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December 30, 2003

  • Criminals Owe Debt to Victims, Not Society by Wendy McElroy
    Most people realize that the court and penal systems in North America are seriously broken and must be fixed. With the possible exception of China, the United States currently imprisons more of its population than any other nation: the Bureau of Justice Statistics reports 2,033,331 imprisoned as of December 31, 2002. And the tax burden for doing so is staggering. The answer to both problems may lie in one word: restitution.
  • NIH: Where Political Correctness is Sickening by Carey Roberts
    Carey Roberts opens, "This past Christmas, President Bush felt compelled to issue three separate holiday cards. Christians, Blacks, and Jews received cards with greetings appropriate to their holiday celebrations. That way, no one would feel offended." He then explains how this type of thinking has corrupted the National Institutes of Health.
  • Fruitful Love: Marriage and Infertility by Jennifer Roback Morse
    This is the second article in a two part series (first part here) in which Jennifer Roback Morse explains her view of sex, love, and marriage.
  • The Milky Way of Doing Business by Katie Allison Granju
    In "The Milky Way of Doing Business", Katie Allison Granju pulls back the veil on the recent controversy swirling around the American Academy of Pediatrics' concern over the DHHS' soon-to-be-released, pro-breastfeeding advertising campaign.
  • Bush Betrays Male College Athletes, Caves in to Feminists on Title IX with Glenn Sacks
    An audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio program, featuring Charlotte Hays of the Independent Women's Forum and Leo Kocher of the College Sports Council.

December 23, 2003

  • Christmas in a War Zone by Wendy McElroy
    What does Christmas look like in a war zone? Not in Iraq, but in North America -- where a cultural war is being waged between the right and the left over issues ranging from grade-school curricula to the definition of marriage.
  • The Grinches Who Would Steal Marriage by Carey Roberts
    This Christmas season, many are pausing to reflect on our families, our children, and on the uncertain future of marriage. Exactly who are the Grinches who would steal marriage? Carey Roberts thinks a plausible answer is "radical feminists."
  • Love and... by Jennifer Roback Morse
    Jennifer Roback Morse writes, "The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has opined that "government creates marriage." Therefore, government can recreate marriage....But surely, even the Massachusetts high court would not be so bold as to claim that government invents sex. And the meaning of human sexuality is really at the heart of the conflict..."
  • Recollections of a Battered Man: by Anonymous
    "I awoke in the night out of blessed sleep to the depressing consciousness of the pain. The dream I could see was really just a nightmare, and the nightmare was really just a memory of things I wish I had forgotten, things I wish I had never known. The dream you see is not my sleep, but my life, and the sleep is the real me who is free."
  • Letter to the editor: Australia sets world precedent for gay asylum? Not at all! by Walter Schneider
    Walter H. Schneider points out that, contrary to a news item posted in the ifeminists daily newsfeed last week, Australia is not setting a precedent by allowing gays who must hide their lifestyle to apply as immigrant asylum seekers.
  • Letter to the editor: Feminism by Peter Charnley
    Peter Charnley warns, "When I consider many of the long term implications of what the women's movement has allowed itself to become...I cannot but believe that it is inevitable, before the middle of this century has arrived, that women will be looked upon with wary, scornful contempt.
  • Men, Marriage, and 'Finding your Nuts' with Glenn Sacks
    An audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio program, "Men, Marriage, and 'Finding your Nuts' (Nonnegotiable, Unalterable Terms)," in which Glenn discusses how men can be "married and happy" with men's counselor Wayne Levine, M.A., director of the West Coast Men's Center.

December 16, 2003

  • The Conservative Cookie Rebellion by Wendy McElroy
    Through Affirmative Action Bake Sales, conservative groups on campuses across America are satirically spotlighting the injustice of AA programs that penalize students based solely on gender and race. They are not merely speaking truth to power; they are chuckling at it.
  • Student "Affirmative Action Bake Sales" Shut Down Nationwide by Thor L. Halvorssen
    Thor Halvorssen, CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, updates us on that organization's vigorous defense of the free speech right to sell "affirmative action cookies" on campuses across America.
  • Women's Birth-right Under Attack by Fem-Socialists by Carey Roberts
    In incendiary style, Carey Roberts writes, "the disclosure of secret documents from the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights, recently published in the federal Congressional Record, only confirms" the worst fear of those who suspect the radical feminist agenda. The documents are a black mark and a disservice to all sincere pro-choice advocates.
  • Be Happy - Choose Joy by Debbie Gisonni
    In keeping with the Holiday spirit, Debbie Gissoni advises "Choose Joy!" "When people ask me how they can find happiness during difficult times, my answer is always the same: It's a matter of choice. Joy is present in your heart at all times. It's your choice to use it and your privilege to share it." (First published in April.)
  • Hard Won Gains at What, or Whose Expense by Ray Blumhorst
    "Are gains by any means, at any cost, at any time justified?" Have today's American women been so badly deprived and disadvantaged that they can, 'carte blanche' use any methods, or break any rules, until the militant feminist version of parity (total power and control) is reached?" Ray Blumhorst explains why the answer must be "no".
  • How To Abuse A Child by George Rolph
    Speaking from personal experience, George Rolph captures well the pain and damage of child abuse. He steps beyond that experience to urge, "This Christmas give yourself a present. Open your heart to ALL who are abused: The elderly, the young, the women and the men. Then make yourself a promise; that this year you will help them in some way."
  • Blast from the past: "Dreams" by Olive Schreiner
    Readers are invited to read this free online collection of allegorical stories by the 19th century ifeminist Olive Schreiner. Compiled by and courtesy of ifeminists.
  • The Second Wives Movement with Glenn Sacks
    An audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio program, featuring Dianna Thompson of the National Family Justice Association (NFJA) and Alexis Montgomery of Fathers Rights Investigations.

