Wednesday, May 2, 2012

"I am the son of one of the former leading feminists in Holland in the seventies of the last century"

I would like you to imagine how it is for an growing boy in the age of ten to hear every day from his mother that men are the cause of all trouble in the world, that men are guilty of all crime and war and repression in the world, that all men should be castrated after their semen has been deep-frozen to ensure the existence of the next generation, that men should live in different cities than women, so that they could all kill each other and so solve the problem of their own existence.

This is the kind of feminist teaching that I received every day,

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

This is what feminism looks like

The Swedish group,

having fun:

Yes, it's  true that has only one entry in the wayback machine.  It's also true that the feminists who produced,  I Shot Andy Worhol called the Scum Manifesto "a feminist classic."

It's also true that there is a re-enactment of Scum Manifesto adapted for theater.  For High School audiences.

Perhaps Val Solanas isn't as reviled by feminists as they'd have us believe.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Antimale legislation roundup (last updated 11/5/2011)

"When a man rapes a woman, it is against the law. When a woman rapes a man, the law is the instrument she uses."

More on rape and due process:
By directive of the US Department of Education: A rape accusation need not meet the legal standard of 'proof beyond a reasonable doubt' to end the accused's college career:
"the school must use a preponderance of the evidence standard,"
  • the lowest standard of civil proof.
If the grievance hearing board finds it believes the complainant's story of the alleged incident over that of the accused by a 50.0001 percent versus a 49.9999 percent margin, he packs his bags and is banned from the school forever. Forget law school, medical school, and anything else. Good luck explaining that to prospective employers.
Rape Laws: dismantling of due process explained step by step
Feminists managed to override constitutional guarantees, as they managed to change thousand year old definitions of legal terms like “rape” and “child
Additionally, there are tangible incentives for women to falsely cry 'rape', especially at college ages:
the senate is considering a bill that will continue removing the right to due process.
why this is wrong

Federal Rule of Evidence 413 - "Want to see just how unjust this law is? You'd better sit down before you read this: Mr. VAWA himself, then-Senator Joseph Biden, found it repugnant.":
Quoting Biden:
"[Under these rules, t]he prosecutor, instead of just having to deal with that witness and those facts, is able to go out and find anybody who is willing to say, 'By the way, when he was 21 years old when we were parked in the car he physically molested me,' without any proof of anything. Now, the people who might . . . have been around to prove that that was not the case, the couple you double dated with in the front seat of the car, are dead. But you have a witness, the one person sitting there, who says, 'But that happened to me 25 years ago.'" 140 Cong.Record S12,261 (August 22, 1994). Biden declared that he had "a moral, intellectual, and practical aversion" to this rule. Id.
{included for relevance, though I have great distaste for the wording of "archivist's" headline}

The DOE policy in practice:
Caleb Warner was accused of rape and expelled from the University of North Dakota, then his accuser was charged with filing a false report. He remains expelled as of June 2011:
Write to the Assistant Secretary for civil rights at the DOE in protest.

Equal Rights:
The Equal Rights Amendment was defeated because women didn't want to lose their privileges.
Women vote. In every (USA) presidential poll since the 1980s, women have outnumbered men by several million.
This was also true of 1964:
In 1964, 67% of women and 71.9% of men voted. That's 39.2 million women and 37.5 million men - a difference of 1.7 million.

Here are the infamous House and Senate resolutions laying blame for domestic violence solely on men:
Hres 590 passed by 110th congress
S.Res 373 passed by the 111th.

DOJ to white male bullying victims: Tough luck
DOJ will only investigate bullying cases if the victim is considered protected under the 1964 Civil Rights legislation. In essence, only discrimination against a victim’s race, sex, national origin, disability, or religion will be considered by DOJ. The overweight straight white male who is verbally and/or physically harassed because of his size can consider himself invisible to the Justice Department.
restraining order idiocy:
does a man he deserve jail time for his wife coming to visit him when he was in the county jail?

