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Tom writes "We have some reason to celebrate. Last night my wife yelled to me "You better come watch this." When I made it to the TV she said a lead character on the CBS show JAG had just stated that 50% of Domestic violence is committed by women. How bout that! Network TV has now proclaimed that women are indeed violent in relationships. I hope my man Thundercloud got to watch this. It did my heart good. The tide is certainly turning. You can give them feedback here."
Steve writes "I will host this week's MANN chat, Wednesday night (10/9), starting at 9:30 PM Eastern Time, at the usual location. The topic for this chat will be 'Integrated Men: Healing Ourselves, Healing the World.'"
Dan Scott writes, "If you are a Maryland voter be warned that a serious threat to your basic civil rights has been offered for your approval this election year in November 2002. The referendum is asking to you amend the State of Marylands Constitution to allow District Commissioners after normal business hours to remove people from
"their homes" under the guise of domestic violence accusations." See the Read More section below for the rest of Dan's submission.
Continuing the Men's Health America campaign to end the neglect of men in new heart disease programs by the NIH, a sample letter to Claude L'Enfant, medical director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, should be used as a model to help bring attention to this injustice. A letter by David Burroughs of Maryland has also been posted to the MHA mailing list. It only takes a few minutes to write, so please do so. Our tax dollars are paying for this biased program, and we have a right to take issue with this.
Scott Haltzman writes "This article reviews an Austrailian study. Bottom line: men count."
"[T]he extent of a father's involvement in caring for a child between birth to five years old was found to be more influential on a child's ability to cooperate and obey instructions when they started school."
"She said policy debates about child care had placed too much emphasis on a mother's role in parenting at the father's expense."
The latest article by Glenn Sacks and Dianna Thompson is out.
"California Governor Gray Davis had the chance to free thousands of falsely condemned men last week. He chose federal funds instead."
Since I went away this weekend on a trip, the web and mail server of course had to have problems. The hard drive filled up with irrelevant log messages sometime Saturday and ground the system to a halt. Mail has been delayed, but should get through eventually within the next 24 hours. The web site is running cleanly again, so hopefully things are back to normal. Thanks everyone for your patience...
SJones writes "A new study on the effects of marriage by researchers in Australia has found that the 1972 claim (that men benefit from marriage at the expense of women) was false. In fact, both men and women reap similar mental health benefits." This story may be found at yahoo.
Mitchell Smith writes in pointing out this story focusing on paternity laws at ABCNews.com.
"The paternity debate is heating up in the courts, too. Two men recently attempted and failed to get the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their cases after lower courts ruled they must continue paying support for children who turned out not to be theirs. One, Carnell Smith of Decatur, Ga., is trying to recoup more than $40,000 from his ex-girlfriend after learning three years ago that her 13-year-old daughter is not his."
The Men's Health America list has three recent criticisms of the National Institutes of Health and bias in their heart disease programs. Despite the fact that men have approx. 50% higher risk of death from heart disease, the NIH has underrepresented men in heart disease studies, has more sex-specific publications for women than for men about heart disease, and is currently readying a special heart disease awareness campaign targeted at women, but not men. This is about men dying, folks. We all need to make some noise over this injustice, and physicians and others in the medical field have a deep obligation to speak out and demand more attention to heart disease in men. Educate yourself with these three MHA postings - one, two, three. And then take a moment and write.
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