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October 18, 2006

  • In Duke Rape Case, Justice Relies on Jurors by Wendy McElroy
    In the face of all evidence, District Attorney Mike Nifong is proceeding with the Duke rape prosecution. If the governor, the Bar Association and the police will not ensure the very basics of justice, then Wendy McElroy sees one remaining hope.
  • UN Violence Report: Laced with Myths and Misandry by Carey Roberts
    Last week the U.N. released the Secretary-General's Study on Violence Against Women. Carey Roberts says, "For the conspiracy theorists who believe that brutish males are to blame for all the woes of world, the report will come as music to their ears."
  • America's Father Hunger by Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks
    Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks offer a rave review of Tim Russert's new book Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons.
  • It's Time to Abolish the Public Schools, Part 1 by Todd Andrew Barnett
    Todd Andrew Barnett asks, "With all the problems associated with the public 'government' schools, isn't it time to pull the plug on them and put an end to the pervasive evil that is the bedrock of the public 'government' school monopoly?"

October 11, 2006

  • False Child Support Case Exposes System's Failures by Wendy McElroy
    Viola Trevino collected five years' child support for a child that didn't exist. Wendy McElroy asks, why did the system fail to notice, and why haven't there been meaningful reforms?
  • Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics at UNICEF by Carey Roberts
    "Group A relies on Group B, Group B bounces us over to Group C, and Group C sends us back to Group A. In my neck of the woods, that's called recycling the trash." Carey Roberts debunks UNICEF's false statistics.
  • VAWA Fails to Protect Women Who Need Protection the Most by Terri Lynn Tersak
    Terri Lynn Tersak speaks from both experience and research when she states, "our domestic violence system has become flooded with trivial and false claims of abuse." Why is this happening? She advises: follow the money.

October 4, 2006

  • Media Should Protect Identity of Foley Page by Wendy McElroy
    The young page at the center of Foley's Folly is a victim, not an accuser. The media should protect his identity and privacy, not exploit the teenager like Foley did.
  • The Feminization of Poverty? There You Go Again, Hillary! by Carey Roberts
    "A few years ago sociologist Martha Gimenez sagely observed that the feminization of poverty myth only serves to fuel 'conflict between men and women, young and old, and white and nonwhite.' Therein lies the secret of cultural Marxism."
  • Are Single Mothers the 'New American Family?' by Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks
    Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks call "the backlash against the backlash" -- those who view the traditional family as disadvantageous to women are defending women who choose single motherhood and depicting fathers as superfluous.
  • Time To Boycott National Depression Screening Day by Tony Zizza
    Tony Zizza advises, "Boycott National Depression Screening Day on October 5th. The last thing you need is for someone to tell you that your problem is biological, and it wouldn't hurt to try one of the many treatments (drugs!) available."

September 27, 2006

  • Are Civil Courts In Contempt of Justice? by Wendy McElroy
    H. Beatty Chadwick has spent 11 years in prison. Drugs? Murder? No, for contempt of court. Wendy McElroy examines how the contempt charge is abused by American judges, and argues that they should be stripped of the power to imprison.
  • Gender Newspeak at Newsweek by Carey Roberts
    In divorce, fathers gain child custody only 15% of the time. So how did Newsweek conclude that family courts are biased against moms? Carey Roberts debunks their claims.
  • Shared Parenting Initiative Helps Women, Too by Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks
    Under the North Dakota Shared Parenting Initiative, which is on the November ballot, unless a parent is unfit, both parents in a divorce will have joint legal and physical custody of their children. Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks think this would be a good thing for fathers AND mothers.
  • When Did We All Lose The Ability To Sleep? by Tony Zizza
    Tony Zizza refuses to lay his head down to the politically correct pharma police and call them SLEEP AIDS. Instead, he demands to know "when did we all lose the ability to sleep?" Was he, well, sleeping?
  • Bias Against Men and Children at Family Violence Conference by Ray Blumhorst
    Ray Blumhorst reports on the 2006 Annual International Conference on Family Violence, which he attended. His main impression? It was biased against male victims.

