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  • Societal Shift in Role of Fathers

    03/26/2006 12:43:21 PM PST · by okiecon · 53 replies · 1,014+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 21, 2006 | Wendy McElroy
    Next week, an important moment will occur in the general trend toward recognizing the societal importance and legal rights of fathers. On March 28, the New York State Assembly's Children & Families Committee is scheduled to hear Bill A330 on shared parenting. The bill seeks to establish "the presumption in matrimonial proceedings for awarding shared parenting of minor children in the absence of an allegation that shared parenting would be detrimental to the best interests of the child." In short, a parent seeking sole custody (most commonly the mother) would assume the legal burden of proving why a shared arrangement...
  • A Different Look at Betty Friedan's Legacy

    02/11/2006 11:26:42 AM PST · by Lorianne · 2 replies · 426+ views
    ifeminists ^ | February 8, 2006 | Wendy McElroy
    Betty Friedan (1921-2006) died last Saturday at the age of 85. Eulogies have stacked up quickly for the feminist icon: Friedan founded modern feminism; she rescued women from the '50s; she pioneered the brave 'new woman' who now strides through society. I disagree with those eulogies about the content of Friedan's legacy. The disagreement contains no malice; however, because Friedan is a public and now-historical figure, an accurate view of her social impact is simply necessary. Accuracy may be especially important as the impact of her death is already being used (or abused) by various political organizations and groups to...
  • Abolish Anti-Discrimination Laws

    01/07/2006 11:58:02 AM PST · by Dan Evans · 18 replies · 387+ views
    ifeminists.com ^ | January 4, 2006 | by Wendy McElroy
    Last week, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a lawsuit against the Santa Rosa health club Body Central. According to the agency, which enforces California's civil rights and anti-discrimination laws, the club's women-only policy violates the civil rights of men. Is the suit just payback for feminist intrusions into male-only groups? Or does the suit merely extend an unjust law and embed it further into society? Body Central is poised to become a test case. At issue is whether an owner has the right to control the customer policies of his or her private business. If so,...
  • Lawsuit Suggests Men May Be Adopting 'Feminist' Tactics

    01/03/2006 4:56:16 PM PST · by teldon30 · 32 replies · 1,022+ views
    http://www.foxnews.com/index.html ^ | Tuesday, January 03, 2006 | Wendy McElroy
    Last week, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a lawsuit against the Santa Rosa health club Body Central. According to the agency, which enforces California's civil rights and anti-discrimination laws, the club's women-only policy violates the civil rights of men. Is the suit just payback for feminist intrusions into male-only groups? Or does the suit merely extend an unjust law and embed it further into society? Body Central is poised to become a test case. At issue is whether an owner has the right to control the customer policies of his or her private business. If so,...
  • Campus Conscience Police?

    12/21/2005 7:55:31 AM PST · by Dan Evans · 1 replies · 471+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 20, 2005 | Wendy McElroy
    "Over one's inner mind, and self, no one has coercive power." So write attorneys Jordan Lorence and Harvey A. Silverglate, authors of the just-published Guide to First-Year Orientation and Thought Reform on Campus from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). The Guide is yet another indication that political correctness is faltering on campuses across North America. To those who value the right of individuals to a conscience -- that is, to judge right and wrong for themselves -- this is welcome news. Political correctness is the belief that certain ideas and attitudes are improper and, so, should be...
  • Runaway Bride Lost in Junk Journalism

    05/17/2005 4:48:53 PM PDT · by MRMEAN · 2 replies · 985+ views
    ifeminists.com ^ | May 11 | Wendy McElroy
      -- explore the new feminism -- introduction | interaction | information   ifeminists.com > introduction > editorials   Runaway Bride Lost in Junk Journalism May 11, 2005 by Wendy McElroy, wendy@ifeminists.net Veteran newsman Sam Donaldson announced it. Jennifer Wilbanks -- the Runaway Bride -- proved it. "Network news is dead." Tabloid journalism used to be a guilty vice enjoyed by people waiting in supermarket lines. They now dress it up as evening news, but even good journalists cannot infuse the supermarket stories with substance. In fact, they don't seem to be trying. Elements of the Wilbanks story are...
  • U.N. Wrong Forum for Women's Rights

