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2001 07 21 — 2002 08 17

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Jan 2008 — now

 

Families and Fathers in the News

Archived articles 2004 11 19 - 2006 04 07


Child Support Gold-Diggers

By Carey Roberts, NewsWithViews.com, 2006 04 07

Carey Roberts writes about paternity fraud, for example:

Consider the paternity scam. Here's how it works:

Find any dim-witted man to get you pregnant. Then look up the name of some unsuspecting Joe who's got a steady job — it doesn't matter that you never met the poor bloke. Put his name on the baby's birth certificate.

Now cross your fingers and hope the man is out of town when the sheriff delivers the papers. In California, such default judgments account for 70% of paternity decisions, according to a 2003 study by the Urban Institute.

(Full story; off-site)

Louise Malenfant is no more

Calgary, Alberta, 2006 04 03

During the past weekend Louise Malenfant passed away at her home, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Louise Malenfant had devoted her life to mothers and fathers who lost their children due to injustices such as false abuse allegations.  She had been influential in her native Manitoba to get the bureaucracy to accept that false abuse allegations must not be used by anyone, be they individuals or members of the bureaucracy, to gain the upper hand in removing children from parents.

A few years ago Louise Malenfant moved to Alberta, with the aim to help bring about changes in the attitude of the bureaucracy here, such as those she had helped to create in Manitoba.  She has helped countless parents, mostly fathers, to regain reputations and contact with children of whom they had been robbed, and she prevented many innocent men from being punished for crimes they did not do.

Louise Malenfant will be missed by many.

Details about the funeral arrangement are not known as of now but will be published here when that information become available.

Louise Malenfant's web pages: Parents Helping Parents


Paternity fraud rampant in U.S.
30% of those named as fathers bilked of child support unjustly

World Net Daily, 8 February 2006

Full Story

For more discussion on the issues related to paternity fraud see Advice to Men.


How is Mortality Affected by Money, Marriage and Stress?

By Jonathan Gardner, Watson Wyatt, LLP, and Andrew Oswaldi, Department of Economics, Warwick University, March 2004

Marriage is found to be associated with substantially lower rates of mortality, for both men and women. Married men are predicted to be some -7.2 percent less likely to die over the period [1993 to 2000] than unmarried men. For women, the effect is smaller.
   Women married in 1991 are approximately -4.1 percent less likely to die over the period 1993 to 2000 than otherwise similar unmarried women.

Full Story (PDF file, 136kB)


Betty Friedan, communist activist and pioneer of radical feminism, died

In her book "Women Who Make the World Worse" Kate O—Beirne shows how their destructive handiwork can be felt in every corner of American life, including:
— fractured families and dispensable dads
— offices and schools that have become battlegrounds in the gender wars
— military units that put lives at risk to promote social engineering

This book takes on some very powerful women and challenges beliefs that have become feminist orthodoxy, starting with the myth that men are the enemy of women's progress.

Betty Friedan was one of those women that make the world worse, a communist activist, a radical feminist pioneer who became a leader and author revered by radical feminists everywhere, one of the co-signers of The 1966 Agenda of the National Organization of Women (NOW).  She contributed more than most radical feminists to the planned destruction of the family, the original goal of the pioneers of communism, Marx and Engels, who held that the destruction of the institution of the family was the primary prerequisite for the construction of a successful socialist state.

To help you understand the life, marriage and achievements of Betty Friedan, read Betty Friedan and her Lies.

____________
Note: If the term "radical feminism" (a.k.a. Marxist- or socialist-feminism) is somewhat new to you, you need to expand your knowledge.  After all, radical feminism, the currently controlling faction of feminism, governs just about everything that is happening in your life.  See,

Carey Roberts column

Carey Roberts is an analyst and commentator on political correctness. His best-known work is an exposé on Marxism and the roots of radical feminism.

