IHF submitted this link to a UK Times story on false accusations. A UK teacher's association is asking for changes to be made to school policy in cases of student accusations - including not suspending teachers and maintaining as much anonymity as possible until a conviction is made. This proposal was prompted by a female teacher who went through a false abuse accusation recently.

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The Daily Record printed a short article on jealousy and revenge, quoting a psychologist who claims that women are more likely to have jealous feelings and take revenge on others. I'm sure any man who has initiated a divorce knows exactly how true this is! I'm not trying to present this as a sound scientific study, but something that's perhaps worth further investigation...

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George writes "I found this article in the Seattle Times. Despite the title, it's more of a collection of views from prominent people in the field on the difficulties faced by boys compared to those faced by girls than it is about scholarly debates, although it does mention The War Against Boys as a catalyst of the discussion. The article seems to convey a positive message in that all children are worthy of our best efforts to raise them well even though that may mean using different approaches to addressing boys' and girls' problems." Great submission George - thanks!

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Rand wrote in to tell me about this link from the Washington Times. It's an editorial piece by a woman who is exposing unfairness in the way that Title IX is implemented - and gives examples of how it also works in the reverse, to work against women's sports. It seems to me that sports must be one area were the physical differences between men and women cannot be ignored, and she makes this point well.

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This is to let everyone know that Prostate Cancer Awareness Week is Sept. 18-24, 2000. There's a web page, www.pcaw.com, which has a list of free or low-cost screenings around the country you can attend if you are over the age of 50 or a "high risk" (if it's in your family medical history or you're an African American) male over the age of 35. Click on "Read More" to read a general announcement about PCAW, and please do something to promote awareness of it - write a letter to your local newspaper about it, or buy some prostate cancer awareness US postage stamps.

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Sean writes "Well, you can't teach old dogs new tricks, but some young women can think on their own. In a breath of freash air, a twenty one year-old woman pronounces "Feminism: obsolete" in a response to an article in the Seattle Weekly. It is the last letter to the editor, of course. It made my day. I thought it was worth sharing...here's the link."

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Men's rights news seems kind of slow lately...but I recently found this article from the Huntsville Times that outlines a child custody study done by a local father's rights group in Madison County, Alabama. The findings shouldn't be a big surprise to any of my readers (there was extreme bias against giving custody to the father), but it's interesting that there is data in this level of detail for a local community. It might be useful to keep for future reference.

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Ed Bartlett from Men's Health America announced, "Many persons may not be aware that a great deal of medical research is done by the Department of Defense. Much of this research addresses
cancer. On August 9, President Clinton signed into law a bill that will increase the DOD prostate cancer research budget from $75 million to $100 million for Fiscal Year 2000. Congratulations to those who worked long and hard to make this increase in the prostate research budget a reality.
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Here's some new news on the Lane domestic violence tragedy: Deidra Lane told the 911 operator that her husband had hit and choked her before she shot and killed him. ABCnews has the story here. Want to see something interesting? Observe how little attention this case got up until this point, and then see how much attention it will be given from this point on. It was not stated in the article if there was any physical evidence, ie, a physician's report, that would validate her claims of being abused.

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An anonymous reader sent in this link to a short UK Times article on male suicide - in an interesting context. Apparently it is the case that power line workers and people (generally men) who work with large electrical machinery are more likely to kill themselves. The reason for this is that exposure to high magnetic fields affects the levels of melatonin in the brain. Perhaps this should call for suicide prevention programs at these types of workplaces?

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Okay, I've now got some pictures from the male reproductive rights demonstration held in Washington, D.C. on August 26, 2000. You can check them out here. Congratulations to all of the protesters and thanks for getting the ball rolling!

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Chuck Jones from North Carolina State University will be starting a men's group on campus. News of this is already causing a stir, and you can tune in to the college radio station at this link to hear Chuck on the radio on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 6:00 PM Eastern Time. Way to go Chuck!

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The Australian Sunday Telegraph printed this story on the imbalance of female teachers in primary schools, which is acknowledged to have a negative effect on boys. It refers to a federal study which shows that Australian boys are 5% behind girls in academics, and suggests that the gap may be much larger (15-22%) than this.

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This is interesting: the Supreme Court of California recently ruled that sperm donors do not have an unlimited right to privacy, and can be forced to testify in court when a compelling state interest is at stake. This could also have profound affects on the privacy of couples who choose to give up a baby for adoption. FindLaw has the Associated Press story here.

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This is disturbing news: the media and feminist activists have been joining forces recently in Europe to portray men as sexual predators of young children. This was sparked the the recent "naming and shaming" campaign which lists convicted sex offenders in local newspapers in the UK. Read the National Post story. I've followed much of this news from IHF, but have not bothered to post any of it here until now. This has been building up for some time, and one can only hope that it won't spread to the U.S.

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