    03/03/2005 6:24:29 PM PST · by Lorianne · 2 replies · 218+ views
    Fox News ^ | 02 March 2005 | Wendy McElroy
    The shadows of children allegedly raped by United Nations peacekeepers in the Congo and the women allegedly molested by a top U.N. official fall across the 49th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women. From this past Monday to March 11, the U.N. will meet in New York City to review global progress on the "women’s human rights agreement" known as the Beijing Platform (1995). Over 6,000 advocates of women’s rights will attend. How can a self-respecting woman, let alone a feminist, legitimize the U.N. through her presence? The CSW should be in the forefront of those crying...
  • Why Men Earn More

    02/25/2005 10:49:45 AM PST · by pissant · 49 replies · 1,178+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/25/05 | Wendy McElroy
    Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap And What Women Can Do About It is Warren Farrell’s latest book, and a fascinating read. It has stirred vigorous and predictable debate about what causes the "wage gap" (search) by which the average female employee is said to earn approximately 80 cents for every dollar paid to a man. But what I view as Farrell’s most controversial point remains undiscussed. Namely, should women use affirmative action (search)--that is, government-mandated preferences-- to ‘correct’ the free market’s wage gap and make more money? Farrell, who is usually associated with male...
  • Are SpongeBob's Pants Really Square?

    02/03/2005 2:47:29 PM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies · 510+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | 03 February 2005 | Wendy McElroy
    Should the public school system be used to encourage sexual attitudes in children, especially attitudes to which their parents might object? SpongeBob SquarePants is gay! Or is he? And why is there so little information on a matter everyone is discussing? The scandal surrounding the sexual orientation of the cartoon character SpongeBob looks like a media creation. The snickers directed at the ultra-conservative James Dobson of Focus on the Family -- the man 'credited' with questioning how square SpongeBob's pants actually are -- seem intended to obscure the issue and vilify the man. The issue is: should the public school...
  • UNICEF's 'Rights' Focus Is All Wrong

    12/28/2004 6:25:52 PM PST · by Lorianne · 1 replies · 330+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | 23 December 2004 | Wendy McElroy
    Only in a world of unlimited options and bottomless pockets would there be no conflict between pursuing children's health and children's rights. The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has just released its annual "The State of the World's Children" report for 2005. Using words like "catastrophe," UNICEF's Executive Director Carol Bellamy warns that the "triple whammy" of AIDS, conflict and poverty has reversed previous gains on children's survival, health and education. But critics of UNICEF claim the agency and Bellamy have contributed to the crisis by focusing on political causes and steering UNICEF away from the "core business" of ensuring...
  • In Defense of Beauty Pageants

    11/17/2004 7:25:36 AM PST · by TheBigB · 69 replies · 1,574+ views
    Fox News Online ^ | 11/17/04 | Wendy McElroy
    A beauty contest at Lakehead University aroused sharp protest from campus feminists. The flap came on the heels of a similar contest at which I applauded from the audience. The contrast made me wonder: "Why are politically correct feminists so upset by beauty pageants?" "Upset" may be too tame a word. Rage against beauty contests lies at the very roots of PC feminism. Indeed, a high-profile protest at the 1968 Miss America beauty contest is often credited with bringing the feminist movement into public awareness. It was a defining moment, with feminist protesters setting off stink bombs and singing, "Ain't...
  • Individual Rights vs. Identity Politics

    10/06/2004 5:07:18 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies · 327+ views
    ifeminists ^ | 06 October 2004 | Wendy McElroy
    "Are there are any registered vaginas in the house?" "Step into your vaginas and get the vagina vote out!" These were some of the comments shouted at the celebrity-packed "Vaginas Vote, Chicks Rock" night in New York City this September. Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem were among the laudables at the event that urged women to register to vote in order to promote "women's issues." Underlying the surreal rhetoric is the idea that women share special political interests around which they should rally and vote as a solid block. This is different from appealing to statistics. Saying "most women voted...
  • In Defense of 'Deadbeat' Dads