December 9, 2003

  • Ask Before You Give by Wendy McElroy
    This Christmas, domestic violence (DV) shelters across North America are asking for donations of money, clothing, shampoo, soap and the other niceties that a suddenly homeless victim of violence needs. I intend to give generously...but with discretion. The amount I can donate is limited and many DV shelters promote policies I don't support. These are the questions I will politely ask.
  • Karl Marx and the Gender Wage Gap by Carey Roberts
    Using Karl Marx's discredited economic theories, radical feminists have launched a holy war on the gender wage gap -- the "fact" that women earn 74 cents to men's $1. Carey Roberts does the math and the analysis.
  • Blast from the past: Sex Slavery by Voltairine de Cleyre
    De Cleyre's famous essay on Moses Harman, imprisoned under the Comstock laws for discussing within the pages of his periodical Lucifer, the Light Bearer such questions as "Is forced sex within marriage rape?"
  • Featured Blog: McBlog
    The home of Wendy McElroy.
  • Darkness at Noon: Soviet-Style Re-education in State Mandated 'Batterers' Classes with Glenn Sacks
    From the moment a 911 call is made there is practically no such thing as an innocent man. An audio link to Sacks' latest radio program.

December 2, 2003

  • Media Fails Public in Jackson Case by Wendy McElroy
    Wendy McElroy asks "Should the public pass judgment on Michael Jackson's recent arrest for child molestation? Or should he be "innocent until proven guilty"? This is the court of opinion versus the court of law debate. It misses the point."
  • Featured Blog: Civil Liberties Watch
    The Civil Liberties Watch blog which tracks the erosion of civil liberties under the Constitutionally-unkind policies of Ashcroft regime. It is the home of Elaine Cassel.
  • Jessica Lynch and the Neo-Com Revolution by Carey Roberts
    Carey Roberts examines the faux reports on Jessica Lynch and finds "more than an object lesson how the liberal media has lost its moral compass. The Jessica Lynch fiasco is the latest episode in the budding Cultural Revolution."
  • Mistress and Slav? by Rex Curry
    "Los Angeles officials have asked that suppliers of computer equipment stop using the terms "master" and "slave," saying such terms are offensive." Rex Curry alternately debunks and parodies this example of PC run amok.
  • Truth, Lies and Domestic Abuse In The Guardian by George Rolph
    The ever-alert George Rolph responds to an article in the UK Guardian that perpetrates "the myths and the false figures which are used to constantly undermine the help that both male and elderly victims need."
  • Featured Blog: Civil Liberties Watch
    The Civil Liberties Watch blog which tracks the erosion of civil liberties under the Constitutionally-unkind policies of Ashcroft regime. It is the home of Elaine Cassel.
  • Former Women's Studies Professor Daphne Patai Slams Academic Feminism with Glenn Sacks
    An audio link to Sacks' latest radio program, in which the author of "Heterophobia" targets feminist "sexual harassment hysteria" in academia.

November 25, 2003

  • Zero Patience for Zero Tolerance by Wendy McElroy
    News shows recently showed video of 14 police officers charging a crowded high-school corridor with guns drawn in a drug sweep. None were found. Although the incident was extreme, it was not an aberration but the logical consequences of "zero tolerance" policies, defended by both the school and the police. Zero tolerance must be abandoned.
  • The Untold Story of Betty Friedan by Carey Roberts
    As Carey Roberts explains, historian Daniel Horowitz has refuted the personal claims upon which Betty Friedan based her pivotal book "The Feminine Mystique". The book that galvanized a generation of women rests on lies.
  • Religious Liberty in Peril on Campus by Thor L. Halvorssen
    The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education reports on yet another disastrous consequence of political correctness on campus: "One out of every four undergraduates is unable to mention any freedoms protected by the First Amendment, and only thirty percent of them answered that freedom of religion is a right guaranteed."
  • Featured Blog: Totalitarianism Today
    The home of Alina Stefanescu.
  • Letters to the editor
    Again, readers raise interesting questions: to be specific Regina comments on a controversial gay custody case and Kristi makes a wry observation on the recent Stanford University research study that examined barriers for women in the corporate world.
  • The Men's Movement: Legitimate Grievances or Whiners with a Gender Grudge? with Glenn Sacks
    An audio link to Sacks' latest radio program. He asks, "Are prominent men's sites the beginnings of a coming civil rights movement or are they merely a forum for grumbling?"

