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December 28, 2005

December 21, 2005

  • Campus Conscience Police? by Wendy McElroy
    Political correctness restricts the free flow of ideas on campus. Wendy McElroy explains how this violates the students' right of conscience...and impoverishes everyone.
  • Federal Child Support Enforcement Cuts Will Hurt Bureaucrats, not Children by Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks
    The federal government is proposing to reduce its subsidy of state child support enforcement. Jeffery Leving and Glenn Sacks explain why the wails of anguish from bureaucrats and advocates are misplaced.

December 14, 2005

  • Don't Jail Domestic Violence Victims by Wendy McElroy
    "No one should be put in jail for being beaten up and, then, refusing to talk about it." Wendy McElroy criticizes the new DV policy of "coerced testimony."
  • PBS Propaganda Piece by Carey Roberts
    "The problem with Breaking the Silence is not just flawed and unethical journalism. The program 'has been a launching pad for a very partisan effort to drive public policy and the law.'"
  • Demonstration Organizer Removes Evidence of PBS Promoting Private Partisan Event by Mark B. Rosenthal
    Between December 7th and December 12th, a web page providing evidence that PBS was working with demonstrators and activists was edited...then deleted. Mark Rosenthal exposes the cover-up.

December 7, 2005

  • PBS Continues Probe into Biased Film by Wendy McElroy
    Internal reviews suggest that PBS may have become "the launching pad for a very partisan effort to drive public policy and law." Wendy McElroy examines the evidence.
  • The Truth About the World Health Organization and AIDS by Carey Roberts
    "Any way you look at it, the WHO effort to stop AIDS has been a dismal failure. In fact many believe the World Health Organization is actually making things worse." Carey Roberts explains how.

November 30, 2005

  • Will Universal Preschool Give All Kids a Head Start? by Wendy McElroy
    "Universal preschool involves increasing government's 'parental' role regarding children. It involves a new bureaucracy that focuses on 4-year-olds." Wendy McElroy objects to the plan.
  • Fem-Think and the Civil Rights of Men by Carey Roberts
    "Amnesty International is not content to merely ignore widespread violations against men. Or to sanitize reports of sex-specific atrocities. Now it has decided to actively suppress men's basic human rights."
  • PBSgate by Gordon E. Finley, Ph.D.
    "In airing Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories, PBS tragically has chosen to play the Dan Rather role in tonight's performance of 'How to Lose the Public Trust.'"

November 23, 2005

  • PBS Film Controversy Continues by Wendy McElroy
    Round Three in Loeliger v. PBS on whether the tax-funded "public service" agency -- or, at least, the producers it hired on a domestic violence documentary -- willfully ignored evidence that a woman portrayed as an heroic mom was actually an abusive mother with a felony domestic violence conviction.
  • Requiem for the Leftist Welfare Utopia by Carey Roberts
    In the Thanksgiving spirit, Carey Roberts says "we have reason to be thankful for two recent publications which affirm the abiding truth that fathers are one of our nation's most treasured natural resources."

November 16, 2005

  • Girls, Get Your Guns by Wendy McElroy
    Wendy McElroy applauds the women (and men) who are standing up for their human and Constitutional right to self-defense through the choice to responsibly own a gun.
  • Do Men Find Secretaries Sexier Than Supervisors? by Wendy McElroy
    New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd argues that men do not find powerful women attractive. Wendy McElroy looks at the evidence on which Dowd's argument is based and says "rubbish".
  • UN Resolution 1325: The World Body Goes on a Loony Streak by Carey Roberts
    The pages of history reveal an awful truth: "noncombatant men have been and continue to be the most frequent targets of mass killing and genocidal slaughter." Why does the U.N. insist the opposite?
  • Letter to the Editor: Feminism and Motherhood
    After decades of saying that women shouldn't be tied to motherhood, women's groups are now saying that only mothers are the proper caretakers of children. Why the sudden reversal?