Carey Roberts' best-known work, his exposé on Marxism and the roots of radical feminism, is not necessarily easy to find, but this link will help with that. (Some of the URLs for the article series appear to keep changing.  For that reason the identified link leads to an Internet search for the series.  The first or second link in the return list will most likely lead you to the series.)


ABC: Abstinence, Be faithful, and (use) Condoms

Amidst the presence of a catastrophically large and growing AIDS pandemic in African nations (24 million infected with AIDS), Uganda has enormous success in curbing HIV infection rates by steadfastly promoting its ABC policy to halt the unchecked spreading of AIDS.

Stupidity in the Fight Against AIDS

By Jonathan D. Strong
November 25th, 2005
Full Article — off-site


Canada: Here They Go Again: Buying Votes With Your Tax Dollars (More than $20 billion as of now)

Canadian Taxpayers Federation
November 24, 2005
Full Story — off-site


2005 10 29

Harriet Harman, the UK's Ex Solicitor General, to be prosecuted! 

Full Story


2005 10 21

Jean Warden's horrible death

A case of deadly neglect of the elderly by an Edmonton nursing home

By Bob Warden, Jean Warden's son

Edmonton, Abstract and link to story


2005 10 18

Do you want to save on heating costs and you wish you could determine which of the most popular sources and methods of heating for your house is the most economical? 

Use this calculator for comparing heating fuel costs.

Example of results:

Graph with results of heating cost comparisons
 


The 'real' meaning of the acronym DART for the Canadian military's emergency response team (which thumbs or hires rides and therefore often arrives long after the fact where help is needed):

Delayed,
Awaiting
Rented
Transport.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Poverty: All in the Family

Bar chart showing advantage of marriage for preventing povertyBy Terence P. Jeffrey
Human Events Online, Sep 21, 2005

Story

The article explains that family status, not race, is the best poverty predictor.  The printed version of the article (Human Events, 2005 09 26, p. 5) shows a graph that has been recreated at the right.  Keep in mind that the percentages shown in the graph downplay the relative risk for children in various family "types" to be in poverty.  To show true relative risk factors it would be necessary to take into account the respective numbers of families in each category.  Of course, it should not surprise anyone that the feminist-dominated and -controlled U.S. Census Bureau has not done that.

The social engineers that re-made western society in the image of Karl Marx achieved that by transforming the Communist Manifesto into feminist ideology, with the aim to create an international agenda for the planned destruction of the family.

It would be great to know how the large-scale and escalating removal of children from the conditions of comfort and achievement in traditional nuclear families and pushing them into poverty brought about better conditions for all.  However, as the article and the information it is based on show, those benefits never came about.  The opposite is true.  The large-scale destruction of our families created bad conditions for our children.   Those conditions are gradually growing worse.

If at the very least father-custody were the normal outcome after divorce and separation, we would cut the deleterious consequences of divorce, separation and single-motherhood by half.  Better yet, by re-establishing the appreciation we once had for families, and if "no-fault" divorce were abolished, we could in one fell swoop solve most of the problems we created for ourselves by abolishing the traditional nuclear family.  If nothing else, think of all of the taxes that would be saved by applying a bit of common sense instead of blindly pursuing feminist nonsense in the realm of family politics and family legislation.


Abuse against men ignored: researcher

[Men] Just as likely as women to be battered

EDMONTON JOURNAL, A12
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2005

By Karen Kleiss, Journal Staff Writer

Husbands and boyfriends are abused by their partners far more often than most Canadians realize, yet there is virtually no support for battered men, attendees of a two-day conference heard Saturday. (Full Story)


Grandma's Apron (and what Grandpa had to do with it)

Observations on feminist propaganda at a seniors fair celebrating Alberta's centennial

By Walter Schneider

....Forgive me if Grandma's Apron put me off a bit in the context of the attendance figures at the seniors fair in Andrew.  There were so very few elderly men in attendance at the fair because they were either working or sick in hospital, or they had died, while the surviving grandmas were listening to Grandma's Apron, felt good about its message, enjoyed the preceding yoga exercises, and laughed about jokes made at the expense of men.  
   Most definitely, the fact that risky men's work is more dangerous than yoga exercises contributes to men's shorter average life span....Full story
(2005 10 08)