Child Support

Child Support
title IV-D requires that a father be named if a woman who applies for welfare has kids, or the mother loses benefits. When benefits for free-loaders are about to be lost, they have no problem putting the name of a father down - right or wrong. The Injustice by default article about child support legislation shows how easy it is to fraudulently name a random man as the father, and the difficulty he meets in acquitting himself of the ensuing debt, even when dna clearly shows that he's not the father. Further, the bradley amendment requires state courts to prohibit retroactive reduction of child support obligations.
Doug Dante's article here points out the laws involved in the federal subsidies aimed at maximizing child support payments. Follow the money: The Federal Government provides financial incentives to states' efforts to maximize the number of CS payers and the amount they are forced to pay.
If you're raped, underaged, or if you fail to flush your condom, you're still liable:
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's site forwards the assumption that noncustodial parents are fathers.
This narrative explains how easily a woman can trap a medium-term boyfriend into paying child support.: "When a man rapes a woman, it is against the law. When a woman rapes a man, the law is the instrument she uses."
California this state appellate court may offer some relief, but it's still unclear whether it will be upheld as national legal precedent.

Domestic Violence:
Here is the California Health and Safety code 124250 which defined domestic violence as something that happens only to females, only recently was amended to reflect gender neutrality (win!)
the Violence against Women Act. Recently the DOJ made a statement that VAWA applies to men and women, however, in practice, women have legal and social advantages in seeking protection that men do not.
what happens when 911 is called
this list is sourced and includes examples from individual states:
According to a recent report, “Expanding Definitions of Domestic Violence” ( ), 63% of states include emotional distress in their statutory definition of domestic violence. That means any person who claims to be “fearful” – no evidence necessary — is entitled to a protective order and the generous cornucopia of bennies that comes with it.
and here::
in the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005), Congress specifically provided that "Nothing in this title [which includes the STOP statute] shall be construed to prohibit male victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking from receiving benefits and services under this title."
though we've seen that in practice, this promise of gender neutrality is seldom realized:
oh, look, here are hints at gender arrest quotas:
Prosecutors should be alert to gender bias in the response of local law enforcement agencies and re-screen cases if the percentage of female suspects accused of abusing male victims exceeds that commonly found across the nation. (Research basis: Multiple studies of abusers and their victims brought to the attention of the criminal justice system [including civil protective orders] confirm the gender ratio as opposed to studies focusing on non-intimate and family conflict.) sourced from the NIJ

Obamacare: There are at least 7 new agencies and departments devoted solely to women while there is not one office for men or male specific ailments.
Canada: See also this research by --- on the difference in funding levels by the Canadian government for male vs. female homeless & healthcare initiatives. Sources are provided in the comments.

Tennesse's laws on nudity criminalize erections, even if clothed.
definitions of Rape are often gendered by state laws. (the linked text discusses Idaho)
The FBI counts only women as possible rape victims, for UCR (statistics) purposes. It does not include 'nonforcible' rape. Sexual crimes against men may be hidden in the aggravated assault definition but even if they are counted, they would not be distinguished for their sexual nature.

The above are United States laws, but please add laws local to other nations.


Judges are being told to be less strenuous on female offenders
some police forces in UK are piloting a program to kick men out of their homes when they abuse women {the wording in the first article is clearly sexist - here's a second one that is gender neutral, and a third one quoting UK Home Secretary Theresa May's assumption that the DV victim is female and the aggressor is male.}
the antirape statutes are written with the assumption that the victim is female
UK employment policy encourages preferential hiring of women over men when they have the same qualifications.
UK makes legal aide for divorcing women contingent upon accusations of abuse; predictable consequence is an increase in false abuse allegations.
In the UK, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority - CICA - furnishes a monetary incentive to lie about rape. (link to legislation in text) It does not, however, provide for any compensation for men falsely accused of rape, no matter how badly they are treated by the courts or prisons.
While not, strictly speaking, legislation, National Executive Committee for the Labour Party deselected male candidates for the 2015 election solely based on gender. This happened for several locales. The UK Conservative party leader also has said he'll impose all-female shortlists.

Home office Equalities Department: "We lead on issues relating to women" (but not men)
Male pensioners are paid less than female pensioners. 'justified on the grounds that it was introduced to correct "factual inequalities" that had existed between men and women in the workplace.'