November 9, 2005

  • PBS Film Ignites Fathers' Rights Debate by Wendy McElroy
    A father is demanding a public retraction from the Public Broadcasting System and threatening to sue for libel after the network broadcast a show that he says wrongly portrayed him as an abusive husband and father. Wendy McElroy looks at the case of Dr. Scott Loeliger.
  • Purveyors of Deceit: Why PBS Must Yank 'Breaking the Silence' by Carey Roberts
    Why did PBS take the side of a child-abusing mom? According to Carey Roberts: "In the court of public opinion, the self-assured testimony of an immigrant mom, pitched to a group of dewy-eyed women ... [prevails] over the cold truth of child abuse reports, depositions, and court decisions."
  • Breaking the Science: Ostrich Syndrome by Mark B. Rosenthal
    Filmmakers Catherine Tatge and Dominique Lasseur have issued a statement defending "Breaking the Silence." Mark Rosenthal debunks their self-defense.

November 2, 2005

  • Preserving Culture, or Curtailing Freedom? by Wendy McElroy
    Under the guise of "protecting" culture, the U.N.'s Convention on Cultural Diversity is placing it under the control of "culture cops" -- and in doing so, prohibiting free trade and aiding oppressive regimes. Wendy McElroy explains.
  • Jim Crow Days For Men by Carey Roberts
    "Who could possibly be against protecting women? That chivalrous attitude has allowed VAWA to escape the scrutiny of civil rights advocates since it was first signed into law." Time to remove the blinders, says Carey Roberts.
  • PBS Declares War on Dads by Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks
    "Throwing objectivity, fairness and reason to the wind, PBS and Breaking the Silence don't merely ignore or minimize this problem, but instead turn it on its head." Leving and Sacks refute the PBS documentary about parental alienation.

October 26, 2005

  • Miracle Cure, or Murky Research? by Wendy McElroy
    Is Herceptin really a "wonder drug" for breast cancer? Or should we be looking at such claims with greater skepticism? Wendy McElroy considers the reliability of modern medical research.
  • The Laura Bush We Don't Know by Carey Roberts
    "Now that Laura Bush has raised the issue of sexism, maybe it's time to turn the spotlight in the other direction." Carey Roberts examines the feminist record of the First Lady.
  • Breaking the Science: Misleading Stories by Mark B. Rosenthal
    "Although protecting helpless victims from brutal abusers is a noble undertaking, distorting the facts to libel an entire class of people is not." Mark Rosenthal finds the faults in PBS's "Breaking the Silence."

October 19, 2005

October 12, 2005

  • Victims Versus Victimhood by Wendy McElroy
    It is victimhood, not victims, that is causing compassion fatigue. Wendy McElroy explores the difference.
  • The Female Libido Becomes Unleashed by Carey Roberts
    "There's a perverse side to free love that can be summed up in three words: pornography, rape, and prostitution." Carey Roberts comments on the new wave of sexual liberation.

October 5, 2005

  • A White Oppressor? Who, Me? by Wendy McElroy
    "I've heard the charge of 'white privilege' so often that I've numbed to its meaning and implications. That is a mistake. The accusation is too often a racial attack, and those who hurl it are too often oppressors in sheep's clothing."
  • The First Female President: the Fantasy and the Reality by Carey Roberts
    Carey Roberts looks at female U.S. politicians, and finds them sadly lacking in the qualities needed for a President.
  • I Don't Want What You Want by Tony Zizza
    Tony Zizza writes, "In my view, the success or failure of a stepfamily is a strong dynamic in popular American culture." The portrayal of a potential stepfamily in the television show ER has a strong impact.

September 28, 2005

  • The Culture War's Battle of Lexington by Wendy McElroy
    The legal prosecution of a dad who objected to his 5-year-old son learning about homosexuality in kindergarten is a microcosm of the culture war. These are some of the common characteristics it shares with other battles.
  • Women Still Unequal Before The Law by Carey Roberts
    "Women are still lesser to men in the eyes of the American legal system. What's worse, it's women who are bringing this upon themselves."
  • Paxil Protest Long Overdue by Tony Zizza
    From September 26th through September 28th, the first annual Paxil Protest is taking place, in Philadelphia. Tony Zizza explains the importance of the protest against Paxil, "an extremely powerful and dangerous antidepressant."
  • Schwarzenegger Should Sign Bill to Reduce Prisoner Recidivism by Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks
    The latest article co-authored by Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks concerns a truly insane aspect of the child support system and a bill to reform it.

