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Canada's declaration of war against pro-family- and pro-male activists


Big Sister is watching.  Beware!

Status of Women, which is a Canadian federal government department (formerly headed by the infamous Hedy Fry), seeks funding to monitor statements expressed by pro-family- and pro-male activists on Internet websites, with the aim to ferret out criticisms of feminism and label them violations of Canada's hate-language laws, so that instances of such "crimes" can be legally prosecuted.

Perhaps some of you tried to access during the past weekend the web pages of the Canadian federal government's department "Status of Women Canada" (SWC — there is no equivalent or comparable government department for the Status of Men), that is, the pages that contain information relating to funding requests for government-sponsored efforts to curb perceived advances by "masculinists" that endanger the advantages gained by feminists during the past few decades.

The Internet addresses for the two documents were not operational during May 24-25, 2003 (a weekend), but they appear to be accessible during working days.  [Update 2008 08 07: Various links to the document being discussed here no longer function.  Fortunately, http://web.archive.org still provides access to archived versions of the document.

Update 2011 05 18: The report can no longer be found in the Internet Archive. Status of Women Canada made sure that it can no longer be found.  However, copies of the original report can still be found in various locations on the Internet. The appropriate links in this commentary have been updated accordingly. Read on.]

Here is an abstract of the report:

School Success by Gender: A Catalyst for the Masculinist Discourse
(Update 2011 05 18: There was a link for the abstract, but Status of Women Canada made sure it can no longer be accessed.)

ABSTRACT

This research investigates the advocacy discourse focussing on boys and men during the decade between 1990 and 2000, as reported in the Canadian and international press. Our objective is to explain the dynamics of this discourse, using the school drop-out theme, which is our field of research, in order to identify other themes that authors link together: suicide, child custody, violence perpetrated by women, etc. The research is based on articles published in Canadian, French, American and Australian daily newspapers and mass-circulation Canadian magazines. The analysis reveals an ideology that questions women's rights and discredits feminism.

In this context, the report makes recommendations on the issue of gendered school success. It is important to dispel the social perception that boys are the only ones having trouble in school. To this end, we recommend that new initiatives be introduced and existing measures reinforced to encourage girls to keep working hard in school. Resource allocation needs to take into account the barriers girls continue to face, and measures must be maintained to encourage them to take an interest in up-and-coming professions and demarginalize such choices for those who dare to make them. As a result of the new issues raised by masculinists, we make a number of general recommendations for protecting the gains that women have made. In particular, we stress the urgency for women to "take ownership" of the Internet. There is also a need to ensure closer monitoring of hate-mongering sites to determine whether legal action should be taken. It is important as well to disseminate egalitarian messages and to support studies that provide a context for problems, such as alleged violence by women.

Another abstract of the main document in question was shown at the Status of Women website but appears to be no longer accessible there. That abstract read:

School Success by Gender: A Catalyst for the Masculinist Discourse
[By] Pierrette Bouchard, Isabelle Boily and Marie-Claude Proulx
(Published by Status of Women Canada in March 2003)

School Success by Gender: A Catalyst for the Masculinist Discourse is based on an analysis of the discourses on school success by gender in the media. It asserts that many industrialized societies, including Quebec and the rest of Canada, are finding more boys than girls having problems in school. The researchers looked at more than 500 Canadian and international newspaper and magazine articles published between 1990 and 2000. The report tracks the development of discourses focused on men and boys, referred to as "masculinist" discourses, over that decade.

The researchers found that over the decade, the discourses become increasingly anti-girl/anti-women and that other themes such as divorce, fathers' custody of children, boys' suicide and loss of male identity appear. There is more direct criticism of policies that protect the rights of women. This lead the researchers to study other areas of the masculinist discourses, beyond school success by gender.

The research report examines the economic environment that fuelled the masculinist discourse, its structure and content. Factual data are then provided to contrast the masculinist discourse and to demonstrate its biases and limitations. It examines the discourse's impact on women and women's groups, and makes recommendations for public policy.

Recommendations include increased monitoring of Internet sites and possible legal action with respect to hate propaganda on the Internet, that women's groups develop and disseminate through the Internet positive, egalitarian messages to counter this discourse, that they form a network of experts in fields on which the masculinists are focusing. They also suggest that whenever possible, the release of gendered data be accompanied by contextual analyses.

It is astounding that SWC is concerned about threats to feminist gains of the past few decades, gains that were made through massive government funding at the rate of hundreds of millions of dollars per year, while the perceived "masculinist" threats originate in a true grass-roots movement by largely pro-family men and women without any funding at all from government sources who must endure great personal hardship and make many personal sacrifices to be able to do so. They are activists that try nothing more than to prevent the total destruction of our traditional social, cultural and moral standards.

