The National Post printed a story on new research on the effects of divorce on children in their adult lives, and the findings are again disturbing. A greater likelihood to divorce and to use drugs are only two of the findings, and the psychological effects also last into adulthood, making it harder for adults of divorced parents to form intimate relationships. Details on how the study was done suggests that this is going to have a profound effect on the way sociologists view divorce.

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Betsy Hart from Jewish World Review wrote this essay on the recent news that Al Gore is going to give women "equal pay for equal work", which as most of us know already exists. Her debunking of the wage gap myth is quite simple, and shows just how political and irrational the topic is. Anyone interested in researching this topic further might also be interested in some resources I collected together at this web site.

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Aceman writes "This is a superb article on how women vote and some of the gender differences in voting and best of all it's written by a woman. it's a week or two old but it's well worth reading." This is a very thought provoking article - check it out!

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Dr. Charles Corry has done an investigation of Colorado's leading newspaper, The Denver Post, and found some very biased reporting on domestic violence. Dr. Corry runs the DV Against Men - CO web site, and recently became a site sponsor. Read on to take a look at his findings and see an example of how to bring a media outlet to task for ignoring critical men's issues.

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Robert Cunningham also wrote in to let me know of this link, which is a transcript of a news show which featured an interview with Christina Hoff-Sommers (you've seen the name often enough, I can abbreviate it CHS, right?). It's good to see this issue is getting international attention, and mention was made that the Australian Parliament was looking into the crisis boys are in when it comes to education.

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Yup, this is for real. Gloria "a a woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle" Steinem has married at the ripe age of 66. The irony of this is incredible. Yahoo! News has the Reuters story here. Considering all the inconsistencies and irrationality of feminst theory, this can't be too much of a surprise.

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Robert Cunningham submitted this link to an article by Jed Abraham in The Washington Times. It's very well written and articulate, and Abraham examines why it is that joint custody has such a positive effect on the well-being of children and reduces the divorce rate. It's an extremely effective article that isn't excessively confrontational, and I think it's something that I would give to a person to demonstrate the pluses of joint custody. Check it out.

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Marc Angelucci writes "Mike Spiniola published this letter to the editor in the Denver Post. I just flew to Denver from Los Angeles for a couple weeks to work on a state growth initiative and I read this at a bus stop. Put a smile on my day."

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Australia's Daily Telegraph printed a shocking story: A mother killed her 15 month old son because she was depressed that her strict family forced her to give the child up for adoption since she was single. The judge felt the circumstances were so extereme that he is not requiring her to do any jail time. Read the article and see just how extereme these circumstances are - she was simply depressed! She also stabbed the baby 5 times. This outcome would not happen to a man in a similar situation.

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I think this may be my first story under the religion topic: The Irish Times printed this story about a proposal to edit scripture to recognize the reality of domestic violence. The "reality", of course, is what is being debated. There is apparently one sentence that acknowledges that women can be violent toward men, but the rest of the proposal is full of feminist-inspired doctrine on DV. The article itself is pro-male and sympathetic to male survivors of DV.

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The Independent Women's Forum, whose membership includes Christina Hoff Sommers and Cathy Young, will be hosting a forum on sex differences entitled "The XY Files: The Truth is Out There. . .About the Differences between Boys and Girls": Building on our reputation as an organization that engages in 'myth-busting,' IWF will host an
important panel discussion, "The XY Files: The Truth is out There. . .About the Differences between
Boys and Girls " on September 15 at the National Press Club from 12:00 - 2:00 pm in the Holeman
Lounge.
Click here for more info about this event, which promises to take a realistic look at gender differences.

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Aceman wrote in about a link to this MSNBC story on a potential prostate cancer vaccine. It includes interviews with three men who are participating in preliminary trials of the vaccine, and is a very thought provoking article.

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Bill Kuhl submitted a short writing on the sociology of the Nayar Indian culture, to demonstrate how men have also been marginalized in various world cultures throughout history (to contrast with the feminist party line that only men dominate and oppress). This is an interesting topic that doesn't get much attention today. Click "Read More..." to read his short essay.

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Still waiting for the "male pill"? So am I, but according to this CNN article, it's still a long way off. And there are side effects to consider too. Nevertheless, the drug may have a rough beginning but be refined as time goes on, so time will tell how effective an option this will be for men.

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The Detroit News had an excellent editorial by Martha Churchill, on the subject of trials on sex crimes. She reasonably examines the hysteria surrounding these cases, and suggests that many of them are not fair trials, using examples to prove her point. No doubt we need more writers such as Churchill to help expose this problem. You can read the article at this link.

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