September 21, 2005

  • Faith Based Initiative Stirs Debate by Wendy McElroy
    The recent rejection of Shariah law by the province of Ontario has been reported as a victory for women but it actually limited the choices of all people to voluntarily enter into binding faith-based arbitration.
  • Party-Poopers at the UN Birthday Bash by Carey Roberts
    With nearly 170 heads of state involved, months of preparation, and countless hours or late-night negotiations, the 60th Anniversary UN World Summit was...a colossal failure. Carey Roberts charts the disintegration.
  • Is there a right to have a baby? by Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.
    Jennifer Roback writes, "A California case in which a lesbian couple is suing an infertility clinic suggests we may be closer than we think to establishing a right to have a baby. And far from being an advance for women's liberty, this development would be a disaster for everyone's freedom."

September 14, 2005

  • Will Science Trump Politics in Resolving Abortion Debate? by Wendy McElroy
    In the stalemate that *is* the abortion debate, one approach offers a possible out -- science.
  • Tragedy Wears a Human Face: Reply to Rep. Ellen Sauerbrey by Carey Roberts
    "This past week Ellen Sauerbrey, US representative to the UN Commission on the Status of Women, went to Washington, hoping to shore up support for the State Department's pro-feminist agenda." Carey Roberts offers his critique.
  • Are Boys Really Better off Without Fathers? by Glenn Sacks
    Glenn Sacks righteously lambasts Peggy Drexler's new book "Raising Boys Without Men: How Maverick Moms Are Creating the Next Generation of Exceptional Men".
  • Lunesta Lunacy by Tony Zizza
    Of the latest drug craze -- Lunestra -- Tony Zizza writes, "Big Pharma will not stop telling us that we need countless prescription medicines to treat all that troubles us unless we actually take the time to listen to the crap we're being told. And thus, not accept it as fact."

September 7, 2005

  • Paternity Case Marks Progress for Defrauded Fathers by Wendy McElroy
    Wendy McElroy analyzes a recent New Jersey case, in which a defrauded father won the right to sue the biological father of a child for the costs of child support.
  • How Will We Cure the Radical Feminist Cancer? by Carey Roberts
    "The Sisterhood operates from three strongholds: the academy, the government, and the mainstream media. And this is where we need to apply the tincture of truth."
  • The Great Prison Panty Rebellion of Alabama by Loretta Nall
    An inside look at how our government employees treat women who come under their jurisdiction. Loretta Nall of the US Marijuana Party tried to visit her brother in jail... The rest? Well you have to read for yourself.

August 31, 2005

  • Gender Bias in Domestic Violence Treatment by Wendy McElroy
    The oldest battered women's shelter in New England has set a precedent by appointing a man as interim executive director. Wendy McElroy looks at the ensuing furor, and concludes that merit, not genitalia, should decide.
  • Marriage Movement at the Crossroads by Carey Roberts
    "There is one voice that is conspicuously absent in the campaign to save fatherhood - the Marriage Movement. Sadly and inexplicably, the Marriage Movement has largely turned its back on men."
  • Persecuting Low Income Parents by Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks
    Does the recent campaign against 'deadbeat parents' in Kentucky really target 'deadbeats' or does it punish 'deadbrokes'?

August 24, 2005

  • Will Colleges Respect Your Child's Rights? by Wendy McElroy
    "Hundreds of thousands of families across North America are now preparing their children for college. As parents hustle to buy clothing, repair secondhand cars and otherwise fret about the impending separation, they should consider how their son or daughter's human rights will fare on campus."
  • Chivalrous Men and the Victim-Princess Complex by Carey Roberts
    "The Victim-Princess Complex begins to resemble a dysfunctional habit in which the negative feelings of being a victim require ever-larger "fixes" for women to feel good about themselves."

August 17, 2005

  • Liberal McCarthyism on Abortion by Wendy McElroy
    Wendy McElroy writes: "As a pro-choice advocate...I am ashamed of the anti-Roberts ad that typifies much of pro-choice rhetoric: a scorched-earth policy in which goodwill and truth are the first two items incinerated."
  • Rape Hysteria, Redux by Carey Roberts
    The U.S. Senate has apologized for its earlier failures to approve anti-lynching legislation. Carey Roberts explores the hysteria that led to the lynching of black men, and finds it still alive today.