Domestic Violence is not a Gender Issue

By Erin Pizzey

A gigantic hoax has been perpetrated, and unsubstantiated statistics have been produced to feed a damaging and disastrous political ideology which was now a billion-dollar word-wide industry that discriminated against many innocent men and fathers.
Full Story
(2005 10 05)


Dads on the run

By Candis McLean, Western Standard, 2005 09 05

You've lost your wife, your kids, your house, and any money you earn goes to your ex. Your only hope may be the highly secretive organization that is helping hundreds of divorced Canadian dads flee the country and start a new life (Full Storyoff-site; you'll have to register at the website of the Western Standard to read this story, but registration is free, quick and easy)
(2005 09 05)


Fighting the State Tobacco Racket

by Hans Bader, Human Events
Posted Aug 23, 2005

Huddled behind closed doors, a small group of lawyers bargaining on behalf of States, law firms, and Big Tobacco hammered out a mega-billion dollar deal back in 1998.  In exchange for state attorneys general dropping their lawsuits against the four major tobacco companies, tobacco companies would pay the states over $200 billion. 
   There was a catch: the states would have to protect the companies from competition, essentially becoming partners in the tobacco business.  Thus, the most expensive racket in history was conceived....(Full Story — off-site)
   Listen also to Chuck Harder's (TalkStar Radio) interviewing Hans Bader about the new law suit filed in connection with the recent tobacco rulings (27 minutes): "the "victims" are made to pay for the costs of the rulings," and the lawyers, tobacco companies and states grow rich.


Why women's rights are wrong

By Vox Day, WorldNetDaily

Vox Day considers "women's rights to be a disease that should be eradicated," and discusses how and why the promotion of women's "rights" brought justified complaints by women as well as social and demographic calamities throughout the world.  (Full Story)
(2005 08 08)


2005 07 05

Uncaring Ontario Judge tells father to turn his teen daughter over to CAS or go to jail and face $1000 per day in fines!

(Full Story by Canada Court Watch; Off-site; scroll down at the Court Watch page until you come to the first text box on yellow background.)


2005 06 27

Autism and the mercury connection

The incidence of autism has increased from 1 in 10,000 in the 1970s to 1 in 150 today, an increase of over 6,000%. Many more children have been diagnosed with other neurodevelopmental disorders all considered to be on the same spectrum including Asperger's, ADHD/ADD, speech delay, and many other developmental delays and learning disabilities. (Full Story — off-site)


2005 06 13

Fathers under fire

Candis McLean - June 13, 2005, Western Standard

Dads who own guns are increasingly being labelled "dangerous" by therapists, cops and ex-wives who want to keep them from their kids (Full Story — Off-Site; you'll have to register at the website of the Western Standard to read this story, but registration is free, quick and easy))


2005 05 31

Photo of billboard that Senator Biden can't miss
One of three billboards that Senator Biden cannot avoid
reading when he commutes by Amtrac to Washington
The billboards are being sponsored by the Safe Homes for Children and Families Coalition
Story and more pictures


2005 05 23

Halifax: Jailed mother prepared to die

Siege of Shirley Street: Public inquiry needed

Saturday, May 14, 2005
The Halifax Herald Limited
Full Story


2005 05 16

Germany Rethinks Legalized Prostitution

FRANKFURT, May 13, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Germans are rethinking their position on legalized prostitution, made legal there in 2003, after reports that legalization has not really had any benefit for prostitutes, nor has it improved the situation for Germany at large. Full Story


2005 05 16

UK May Restrict Access to Healthcare Based on Age

LONDON, May 13, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) — The UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has proposed that some treatments for the elderly be denied if if it is felt the treatments would not be of benefit because of their age.