That a government department should be worried about any perceived threats to the advancement of the socialist-feminist ideology and related government policies, and that it even recommends "increased monitoring of Internet sites and possible legal action with respect to hate propaganda on the Internet", smacks of the methods used in other totalitarian socialist countries of the recent past that to their dismay found that government-sponsored and -controlled indoctrination is a prescription to social decay, economic collapse and total chaos.

Judging by the increasing levels of government debt and unfunded liabilities of the various social safety nets (in the order of three trillion dollars) in Canada that were and are being incurred largely on account of the socialist-feminist policies that are being imposed on Canadian citizens and taxpayers, it is quite probable that, if the recommendations by SWC Canada will be adopted, Canada will inexorably follow the path to economic oblivion already taken by the totalitarian socialist regimes that recently perished.

Throwing more money into the black hole of social changes steered by socialist-feminists will do nothing more than accelerate Canada's political, social and economic decline. We cannot afford to continue with the implementation of the agenda for the planned destruction of our families. A country with strong and healthy families in whom men have their rightful and equitable place and status has little need for welfare and other forms of income equalization and asset transfers "from those who have to those in need".

The hit-list of organizations and writers who will be under the intensive scrutiny of SWC was accessible in Appendix II of their report. (The SWC website appears to have the report removed, while the archived file of the report no longer contains an Appendix II.  However, the ZIP file identified in the next paragraph still provides access to Appendix II of the report.)

The list in Appendix II of the report contains not only the names of Canadian organizations and individuals, but also those of organizations and individuals in the USA, Australia and France. (In case the web pages of SWC should again become inaccessible, a ZIP file of the report (1MB; ) is accessible at the website of Fathers for Life. Update 2011 05 18:  Here is a link to a copy of the original version of the report 1.4MB PDF file)

One can only wonder how long it will be until SWC demands additional taxpayer funding to take on foreign pro-family organizations and individuals for the commission of hate crimes against feminism and "brings them to justice" in the International Criminal Court.

Check the list in Appendix II of the report. You may be on it. I saw that some of you are.

Careful now, Big Sister is watching you.

Fraternally,

Walter

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Walter H. Schneider
Fathers for Life
http://fathersforlife.org

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Update 2003 05 31

Top story in the May 31, 2003  issue of WND.

WorldNetDaily

THEIR GOVERNMENT AT WORK

'Masculinists' lashing back at feminists?

Publicly funded report says men's groups inciting hatred


Posted: May 31, 2003

1:00 a.m. Eastern

2003 WorldNetDaily.com

Feminists fret the tables have turned. But have they?

A report funded by the Canadian government finds "masculinists" are orchestrating a backlash against feminism and blame women for oppression and discrimination against men, reports the National Post.

Full Story

Update August 7, 2008:

Better late than never, this ruling slipped by me but deserves to become a big part of Canadian history.

Vancouver Sun

'Defamed' father can't understand judge's ruling

Richard Warnica, Canwest News Service
Published: Friday, March 14, 2008

A B.C. Fathers Rights advocate has lost a defamation suit over a report he said portrayed him as "hate-monger."

Ken Wiebe sued a Quebec academic, her two research assistants and the federal minister for the Status of Women after a graphic taken from his website was included as an example of hate propaganda in the government-funded publication.

While the judge in the case agreed that Wiebe had been defamed, he dismissed the suit in a ruling released Wednesday, saying the authors' views were fair comment....(Full Story)
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Nathan Smith, the B.C. Supreme Court Justice who decided that the feminist witch-hunt report against sane dissenters constitutes defamation of Ken Wiebe but also "fair comment" and "honestly held opinions", must have read both the report and Ken Wiebe's website from which the report had quoted out of context.

So, why a self-contradictory ruling in which it is stated that Ken Wiebe had been defamed by these illogical feminists from Quebec and by the federal minister for the status of women in their federally funded report, but in which those feminist liars are being excused for their hate crime by stating that it was based on honestly held opinions?

That decision can not possibly be based on the law or be an expression of fair justice.  Only one conclusion remains.

The decision is nothing other than a result of feminist jurisprudence in action. (See Feminist Jurisprudence: Equal Rights or Neo-Paternalism? by Michael Weiss and Cathy Young, Cato Institute; June 19, 1996)

The Vancouver Sun deserves credit for continuing to make access to their article possible.  The ruling by Nathan Smith will without a doubt go down in infamy as an example of "gender rights" having gone awry.