August 10, 2005

  • Parental Rights vs. Public Schools by Wendy McElroy
    "David Parker of Lexington, Mass., is scheduled to go on trial on Sept. 21 for asking his son's public school to provide parental notification before discussing homosexuality with the 6-year old." Wendy McElroy examines how this came to happen.
  • Restraining Orders for Abusive Grandmas? by Carey Roberts
    "The women's shelter activists have devised a nuclear first-strike weapon in their jihad to stop domestic violence. Insiders call it the TRO -- the 'temporary restraining order.'"
  • A Decade Later, Fatherless America Remains Problematic by Tony Zizza
    Tony Zizza reviews a book entitled, "Fatherless America: Confronting Our Most Urgent and Social Problem," which is enjoying its 10th anniversary.

August 3, 2005

  • Is The Boy Scouts of America Public or Private? by Wendy McElroy
    As a private organization, the Boy Scouts claim the right to establish exclusive membership policies. Yet this organization receives massive government support. Wendy McElroy thinks the BSA should become truly private.
  • Another Scandal Brewing at the U.N. by Carey Roberts
    "There's another scandal that people are trying to keep under wraps -- the fact that dozens of agencies and offices sprinkled throughout the vast U.N. bureaucracy have become base camps for ideological feminism." Carey Roberts explains.

July 27, 2005

July 20, 2005

  • Bad Research Leads to Bad Law by Wendy McElroy
    It is time to break the cycle of bad studies that lead to bad laws that call for more funding to bad studies.
  • VAWA: Making Divorce Easy, Profitable, and Fun by Carey Roberts
    "The Violence Against Women Act is a $1 billion-a-year law that turns every marital tiff into a hate crime against women." Carey Roberts explains how VAWA facilitates divorce.
  • After the Facts, Domestic Violence Laws Still Discriminate Against Men by Ray Blumhorst
    After watching the just-released movie on domestic violence, "Before the Fact", Ray Blumhorst contemplates the irresponsibility women are "officially" taught by feminists in accounting for their own behavior. [Editor's note: not by ifeminists, however.]
  • Father Fights Adoption Agency for Right to Raise His Son with Glenn Sacks
    "Mark Huddleston is the biological father of a 16-month-old child he says he wants to raise. But a judge has ruled the child should remain with its adoptive parents..." An audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio program, featuring Huddleston, his attorney P.J. Hartman, and Mike McCormick, Executive Director of the American Coalition for Fathers and Children

July 13, 2005

  • Supreme Hysteria by Carey Roberts
    Amidst the furor about the vacancy on the Supreme Court, Carey Roberts looks at the Roe v. Wade decision and concludes that it is not "based on sound principle or rigorous logic."
  • In Defense of Working Fathers with Glenn Sacks
    An audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio program.

July 6, 2005

June 29, 2005

June 22, 2005

June 15, 2005

  • Missing: Males on College Campuses by Wendy McElroy
    Some people call them the Lost Boys. They are the boys you will not see on campus. Their absence is just another indication of the "boy crisis" in education.
  • A Government Program Is No Substitute For a Bear-Hug by Carey Roberts
    "In 1960, five million American children lived in fatherless homes. By 1980, that number more than doubled to 11 million. And now, 16 million children live only with their mothers." For Father's Day, Carey Roberts looks at the federal programs that drive fathers out of families.
  • Betrayal of Women - VAWA 2005 by Trudy W. Schuett
    Trudy Schuett explains whey the Violence Against Women Act 2005 helps neither women nor men who are victims of domestic violence. Just one reason: "There is nothing in VAWA or shelter bylaws or rules that require any program to keep track of their successes or impact on the community."
  • If Michael Had Been Born Michelle by George Rolph
    George Rolph speculates on the gender aspect of the Michael Jackson drama.
  • Letter: We Must Take a Stand Against Misandry
    A letter-to-the-editor from Mike Shubov.
  • Bridges: Reuniting Daughters & Daddies with Glenn Sacks
    An audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio program, featuring author Jonetta Rose Barras.