—What the citizen's council has said is that if there is a justifiable clinical reason to not provide a treatment for certain age groups, not just older people, that will be OK, if this treatment would not work or could not be offered,— a NICE spokesman said, as reported by politics.co.uk.

—To suggest that anyone should receive less care and attention simply because they happen to be older is blatant discrimination,— said UK charity Age Concern policy manager Jonathan Ellis, according to a femalefirst.co.uk report. —It also runs contrary to the government's stated aim of tackling the prejudice against older people that exists in health care services.— Age Concern said that 80 percent of physicians believe that the elderly are already discriminated against in the public healthcare system.

A Birmingham Post report said, —The fact that people in their 80s and 90s regularly undergo successful operations underlines how dangerous it would be to assume that old age automatically equates to a hopeless case,— according to NewsMax.com coverage.

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2005 05 15

The American Conservative May 23, 2005 Issue

Fathers Into Felons

No-fault divorce has turned a bastion of private life into a colony of the state.

By Stephen Baskerville

By all indications, we are gearing up for a major cultural and political war over the family. Opposition to same-sex marriage has tapped a vein of grassroots outrage that may run deeper than most observers imagine, with implications extending to the welfare state, the judiciary, and the most fundamental questions about the role of government. Conservatives who warn that family breakdown will lead to civilizational collapse sometimes seem incapable of recognizing the fulfillment of their prophecies.... Full Story


2005 05 12

Below is the fourth strongly-worded column by Phyllis Schlafly this year on outrages against fathers and children. This is a direct challenge to the HHS machine, now supposedly run by a family-friendly conservative administration. Republican politicians cannot ignore the voice of Phyllis Schlafly -- and we must not allow them to try.

Phyllis is the first major columnist to directly confront the economics of the divorce regime and expose the money trail. This column is even stronger than past columns by Kathleen Parker and Cathy Young (who now perhaps may be induced to rejoin the battle). Together with the NY Times Magazine piece (though this column says much more, more incisively, in much fewer words), we are having major breakthroughs on both the left and right. We must encourage this if we want it to continue and grow. I can tell you, if our sympathizers do not receive support and encouragement, they will not continue.

Please write to your local newspapers and urge them to run this column. Contact your local broadcast media to interview her -- or you: Tell them that you can provide a local twist and local examples. Editors love that. You may also wish to contact your state Eagle Forum affiliate and offer to work with them

Stephen Baskerville President, ACFC

Townhall.com

[USA] Federal incentives exist to make children fatherless

Phyllis Schlafly

May 9, 2005

Full Story


2005 05 05

Anti-Gay Attack at California School a Hoax Perpetrated by Homosexual Student

Full Story (off-site)


2005 05 01

Climate Experts Speak Out in New Video — Science underlying Kyoto Protocol seriously flawed

Climate Catastrophe Cancelled: What You're Not Being Told About the Science of Climate Change

A press release by researchers at the University of Calgary, in cooperation with the Friends of Science Society (original date of release 2005 04 13) Full Story (off-site)

More on the global warming hype (at Father for Life)


2005 04 30

Spring in Alberta: Tulips in the snow

Photos


2005 04 29

You won't read it in the papers

By Mona Charen, townhall.com

On the alleged failure of abstinence programs

...A pledge is not an abstinence program. As for data on risky anal and or oral sex by so-called abstainers, those too were self-described pledgers, not participants in an abstinence program.

By contrast, the Journal of Adolescent and Family Health has just published a carefully crafted study of the Best Friends program and found that it does, in fact, deliver on its promise -- to promote abstinence from sex, drugs and alcohol among its school-age participants. [And, by extension, freedom from being infected with STDs and from having to experience unwanted or inconvenient pregnancies —F4L]

More on sex education (at Fathers for Life)


