and all its family-killing provisions, in a national spotlight. (High-five!) 2008-08-23 As many readers know, Sen. Joseph Biden’s office has been in the front of the VAWA debacle. He is running for higher office, and the issue of whether VAWA has done good for people or bad for people is now real. This is a dynamite chance to state our piece on all the destruction, child depression, and injustice Biden has helped bring about. We can put out information saying that Joe Biden has to answer for the family destruction his...
  • Christian Bale: No Assault Charges

    08/15/2008 10:42:19 AM PDT · by StarfireIV · 13 replies · 287+ views
    MSN ^ | 08/14/2008 | Associated Press
    UK officials: Christian Bale will not face charges Aug. 14, 2008, 2:12 PM EST LONDON (AP) --Batman star Christian Bale will not face charges relating to an alleged assault on his mother and sister at the Dorchester Hotel on July 20, British prosecutors said Thursday. The country's Crown Prosecution Service said in a statement that there was insufficient evidence to afford a "realistic prospect of conviction" and ordered the police not to take any further action in the case.
  • One Brave Judge Resists Feminist Agenda

    08/11/2008 9:05:53 AM PDT · by average american student · 21 replies · 194+ views
    Stiff Right Jab ^ | August 11, 2008 | Phyllis Schlafley
    A New Jersey judge recently confronted an issue that courts have been avoiding for years: are restraining orders constitutional? Accused criminals have "due process" and many other constitutional rights, but the feminists have persuaded many judges to issue orders that restrain actions of non-criminals and punish them based on flimsy, unproved accusations. These restraining orders are issued without the due process required for criminal prosecutions, yet they carry the threat of a prison sentence for anyone who violates them. Mr. and Mrs. Crespo were divorced and rearing their children in the same household when they had a fight, and Mrs....
  • Don't leave fathers out of custody cases[Fathers' Rights/'Fairness in Family Law']

    03/14/2008 6:22:27 AM PDT · by ProCivitas · 35 replies · 571+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | March 11, 2008 | Rinaldo Del Gallo III
    DIVORCED FATHERS and their children deserve a better deal than they're getting from the courts. A shared parenting bill in the state House would create a "rebuttable presumption" - that as long as both parents are fit and it is practical, both parents are entitled to equal custody of the children. Currently, custody almost always goes solely to the mother when she objects to shared parenting. more stories like thisA "rebuttable presumption" is an easy concept. The court starts with the common sense position that it is usually in the best interest of children that they be raised equally by...
  • The plight of divorced dads

    12/10/2007 7:07:25 AM PST · by RogerFGay · 324 replies · 2,068+ views
    National Post ^ | December 08, 2007 | Barbara Kay
    No other topics I write about so consistently provoke passionate personal response as those dealing with systemic discrimination against men. When, for example, I point out double standards for boys and girls in the health care system, or expose the use of bogus statistics around domestic violence, my inbox fills with male gratitude simply for acknowledging an obvious fact: Our culture is profoundly misandric.Of the myriad forms of discrimination men cite, one looms over the rest: The egregious treatment meted out to fathers in the throes of contested child custody following the "no-fault" divorces most of them did not...
  • Man acquitted of rape charges

    11/22/2007 6:29:23 PM PST · by Coleus · 22 replies · 177+ views
    northjersey.com ^ | November 14, 2007 | JOHN PETRICK
    A 40-year-old Pompton Lakes father of four has been acquitted of all charges that he sexually assaulted his 17-year-old baby sitter in August 2004. Jurors seated in state Superior Court in Paterson acquitted Jose Figueroa on Friday of raping the girl in his backyard swimming pool and inside the home. The girl, who broke down in tears while testifying during the three-week trial, alleged Figueroa was drunk when he forced sex on her. The defense alleged the girl had made up the story because she was having problems with her boyfriend and wanted to make him feel sorry for her....
  • Outrageous--How the Domestic Violence Industry Portrays Men--Part I