November 18, 2003

  • Fathers Protest Unjust Custody Laws by Wendy McElroy
    Spiderman -- the father's rights advocate who has stirred up controversy and passions in London -- raises an interesting question: at what point do you give up working within "the system?"
  • Feminists Rigging the Elections by Carey Roberts
    Feminists around the world are pushing hard for election quotas. Their complaint: women represent only 14% of national elected officials. Of course, they don't like to use the "Q" word but Carey Roberts has no similar reluctance: QUOTA!
  • Defrauded Veterans Have Mixed Emotions on Veterans Day by Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks
    Leving and Sacks reveal the ordeal of one soldier, "While serving in Iraq, James was notified that a woman he knew back home was demanding that he pay child support for her newborn son. James knew from the beginning that the child could not possibly be his."
  • Featured Blog: Knowledge Problem
    The home of Lynne Kiesling -- economist and libertarian woman extraordinaire.
  • Government Schools and Unconstitutional Searches by Rex Curry
    Rex Curry writes, "As an attorney, I believe that government schools should be unconstitutional under the Fourth Amendment ban of unreasonable searches. The recent police-state raid in Goose Creek, South Carolina is another in the growing list of proofs."
  • Fathers' Rights Showdown in CA Supreme Court with Glenn Sacks
    "Over two dozen feminist groups nationwide have joined together to help ensure that California custodial parents can move children hundreds or thousands of miles away from their noncustodial parents. Against them all stands one loving father and his tenacious attorney." An audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio program.

November 11, 2003

  • Colleges Charge Big for Worthless Curricula by Wendy McElroy
    The solution to political correctness on campus: privatize universities and eliminate tenure. Make administrators and professors accountable to their "clients" -- the students and the parents who pay their way.
  • Caped Crusaders Launch Direct Action Campaign by Carey Roberts
    Carey Roberts advises, "For years, people have been predicting that the father's movement was about to explode. That explosion finally took place on December 17, 2002."
  • Letter to the editor: Abortion by Lee Killough
    A letter commenting on the problem of linking euthanasia to abortion in which Lee Killough offers a (somewhat) contrary opinion to last week's editorial opinion by the ifeminists' editor.
  • In Defense of Spiderman by Glenn Sacks
    In the same vein as Carey Roberts, Glenn Sacks defends the now world-femous Spiderman -- an alienated father who protested for his parental rights in a most flamboyant manner.
  • Letter to the editor: "Leaky Launch" by Steven
    A men's rights activist responds to an article entitled "Leaky Launch" that reported negatively on the fledging Men's Commission in New Hampshire.
  • Judge Leaves Former NFL Star Tim McKyer Penniless with Two Kids to Support with Glenn Sacks
    A family court judge reminded McKyer that "[your money] is no longer your money--it's mine." An audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio show.

November 4, 2003

  • Pro-Lifers Link Euthanasia to Abortion by Wendy McElroy
    The Terri Schiavo case has emphasized the connection that many prolife advocates draw between abortion and euthanasia. These are separate issues and linking them introduces dangerous elements into both debates.
  • Open Letter to Secy. Jean Augustine by Carey Roberts
    "Dear Madame Augustine: This past summer, your office published the report, School Succes by Gender: A Catalyst for Masculinst Discourse." So commences an open letter by Carey Roberts who demands to know why he has not been "honored" by being included on the Study's "blacklist" of masculinist sites.
  • Feminism's Fourth Wave by Katie Allison Granju
    Katie Allison Granju's candid conversation with her seven-year-old daughter Jane about the circumstances of women in Afghanistan provides a window into how fortune women in our culture truly are. We have human rights and humane choices.
  • The Economic Wisdom of Joe Millionaire by Bill Winter
    "According to critics, there are a million reasons to despise Joe Millionaire," a TV show that dupes women into competing to marry a faux-millionaire. Bill Winter sees a reason to respect the show, which he calls "a profound morality tale and a no-nonsense economics lesson."
  • Pamela Anderson and PETA's Animal Rights Insanity by Todd Andrew Barnett
    Barnett excoriates politically correct celebrities, focusing on Pamela Anderson's vigorous support of PETA in its campaign to legally force KFC to stop abusing chickens.
  • Letter to the editor by Pat Taylor
    Pat Taylor offers feedback on two news items recently posted on the ifeminists daily newsfeed.
  • Servicemen, Veterans Fight Paternity Fraud with Glenn Sacks
    An audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio program, featuring Persian Gulf veteran and activist against paternity fraud Taron James.