2005 04 19

The Cult of Parenthood: A Qualitative Study of Parental Alienation

By Amy J. L. Baker, Ph.D.; Cultic Studies Review Vol. 4, No. 1, 2005

Abstract

Forty adults who were alienated from a parent as a child participated in a qualitative research study about their experience. A content analysis was conducted on the transcripts [of the audio tapes of the interviews of adults that participated in the study] and a comparison was undertaken to identify similarities between alienating parents and cult leaders. Results revealed that adults whose parents alienated them from their other parent described the alienating parent much the way former cult members describe cult leaders. The alienating parents were described as narcissistic and requiring excessive devotion and loyalty, especially at the expense of the targeted parent. The alienating parents also were found to utilize many of the same emotional manipulation and persuasion techniques cult leaders use to heighten dependency on them. And, finally, the alienating parents seemed to benefit from the alienation much the way cult leaders benefit from the cult: they have excessive control, power, and adulation. Likewise, the participants reported many of the same negative outcomes that former cult members experience such as low self-esteem, guilt, depression, and lack of trust in themselves and others. These findings can provide a useful framework for conceptualizing the experience of parental alienation and should also be useful for therapists who provide counseling and treatment to adults who experienced alienation as a child.

Full Story


2005 04 17

Liberals' Kyoto plan full of hot air

$10-billion boondoggle could have been worse. It could've been effective.

By Lorne Gunter

Edmonton Journal Full Story


2005 04 13

Federal Ottawa's Latest Multi-Billion Dollar Boondoggle

By John WilliamsonPhoto motage showing Canadian boondoggle relating to cost of Kyoto agreement

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation reacted to the release of Ottawa's Kyoto Protocol implementation plan. The federal government today pegged the seven-year cost to meet Canada's Kyoto targets at $10-billion. When the federal budget was tabled — only seven weeks ago — the government unveiled a five-year plan that would cost $5-billion. ...Full Article (off-site)

 


2005 04 09

Feminist party threatens to unseat Swedish premier

With respect to the article discussed at the page identified here, Sweden's Left Party and now especially the Feminist Initiative have clear and unequivocal communist origins and aims. Full Story [Sorry, but the link to that article no longer functions, and the page was not archived in the Internet Archive.]


2005 04 07

How America can end its divorce epidemic

By David Kupelian, WorldNetDaily, Full Story (Off-site)


2005 03 29

Open letter to the US President, Congress and Other Elected Officials

E-mail message by Stephen Baskerville, president of ACFC; Full Story


2005 03 27

Hard-hitting family- and father-friendly newspaper ads a success

E-mail message by Stephen Baskerville, president of ACFC; Full Story


2005 03 22

Symposia on Fathering

It seems that this event would benefit greatly from having a few fathers rights activists attend.
Victoria, BC (Canada), April 15, 2005; Full Story


2005 03 22

The No-Blame Game: Why No-Fault Divorce is Our Most Dangerous Social Experiment

By Stephen Baskerville, Ph.D.
Crisis, vol. 23, no. 3 (March 2005), pp. 14-20. Full Story


2005 03 16

London Metropolitan Police Service launches hate-propaganda campaign directed against men

Domestic Violence

Publicity

The Met's latest advertising campaign targets domestic violence offenders with the strong message that if you are abusing your partner, and we have reasonable grounds, we will arrest you, and we don't need your partner's statement to do this. The campaign uses posters, press ads and radio advertisements to communicate London-wide that domestic violence is a crime that the Met will not tolerate. (Full Story)

One of the beer mats to be distributed in bars throughout London and everyone of the radio adverts that are to be broadcast state that "one in four murders in London are the result of domestic violence."  Common sense should tell anyone that the statement is an outright and outrageous lie. 
   Here is a recounting of the truth and an analysis of the history of the evolution of the London MPS' hate campaign against men.

Knocked for six: the myth of a nation of wife batterers
by Neil Lyndon and Paul Ashton, The Sunday Times of London 1995 01 29

Prominent journalist and author Neil Lyndon recounts how feminist ideologists destroyed his professional career, to punish him for telling the truth about feminism.