International scope:
this IMF document is not, strictly speaking, legislation, but it will have influence on lawmakers. second source here and IMF document here - pdf
also related is my pet conspiracy theory
Hate speech is a jailable offense in Sweden, unless it's against white Swedish men
Australia: submitted by FartAwayYourWorries
A woman may be convicted of infanticide instead of murder if she kills her baby aged less than 12 months while suffering from a mental disturbance which results from giving birth or breast-feeding. Where a woman kills her baby, the prosecution may charge her with the offence of infanticide. If she is convicted of that offence, she is sentenced as if she had been found guilty of manslaughter.
Alternatively, the prosecution may charge the woman with murder, in which case infanticide may be raised as a partial defence. If successful, the defence will result in a verdict of infanticide. Again, the woman is then sentenced as if she had been found guilty of manslaughter.
source source - paragraphs 3.1 & 3.8
Canada also has a lenient infanticide law.
preferred parking in some nations. Note: this is not directly related to pregnancy; There is good reason to offer accommodations to pregnant women who have pregnancy weight, however, these signs are based entirely on gender.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Tell Joe it won't be so!

Joe Biden is sending out feelers to see how receptive the good people of America would be to his presidential campaign in 2016.

Joe Biden is a sexist pig who spearheaded the VAWA (Violence against women act) and served with the president who created the one-sided White House Council on Women and Girls.

Joe Biden CREATED  VAWA  WITH A LIE.  An absolute falsehood was promulgated by advertising and "concerned" womens' publications on superbull sunday (aka superbowl sunday 1993)  and advertisers who "warned" women to get out of the house during the superbowl (to go shopping avoid violence).

Joe Biden bragged on the View about having expanded Title 9 to include a directive to 'make colleges safer for women'.  In case my links break, look for Joe Biden's  Sept. 27, 2011 appearance on ABC’s The View.

Watch that video.  It's short (less than 3 minutes) and come back.  Sorry about repeating the link, but there are a few things there that are integral to the reasons  Joe Biden cannot be allowed to become president.

First is Joe Biden's aforementioned VAWA.

Second is Joe Biden's advocacy for 'making college campuses safer' (by treating men as guilty.)  This is a direct reference to the national public policy  of Treating Accused Men As Guilty as soon as a rape accusation is muttered on a college campus.  (fyi, if FRS appears too biased for you, read the actual policy from the Department of Education Website) and pay special attention to:

page 1,  ¶2, where it says:

Sexual harassment of students, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. In order to assist recipients, which include school districts, colleges, and universities (hereinafter “schools” or “recipients”) in meeting these obligations, this letter1 explains that the requirements of Title IX pertaining to sexual harassment also cover sexual violence, and lays out the specific Title IX requirements applicable to sexual violence.
Now, look at page 11, ¶2 especially the part I italicized:

Thus, in order for a school’s grievance procedures to be consistent with Title IX standards, the school must use a preponderance of the evidence standard (i.e., it is more likely than not that sexual harassment or violence occurred). The “clear and convincing” standard (i.e., it is highly probable or reasonably certain that the sexual harassment or violence occurred), currently used by some schools, is a higher standard of proof. Grievance procedures that use this higher standard are inconsistent with the standard of proof established for violations of the civil rights laws, and are thus not equitable under Title IX. Therefore, preponderance of the evidence is the appropriate standard for investigating allegations of sexual harassment or violence. 
this is what Joe Biden has given us: Joe Biden has stripped people on college campuses of 5th, 6th, and 14th AMENDMENT PROTECTIONS.

It gets worse: the VAWA reauthorization bill encodes into law this anticonstitutional injustice.

Third is Joe Biden's refusal to acknowledge that women can be violent.  Even when Whoopi Goldberg tries to correct him  - again, Joe Biden on The View Sep 27, 2011:

Whoopi says (2:07 in the linked video):

And will you just also remind people, remind the women that the way to get a man’s attention is not to hit him? Do not hit him. (applause) Because this is something violence in itself, is something we need to teach kids is not to perpetrate on each other. No?
Joe Biden's response (2:33 in the same linked video):

Look, you know of all the violent criminals behind bars in jail, they only have two things in commom.  One is they can't read.  And two is that they witnessed their mother, or someone in their household being beaten by their father.

There you go: violent fathers (and never mothers) are the root of all evil.

Have you seen the Fiebert Bibliography?  Joe may or may not have.  If he has, Joe Biden does not care.  Joe Biden does not care about men.