October 28, 2003

  • Kobe Case Puts Victims' Rights on Trial by Wendy McElroy
    The media should abandon its double standard of naming those accused of sexual assault while protecting the identity of accusers. Either name both or neither.
  • Men On The Move by George Rolph
    George Rolph describes the October 22nd march through London "in protest at the draconian and unfair law that is, The Family Law Act." The marchers demanded justice for fathers.
  • Be Happy - Choose Generosity by Debbie Gisonni
    Debbie Gisonni points to a cause of unhappiness, "It seems that the more you have, the more you want to keep what you have. You become too attached to the material world and forget about all the people in it." Her solution? Generosity.
  • Seattle Press Brands Cops as Batterers with Glenn Sacks
    An audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio program, featuring police lieutenant Greg Schmidt and criminal defense attorney Lisa Scott.

October 21, 2003

  • Killing the Good Samaritan by Wendy McElroy
    Why was a good deed at Oklahoma University treated as a case of stalking? Wendy McElroy says that a devil is at large.
  • Why Hillary Won't Be Elected the First Female President by Carey Roberts
    After three decades of steady growth in the number of female elected officials, the trend has stalled out. Carey Roberts suggests some reasons why.
  • Masculists, Feminists Rumble Over Choice for Men with Glenn Sacks
    "When it comes to reproduction, in America today women have rights and men merely have responsibilities." Glenn Sacks discusses the Choice for Men movement with Kingsley Morse of the Voluntary Fatherhood Project and feminist columnist Elaine Vigneault. (Audio link.)

October 14, 2003

October 7, 2003

September 30, 2003

  • Families Pay Price for Government Spending by Wendy McElroy
    The modern two-income family is no better off than the one-income family from decades ago. So says the controversial book, "The Two-Income Trap." But it omits a major reason why families are struggling: government.
  • Domestic Violence Campaign Not About Helping Women by Carey Roberts
    October 1 is the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. But don't be fooled -- this feminist-driven campaign is not about stopping partner violence, or even helping women in abusive relationships.
  • Males and Metrosexuality: 'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy' by Karen De Coster
    Karen de Coster writes, "The conventional male is on the receiving end of a hatchet-job from the pop-culture elites. I find the whole move toward transforming the male role to conform to current, TV-driven fads to be both nauseating and ineffective."
  • Aborting Child Protection by Jennifer Roback Morse
    "A woman called Planned Parenthood Clinics across the country and told them that she was 13, and pregnant by her 22-year-old boyfriend. The overwhelming majority of the clinics told her she could come in for an abortion with complete confidentiality; they would not report her boyfriend for statutory rape." Jennifer Roback Morse presents her opinion on why this was wrong.
  • An Open Letter to the Police Commissioner of Great Britain by George Rolph
    George Rolph writes, "As someone who mans a 24 hr help line in the UK for male victims of domestic violence I am struck by the amount of men who tell me that the police refuse to either take their complaints seriously, ignore them entirely, arrest the victim or fail to arrest the perpetrator."
  • Featured Blog: Liberty Activist Blog by Mary Lou Seymour
    The Liberty Activist Blog is maintained by Mary Lou Seymour whom ifeminists is proud to have as an occasional co-editor.
  • Texas P.I. Reveals Secrets Behind Clara Harris' 'Murder by Mercedes' with Glenn Sacks
    An audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio program. Glenn discussed the Harris case with Bobbi Bacha of Blue Moon Investigations, the agency which Clara hired to spy on her husband, and family law attorney Jeff Leving, author of Fathers' Rights: Hard-hitting and Fair Advice for Every Father Involved in a Custody Dispute.

September 23, 2003

  • Do Poor Fathers Deserve Debtors' Prison? by Wendy McElroy
    What is accomplished by imprisoning deadbeat dads? This is the question asked by a Texas judge who recently freed 112 men imprisoned for non-payment of child support. With 16 fathers poised to go on a hunger strike for family justice on September 25, Wendy McElroy explores the question.
  • A Hostile Work Environment for Men by Carey Roberts
    We've all heard how men in the workplace tend to be hierachical, controlling, and power-hungry. Carey Roberts asks, "But what about women? Now that women have established their presence in the workplace for over a decade, it's time to ask whether they have fulfilled the promise of making the office a 'kinder, gentler' place to spend 40 hours every week."
  • Blast from the Past: State Aid to Science by Gertrude B. Kelly
    Gertrude B. Kelly -- a contributor to Benjamin Tucker's Liberty -- was a medical doctor in the late 19th century, who specialized in caring for poor tenement women. Her essay "State Aid to Science" is a passionate argument against accepting State aid, which is State control, in research and knowledge.
  • Convicted Murderess Can Get Custody but Decent Fathers Can't by Glenn Sacks
    Glenn Sacks comments, "Clara Harris, a Texas woman who was convicted of murdering her husband in March, was just granted joint custody of her twin five year-old boys. The ruling validates what fathers' and children's advocates have been saying for years--when it comes to children, many courts believe that mothers can do no wrong."
  • Letter of the Week: Prison Rape A reader offers her thoughtful commentary on last week's editorial "Confronting Prison Rape."
  • Featured Blog: The Dynamist by Virginia Postrel
    Virginia Postrel's commentary and musing about current events.
  • Father & Son Reunited After 'Decade of Hell' with Glenn Sacks
    An audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio program. Darius (the son) explains, "The state, the family courts and my mother did everything they could to drive me away from my father. They put me in juvenile hall, they put me in foster care, they lied to me, they tried to poison my mind and turn me against my father."