    10/03/2007 2:34:34 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 2 replies · 122+ views
    GlennSacks.com ^ | 10/3/07 | Glenn Sacks
    On numerous occasions I've discussed the ways the taxpayer-funded domestic violence industry vilifies men and promotes unfair and misleading stereotypes about domestic violence. "Restaurant," an amazing domestic violence public service ad from HomeFront, a Canadian domestic violence agency, captures perfectly the way the domestic violence industry views and portrays men. To watch the ad, click here. Apparently the ad was blocked from airing on TV by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. HomeFront uses the ads in their trainings and has them on their website, and the ads are used in DV seminars. The ads in this series portray only...
  • Ex-Wife Rams Ex-Husband's Car While His Three Kids Are Inside--Don't Call It 'Domestic Violence'

    08/23/2007 10:51:32 AM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 13 replies · 338+ views
    GlennSacks.com ^ | 8/22/08 | Glenn Sacks
    I've noted on countless occasions that when a woman commits domestic violence, we don't call it "domestic violence." In this story, Rebecca Harvey allegedly rammed her ex-husband's car while their three children were in his car. She's been arrested, and is being charged with felony charge of reckless conduct and three misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child. I'm sure she will probably be sentenced to a fine of at least $25 and a minimum of a half hour of community service. It will hurt her in family court, too--possible sanctions include a disapproving look from the judge....
  • Women Predators: When Women Abuse Men

    08/04/2007 7:56:49 PM PDT · by paltz · 27 replies · 2,818+ views
    defendingtruth.org ^ | Dena Leichnitz
    For some reason there seems to be a foregone conclusion in our society that women cannot and are not abusive in the same way men are. People believe women are incapable of sexually or physically abusing anyone, especially children or males. As such women who do molest boys or beat their spouses are least likely to get help for it. I can hear the laughter now at such a preposterous and absolutely ludicrous suggestion that females could be child molesters or "husband beaters". However, men are starting to come out and talk about their hidden shame. For far too long,...
  • New Column: Texas Frozen Embryo Case--In Defense of a Man's Right to Choose

    06/19/2007 2:08:04 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 12 replies · 445+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6/19/07 | Glenn Sacks and Mike McCormick
    The Texas Supreme Court is currently considering the legal briefs in the highly publicized Roman v. Roman frozen embryo case, in which Augusta Roman seeks to implant the embryos created during her six-year marriage to Randy Roman. Randy Roman is trying to prevent this, and won a unanimous decision in the Texas First District Court of Appeal in February. Because this is a new, cutting-edge area of the law, and one which has received little judicial attention in Texas, it appears likely that the Texas Supreme Court will hear the case. Though Augusta Roman says she will raise the child...
  • Stupid Men

    06/07/2007 6:49:15 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 81 replies · 3,833+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | June 7, 2007 | The Gonz Man
    Stupid Men June 7, 2007 at 6:04 pm · Filed under Sex & Relationships, Mating, Marriage & Divorce, Feminism, Child Support & Custody, Vox Populi I’m going to give you the highlights of a very unfunny joke. A man is married for 8 years, and comes home one night to “the talk.” The one about the relationship, about the need for space, (I have a boyfriend, and it’s getting to hard to cover it up) – a lot of us know the drill. So, he agrees to move out “for a while” to “work on the relationship.” Fast forward a...
  • Equal Rights Amendment Yes, ‘Women’s Equality Amendment’ No

    05/15/2007 3:40:46 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 14 replies · 468+ views
    Louisville Courier-Journal ^ | May 15, 2007 | Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks
    The recent reincarnation of the Equal Rights Amendment was a good idea—until its backers decided to change the name. The ERA has been reintroduced into both the House and the Senate, and has over 200 congressional co-sponsors. Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), chair of the Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution, civil rights, and civil liberties, says the bill "is going to be one of the items at the top of the agenda." Unfortunately, the bill’s sponsors have changed the ERA’s name to the “Women’s Equality Amendment.” There’s a major problem with that, because when considering injustices based on gender, today men...
  • Texas bill to create domestic violence offender registry will harm innocent men

    04/12/2007 4:57:55 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 14 replies · 499+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 4/11/07 | By Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks
    House Bill 3958, sponsored by Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio), will set up a domestic violence offender registry similar to the Texas Sex Offender Registry. Castro is correct to identify domestic violence as an important issue; however, there are serious problems with the way law enforcement and the judicial system handle domestic violence. These problems will cause many innocent men to be ensnared by this bill. HB 3958 would set up a central database containing information on anyone who has been convicted or “received a grant of deferred adjudication” for a family violence offense on three occasions. The three conviction...
  • Ex-wife becomes a man; ex-husband seeks end to alimony