    08/04/2004 7:15:16 AM PDT · by buzzyboop · 30 replies · 987+ views
    ifeminists / FoxNews.com ^ | August 4, 2004 | Wendy McElroy
    A July 25 Justice Department study reveals that 6.9 million people — one in 34 adults — were on probation, parole or incarcerated in 2003. This record-breaking figure has prompted calls for the removal of nonviolent offenders from the system. If that happens, the first offenders to be removed should be "deadbeat dads" imprisoned for defaulting on child support they cannot afford to pay.
  • The Decline of Affirmative Action

    06/23/2004 8:07:49 AM PDT · by kiki04 · 2 replies · 189+ views
    ifeminist.com ^ | 6-23-04 | Wendy McElroy
    The Decline of Affirmative Action June 23, 2004 by Wendy McElroy, mac@ifeminists.net A year ago, on June 23rd, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of affirmative action (AA) in two cases that challenged the University of Michigan's (U-M) admissions policies. Yet Ted Shaw, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Legal Defense Fund, has stated, "in the year since Michigan...some institutions have retreated from affirmative action even though we won the case." Why is AA on the decline? There are several reasons. First, the Supreme Court decisions were not a clear victory, with the main...
  • The Birth of Father's Day

    06/19/2004 11:09:44 AM PDT · by kiki04 · 10 replies · 911+ views
    ifeminist.com ^ | June 16, 2004 | Wendy McElroy
    The Birth of Father's Day June 16, 2004 by Wendy McElroy, mac@ifeminists.net Modern Father's Day is uniquely American in its history. Together with Mother's Day, it is both a public and personal expression of the gratitude that is due to all caring parents. Why, then, has Mother's Day been a national holiday for almost a century, while Father's Day received that recognition only decades ago? The proposals for a Father's Day and Mother's Day -- for time set aside for children to honor their parents -- was introduced to American culture at about the same time. (Mother's Day was originally...
  • A Feminist Version of Joe Millionaire?

    05/22/2004 7:03:37 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 7 replies · 119+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | 5/22/04 | Wendy McElroy
    The popular reality show Joe Millionaire chronicled a fierce competition among 20 women to marry a man who was advertised as a multi-millionaire but who was actually a low-paid construction worker. Audiences squirmed as the contestants portrayed women as stereotypical, money-grubbing, superficial social climbers. Recently, I attended a colloquium on the disparity between the number of women earning college degrees compared to that of men, and found myself to be a squirming audience member. Although the participants were supposed to be addressing a widely discussed phenomenon spotlighted by a 2003 study entitled "The Growing Gender Gaps in College Enrollment and...
  • Reading Between the Numbers

    03/24/2004 5:39:37 AM PST · by RebelBanker · 2 replies · 84+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/24/04 | Wendy McElroy
    <p>Last week, sociologist Dr. Ellie Lee cast doubt upon the increasingly popular theory that postnatal depression affects as many as one in five new mothers, telling the BBC that the research underlying that claim is "wrong."</p> <p>How can we trust research?</p>
  • Do Gun Control Activists Pad Gun Death Statistics?

    03/02/2004 5:38:43 PM PST · by Maria S · 23 replies · 321+ views
    <p>Last week’s release of police documents and evidence on the April, 1999 Columbine school shootings has sparked many questions — not only on the specifics of Columbine but also on the general issue of guns.</p> <p>The answers are unsatisfying on all counts.</p>
  • Censorship Is Not Solution for Trashy TV

    02/18/2004 10:22:05 AM PST · by bassmaner · 49 replies · 322+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/18/2004 | Wendy McElroy
    <p>Janet Jackson’s pop-up breast during Super Bowl halftime did not create the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2004. But it will propel passage of that Act, the consequences of which may be far worse than a bit of trashy exhibitionism on TV.</p>
  • Censorship Is Not Solution for Trashy TV

    02/17/2004 5:18:43 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 8 replies · 262+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 2-17-04 | Wendy McElroy
    <p>Janet Jackson’s pop-up breast during SuperBowl halftime did not create the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2004. But it will propel passage of that Act, the consequences of which may be far worse than a bit of trashy exhibitionism on TV.</p>
  • Did a False Condition Lead to False Abuse Charges?