September 20, 2006

  • Accused Denied Due Process in Duke Lacrosse Case? by Wendy McElroy
    For Wendy McElroy, the Duke Lacrosse case has become a litmus test for the American justice system and the protections it offers the accused...not from the accuser, but from abusive government officials.
  • Uppity Men by Carey Roberts
    "'I'm as mad as hell and I won't take it anymore!' That pretty well sums up the attitude of many men and women who have become disgusted with feminist-driven, government-enforced intervention into the personal matters of private citizens."

September 13, 2006

  • The False Debate on Working Women by Wendy McElroy
    Does a working wife damage a husband's health and happiness through her proclivity for adultery that may lead to divorce? Wendy McElroy debunks the claim.
  • The Femocrats by Carey Roberts
    In 1972 the Democratic Party set out to capture the women's vote. Carey Roberts observes that they gained no female votes, but lost a lot of men's: hardly a winning strategy.
  • When Did Teenage Schizophrenia Become A Coupon? by Tony Zizza
    "A full page ad/coupon of sorts ran in today's Sunday edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper. The Teenage Schizophrenia Clinical Research Study invites you to CLIP & CALL..." Tony Zizza sees something wrong in making teenage schizophrenia into a coupon. Well, he actually sees a lot of things wrong.

September 6, 2006

  • Dr. Laura Debates Feminists on Men and Violence by Wendy McElroy
    When Dr. Laura highlighted a study showing that men are also victims of violence, howls of protest erupted from feminists. Wendy McElroy wants to see more data, and more honest examination of the data, instead of more outrage and indignant dismissal.
  • Harassment Hysteria Threatens Military Morale by Carey Roberts
    At the Naval Academy, nearly three-quarters of sexual harassment allegations were found to be unsubstantiated. Nearly three-quarters of students -- male and female -- are concerned about false allegations. Carey Roberts asks, when will the policy-makers show a similar concern?

August 30, 2006

  • North Dakota Debates Shared Parenting Law by Wendy McElroy
    "North Dakota's general election in November will probably include a ballot on a Shared Parenting Initiative... But the fact that both state and federal officials have come out against the SPI may cause its defeat." Wendy McElroy asks, are these officials acting properly?
  • No Need to Keep Duke Rape Accuser's Name Secret by Carey Roberts
    The name of the Duke rape accuser has been widely publicized for months; she even has a Wikipedia page. So why, asks Carey Roberts, do we pretend her name is still a secret?
  • New American Bar Association Article Points to Crisis in False Paternity Judgments by Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks
    Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks discuss an excellent new article by Washington DC attorney Ronald K. Henry in which he details how the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996 created much of the current 'paternity fraud' problem.
  • Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied by Tony Zizza
    Tony Zizza reflects on biased judges, the cult of the athlete and how the combination destroyed justice for two young men who were horribly injured because two other young men wanted to play a 'prank'.

August 23, 2006

  • 'Take Back the Night' for Men as Well by Wendy McElroy
    Wendy McElroy reports on surprising data from the first nationwide survey, from a "Western" nation, on violence analyzed by gender The Australian finding: men are more likely to experience violence than women.
  • Rethinking Elian Gonzalez by Tony Zizza
    Tony Zizza reflects upon Elian Gonzales -- the little boy whose mother drowned in their shared flight by sea from Cuba to America. At the time, he argued vehemently for returning Gonzales to his father in Cuba. He now regrets having taken that position.