June 8, 2005

June 1, 2005

  • Fathers' Rights Victory In Massachusetts by Wendy McElroy
    No longer do non-custodial parents (read 'dads') in Massachusetts have to be court certified as non-abusers -- and on a yearly basis! -- in order to participate in their children's education. The state is stepping aside ever so slightly.
  • Equality For Men And Fathers - What A Concept! by Carey Roberts
    "Over the past 40 years our society has undergone an extreme make-over in order to promote political and economical equality for women. That's fine. But as Bill May found out, equality still eludes men."
  • Is Paternity Fraud The Perfect Crime? by Tony Zizza
    Tony Zizza defines paternity fraud and, then, describes the devastation it can wreak upon the lives of innocent human beings.
  • Letter to the editor: Sperm Donation
    One reader writes in to disagree with last week's FOXNews/ifeminists editorial "Case Could Freeze Sperm Donation"...and to spell out where the disagreement lies.
  • Fathers 4 Justice Canada Creates 'Month of Mayhem' with Glenn Sacks
    An audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio program, featuring F4J Canada leader Steve Osborne.

May 25, 2005

  • Case Could Freeze Sperm Donation by Wendy McElroy
    A 'sperm donor' has been ordered to pay over $1500 a month in child support. His appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court may change the way sperm banks and fertility clinics operate.
  • Feminist Cover-Up Means Billion-Dollar Taxpayer Shake-Down by Carey Roberts
    "The Sisterhood turned from intimidation to propaganda -- the old-fashioned, in-your-face type." Carey Roberts describes the tactics used by radical feminists to perpetuate the myths of domestic violence.
  • Fathers-4-Justice: Would Ayn Rand approve? by Brian Lovett
    Like the title asks: what would Ayn Rand have thought of the father's rights "superheroes" who dress up like Batman to scale Buckingham Palace?
  • Home Alone America by Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.
    Jennifer Roback Morse reviews Mary Eberstadt's new book, Home Alone America, and finds both reason for encouragement and concern.
  • The American Psychiatric Association Is Actually The American Pill Association by Tony Zizza
    Tony Zizza declares, "Psychiatry has become the legalized practice of prescribing pills, rather than the purposeful practice of assisting us with problems of the heart and soul."
  • Martha Burk v. Warren Farrell on the 'Wage Gap' with Glenn Sacks
    An audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio program, featuring Martha Burk, Chair of the National Council of Women's Organizations, and Warren Farrell, the author of Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap -- and What Women Can Do About It

May 18, 2005

May 11, 2005

  • Runaway Bride Lost in Junk Journalism by Wendy McElroy
    Jennifer Wilbanks should be disowned by her parents, shunned by friends and bitten by the family dog. But, bottomline, she broke no law by running away and should be held liable only for making false statements to the police.
  • Whatever Happened to Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice? by Carey Roberts
    "The Sisterhood exploits women's vulnerabilities by playing on an easy sense of me-mania. Psychologists call this narcissism, the personality trait that was named for the Greek god who saw his reflection in a pool and fell in love with himself."
  • Keeping Your Marriage Together with Glenn Sacks
    An audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio program, featuring psychotherapist Stephen Johnson Ph.D. of the Men's Center Los Angeles, and divorce mediator Diana Mercer, J.D., author of Your Divorce Advisor.

May 4, 2005

April 27, 2005

  • Transparency Crucial For Accountability by Wendy McElroy
    Between 1998 to 2001, hundreds of HIV-positive foster children in the case of NYC's child welfare services were subjected to highly-experimental and toxic drug studies. So many questions surround the studies that the issue has now been referred for independent study to Vera Institute. Wendy McElroy asks, "Why did it take so long?"
  • New Catholic Patriarch May Derail Hillary's White House Plans by Carey Roberts
    "During the 1980s pope John Paul II worked courageously and relentlessly behind the scenes to topple Polish Communism. Now Cardinal Ratzinger is picking up where John Paul left off, publicly denouncing the scourge of socialism."
  • Support California Shared Parenting Bill AB 1307 with Glenn Sacks
    An audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio program. [Editor's note: ifeminists.net does not endorse the passage of more legislation in the area of family law. Rather than pile on an additional layer of legislation -- however well intentioned -- ifeminists.net recommends instead repealing law.]