September 16, 2003

  • Confronting Prison Rape by Wendy McElroy
    Society can no longer afford to ignore prison rape. It can no longer afford to define rape as a gender crime or its victims as female. To end rape, we must fight it wherever it occurs and defend whoever is being victimized.
  • The Radical Feminist Take-Over at the U.N. by Carey Roberts
    Once Americans find out how much the gender feminist agenda pervades the UN, Carey Roberts believes public support will plummet. To speed that process, he provides an "alphabet soup" of radical feminist thinking at the UN.
  • The Male Victim's Daily 9/11 by George Rolph
    George Rolph continues to shed light on the daily fear and humiliation with which male victims of domestic violence must live.
  • Be Happy - Choose Optimism by Debbie Gisonni
    Ever the voice of optimism, Debbie Gisonni advises: "You bring into your life that which you focus upon." So focus on the positive.
  • Free Amina Lawal by Todd Andrew Barnett
    A Nigerian court in Bakori has convicted Amina Lawal to death by stoning because she had sex out of wedlock. Todd Andrew Barnett argues passionately against the State punishing or enforcing "immorality."
  • C-FAM Charges Against UNICEF by Austin Ruse
    A message from Austin Ruse in which he urges: Start a campaign now, wherever you are in the world, to get UNICEF out of the business of promoting abortion, contraception, and brutal sex ed.
  • The Boy Crisis in Education--and What Can Be Done About It with Glenn Sacks
    An audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio show.

September 9, 2003

September 2, 2003

  • The Advent of Christian Feminism by Wendy McElroy
    Wendy McElroy says "Welcome aboard!" to Christian feminists. "While I don't agree with everything you say, I look forward to the breath of fresh air within feminism."
  • Calling the Bluff on Women's Athletics by Carey Roberts
    The absurdity of PC feminism's unisex theory (that differences between men and women are socially constructed) is most obvious in the world of athletic competition.
  • Making Room in the Inn: Why We Need the Needy by Jennifer Roback Morse
    An extract from Jennifer Roback Morse's contribution to the upcoming volume "Wealth, Poverty and Human Destiny" from ISI Books, the imprint of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
  • The Boy Who Cried Wolf - The Girl Who Cried Rape by Resa LaRu Kirkland
    The feminist stat, "Every six seconds a woman in this country is raped and/or beaten," worked on Resa LaRu Kirkland for "about 10 specious seconds." Then...she started thinking.
  • Featured Blog: WolfesBlog by Claire Wolfe
    Claire Wolfe, one of liberty's strongest voices who emphasizes self-sufficiency, privacy, and the right to self-defense through gun ownership.
  • Less Dads, More Crime with Glenn Sacks
    An audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio program, featuring Jennifer Roback Morse.

August 26, 2003

  • Going to Extremes by Wendy McElroy
    Wendy McElroy looks at what underlies what may be a violent turn in fathers' demands. Violence as a strategy can never be justified but peace without justice is not possible.
  • UNICEF, R.I.P.? by Carey Roberts
    Carey Roberts continues his expose of UNICEF's anti-child policies. Does UNICEF put women or children first?
  • The Insanity of the Anti-Bambi Hunt Agenda by Todd Andrew Barnett
    Todd Andrew Barnett takes a serious look at the hoax "Bambi hunts" that caused such controversy. He asks, "What would be wrong with them if they were real?"
  • Featured Blog: Critical Mass by Erin O'Connor
    Erin O'Connor's Critical Mass that lambasts political correctness. You go girl!
  • The Degradation of LA's 'Deadbeat Dad Court' with Glenn Sacks
    Audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio program, featuring Los Angeles family law attorneys Jeffrey Jacobsen and Bill Hauck.