    02/02/2004 8:46:50 PM PST · by Dan Evans · 5 replies · 144+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 02, 2004 | Wendy McElroy
    <p>Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSBP) is the psychiatric diagnosis by which a parent -- almost always a mother -- is believed to intentionally harm or kill a child in order to garner attention.</p> <p>Diagnosing a mother as having MSBP is a tool often used by the state to remove children from the care of the parent, terminate parental rights or in the case of a child's death, charge the parent with murder. Now, due to a raging scandal in Britain, that diagnosis is being discredited.</p>
  • A Not Very Funny Valentine

    01/27/2004 8:46:44 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 16 replies · 321+ views
    FOX ^ | 1/27/04 | Wendy McElroy
    <p>"The Vagina Monologues" are coming to a theater near you … again. Eve Ensler’s politically correct-feminist play is being dusted off on campuses and in communities around North America for production, often at taxpayer expense.</p> <p>Since 1998, the play has been part of a drive to convert Feb. 14 from chocolates and Valentines to Vaginas and Violence -- that is, to turn Valentine's Day into "V-Day," a day of spotlighting male violence against women. But the backlash may surprise this year’s promoters. The hostile reception provides another indication that society is no longer willing to tolerate political correctness.</p>
  • THE BAKE-SALE REBELLION

    01/04/2004 2:02:47 AM PST · by kattracks · 28 replies · 220+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/04/04 | WENDY MCELROY
    <p>January 4, 2004 -- WANT to buy a cookie? If you are a white male, that'll be $1; for white females, 75 cents; blacks, 25 cents. The price structure is the message.</p> <p>Through Affirmative Action Bake Sales, conservative groups on campuses across America are satirically and peacefully spotlighting the injustice of programs that penalize or benefit students based solely on gender and race. The cookie rebels are being slammed by such a backlash that the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) - dreaded by many university administrators - shot "an opening salvo" in the rebels' defense.</p>
  • Retribution for victims of crime

    01/01/2004 4:37:35 PM PST · by LK12 · 3 replies · 145+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, December 30, 2003 | Wendy McElroy
    <p>Most people realize that the court and penal systems in North America are seriously broken and must be fixed. With the possible exception of China, the United States currently imprisons more of its population than any other nation: the Bureau of Justice Statistics reports 2,033,331 imprisoned as of December 31, 2002.</p>
  • The Conservative Cookie Rebellion

    12/16/2003 8:56:51 AM PST · by FormerLib · 16 replies · 241+ views
    Fox News website ^ | Tuesday, December 16, 2003 | Wendy McElroy
    <p>Want to buy a cookie? If you are a white male, that'll be $1; for white females, 75 cents; blacks, 25 cents. The price structure is the message.</p> <p>Through Affirmative Action Bake Sales, conservative groups on campuses across America are satirically and peacefully spotlighting the injustice of AA programs that penalize or benefit students based solely on gender and race. The cookie rebels are being slammed by such a backlash that the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) -- dreaded by many university administrators -- just shot "an opening salvo" in the rebels' defense.</p>
  • Zero Patience for Zero Tolerance

    11/26/2003 9:42:14 AM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies · 188+ views
    FNC ^ | Nov 25, 2003 | Wendy McElroy
    <p>News shows recently showed video of 14 police officers charging a crowded high-school corridor with guns drawn in a drug sweep. Students at Stratford Creek High School in Goose Creek, S.C., were forced onto their knees or against walls, while dogs sniffed their backpacks for drugs.</p>
  • A COLLEGE EDUCATION...NOT WORTH THE BIG BUCKS -- The High Price of Campus Political Correctness!