2005 03 13

World Health Organization and the UN pursue discriminatory and sexist health programs

Men's News Daily

Something Amiss in the United Nations' Gender Health Agenda

by Carey Roberts
Full Story (Off-site)


2005 03 12

Canadian Governments at all three levels sponsor anti-male hate propaganda intended to vilify and demonize all Canadian men.

Take a look at this domestic violence garbage put out by the homefront organization of Calgary.


20005 03 01

Woman sentenced to five years for poisoning young son with salt

LONDON (AP) - An attention-seeking mother who killed her [nine-year-old] son by putting salt into his intravenous drip was sentenced Friday to five years in a British prison.
Full Story — Off-Site (link no longer functions, but try this version of the article.)

The "affliction" that such murderous mothers are said to "suffer" from is designated Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSP).  By giving it that name, such murderous moms generally receive light sentences or none at all, even if they are repeat offenders. 
   Mind you, many of them, if not most, get away with their habit of murdering their children, without anyone feeling more than sorry for them for having been bereaved; and that is what those murdering mamas are after. 
   It is generally impossible for a woman to be convicted of murdering her child or to receive more than a light sentence.  You see, there is always someone or something (if everything else fails, even her inner demons or the devil) that compels a woman to murder her child, whereby she is then deemed to be suffering and not deserving of any punishment.
   Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy is named after Baron von M—nchhausen (1720-1797) a German hunter, soldier and notorious teller of outrageously tall tales.
More on MSP.
(2005 03 01)


20005 02 28

Syphilis amongst homosexual men in Quebec is on the rise

Syphilis cases amongst homosexual men in Quebec are increasing at a great rate, but Quebec is not the only place in the world where that happens. Therefore a recent warning by the FDA comes at a bad time. Full Story

See also: Syphilis is back, especially among gay men with HIV, by Maria Cheng AP Medical Writer, Dec 27, 2007


2005 02 14

Children's Rights Rally in Toronto, 2005 02 16

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Press conference at 11:30 am —12: 30 pm

Rally at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Provincial Parliament Building of Ontario

7 Queens Park Cres. E
Toronto, ON M7A 1Y7, CA

Details (background & circumstances, speakers, sponsors, map on how to get there, and more)


2005 02 09

New Genetics Study Undermines Gay Gene Theory

New Genetics Study Undermines Gay Gene Theory

research review by Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D. & Durwood Ray, Ph.D.

Full Story

Note also that the original announcement of the study that was reviewed by Drs. Throckmorton and Durwood mentions that,

Other researchers involved in the study were Dean Hamer, at the National Institutes of Health; Nicholas Schork and Caroline Nievergelt, at the University of California at San Diego; Michael DuPree, at Pennsylvania State University; and Sven Bocklandt, at the University of California at Los Angeles. (Full Story)

In that context see also:

Hamer Hammered by New Scientific Study, FRC Says (1999)

Full Story


2005 01 30

Chastity and common sense are now criminal

Well, not quite so yet, but we are coming along nicely in getting there

German law pushes women into sex trade

'If you don't take a job as a prostitute, we can stop your benefits'

CLARE CHAPMAN
(Filed 2005 01 30)
The Sunday Telegraph
BERLIN

(The article, slightly edited for brevity, was also published in the Edmonton Journal, 2005 01 30, p. A2)

Full Story


2005 01 29

Mel Gibson had it wrong

The tall story of the right of the first night truly is a hoax.

Finally, after a full seven centuries of its existence, the hoax of the right of the first night has been officially debunked.

Isn't it odd that the feminists, armed with the evidence proving that women were truly not ever oppressed in that particular realm of oppression, didn't cause the debunking of that hoax to make the headlines?  Aren't they at all after exposing the truth about the oppression of women?

The results of a thorough investigation into the origins and history of the hoax got published in 1998.  Should we not have expected the feminist propaganda machine to jump on it?  For all those years they never said a thing, but neither did men's rights activists.

Full Story


2005 01 23

Women don't lie, and adultery is not abuse?