April 20, 2005

  • False Rape Claim Hurts Real Victims by Wendy McElroy
    The head of a NOW Florida chapter has been charged by the State Attorney's office with filing a false rape report. Will NOW finally admit that false rape accusations exist? Ah, well...an ifeminist can dream, can't she?
  • NYT and Amnesty International Collude in Gender Propaganda Piece by Carey Roberts
    The New York Times recently reported on a "stinging Amnesty International report" on domestic violence in Sweden. Carey Roberts found a copy of the report...and found its flaws.
  • Do Women Really Want a Male Birth Control Pill? by Glenn Sacks
    Glenn Sacks wonders how women will react to the advent of male contraceptive pills and advises, "Be careful what you ask for -- you might get it." Frankly, I think a lot of women will be relieved.
  • Glenn Spars with Feminist DV Leader with Glenn Sacks
    An audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio program, featuring feminist domestic violence leader Esta Soler. Also discussed: the five year anniversary of Elian Gonzalez' reunion with his father, and other topics.

April 13, 2005

  • Disability Must Be Defined Before Debated by Wendy McElroy
    How disabled must you be to qualify as Capital-D Disabled? This is one of the questions raised by the recent scandal surrounding Ms. Wheelchair America. Wendy McElroy offers a definition of disability and advice on dealing with the disabled.
  • Unconstitutional VAWA Law Helped By A Propaganda Ploy by Carey Roberts
    "The Super Bowl Hoax, as it was later dubbed, no doubt will become a classic in the propaganda textbooks. And it clearly did succeed in triggering a surge of letters and phone calls to Congress. The following year the Violence Against Women Act was signed into law by President Clinton." Carey Roberts predicts a re-run when VAWA comes up for renewal.
  • Marriage and the Limits of Contract by Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.
    Jennifer Roback Morse writes, A culture that insists on marriage as the normal situation for child-rearing has a much better chance of having a smaller government. A society that sees no difference between having children in uncommitted sexual encounters and in marriage will be unable to resist the pressures for an expansive and expensive, social assistance state, whether anyone intends that outcome or not.
  • Police Officers Unite to Defend Their Livelihoods Against False DV Allegations with Glenn Sacks
    "Any police officer's or serviceman's career is one flimsy accusation away from destruction." An audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio program, featuring 22-year police veteran Eric Washington and family law attorney Lisa Scott.

April 6, 2005

  • On Campus, Free Speech at Odds With Tax Funding by Wendy McElroy
    "Freedom of speech in the private sphere means that you have the right to express yourself at your own expense." But what does freedom of speech mean at a publicly funded venue? Wendy McElroy looks at the University of New Hampshire to illustrate.
  • Gender: Good Riddance, Farewell by Carey Roberts
    "First Larry Summers. Then the Great Op-Ed Debate. And now breakthrough research on the genetic differences between the sexes." According to Carey Roberts, the evidence is unanimous: men and women are different.
  • Father's Side in Bridget Marks Custody Case Speaks Publicly for First Time with Glenn Sacks
    A New York court ruled that Bridget Marks coached her 5 year-old girls to make false allegations of sexual molestation against their father -- and then granted her sole custody. Now the father's attorney, Patricia Grant, gives his side of the story. An audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio program, featuring Patricia Grant and Dr. Stephen Walker.

March 30, 2005

  • Mother Sues Cops For Failing to Protect Kids by Wendy McElroy
    The tragic murder of 3 children may lead to a dramatic change in how police departments across the U.S. treat restraining orders. Wendy McElroy thinks it should call into question the ease with which such orders are obtained because this makes police view them less seriously.
  • The Rise of Big Sister-ism by Carey Roberts
    "A growing divorce rate. Disenfranchised dads. Children lacking paternal guidance and protection. An ever-expanding child support apparatus. Careless disregard of Constitutional protections. A growing totalitarian mindset." Carey Roberts examines the Divorce Industry and its impact.
  • ACFC, ACES Leaders Face-off on Bradley Amendment with Glenn Sacks
    An audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio program, featuring Stephen Baskerville, president of the American Coalition for Fathers and Children, and Debbie Kline, Executive Director of the Association for Children for the Enforcement of Support.