    11/11/2003 2:21:26 PM PST · by clintonbaiter · 43 replies · 828+ views
    ICONOCLAST ^ | By Wendy McElroy
    Parents should read two new reports on education before sending children onto a campus in North America. What passes for education at many universities is not merely an intellectual embarrassment; it is also tremendously expensive. Fortunately, there is good news for the future: a spotlight is now shining on the problems, and students in the near future may receive the quality education for which their parents pay, both through tuition and taxes. The first study, Death of the Liberal Arts? was released last month by the Independent Women's Forum. Melana Zyla Vickers examined the curricula of the top ten liberal...
  • Pro-Lifers Link Euthanasia to Abortion

    11/04/2003 12:55:03 PM PST · by presidio9 · 13 replies · 303+ views
    Ifeminist/Fox News ^ | Tuesday, November 04, 2003 | Wendy McElroy
    <p>The heartbreaking story of Terri Schiavo, the severely brain-damaged Florida woman who has been kept alive for more than a decade by a feeding tube her husband claims she would want removed, has captured the media's attention.</p> <p>The significance of the Schiavo story, however, is not just her dramatic circumstances, but the ethical questions that surround the debate over using heroic measures to keep a brain-damaged/brain-dead person alive when that person has not left clear instructions.</p>
  • Killing the Good Samaritan

    10/21/2003 4:50:47 PM PDT · by buzzyboop · 15 replies · 160+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2003 | Wendy McElroy (iFeminists.com)
    <p>The price tag for decades of gender warfare is usually expressed in general terms -- for example, through data-filled studies that reflect how "boys" are slighted in education. The ordeal of Michael Wright -- a student at Oklahoma University at Normal -- captures the human factor. And it leads me to a question: What does the devil look like?</p>
  • FAMILIES PAY PRICE FOR GOVERNMENT SPENDING -- The High Price Of The Liberal-left Caring Industry

    09/30/2003 2:25:42 PM PDT · by Apolitical · 7 replies · 242+ views
    Iconoclast.ca ^ | <http://www.iconoc by Wendy McElroy
    That social engineering includes the 'Child Abuse' industry and the 'Sexual Harassment' industry. Critics refer to them as "industries" because their enforcement policies have established bloated and expensive bureaucracies that slurp at the public trough. The cost to taxpaying families is immense.....
  • The Non-Absurdity of Natural Law

    09/01/2003 10:17:34 AM PDT · by NMC EXP · 12 replies · 1,519+ views
    WendyMcElroy.com ^ | 02/01/98 | Wendy McElroy
    From The Freeman, February 1998, Vol. 48, No. 2, pp.108-111 by Wendy McElroy There is an immense difference between disagreeing with a theory and considering it to be absurd. The former can be a respectful process that encourages discussion: the latter implies that anyone who holds the theory must be a fool. In vernacular language, the difference can be expressed as, 'is the other guy wrong, or is he just stupid?' Natural Law has always had vigorous opponents who believed, with the early 19th century English philosopher Jeremy Bentham, that the theory was nonsense upon stilts. Indeed, Sir Robert Filmer's...
  • Going to Extremes - Child custody and visitation rights are becoming flashpoints in our society!

    08/27/2003 4:20:35 PM PDT · by DaveRWH · 2 replies · 317+ views
    Radiofree West Hartford ^ | August 20, 2003 | Wendy McElroy
    In the last two weeks, more than 60 family court offices in Britain received hoax bombs that were apparently sent by fathers' rights extremists: perhaps by one individual. The issue of fathers' rights in the U.K. may be entering a more violent phase. If so, this should act as a cautionary tale for North America. No one was injured by the "bombs" but Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Services were closed down, streets were cordoned off and businesses disrupted. More importantly, the "bombs" clearly threatened violence. An anti-terrorism team is investigating. Violence is the worst possible "strategy" for...
  • THE MARRIAGE STRIKE -- Why Reluctant Males Just Say No!