August 19, 2003

August 12, 2003

  • The Marriage Strike by Wendy McElroy
    Why are fewer people marrying? One reason: many men regard divorce as slavery and divorce is the fate confronting 50% of marriages.
  • To Anti-Sexuals, We're ALL Gay by Marty Klein, Ph.D.
    Marty Klein explains why so-called "gay rights" are essential for every sexual person in America, regardless of orientation.
  • A Tale From the New West: 21st Century American Single Mom by Tracy E. Houston, M.A.
    Tracy Houston describes her essay: "the 20-year journey of single mothering or should I say a story about a half-crazed woman from the West who feels like she is endlessly shoveling mercy with a pitchfork."
  • Male-Bashing and a Foreboding of the Future by Carey Roberts
    Carey Roberts pushes the envelope to make a point. If PC feminists wish to wash away the label "feminazis", let them first denounce those in their ranks who make genocidal statements about men.
  • UC Ban an 'Unethical Intrusion into Private Lives' with Glenn Sacks
    Audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio program, Anti-Male Sexual Harassment Hysteria on Campus: UC Bans Faculty-Student Relationships with guest Professor Barry Dank.

August 5, 2003

  • The Marriage Quagmire by Wendy McElroy
    The best resolution to the debate over gay marriage is not a Constitutional Amendment but the privativization of that most personal of institutions.
  • Promoting False Allegations of Rape by Carey Roberts
    Roberts examines the frightening attitudes that surround false rape accusations and why our society tolerates them.
  • Stay Out of My Cone by Tresa McBee
    Tresa McBee wants panic mongers who lecture about the health risks of eating ice cream to treat her intelligence with respect...and, then, back off!
  • Finding My Inner Goddess by Kathleen Parker
    Kathleen Parker is having trouble finding her inner Goddess.
  • Seattle Press Brands Cops as Batterers with Glenn Sacks
    Link to the audio of Glenn Sacks' latest radio show in which he discusses a recent anti-male/anti-police press campaign with domestic violence activist and police lieutenant Greg Schmidt, and criminal defense attorney Lisa Scott.

July 29, 2003

July 22, 2003

  • False Rape Charges Hurt Real Victims by Wendy McElroy
    Wendy McElroy uses the Kobe Bryant "rape" case to explore the issue of how our society approaches -- or refuses to approach -- false accusations.
  • What's the Fuss at Wimbledon? by Carey Roberts
    Carey Roberts points to unequal circumstances accounting for unequal prize money for men and women at Wimbledon.
  • Does Freedom Mean Getting What I Want? by Jennifer Roback Morse
    Jennifer Roback Morse questions the political assumptions behind Planned Parenthood's claim that "the most fundamental freedom is the freedom of reproductive self-determination." An article meant to stimulate thought, not necessarily agreement.
  • Blast from the Past: Speech in Pennsylvania Hall by Angelina Grimke Weld
    The transcript of Angelina Grimke's speech in Pennsylvania Hall on May 16, 1838. The prospect of a woman speaking in public -- and on slavery! -- drew an angry crowd that surrounded the building and pelted windows with rocks while she spoke.
  • Men, Marriage, and 'Finding your Nuts' with Glenn Sacks
    Link to the audio of Glenn Sacks' latest radio show where Glenn discusses how men can be "married and happy" with men's counselor Wayne Levine. (audio)

July 15, 2003

  • Feminists Slurping at the Public Trough by Wendy McElroy
    The defense of "School Success by Gender: A Catalyst for the Masculinist Discourse" provides a valuable window into the tactics used by PC feminists to sidestep criticism.
  • Maureen Dowd Outshines Jayson Blair by Carey Roberts
    Male-bashing is a well-honed pastime at the New York Times, so anti-male comments in that paper generally pass without a raised eyebrow. But Maureen Dowd has crossed the line.
  • The Conviction of Christine Wilhelm by Todd Andrew Barnett
    Let's cease the practice of absolving murderers because of their alleged "mental illnesses."
  • The State Of Feminism Today by George Rolph
    Feminism today has become a bastardisation of the movement's earliest ideals of removing from society those things which discriminate against the female gender in particular and both genders in general.
  • Does NOW Represent Young Women? with Glenn Sacks
    Link to the audio of Glenn Sacks' latest radio show in which a diverse panel of young women discussed NOW, mainstream feminism, and gender issues. (audio)

July 8, 2003

  • The PCspeak of Diversity by Wendy McElroy
    PCspeak, like Newspeak in George Orwell's classic novel 1984, forms an effective barrier to open discussion and debate.
  • Christine Wilhelm: "Mentally Ill" Victim or Murderer? by Todd Andrew Barnett
    Christine Wilhelm, the mother accused of drowning her four-year old son in a bathtub, has become the latest poster girl of the mental health establishment.
  • Lament of the Single Woman by Carey Roberts
    Eligible women are finding it harder these days to find a man who is willing to commit for the long haul.
  • A Sensible Definition of Domestic Abuse by George Rolph
    George Rolph offers a pragmatic and gender-neutral definition of this much-abused term.
  • Daphne Patai Slams Academic Feminism with Glenn Sacks
    Link to the audio of Glenn Sacks' latest radio show which features guest Daphne Patai, former Women's Studies professor and co-author of Professing Feminism: Cautionary Tales from the Strange World of Women's Studies. (audio)