The BBC and other news organizations lend themselves to promote a feminist anti-male propaganda campaign

According to a British social "research" organization, adultery by men, and abuse, are primary causes of divorce.
   If you believe that you will very possibly also believe that the moon is made out of green cheese.
Full story

Update 2008 08 03:

UK: 1 in 5 fathers wrongly identified as the father

Patrick Wintour, political editor, The Guardian, Friday August 1 2008

Update 2008 05 08:

 Men are more visually aroused than women? Fact or fiction?
Research Shows Men And Women Look At Sexual Photographs Differently

(http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/67705.php, 17 Apr 2007 - 8:00 PDT)

A study funded by the Atlanta-based Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN) analyzed the viewing patterns of men and women looking at sexual photographs, and the result was not what one typically might expect. (Full Story)
 


2005 01 22

Child Support Relief

South Dakota Relents on Oppressive, Exploitative and Destructive Child Support Legislation

Estranged parents should not have to pay more than half of their monthly incomes in child support, ....
   Circuit Judge Max Gors, who chaired a special commission last year that reviewed the state child-support system, told the Senate Judiciary Committee an upper limit should be set on payments. He said some parents told the commission that 75 percent to 80 percent of their incomes went for child support.
   "People are paying, in some cases, so much of their incomes there's nothing left for them to live on," Gors said.
   The legislation would generally consider it a financial hardship if parents' total support obligations exceed half of their incomes....Full Story


2005 01 16

 The rape of statistics

An addition to the discussion of rape statistics

In case anyone should think that the rape of statistics is not prevalent there, here is a statement about rape statistics in the USA:

Rape.

Advocacy information: 1-in-4 of college women are raped annually

Actual statistics:

A review of Oklahoma University enrolment data and information supplied by campus police yielded the estimate that the annualized rape risk for 1996 freshmen women at OU was 1 chance in 476. [Source: Deflating the Date Rape Scare: A Look At Campus Police Records by Michael P. Wright, Scientific Social Research, Norman, Oklahoma]

BJS report NCJ-151658 notes that there are 2 rapes or attempted rapes reported per 1,000 US citizens, which is 530,000 reports of rape per year. There are 15,000 rape convictions annually. Based on new DNA tests, a third of those convictions are now found to be false. Therefore, there are potentially 520,000 false rape allegations a year.
 

Source: Eeva Sodhi, Debunking Domestic Violence Statistics
 <Debunking Domestic Violence Statistics>

That works out to there being in the US a little more than 98 false allegations of rape for every conviction that can be supported by DNA evidence, with the ratio of false allegations to actual convictions being about the same as that in the UK or in Canada.   However, one more consideration comes into the picture.
   Not even DNA evidence will clear a man of a false allegation of rape when the "rape" involved consensual sex that is falsely alleged to have been rape.  A good number of men serve time in American prisons (and a good many of them have even been executed) on account of having been convicted of rapes that never took place.  Will Hetherington is one of those men.  (Full Story)  The prosecutor in Will Hetherington's case bent over backwards to prevent DNA evidence that would have exonerated Will Hetherington from being admitted in court.  So much for equitable justice in the land of the free.

The foregoing comments are quoted from a more extensive discussion of "the rape of statistics." [Sorry, but the link to that article no longer functions, and the page was not archived in the Internet Archive.] 

Note: After this news item had been posted, Eeva Sodhi wrote and asked that a link to a more detailed discussion on female aggression, particularly the tactic of making false allegations to destroy the reputation and well-being of women's perceived or alleged "enemies", much of which feminist advocates in all sectors of society and the bureaucracy promoted until it became an oppressive and totalitarian social and legal paradigm, be shown at Fathers for Life.  See:

Campus Rape and Sexual Assault

By Eeva Sodhi, Full Story


2005 01 07

Feminism branched off again

Well, maybe its just a little sprout

When Science and Feminism Become Bedfellows

By Selwyn Duke

News With Views

 "Femaleism" is the result of the feminists' reaction to the research done and published in the 1990s,

...research demonstrating conclusively that the sexes were different in everything but their souls, from the womb to the tomb. The feminists had been wrong - unarguably, unassailably, undeniably.  Not that a collective admission of this and commensurate contrition would be forthcoming. Oh, the latter especially was most certainly in order, given the fact that child-rearing prescriptions based on their misconception had greatly contributed to the destruction of American parenting. But the feminist response would be quite different.