    03/28/2007 9:20:01 AM PDT · by stompk · 41 replies · 406+ views
    CNN ^ | March 27, 2007 | cnn
    CLEARWATER, Florida (AP) -- Lawrence Roach agreed to pay alimony to the woman he divorced, not the man she became after a sex change, his lawyers argued in a Florida court Tuesday in an effort to end the payments. But the ex-wife's attorneys said the operation does not alter the agreement. The lawyers and Circuit Judge Jack St. Arnold agreed the case delves into relatively uncharted legal territory. They found only a 2004 Ohio case that addressed whether or not a transsexual could still collect alimony after a sex change. "There is not a lot out there to help us,"...
  • Abortion Bills Violate Men's Rights

    12/12/2006 10:21:16 PM PST · by do the dhue · 21 replies · 1,446+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, December 12, 2006 | Wendy McElroy
    A precedent-setting package of abortion bills is now before the Michigan Senate, having passed the House in late July. Collectively called the Coercive Abortion Bills, the package is intended to protect women from being forced or intimidated into having abortions. Proponents call them a "revolutionary first in the nation." Feminists claim they attack women’s reproductive rights; men’s rights advocates say they violate their Constitutional rights. Because abortion is a flash point, public debate has focused on the Bills’ anti-abortion thrust, with Michigan National Organization for Women squaring off against Right to Life of Michigan. NOW rejects the additional legal obligations...
  • Faced with Radical Islam, Europe Is in Danger of Decay (Hirsi Ali alert!)

    11/30/2006 12:06:20 PM PST · by Dark Skies · 29 replies · 1,109+ views
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 11/30/2006 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Two years ago, movie director Theo van Gogh’s throat was cut on a street in Amsterdam in the name of radical Islam. I had partaken in his last work, Submission, where we represented, in the most accurate way possible, the condition of Muslim women: tyranny, humiliations, violence. In this film, we showed Muslim women who had finally rebelled, talking to God in a tone of defiance. It made Imam Fawaz of the Hague scream with hate during the delivery of a vengeful sermon. My friend Theo, the “criminal bastard”, was subsequently riddled with bullets and stabbed to death with a...
  • Bill May Give Husbands Veto Over Abortion (Russia)

    11/26/2006 12:33:28 PM PST · by Lorianne · 21 replies · 1,034+ views
    The Moscow Times ^ | November 24, 2006
    State Duma deputies will consider a bill barring a wife from having an abortion without her husband's consent. "Above all, the bill is based on the concept of parental equality," its author, Alexander Krutov of the nationalist Rodina party, said Thursday. "The decision to give birth to or murder a baby is an enormous one and it should be made by the parents together," he said by telephone. The bill would require a wife to obtain her husband's written consent in the presence of a doctor before having an abortion. A doctor who allows an abortion without the written consent...
  • Police: All sexual assault reports serious [TEXAS]

    11/24/2006 6:38:13 PM PST · by Dubya · 7 replies · 754+ views
    STAR-TELEGRAM ^ | Nov. 24, 2006 | MELISSA VARGAS
    Rape is a four-letter word. When police get a report of one, it flies to the top of their priority list. Even, police say, when that reaction is exploited. Sexual assaults, like other crimes, are sometimes falsely reported. People pretend to have been raped for reasons ranging from a cry for attention to hiding an infidelity. In a recent Grapevine case, police believe a woman who reported being raped in her apartment may have been looking for an excuse to break her lease. After committing more than a week of resources to the investigation, Grapevine officers concluded that the evidence...
  • Misandry and why men have a right to complain

    10/06/2006 6:15:31 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 7 replies · 583+ views
    The Daily Campus ^ | 3/6/03 | Anon
    Misandry and why men have a right to complainhttp://www.dailycampus.com/media/storage/paper340/news/2003/03/06/Commentary/Misandry.And.Why.Men.Have.A.Right.To.Complain-387438-page2.shtml?norewrite200610060901&sourcedomain=www.dailycampus.com http://tinyurl.com/n3xmf Posted: 3/6/03 Philip Wylie, in his prophetic book on American culture, "Generation of Vipers," places much emphasis on the Law of Oppositeness. The Law is not his, as he acknowledges, but is an old idea that there is an inherent dichotomy in the world around us. Natural phenomena would include light and dark, good and evil, or man and woman (one can see that Taoism plays a large part in Wylie's theories). Wylie also extends the law to include responses to environmental stimuli. He writes that the law recognizes "Newton's...
  • Uppity men (Free Republic Mentioned)