July 1, 2003

June 24, 2003

June 17, 2003

  • A Conscientious Objector to the Gender War by Wendy McElroy
    The notion of a Gender War is not only absurd but destructive; it manufactures a class warfare between men and women, them and us.
  • Please Add Me to Your Blacklist by Carey Roberts
    The Canadian government recently published a report that recommends monitoring and prosecution of gender equity advocates under federal hate crime laws. Carey Roberts defiantly asks to be added to that list.
  • Battered husbands' injuries no jokes by Glenn Sacks
    Citing the case of Ray Blumhorst -- a battered man who is suing Los Angeles County -- Sacks argues that abused men should be acknowledged and assisted.
  • Be Happy - Choose Silence by Debbie Gisonni
    Debbie Gisonni offers five ways for you to choose silence as a means to enrich your life.
  • From the Forum: I believe Juanita Broaddrick Linda Rader offers insights on Juanita Broaddrick, who claims to have been raped by then-President Bill Clinton. She believes Broaddrick!
  • California Supreme Court Move-Away Parent Case by Glenn Sacks
    Audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio show, His Side. This week Sacks discusses the "right" of custodial parents, usually mothers, to move the children hundreds or even thousands of miles away from noncustodial parents, usually fathers. (audio)

June 10, 2003

  • The Anti-Male New York Times by Wendy McElroy
    Wendy McElroy takes the New York Times to task -- not over the Jayson Blair scandal but over the more significant decades of anti-male reporting and bias.
  • A Little Extra by Barbara Curtis
    Barbara Curtis explains, "for a parent without one to see something positive in a child with Down syndrome requires a paradigm shift." She explains the shift and why she has never regretted continuing her pregnancy of Amy, a Down syndrome child.
  • Unhealthy Times by Warren Farrell, Ph.D.
    An excerpt from the "Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say" in which Warren Farrell documents the extreme anti-male bias of the New York Times, especially its Book Review section.
  • The Deadbeat Dad's Dilemma by Carey Roberts
    Carey Roberts introduces you to America's Enemy #1: the deadbeat dad. The truth behind that image is quite the opposite of what is usually portrayed, however.
  • From the Forum: Partial-Birth Abortion A window into the ifeminist BB...One woman's view of the partial-birth abortion ban passed by the House last week.
  • Men's & Fathers' Groups Under Threat of State Repression by Glenn Sacks
    Audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio show in which he fires back at Status of Women Canada, saying 'We're not Sexists--You Are!' Guests included Marc Angelucci and Ray Blumhorst. (audio)

June 3, 2003

May 27, 2003

May 20, 2003

May 13, 2003

May 6, 2003

April 29, 2003

  • No Oil for Food by Wendy McElroy
    The UN, already well-known for its feminist and PC agendas, is revealing its money-hungry side in its handling of Iraqi oil.
  • Mysterious Decline-Where Are the Men on Campus? by Philip W. Cook and Glenn Sacks
    Females now outnumber males by a four to three ratio in American colleges, a difference of almost two million students. Men earn only 43% of all college degrees. Where have the men gone? And why?
  • Women and War: A Myth in the Making by Carey Roberts
    A new tale is being spun in the the never-ending saga of female victimology. This new chapter of feminist "herstory" advances the thesis that women are the primary victims of war.

April 22, 2003

  • The Great Lie by Wendy McElroy
    It is time to abandon the myth of "woman as victim" and replace it with "woman as survivor and success."
  • UNICEF's One-Sided Pursuit of Gender Equality by Carey Roberts
    Roberts unmasks the gender agenda that underlies the best-known children's rights organization in the world: UNICEF.
  • Domestic Violence and the Male Victim by George Rolph
    The transcript of a talk on domestic violence, in which George Rolph illuminates the extent of anti male bias in the DV arena.
  • The Boy Crisis in Education by Glenn Sacks
    Listen to the audio of Glenn Sacks' radio program, His Side, which presents gender issues from the male perspective. This week: Christina Hoff Sommers Discusses the Boy Crisis in Education

April 15, 2003

  • War May Redefine Gun Control by Wendy McElroy
    War is redefining the "normal" controversies of our society, including the debate over gun control and women's participation in it.
  • History Repeats Itself in Global AIDS Struggle by Carey Roberts
    Feminist ideology, which is guiding global AIDS efforts, both scapegoats men and interferes with proven strategies of containing the disease.
  • Be Happy - Choose Joy by Debbie Gisonni
    Gisonni asks a question of particular importance in these trying times, "What is joy to you?" then offers five ways in which to choose happiness.
  • Father Risks Jail Rather than Lose His Daughter by Glenn Sacks
    Edgar, a Los Angeles teacher, risked a long jail sentence for his right to be a father. Listen to audio of Sacks' latest radio show, His Side.