Seemingly without missing a beat, the feminists changed their tack. Yes, most assuredly these differences exist and surprised not are we. For, you see, they prove that women are superior! I am woman, hear me crow. In fact, it spawned a whole new, albeit obscure, branch of feminism: "Femaleism."  Full Story

The new branch of feminism has been properly documented in the collection of definitions of the various brands of feminism filed away at Fathers for Life.  We would not want anyone to lose track and their way in the weird and torturous paths of the evolution of the social abnormality called "feminism".


2004 11 20

THE TWIN FACES OF HODGE

U.K. Children's minister contradicts herself with respect to government's intentions to exercise control over families

By Dave Ellison

Thanks to GR for spotting the following contradictions.

Her left hand doesn't know what her right hand is doing ... unless they are cuffed together!

THE TWIN FACES OF HODGE:

Say one thing to one reporter and the opposite to another.

Nov. 20, 2004 (filed Nov. 8, 2004)

The children's minister Margaret Hodge plans to make a speech next week arguing that the state must have an increasing influence on family life because society ends up picking up the pieces when parents mess up. Research shows that a child's likely educational achievement is set by the age of two, years before he or she goes to school. Why are there lads hanging around on street corners? Because their mother and father do not care where they are or what they do.

Source: "New Labour makes for a bossy, useless nanny"
By Rachel Sylvester, The Daily Telegraph
Saturday 20 November 2004

Nov. 19, 2004

"Divorce and separation is horrible for everybody. But the idea that the state can sort out entrenched animosity and bitterness in a relationship, I think is stretching it a bit far." (My emphasis —WHS)

She also criticised Sir Bob Geldof, who has become a frontman for the fathers' movement.

"He believes the courts are biased. He believes everybody is institutionally against dads. It is not true. You can't look to the state to resolve those domestic issues," she said.

Source: Protester handcuffs MP
By Isabel Oakeshott, Evening Standard
Friday 19 November 2004

[My note: The preceding quote and reference present an odd situation. I tried to verify the link and the quote. Searching the Internet for the phrase in the first line of the second paragraph in the quote, "She also criticised Sir Bob Geldof, who has become", I was led to a single URL, contained in the link shown as a reference at the end of the preceding quote. However, the article contained in the web page at that URL does not contain any of the paragraphs contained in the quote, even though news.google.com had clearly indexed the text of the quote and kept pointing back to the same URL. Just in case, I searched This Is London, using The Evening Standard's search engine, and received the following message:

You searched News and city for "state can sort out entrenched animosity and bitterness"
Sorry, we have not found any search results. Please try again.
Tip! Extending the time period or choosing a broader search term may help.
Click here to go back.

I assume therefore that for unknown reasons The Evening Standard saw fit to replace the original article with the one shown at the URL now.
   Someone in the U.K. who has the full text of the original article should verify what I found, and, if that can be confirmed, contact The Evening Standard, reporter Isabel Oakeshott and the reporter that wrote the version of the article from which the quoted text originates, and ask them for clarification on the discrepancy.
   I suspect that there is a good story in that. It could be that the powers put pressure on The Evening Standard to change its story. If so, that would be the rewriting of history in action, just as described by George Orwell in 1984.
—WHS]

"Margaret Hodge plans to make a speech next week arguing that the state must have an increasing influence on family life"

"You can't look to the state to resolve those domestic issues," she said."

Spot the difference.   —Dave Ellison

[What's the difference?  You can look to the state to create domestic issues. —WHS]


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