    08/25/2003 6:42:07 PM PDT · by clintonbaiter · 455 replies · 916+ views
    Iconoclast ^ | August 25, 2003 | by Wendy McElroy
    If we accept the old feminist argument that marriage is slavery for women, then it is undeniable that -- given the current state of the nation's family courts -- divorce is slavery for men.....
  • Targeting speech codes on campus

    08/18/2003 10:45:27 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 188+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, August 19, 2003 | By David Limbaugh
    <p>Hallelujah. Someone in authority is finally fighting back against political correctness. The Bush administration has warned campus thought-control bullies that it is monitoring their imperious tactics.</p> <p>The Washington Times' George Archibald reports that Gerald A. Reynolds, assistant secretary for civil rights in the Department of Education, has sent a long overdue brush-back letter to college and university officials concerning their odious and oppressive campus speech codes.</p>
  • Targeting campus speech codes

    08/15/2003 11:24:35 PM PDT · by buzzyboop · 7 replies · 187+ views
    Creators' Syndicate / TownHall.com ^ | August 16, 2003 | David Limbaugh
    Hallelujah! Someone in authority is finally fighting back against political correctness. The Bush Administration has warned campus thought-control bullies that it is monitoring their imperious tactics. The Washington Times' George Archibald reports that Gerald A. Reynolds, assistant secretary for civil rights has sent a long overdue brush-back letter to college and university officials concerning their odious and oppressive campus speech codes. These codes, which are as un-American as they sound, prohibit certain kinds of "offensive" speech, such as "any language that may be deemed sexist, racist or homophobic, or may be found offensive by any minority group." Some have estimated...
  • The Marriage Strike - Why are men reluctant to marry?

    08/13/2003 9:40:36 AM PDT · by ddodd3329 · 479 replies · 10,543+ views
    Radiofree West Hartford ^ | August 13, 2003 | Wendy McElroy
    Why do fewer people marry? According to a 1999 National Vital Statistics Report from the CDC, 7.4 per 1,000 Americans married in 1998. From 1990 to 1995, the marriage rate dropped from 9.8 to 7.6. Different sources render other statistics but the trend remains sharply downward. There is never a single or comprehensive explanation for complex phenomena that are rooted deeply in human psychology. Non-marriage is a particularly difficult issue to address because, as a recent paper from Rutgers University entitled "Why Men Won't Commit" explains, official sources are scarce. "The federal government issues thousands of reports on nearly every...
  • University Students Deserve Human Rights:

    08/02/2003 6:17:05 PM PDT · by webber · 4 replies · 147+ views
    JewishWorldReview.com ^ | Wendy McElroy
    University Students Deserve Human Rights: By Wendy McElroy University Students Deserve Human Rights http://www.NewsAndOpinion.com | University campuses are strongholds of left liberalism where constitutionally protected rights, such as freedom of speech and religion, are routinely violated. This September, make sure the students you care for pack protection of their civil liberties in with clothing and reference books. This is essential for students who are male, white, conservative, openly Christian, or from affluent families. Male. Speech codes -- or anti-harassment codes that function in the same manner -- are rampant on campuses. Since "women" are a group offered protection against "offense,"...
  • University Students Deserve Human Rights

    07/28/2003 9:19:29 PM PDT · by jimkress · 10 replies · 225+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 29, 2003 | Wendy McElroy
    <p>University campuses are strongholds of left liberalism where constitutionally protected rights, such as freedom of speech and religion, are routinely violated.</p> <p>This September, make sure the students you care for pack protection of their civil liberties in with clothing and reference books.</p>
  • The PCspeak of Diversity (or HOW THE LEFT PLANS TO SHUT YOU UP )

    07/10/2003 10:31:07 AM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 6 replies · 412+ views
    The PCspeak of Diversity July 8, 2003 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- by Wendy McElroy -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Supreme Court recently ruled that universities could favor minority students for admission as long as no race was automatically favored. The ambiguous decision might seem to encourage open discussion but political correctness sometimes seems determined that debate will not occur. PCspeak, like Newspeak in George Orwell's (search) classic novel 1984, forms an effective barrier. In Orwell's dystopian world, Oceania, Newspeak (search) serves the ideological goals of Ingsoc -- English Socialism. It gradually replaces Oldspeak in defining politics and culture. Without the words necessary, complex thoughts simply cannot...
  • A Conscientious Objector to the Gender War