In posting this update, I could not help but look up some of the information contained in the report by Pierrette Bouchard.  It boggles the mind to see what information is being used by her to underpin her assertion that boys are being advantaged in education at the expense of girls.  If you see any evidence that girls are being disadvantaged in the following table, please be so good and point out to me where that is the case.  Where in the world is this woman coming from?  Does she even live on the same planet as we do?

Nathan Smith, the B.C. Supreme Court Justice who decided that the feminist witch-hunt report against sane dissenters constitutes defamation of Ken Wiebe but also "fair comment" and "honestly held opinions," obviously decided that the maxim that ignorance is no excuse when one violates the law no longer holds true.

Without a doubt, as far as Nathan Smith is concerned, whatever opinions are being expressed by feminists, however wrong those opinions are, assertions of ignorance and not knowing any better serve well to excuse any and all of feminists' wailings, false assertions and false claims, even if their victims are being defamed and hurt.

Table 15: University Degrees by Field of Study and Sex

  1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Canada

178,074

178,066

178,116

173,937

172,076

Men

76,470

76,022

75,106

73,041

71,949

Women

101,604

102,044

103,010

100,896

100,127

Social sciences

69,583

68,685

67,862

66,665

67,019

Men

30,700

29,741

29,029

28,421

27,993

Women

38,883

38,944

38,833

38,244

39,026

Education

30,369

30,643

29,792

27,807

25,956

Men

9,093

9,400

8,693

8,036

7,565

Women

21,276

21,243

21,099

19,771

18,391

Humanities

23,071

22,511

22,357

21,373

20,816

Men

8,427

8,428

8,277

8,034

7,589

Women

14,644

14,083

14,080

13,339

13,227

Health professions and trades

12,183

12,473

12,895

13,073

12,658

Men

3,475

3,461

3,517

3,460

3,514

Women

8,708

9,012

9,378

9,613

9,144

Engineering, applied sciences

12,597

12,863

13,068

12,768

12,830

Men

10,285

10,284

10,446

10,125

10,121

Women

2,312

2,579

2,622

2,643

2,709

Agricultural and biological sciences

10,087

10,501

11,400

11,775

12,209

Men

4,309

4,399

4,756

4,780

4,779

Women

5,778

6,102

6,644

6,995

7,430

Mathematics, physical sciences

9,551

9,879

9,786

9,738

9,992

Men

6,697

6,941

6,726

6,749

6,876

Women

2,854

2,938

3,060

2,989

3,116

Fine and applied arts

5,308

5,240

5,201

5,206

5,256

Men

1,773

1,740

1,780

1,706

1,735

Women

3,535

3,500

3,421

3,500

3,521

Arts and sciences

5,325

5,271

5,755

5,532

5,340

Men

1,711

1,628

1,882

1,730

1,777

Women

3,614

3,643

3,873

3,802

3,563

Note:
Includes bachelor's degrees, initial stages of a professional program, degrees and certificates at the undergraduate level, other titles at the undergraduate level, master's degrees, doctorates, and degrees and certificates at the master's and doctoral levels.

Source:
Statistics Canada, CANSIM, Summary table 00580602.

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Source: the archived version of School Success by Gender: A Catalyst for the Masculinist Discourse, APPENDIX III: TABLES

Undoubtedly, Pierrette Bouchard and other government-funded feminists and their champion, Justice Nathan Smith, deserve a Female-Supremacism Award:

feminism is female supremacism

Additional Reading:

The planned destruction of the family was part of the communist agenda from its inception by Karl Marx and Frederic Engels.   It became government policy in the USSR in about 1917. It was so successful in the USSR that it threatened to destroy society in the USSR.  Curiously, while in the 1940s the USSR took steps to repair the damages its family-hostile policies had caused, American communists imported the Soviet agenda for the planned destruction of the family into the USA.  It has been and continues to be promoted by left-leaning liberals in the West ever since.

White RoseThe White Rose
Thoughts are Free

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Posted 2003 05 27
Updates:
2003 05 31 (added reference to WND top story on SWC's hit-list of men's organizations)
2003 08 01 (added reference to From Marxism to Feminism: The planned destruction of the American family)
2011 05 18 (updated link information to compensate for the circumstance that Status of Women Canada tried to make finding the report "School Success by Gender: A Catalyst for the Masculinist Discourse" impossible.  Fortunately SWC was unsuccessful with their attempts.)
2011 11 21 (added links to information on IMD)