March 23, 2005

  • Military Dads Denied Father's Rights by Wendy McElroy
    The new face of father's rights is the military dad. Advocates are hoping that his complaints will not be so easily dismissed.
  • Hillary Plays the Female Supremacist Card by Carey Roberts
    Hillary Clinton believes that, in politics, "the presence of women raises the standards of ethical behavior." Carey Roberts looks at the record and concludes otherwise.
  • New Study of Youth Shows It's Boys Who Are in Crisis by Glenn Sacks
    Are boys or girls doing better in school and society? According to Glenn Sacks "A new Duke University study on child well-being says one thing but the university's press release and subsequent news articles say quite another." What's going on?
  • Time To Scrap The STAR Program by Tony Zizza
    STAR is an acronym for "Student Teacher Academic Referral." It describes itself as "designed to provide opportunities for students to improve classroom performance and increased learning by receiving extra help from teachers outside of the regular school day." Tony Zizza tells you what's wrong with the program.
  • Religion vs. Morality by Queen Silver
    Listen to Queen Silver's lecture on Religion and Morality, in which she defends the moral content of atheism and the character of atheists. Recorded June 1990. (Offsite link, MP3 audio file)
  • Schwyzer v. Alkon: Should Men Have Reproductive Rights? with Glenn Sacks
    An audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio program, featuring nationally syndicated advice columnist Amy Alkon, and Gender Studies professor Dr. Hugo Schwyzer.

March 16, 2005

March 9, 2005

  • Cosby Case Shows Media's Muckraking Mania by Wendy McElroy
    "[J]ustice is not served by sensationalism, especially when the publicity is used for monetary or political advantage." Wendy McElroy takes a critical look at the media's preference for gossip over facts.
  • Orwellian State at the UN Women's Conference by Carey Roberts
    "After listening all day to the ideological slogans, factual distortions, and emotional harangues, one almost begins to believe they are true. That's how brainwashing works." Carey Roberts reports on the propaganda being disseminated at the UN Women's Conference.
  • Everybody Deserves Better by Trudy W. Schuett
    "[D]omestic violence is neither a political issue, nor a gender issue. To address this social issue in this fashion, from this standpoint, is a mistake which sends victims down a dangerously wrong path." Trudy Schuett examines the misconceptions of the DV industry.
  • Letter: Epiphany of a Patriot
    A letter from a man who was a "true patriot"... until he encountered the New Hampshire family court system.
  • Criminalizing 'Reckless Sex' -- Safeguard for Women or New Way to Herd Men Into Jail? with Glenn Sacks
    An audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio program, featuring law professors Katherine Baker and Cheryl Hanna.

March 2, 2005

  • U.N. Wrong Forum for Women's Rights by Wendy McElroy
    The rape of children, the molestation of female co-workers, sexual cover-ups...this is the UN backdrop against which the Commission for the Status of Women is meeting to discuss the progress of women's rights. Self-respecting women would boycott.
  • Feminist Head-Games at the United Nations by Carey Roberts
    "Gender feminists have long regarded logic and rationality as patriarchal tools for the baleful oppression of women." Carey Roberts sees the results of this at the U.N.
  • Violence Against Women Act Ignores Epidemic Of Violent Women by Trudy W. Schuett
    The Violence Against Women Act, which is currently up for renewal by Congress, is deeply flawed. In her blunt and spot-on manner, Trudy Schuett identifies some of its worst aspects; for example, "under VAWA, men are abusive and women are idiots."
  • The True Cost of False Witness by Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.
    Drawing on her experience as a foster parent, Jennifer Roback Morse addresses the havoc created by false accusations of child abuse. One unfounded accusation can destroy a family, and harm the child who is supposedly being protected.
  • Restraining Orders: Saviors of Abused Women or Child Custody Tactic? with Glenn Sacks
    An audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio program, featuring criminal defense attorney Jeffrey Denner and feminist family law attorney Lynne Gold-Bikin.