    06/24/2003 2:36:47 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies · 229+ views
    ifeminists.com ^ | June 17, 2003 | Wendy McElroy
    Future feminists will look back in disbelief at today's false notion of a built-in Gender War between men and women, in much the same way we regard past theories of a flat Earth. Only, flat-Earthers were generally harmless people. Politically correct feminists can be vicious. To understand the Gender War, it is necessary to examine each word separately. What Is Gender? Politically correct feminists consider "sex" to be a matter of biology; that is, you are physically male or female. By contrast, they believe "gender" is a social construct; that is, your sexuality is defined by society, not biology. By...
  • The anti-male New York Times

    06/17/2003 1:41:03 PM PDT · by Anthem · 9 replies · 236+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | June 16, 2003 | Wendy McElroy
    Anyone familiar with the New York Times' bias against men was not surprised by the Jayson Blair scandal, in which the reporter blatantly falsified stories for years. The Times is notorious for pitching gender feminism in slanted, one-sided reports. The systemic dishonesty exhibited by the Blair scandal was not an isolated incident. When it comes to coverage of men, it seems to be policy at the Gray Lady. continued...
  • LIAR, LIAR! NEW YORK TIMES, YOUR LIBERAL, ANTI-MALE PANTS ARE ON FIRE!

    06/15/2003 8:58:39 AM PDT · by BurkesLaw · 9 replies · 142+ views
    iconoclast ^ | by Wendy McElroy
    The systemic dishonesty exhibited by the Blair scandal was not an isolated incident. When it comes to coverage of men, it seems to be policy at the Gray Lady......
  • LIAR, LIAR! NEW YORK TIMES, YOUR LIBERAL, ANTI-MALE PANTS ARE ON FIRE!

    06/10/2003 10:24:37 AM PDT · by Apolitical · 10 replies · 365+ views
    ICONOCLAST ^ | June 10, 2003 | by Wendy McElroy
    Anyone familiar with the New York Times' (NYT) bias against men was not surprised by the Jayson Blair scandal, in which a reporter blatantly falsified stories for years. NYT is notorious for pitching gender feminism in slanted, one-sided reports. The systemic dishonesty exhibited by the Blair scandal was not an isolated incident. When it comes to coverage of men, it seems to be policy at the Gray Lady.....
  • MEN ARE VICTIMS TOO ....

    05/28/2003 11:18:52 AM PDT · by clintonbaiter · 113 replies · 476+ views
    Iconoclast ^ | May 28, 2003 | Wendy McElroy
    Male bashing -- the stereotyping of men as brutal, stupid, or otherwise objectionable -- is commonplace. Our sons, husbands, fathers and men-friends are gleefully slandered because they are male. They are subjected to malicious jokes and attitudes that would be decried if directed at blacks, Hispanics, or women. The assault against men must stop. But how? The message that being male is somehow seriously wrong and should be controlled has been broadcast for over three decades. That message is now embedded in gender-based affirmative-action laws and in policies such as bias against fathers in family courts. The damage inflicted on...
  • U.S. to Fund Gender Feminism in Africa?

    05/20/2003 5:53:52 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies · 210+ views
    www.ifeminists.net ^ | May 20, 2003 | Wendy McElroy
    On Friday, the Senate passed H.R. 1298, a $15 billion bill "to provide assistance to foreign countries [mostly African] to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, and for other purposes." One of the "other purposes" is to teach gender feminism to African men and boys. American tax money will re-educate African men to "respect" women, presumably in the belief that men's bad attitudes cause AIDS. How did this happen? The Bush administration had pushed hard for quick passage. Bush wanted to arrive at the Group of Eight (G8) Summit on June 1 with clear evidence of America's support for the global...
  • Cut Men: Do They Not Bleed?

    05/13/2003 9:15:32 AM PDT · by jimkress · 125 replies · 680+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 13, 2003 | Wendy McElroy
    <p>Male bashing -- the stereotyping of men as brutal, stupid or otherwise objectionable -- is commonplace. Our sons, husbands, fathers and men-friends are gleefully slandered because they are male. They are subjected to malicious jokes and attitudes that would be decried if directed at blacks, Hispanics or women. The assault against men must stop. But how?</p>