    09/20/2006 7:58:38 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 21 replies · 616+ views
    Renew America ^ | 09/19/2009 | Carey Roberts
    Let's face it, we've been snookered. They promised gender liberation, now we're becoming dependents of the Nanny State. They averred no fancy for special treatment, now we have affirmative action. They said they only wanted to give women a voice, now we've got speech codes. They claimed to be for gender equality, now boys are struggling just to keep up in school. Why has it taken so long for us to catch on? One of the tacit rules of the New Gender Order is that the opinions of men don't count. "If white men were not complaining, it would be...
  • Women: Money more important than looks in a man

    09/01/2006 6:00:41 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 154 replies · 3,234+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9/1/06
    Womenn: Money more important than looks in a man By Jennifer Hill Thu Aug 31, 9:44 PM ET LONDON (Reuters) - Women regard healthy finances as more important than good looks in a man, according to a survey on Friday. Almost half (45 percent) said a healthy bank balance is more significant than physical attractiveness in a potential partner, according to National Savings & Investments' (NS&I) latest quarterly savings survey. Just 22 percent of men, however, rate finances above looks in women. A salary of almost 50,000 pounds a year is demonstrative of male financial success, according to women. Men...
  • Study: Teacher's gender affects learning

    08/27/2006 9:05:00 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 66 replies · 1,186+ views
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug. 27, 2006 | BEN FELLER AP Education Writer
    WASHINGTON — For all the differences between the sexes, here's one that might stir up debate in the teacher's lounge: Boys learn more from men and girls learn more from women. That's the upshot of a provocative study by Thomas Dee, an associate professor of economics at Swarthmore College and visiting scholar at Stanford University. His study was to appear Monday in Education Next, a quarterly journal published by the Hoover Institution. Vetted and approved by peer reviewers, Dee's research faces a fight for acceptance. Some leading education advocates dispute his conclusions and the way in which he reached them....
  • How HHS Bullies North Dakota Citizens (no shared parenting = bureaucrats' job security)

    08/18/2006 5:58:22 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 13 replies · 565+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Aug 17, 2006 | Stephen Baskerville and Mitchell S. Sanderson
    How HHS Bullies North Dakota Citizens by Stephen Baskerville and Mitchell S. Sanderson Human Events Online Aug 17, 2006 Those who work in what was once nobly known as the civil service -- and what has degenerated into the "bureaucracy" -- are required by law and ethics to be politically neutral. Presidents and members of Congress, cabinet and sub-cabinet secretaries can voice opinions. Even judges are permitted (and often abuse) a privilege of obiter dicta. But career officials are supposed to implement the policies of the people and their elected officials, not publicly advocate what those policies should be....
  • Decision raises a question of fairness, Divorced dad to foot bill for grad school

    08/02/2006 9:58:54 AM PDT · by Coleus · 83 replies · 2,283+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 07.30.06 | JONATHAN CASIANO
    After putting his estranged daughter through four years of college, Arthur Alfaro thought he was finished financially supporting her. But when 22-year-old Lauren Alfaro was accepted into Seton Hall University's graduate program, Superior Court Judge Thomas Zampino told Arthur Alfaro he wasn't off the hook yet. Though he'd already paid more than $125,000 for her undergraduate studies, Zampino ordered Arthur Alfaro to pay another $15,000 for Lauren Alfaro's graduate work. The judge did not lay out his legal reasons or cite legal precedent in the order. The decision, which was handed down on July 21, shocked Arthur Alfaro and his...
  • Court: Father Can't Raise Child Despite Mother's Deception

    06/21/2006 6:55:07 AM PDT · by ShadowDancer · 25 replies · 1,150+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | June 21, 2006 | AP
    Court: Father Can't Raise Child Despite Mother's Deception Woman Lied, Saying Baby DiedPOSTED: 7:06 am EDT June 21, 2006 RALEIGH, N.C. -- A biological father should lose his parental rights because he did not establish himself as a caregiver, even though the mother deceived the man by claiming she had a miscarriage, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. Pernell Ingram argued that he had provided sufficient care to the mother to qualify as the legal father of a child born out of wedlock. The Newton Grove man said he had provided "consistent care" by frequently caring for the mother's...
  • Survey Finds Male Abuse Approval [U.K. study on violence against men]