April 8, 2003

  • Peace is Hell by Wendy McElroy
    The political rifts in our society may be as difficult to deal with as the ones with the Arab world, and they hit closer to home. We need a better approach for dealing with dissent and diversity.
  • When Zealotry Overwhelms Compassion by Carey Roberts
    On March 8, International Women's Day brimmed over with speeches that purported to promote gender equality and fairness. Roberts explains why the reality is different from the appearance.
  • Not on par: Going for the green by Tresa McBee
    In her crusade against the Augusta National Golf Club, Martha Burk has enlisted the Iraq War on her side. McBee considers this tactic to be "stunning in its arrogance and disconnectedness with real-world events and real-people issues."
  • A Hero's Service Costs Him His Right to be a Father by Glenn Sacks
    When Gary, a US Navy SEAL, was deployed in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, he never dreamed that his service to his country would cost him his little son. Listen to audio of of Sacks' latest radio show, His Side.

April 1, 2003

  • Making Hay While the War Shines by Wendy McElroy
    The dialogue between "pro-war" and "anti-war" advocates is being cheapened and made unproductive by left feminists who attach their own agenda to war.
  • The Feminist Neglect of Men's Health at the WHO by Carey Roberts
    Why does the World Health Organization consider the health of men less important than that of women and children? Why does its data ignore men?

March 25, 2003

March 18, 2003

  • Iraq War May Kill Feminism as We Know It by Wendy McElroy
    War and its aftermath will force Western feminism to confront Islamic feminism. The encounter is likely to change the definition of feminism itself.
  • Men, Women and Work by Glenn Sacks
    Who does the work of the world in a world of over six billion people -- men or women? Who does it in the United States?

March 11, 2003

March 4, 2003

  • How to Deal With a Stalker by Wendy McElroy
    Stalking is more common than most people realize and the crime reveals a stark truth: you are responsible for your own safety.
  • In Defense of David Harris by Glenn Sacks
    Something has been lost in the Clara Harris case. Namely, the victim. David Harris has been painted as a man who deserved to die at the hands, or wheels, of a betrayed woman.
  • Aggie agitation: Not exactly Kent State by Tresa McBee
    As anti-war protestors on campus exercise their right to speak out, they must lower their "sensitivity" level and allow others to gather as well.
  • U.S. lags on sex laws by Tracy Quan
    As the Heidi Fleiss "case" demonstrates, America is hooked on the glitter and punishment of prostitution.

Feburary 25, 2003

Feburary 18, 2003

  • Elder Abuse Demands Family Solutions by Wendy McElroy
    As people live longer and require more assistance in old age, the problem of elder abuse is likely to intensify.
  • Like a Lamb to the slaughter by Tresa McBee
    Political correctness claims another victim -- Martha Lamb can't teach at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill due to her "insensitivity."
  • Valentine's Day & the Gender Wars by Glenn Sacks
    3 1/2 decades after the revival of feminism, it is time to call a truce in the gender war because both sides lose if only one side wins.
  • Is It So Hard To Believe? by Nicki Fellenzer
    A bleak view of how the Bill of Rights has fared during times of crisis, including the current war on terrorism.

Feburary 11, 2003

  • Iraqi Women Brutalized by Saddam by Wendy McElroy
    Antiwar feminists should not ignore the truth of Saddam's oppression of women.
  • Undermining the American Family by Dianna Thompson and Glenn Sacks
    The best place for children is in an intact, married family, but this institution has come under destructive attack.
  • Up Close & Personal with Grutter by Ollivia Sexton
    Insights on the Affirmative Action case before the Supreme Court from an ifeminist who worked on it as an intern at the Center for Individual Rights.
  • My "Monologues" Mini-Protest by Bill Kuhl
    One man's passionate but reasoned response contra V-Day and "The Vagina Monologues."

Feburary 4, 2003

January 28, 2003

  • There Ought Not to Be a Law by Wendy McElroy
    "There ought to be a law" is the unspoken message underlying much of public discourse. And that message makes people reluctant to listen impartially because agreement might lead to yet another regulation.

January 21, 2003

January 14, 2003

  • When Is It Rape? by Wendy McElroy
    Rape is an abomination no civilized society can tolerate. But precisely because rape is such a serious crime, it is important to establish explicit and reasonable standards by which to judge the guilt or innocence of those accused.

January 7, 2003

  • Lawsuit May Redefine Discrimination on Campus by Wendy McElroy
    On campuses across North America, Christian student groups are being ordered to either accept leaders who violate their beliefs or lose the official "recognition" that allows them access to university funding and facilities.

Editorials from 2002

Editorials from 2001

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