February 23, 2005

  • Why Men Earn More by Wendy McElroy
    In reviewing Warren Farrell's latest book "Why Men Earn More," Wendy McElroy finds both useful facts and fascinating analysis as well as points of deep disagreement.
  • The Pink Pussy-Cat Bares Her Fangs by Carey Roberts
    "Anyone who has had dealings with the rad-fems knows how they rely on every type of psychological, social, and legal manipulation to get their way. ...[N]ow, their storm-trooper tactics have come out of the closet, for all the world to see."
  • New Divorce Bill Ripe For Abuse and Bias by Tony Zizza
    Tony Zizza takes issue with Georgia's proposed new divorce bill which, among other requirements, forces couples with children to take educational classes on "the impact of separation or divorce on kids."
  • For Battered Men their Batterings Never End by Ray Blumhorst
    Ray Blumhorst writes "to spread the word about information the mainstream domestic violence industry doesn't want you to know."
  • Is Child Protective Services Out of Control? with Glenn Sacks
    An audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio program, featuring Massachusetts attorney Gregory Hession, and Donnalee Sarda of Justice For Children.

February 16, 2005

  • Spousal Rape Case Sparks Old Debate by Wendy McElroy
    Wendy McElroy explores whether it is ever valid to draw a distinction in law between spousal and stranger rape.
  • Women Who Treat Women as Sex Objects by Carey Roberts
    "A whole generation of women has come to believe that all manner of lewd and indecent behavior is acceptable -- just so long as it can be justified with feminist buzz words such as "'liberation,' 'empowerment,' and 'choice.'"
  • Love is Worth It by Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.
    Jennifer Roback Morse reflects on the true meaning of Valentine's Day which, she concludes, is "Love is Worth It."
  • Marginalized No Longer! by Byron Fraser
    Byron Fraser reviews Broken Brains or Wounded Hearts—What Causes Mental Illness, a book by Ty C. Colbert, and explores its political/cultural implications.
  • Female Dating Expert: 'I've Never Paid for a Date and I Never Will' with Glenn Sacks
    An audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio program, featuring Athena Navarro, the "LA Love Coach", and Marc Rudov, author of The Man's No-Nonsense Guide to Women.

February 9, 2005

  • On Handcuffed and Felonious Children by Wendy McElroy
    Two school boys, aged 9 and 10, were charged with second-degree felonies and taken away from class in handcuffs by the police because they drew stick figures depicting violence against a third student. What's happening to public schools?
  • Misandrist Marriage Movement by Carey Roberts
    "The marriage movement faces many challenges, not the least of which is that many men have come to believe that marriage is a raw deal. And we're not talking about just a few malcontents."
  • Superbowl Myth Has More Lives Than A Cat by Trudy W. Schuett
    Trudy Schuett blasts the "Men Turn Violent During the Superbowl" myth which continues to circulate despite its utter lack of substance.
  • What Dads Do by Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.
    Jennifer Roback Morse tells a story about her marriage in order to counter one of "the more destructive legacies of the modern feminist movement": namely, the mistaken belief that men and women are not complementary to one another. Husbands and wives can use their unique strengths to build up the family, working together rather than keeping score on each other.
  • Feminist Law Professor Leads Backlash Against Paternity Fraud Laws with Glenn Sacks
    An audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio program, featuring Melanie Jacobs and Jeffery Leving.

February 2, 2005

January 26, 2005

January 19, 2005

  • Complex Issue Requires Complex Solutions by Wendy McElroy
    Wendy McElroy observes that "there is no 'one-size-fits-all' solution to a complex and varied phenomenon like domestic violence."
  • Feminist Utopia, Social Nightmare by Carey Roberts
    "Affording equal opportunities to men and women is laudable. But in practice, feminism cares nothing about mere equality. Now, white women have become the most legally-protected and economically-privileged group in America."
  • Keeping Your Marriage Together with Glenn Sacks
    An audio link to Glenn Sacks' latest radio program, featuring Psychotherapist Stephen Johnson and divorce mediator Diana Mercer.

January 12, 2005

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