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William "Hootie" Johnson, chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, home to the annual Masters tournament, has dared to stand up to the feminists. Martha Burk, chair of the National Council of Women's Organizations, has contacted Johnson, in a manner that he found "both offensive and coercive," to demand that the all-male golf club admit women. Johnson has refused to submit. Burk has threatened to contact sponsors. If this takes place, perhaps we should contact the same sponsors and go out of our way to purchase their products.
The latest article of Glenn Sacks is sure to put him on the highest ranking of N.O.W's hit list. In it, Sacks exposes fundamental flaws in the survey which the report was based on - not the least of which includes the fact that the survey respondents were all women (it's kind of hard to conclude that courts would be biased against men when men aren't even asked). Sacks' article was printed in the Los Angeles Daily Journal and the San Fransisco Daily Journal, and I'm sure will result in a lot of scrutiny of NOW's report for the foreseeable future. The men's movement owes a debt of gratitude for Sacks for writing such a courageous, well researched article.
Trudy W Schuett writes "The popular DLJ columnist is back, this time with a modernized
version of "Medea." Far from being heavy or obscure, this David
Reiser treatment of the story is readable, while being no less
heart-searing than the original.
As you may know, the most famous version of Medea is the Greek
tragedy by Euripides, the dramatization of an
event that has probably happened many, many times. In the
Euripides version, Medea murders her children in front of their
father, Jason (of Jason and the Argonauts fame). He had left her
for a woman with greater wealth, power, youth, and beauty; not
four attributes likely to endear him to Medea. Medea quickly
realizes that the only way she can adequately achieve revenge
against Jason is by murdering the children. One by one, they line
up obediently, kneel at her feet, and allow her to slit their
throats, as their father is forced to watch."
SJones writes "Progressive Insurance has begun running an ad in which an angry ex-girlfriend or ex-wife is depicted as creating a voo doo doll of her ex and then injuring him in various ways. At the end of the commercial she uses pliers on his genitals and we are shown him making a horrible face for the last shot. Apparently this insurance company thinks sexual abuse of males is a good way to sell insurance. Unless they hear otherwise from us this will likely continue."
J. Steven Svoboda sent in a couple of interesting press releases on the topic of circumcision. The releases are fairly heavily formatted so I will simply make them downloadable in their native MS Word format. The first one outlines a study in the Journal of Health Psychology which shows that circumcision can be the cause of certain psychological problems, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The second release announces that the state of Arizona has become the seventh state to bar Medicaid funding for infant circumcision, with other states likely to follow.
This article from the Canadian press mentions the recent revocation of a Budwieser beer ad which showed women slapping their boyfriends for looking at other women. Due to "a handful" of complaints, the ad was pulled, as was a Chrysler ad in 1999 which had the same theme. The article describes the ad as being "pulled", but then says that it will still be run after 11 PM. Still, it's definitely worthwhile to keep track of progress such as this that we can build on.
My jaw dropped as I was forwarded the following press release by Marc Angelucci from the Los Angeles chapter of the National Coalition of Free Men. They have taken the bold step in filing suit against L.A. County for refusing to establish a men's commission, while a women's commission exists. Suits are also to be filed in Orange county and San Bernardino for discrimination against men in domestic violence shelters. Read More below for the whole story. And get involved in this if you can!
In Wendy McElroy's latest FoxNews column, we get more of an idea of how low some radical feminists are willing to stoop to attack prominent supporters of men's rights. The CA NOW Report controversy is looking to become one of the most prominent events highlighting men's rights and how misinformation is being spread by anti-male feminists in recent history - so if you've been waiting for a time to write something to your local newspaper, the time is now. Let's try to heap as much media and public attention on this battle as possible.
Cherie Booth, the wife of British Prime Minister Tony Blair, is apparently about to propose that mothers be sentenced far more leniently than others for given crimes. Her idea is that, if mothers are imprisoned, there is a negative impact on their families. The effect on families of the imprisoning of fathers is, of course, given no such consideration. Maybe the UK should just imprison the children's fathers for the crimes of the mothers.
CJ sent us this Boston Globe story about the prevalence of boys in special education and emotional disability programs. The article is well researched and discusses the fact that the gender gap in these programs is directly related to how vague the "disability" is defined and that we are taking too many active young men and labelling them as disabled rather than dealing with the shortcomings our educational system has with regard to teaching boys.
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