Have you seen Health Canada's  1996 report: The Invisible Boy: Revisioning the Victimization of Male Children and Teens   Joe biden calls himself an expert in (preventing) violent crime.  Has he seen it?  If he has, Joe Biden does not care.  Joe Biden does not care about men.

From the Health Canada report The Invisible Boy:

Finally, there is an alarmingly high rate of sexual abuse by females in the backgrounds of rapists, sex offenders and sexually aggressive men - 59% (Petrovich and Templer, 1984), 66% (Groth, 1979) and 80% (Briere and Smiljanich, 1993). 

Joe Biden has proven that he cannot be trusted to acknowledge violence against men by women.  Joe Biden's sexism is deep rooted and has been implanted by his parents:

"In my house, being raised with a sister and three brothers, there was an absolute - it was a nuclear sanction, if under any circumstances, for any reason, no matter how justified, even self-defense - if you ever touched your sister, not figuratively, literally. My sister, who is my best friend, my campaign manager, my confidante, grew up with absolute impunity in our household."
And this was the good senator's bell-ringer: "And I have the bruises to prove it. I mean that sincerely. I am not exaggerating when I say that." (Senate hearings held on December 11, 1990 to probe the problem of violence against women.)

Joe Biden has neither the ability nor the will to abandon his sexism against men.

I don't fault Joe Biden for being the victim of domestic abuse.  I don't fault Joe Biden for internalizing that abuse, and or for internalizing the mental abuse that was used to force him to accept it.

It remains true, however, that Joe Biden continues to believe that men are at fault for intrafamily abuse, as well as any and all external ramifications of the same.  Joe Biden is therefore unfit to serve in any office, muchless that of the President of the United States.

No, Joe, you have to go.  You are not a leader that this nation needs.

Joe Biden is an unfit candidate for the presidency.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Two generations of men who grew up vilified & demonized under feminism have communally come to realize they have been lied to & over the internet the news is spreading like wildfire.

the above was written in response to Neely Steinberg's post Feminism: The winter of men’s discontent I don't have much to add to the comment, so I'll just drop it here. there are many more
Byron: As a man I’ll try give my take on the present state-of-play as i see it: Feminism cannot do anything to get men on board. That isn’t the direction the pendulum is swinging. Two generations of men who grew up vilified & demonized under feminism have communally come to realize they have been lied to & over the internet the news is spreading like wildfire. The men that used to count themselves as feminists (such as myself) have come to realize they were aiding & abetting a terribly destructive force. Men concerned about equality, fairness, & truth that would once have involved themselves with feminism are much more likely now to get involved with the men’s rights movement instead, which is at the present time still amazingly new, dynamic & open-ended. And its arguments actually make sense, too, which helps. So no, there is nothing in feminism anymore for men, if indeed there ever was. Whatever good it actually may have done in the world (in the 1970?s?) is long past & it is only now a harmful presence wherever it appears. The last thing the human race needs is more feminism, in a new package. You can’t rebrand totalitarianism, nor should you want to. Feminism is the wound, not the bandage. The present culture of misandry originates almost entirely with that single entity, which history will judge as a hate movement. However, women who have previously identified as feminists can do the most amount of good right now by being prepared to leave old ideologies behind & looking to the future. They can try simply listening to the men around them without judgment, taking on board their concerns, &.seeing men’s needs as equal to their own. They can speak out on behalf of them to others. Men & boys are in far more need of attention, aid & compassion today than girls & women, as a rule – Men are 80 percent of the suicides, 85 percent of the homeless & 95 percent of all workplace deaths. Men die at greater rates than women from all the major diseases yet are given a comparatively tiny amount of the care & medical aid. I could go on but I feel like I’ve said this stuff too many times before. The information’s out there if you care enough to go look.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Who are the ones like I once was who might, just might, be able to listen to themselves if only for a moment?

"What I can tell you though with the sobriety and clarity of sea air, is that once I was a member of a feminist chain-gang and now I am forever a fugitive. So very completely and joyously free."

Monday, August 29, 2011

I was raised to believe that women need men like a fish needs a bicycle.

Alice Walker's daughter:

"My mother's feminist principles coloured every aspect of my life. As a little girl, I wasn't even allowed to play with dolls or stuffed toys in case they brought out a maternal instinct. It was drummed into me that being a mother, raising children and running a home were a form of slavery. Having a career, travelling the world and being independent were what really mattered according to her