    06/19/2006 6:42:21 AM PDT · by ProCivitas · 30 replies · 500+ views
    BBC via MensActivism.org ^ | 6/18/06 | BBC Staff
    More than half of women questioned at a Glasgow university said they approved of wives hitting their husbands. The Glasgow Caledonian students were among 6,500 women surveyed from 36 universities for an international study into attitudes on domestic violence. Of the 200 women, 60% said it was acceptable for women to hit their husbands while 35% admitted assaulting their partner. A total of 8% admitted injuring them - the highest rate in the study. The injured men suffered bruises, cuts or broken bones. Among European students, only English women were more likely to have carried out assaults, with 41% admitting...
  • Injured Reno Judge popular target for angry parents (fathers' rights v. judicial tyrrany?)

    06/14/2006 4:23:59 AM PDT · by ProCivitas · 93 replies · 2,512+ views
    LasVegas Sun/AP ^ | 6/12/06 | Angie Wagner
    Injured Reno judge popular target for angry parents By ANGIE WAGNER ASSOCIATED PRESS A lot of people don't like Chuck Weller, and to some it was no surprise when he was shot Monday in the chest as he stood near a third-floor courthouse window. As a family court judge in Reno, Nev., Weller decides how to split up families and who should pay the most child support. And when he rules against a parent in the volatile world of family court justice, he sometimes is regarded as the enemy. Local businessman Darren Mack, who had recent court dealings with the...
  • The War On Fathers (On 'feminization of America' + harm to men, boys, families)

    06/03/2006 8:35:44 AM PDT · by ProCivitas · 64 replies · 4,217+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 6/2/06 | WND Editors
    WHISTLEBLOWER MAGAZINE THE WAR ON FATHERS How the 'feminization of America' destroys boys, men – and women ----------------------- Posted: June 2, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com In honor of Fathers Day, the June edition of Whistleblower magazine is a mega-eye-opener exploring one of the most crucial but little-reported phenomena of modern America – what WND calls "THE WAR ON FATHERS." The evidence of this almost unthinkable scenario is everywhere: SCHOOL: In public school classrooms across America, in every category and every demographic group, boys are falling behind. Girls excel and move on to college, where three out of...
  • Parent Trap? Litigation Explodes Over Paternity Fraud

    04/09/2006 10:21:41 AM PDT · by Jontherocks · 9 replies · 980+ views
    Law.com ^ | April 10, 2006 | Tresa Baldas
    Paternity fraud is rampant in the United States, triggering legislation and legal challenges in more than a dozen states, according to family law attorneys and fathers' rights activists. At issue: Men claim women are getting away with trickery -- DNA evidence may show a man is not the father, but the courts are still forcing him to pay child support anyway. "This is the new underdog," said Michigan family law attorney Michele Kelly, who represents mostly men tangled in paternity disputes. "I was a staunch feminist. I marched with Gloria Steinem. But the new victims in America are working men....
  • The obligation of unwanted fatherhood

    03/23/2006 8:43:50 PM PST · by Crackingham · 42 replies · 1,075+ views
    Townhall ^ | 3/23/6 | Jeff Jacoby
    Real men -- good men -- take responsibility for the children they father. If they get a woman pregnant, they do the right thing: They stand by her. They support their child. They don't try to weasel out of a situation they co-authored. They shoulder the obligations of fatherhood, even if they hadn't planned on becoming a father. Once upon a time, men confronted with news of an unintended pregnancy knew what was expected of them. More often than not, they married the woman who was carrying their child; for those tempted to behave irresponsibly, society devised the shotgun wedding....
  • Unwed Fathers Fight for Babies Placed for Adoption by Mothers

