Television Bureau of Canada refuses to give
permission to air misandrist hate propaganda
Take a look at this domestic violence garbage put out by the homefront
organization of Calgary
They tried to have the commercials approved by the Television Bureau of
Canada/Bureau de la Télévision du Canada and they were rejected. Now they
To view the PSAs, click on the boardroom and the restaurant
http://www.homefrontcalgary.com/announcements/index.htm (Update 2007 02 15:
The web page at that location has been taken down, but the link behind that URL
will lead you to a copy of the page in the Internet archive)
Make no mistake. This hate propaganda in its most extreme form
used to vilify and demonize all Canadian men, hate propaganda that is sponsored
by governments at all levels. The sponsors are:
In addition, a number of charitable organizations and corporate donors
lent a helping hand to promote this hate propaganda directed at Canadian men:
Government of Canada,
Status of Women Canada,
Government of Alberta, and
The City of Calgary.
United Way of Calgary and Area,
Alberta Law Foundation,
Calgary Community Lottery Board,
The Calgary Foundation,
Ogilvy & Mather Calgary,
Alberta Mental Health Board,
Action Committee Against Violence,
FirstEnergy Capital Corporation,
Community Initiatives Program,
J.F. Mackie & Company,
It is a very good opportunity to provide input on DV and a request to
have the PSAs by HomeFront Calgary trashed.
Demand gender neutrality, and write to:
Television Bureau of Canada
Jim Patterson, President & CEO
160 Bloor Street East,
Bureau de la Télévision du Canada
Lyse Groleau, Senior Coordinator
550 Ouest Rue Sherbrooke
Update 2007 02 15
The web page announcing the misandristic, so-called PSAs has been taken
down. A new web page containing the original announcement plus a report on
the inability of Homefront to obtain permission by the Television Bureau of
Canada to air the PSAs is accessible at
http://www.homefrontcalgary.com/tvspots.htm. HomeFront states there:
HomeFront believes the spots should be shown to raise
awareness about a serious problem affecting the lives of too many people at
every socio-economic level and from the many cultures in our communities.
The problem knows no boundary.
Notwithstanding HomeFront's alleged "beliefs", it is wrong of HomeFront
to depict men as the sole perpetrators of a "problem [that] knows no boundary."
Aside from that jump in logic by HomeFront, certainly, the problem truly knows
no boundaries. Inter-spousal violence, a relatively small sector of
domestic violence, goes beyond the sexes, ethnic origins and cultural traditions
and habits. Inter-spousal violence is a mutual affair in which both sexes
participate equally. Moreover, the vast majority of domestic violence cases involve
victims that are children whose torturers are those children's biological
mothers and other female primary carers.
That is the reality of domestic violence that feminist activists such as
those at HomeFront deliberately hide from the public and wrongfully present as a
problem caused by men. HomeFront is well aware of that, or should be, and
is not worth a penny of the lucrative funding that is thrown its way.
In view of that reality, it is inexcusable that HomeFront focuses on men
as the perpetrators of violence against women and hides the other half of
inter-spousal violence, the half perpetrated by women.
Posted 2005 03 12
2007 02 15 (added update)