James Bohne writes "It takes considerable courage to print an article on false accusations during domestic violence month. Mike Vigh of the Salt Lake Tribune has the right stuff. The facts are watered down quite a bit, but that doesn't detract much from the significance of the topic being published during the same month both houses passed VAWA. You know the Trib is going to get flak for this, and they probably do also. My guess is this is a feeler to see how much support they will get." Which of course means we should write in and show support for taking these risks. Anything, even a short note of support will help out!

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According to this news story, on December 1st in the UK, any wife who files for divorce will get half of her ex-husband's pension without needing to show any material evidence at all, and she still gets the standard maintenance payments and a large cut of his assets.You can read it here. It's hard to think of it this way now, but once upon a time it was a good thing for a man to be a good breadwinner. Now it's almost no longer in his self-interest!

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Ron Burke has created a web site with his essay (which was featured on Mensactivism.org) on male reproductive rights and has an area where you can sign a petition to put an end to forced fatherhood. Please take a moment to head over to the site and sign the petition. Thanks to Mark Cimini for sending this in.

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Bunny Sewell writes "We publish a report on the Internet that contains a family violence bibliography, which clearly demonstrates that gender advocates have
severely distorted this issue. [This includes the Fiebert Bibliography] The year 2000 edition of the Family Violence Report from Family Resources and Research has been released. It may be quoted, linked and copied
without further permission. The internet version is available at:

http://www.naplesfl.net/~bestself/Family-Violence.htm. Also included is an article written by Sally L. Satel, M.D., about the dangers of present family violence policy." I've received a lot of good DV articles recently. Keep 'em coming, folks!

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Hi everybody, I'm Adam and one of the new co-administrators on Mensactivism.org. I'll be posting articles from time to time, and here's the first one. It's an online book: The Garbarge Generation by Daniel Amneus and you can read it here. Thanks :)

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Marc Angelucci writes "I'm glad there's been some domestic violence postings here lately, because the American Bar Association Journal, which has a circulation of 400,000 nationwide, just printed this article on domestic violence that opens with 'about 90 percent of victims are women.' How about we send them some mail, even just a quick e-mail message (abajournal@abanet.org), so they might print some of it?" Read on for Marc's explanation of the statistics that will be useful in your letters...

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The UK Independent ran this story on the lack of male schoolteachers for primary (elementary) schools. It brings up a reason I had never even considered before: that men are afraid of entering this field due to the likelihood of false accusations of sexual harassment from students. Testimony is included from male teachers who left their careers due to their inability to touch children, comfort them if hurt, or break up fights because of the potential of being accused. And can you blame them? What can be done about this?

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It's been a while since I've received a feature submission, and I now have a couple queued up for the upcoming weeks. The first one, by James Castelli, is on domestic violence. In his essay, Jim confronts the political nature of domestic violence as portrayed by "male bashing feminists," and calls for an end to the gender warfare going on which is doing nothing to truly prevent domestic violence. Click the "Read More..." link below to view his submission...

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Rand submitted another article, this one from the Boston Globe and written by Cathy Young. She discusses the issue of domestic violence, (Oct. is DV awareness month) and debunks the idea that DV is rooted in the patriarchal power of men over women. Young always has some good statistics and facts in her articles, in this one she cites a dating violence study done by a feminist who withheld her findings because it showed women as more violent than men.

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I kid you not. According to this UK Sunday Times article, submitted by Rand, it is becoming established in Sweden that allowing men to stand while urinating (even at urinals) constitutes contempt for women, and men are encouraged to sit instead. I suppose there really is no limit to the humiliation and shame men are willing to accept for being male. This is ridiculous.

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Marc Angelucci writes "After years of feminist lies in the UCLA Daily Bruin, a respected women's issues columnist came out supporting men's issues. In this article, she addresses male body image as a less controversial men's issue. But then she mentions false accusations, harassment and discrimination as legitimate men's issues, and pointedly says that courts are unfairly stacked against men. She's been my e-mail buddy for a while now, which I think shows that calm dialogue with certain feminists - sincere ones - can sometimes be effective. This is just a pinhole in the "lace curtain." But with unity and perserverence, we can shred it." Way to go Marc! This is encouraging to hear.

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The Washington Times printed this article a few days ago which comments on the recently enacted sexual misconduct policy at Columbia University. Paul Craig Roberts comes straight out and confronts the issue of false accusations, and I'm sure this article will stir up a lot of controversy. Please help keep a dialogue going about this, and don't let it fade away from the media's attention - we can't afford to let this take root in our society.

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Marc Angelucci has informed me of an activism project to establish a Men's Studies book section at the major bookseller Barnes & Noble. One of their major competitors, Borders, already has a Men's Studies section, so if we make some noise and express interest in it, B&N is likely to comply. Check out the Mensactivism.org activism projects page for full details and a sample letter Marc wrote up. It will only take a minute of your time!

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Ed Bartlett writes, "There are now two national support groups available to help men (and their partners) diagnosed with prostate cancer: Man to Man, sponsored by the American Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.org/m2m/m2m.html, and US Too:
http://www.ustoo.com/. These sites provide great information for both the newly-diagnosed patient and the long-term survivor."

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