    03/19/2006 10:41:42 PM PST · by Giant Conservative · 189 replies · 3,486+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 19, 2006 | Tamar Lewin
    Jeremiah Clayton Jones discovered that his former fiancée was pregnant just three weeks before the baby was due, when an adoption-agency lawyer called and asked if he would consent to have his baby adopted. "I said absolutely not," said Mr. Jones, a 23-year-old Arizona man who met his ex-fiancée at Pensacola Christian College in Florida. "It was an awkward moment, hearing for the first time that I would be a father, and then right away being told, 'We want to take your kid away.' But I knew that if I was having a baby, I wanted that baby." Mr. Jones...
  • CWA Criticizes Male Form of Roe v. Wade

    03/17/2006 5:13:41 PM PST · by twippo · 23 replies · 1,488+ views
    www.cwfa.org ^ | 3/10/2006 | Concerned Women for America
    Washington, D.C. — Concerned Women for America (CWA) criticized today a recent lawsuit filed by The National Center for Men which argues that fathers should be able to opt out of financial responsibilities for “unwanted” babies. This deplorable proposition is an outrage to responsible women and men and to those who know the importance of family and father-child relationships. "This is merely an attempt for these men to avoid their responsibilities if their 'girlfriends' shoulder their own duties and refuse to have an abortion,” said Dr. Janice Crouse, CWA’s Senior Fellow of the Beverly LaHaye Institute. “It is another way...
  • Roe v. Wade for Men

    03/09/2006 4:09:06 PM PST · by Westlander · 142 replies · 1,529+ views
    WXYZ-TV ^ | 3-9-2006 | Mary Conway
    There is a controversy brewing that has become known as Roe v. Wade for men. An unwed father in Michigan believes if women have a right to choose, then men should have that right, also. He is filing a lawsuit, claiming his child support payments violate his constitutional rights. Matthew Dubay is the unwed father from Saginaw who has filed the suit in federal court, saying his court ordered child support payments violate his constitutional rights.
  • Men's Rights Group Eyes Child Support Stay

    03/08/2006 5:44:27 PM PST · by proud_yank · 33 replies · 662+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Mar 8, 2006 | DAVID CRARY
    NEW YORK - Contending that women have more options than they do in the event of an unintended pregnancy, men's rights activists are mounting a long shot legal campaign aimed at giving them the chance to opt out of financial responsibility for raising a child. ADVERTISEMENT The National Center for Men has prepared a lawsuit — nicknamed Roe v. Wadefor Men — to be filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Michigan on behalf of a 25-year-old computer programmer ordered to pay child support for his ex-girlfriend's daughter. The suit addresses the issue of male reproductive rights, contending that lack...
  • Men's Rights

    02/08/2006 12:46:36 PM PST · by BobDobbs9911 · 5 replies · 296+ views
    Aish.com ^ | 5FEB06 | Emuna Braverman
    Men's Rights Posted by Emuna Braverman on Sunday, February 05, 2006 I don't know how "separate but equal" ever turned into superior, but I never bought it. After years of taking a beating by women and the feminist movement, it seems like men are finally starting to stand up for themselves again. After years of accepting every negative stereotype about the male species -- otherwise how could they ever get a date? -- men are fighting back. And it's about time. I don't know how "separate but equal" ever turned into superior, but I never bought it. Each gender has...
  • F4J: Fighting The Culture of Violence

    01/29/2006 10:43:48 AM PST · by TerryGale · 3 replies · 232+ views
    MND Blogwonks ^ | 1/28/06 | Mike Shubov
    In the light of the recent alleged plot by some extremists from Fathers4Justice to kidnap Prime Minister Tony Blair's 5-year-old son Leo, I would like to discuss the issues of men’s rights activism and problems inherent in the culture of violence. First I would like to counter the myth that men’s rights ideology favors violence. Prior to the existence of the Internet such myth such myth may have been believable, but as of 2006 anyone can look up men’s rights groups online and find that almost all of us support nothing more then equal rights. A major men’s rights discussion...
  • It wasn't his child, but court says he must pay

    01/09/2006 12:19:01 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 439 replies · 8,550+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | January 5, 2006 | Sara Olkon
    A former Broward County man has been ordered to continue to pay child support for a child he did not father. He said his wife cheated on him; she denies it.Richard Parker said he never suspected that his wife had been cheating on him when she got pregnant seven years ago.When the Hollywood couple divorced in 2001, he agreed to pay her $1,200 a month in child support.But less than two years later, when his son was 5, he says he learned the awful truth: The boy he had raised as his own wasn't his.Parker sued his ex-wife, Margaret Parker,...