August 16, 2006

  • Wrongfully Convicted Man Freed by Wendy McElroy
    "Both victims and defendants suffer whenever the standards of proof required for a conviction are lowered." Wendy McElroy reviews case of Clarence Elkins, wrongfully imprisoned for seven years because of a rush to judgment.
  • A Woman Can Do Anything a Man Can Do (Well, Almost) by Carey Roberts
    "All differences between the sexes are socially constructed"? Not so, says Carey Roberts. From sports to parenting, he finds differences which might be explained by the 78 genes on the Y chromosome.
  • Women and the Freedom Philosophy: Is There Hope? by Karen De Coster
    "It's easy enough to observe that men and women do reveal distinct thinking skills, oftentimes gender influenced." Karen De Coster considers the consequences for women in libertarianism.

August 9, 2006

  • Adoption, Fathers' Rights Tangle Threatens Child by Wendy McElroy
    At three days old, Mark Huddleston's son was placed with an adoptive family. At 2-1/2, he may soon be ripped from the only parents he has known. Wendy McElroy chronicles a mismanaged adoption and asks, "Doesn't the father have a right to raise his own son?"
  • Blame It on the Patriarchy by Carey Roberts
    "The shibboleth of oppressive patriarchy lies at the very foundation of feminist ideology." Carey Roberts suggests that patriarchy -- male leadership -- wasn't as bad as feminists claimed.
  • Brett Myers Case Obscures an Important Truth About Domestic Violence Arrests by Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks lament the fact that Brett Myers domestic violence against his wife may cause people to close their minds and hearts to others who are falsely accused of the crime.

August 2, 2006

  • Dancer's Suit Puts Corrupt Lawyers on Their Toes by Wendy McElroy
    On July 27, the California Supreme Court ruled that a civil lawyer can be sued for extortion. Wendy McElroy sees this as good news for those who are wrongfully accused of sexual misconduct.
  • The Kiss-and-Accuse Capers by Carey Roberts
    When falsely accused of domestic violence, "men often find themselves dragged into a legal machinery that eventually leaves them penniless, disillusioned, and broken." Carey Roberts describes several cases.
  • NOW at 40: Group's Opposition to Shared Parenting Contradicts Its Goal of Gender Equality by Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks
    On the 40th anniversay of the National Organization for Women, Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks chide NOW for not living up to its stated mission of gender equality when it comes to the issue of shared parenting.
  • Wrong Verdict in Yates Case by Tony Zizza
    Regarding Andrea Yates, Tony Zizza believes "that everyone has considered every angle on this sick case except one. Justice for five children who were murdered in a terrible way. At the hands of their mother."

July 26, 2006

  • Lawsuit May Finally Hold Failing Child Welfare Agencies Accountable by Wendy McElroy
    What about the Dad? A recent lawsuit and a study released in April highlight the failure of child welfare systems to place children with responsible fathers even when the only alterative is to throw them into a brutal foster care system.
  • Women Good, Men Bad? by Carey Roberts
    Carey Roberts probes "an assumption that has insidiously worked its way into our culture -- the notion that women are the guardians of goodness and grace, while all those male neanderthals are emissaries from the dark side."
  • Are Affluent Teens The Latest Victims Of Mental Illness? by Tony Zizza
    The new class of children being targeted for medication are 'affluent teens.' Tony Zizza continues to question the drive to massively medicate children, especially for symptoms like 'feeling alienated, misunderstood' which used to be known as 'being a teenager.'

July 19, 2006

  • The Great Blogosphere Brawl by Wendy McElroy
    "Over the last two weeks, the blogosphere has buzzed about a bare-knuckled incident that provides a glimpse at how relations between left and right have deteriorated in some circles." Wendy McElroy reviews Goldstein vs. Frisch.
  • Feminist Scheme for U.N. Reform by Carey Roberts
    Stephen Lewis thinks the U.N. needs another agency to advocate for women. Carey Roberts points out that the U.N. is overflowing with women's advocacy already.
  • Domestic Violence Is Not A Gender Issue by Erin Pizzey
    Erin Pizzey, who opened the world's first domestic violence shelter, observes that there are two kinds of domestic violence victims, and that feminist ideology refuses to acknowledge -- or to help -- one of them.
  • North Dakota Shared Parenting Initiative Will Help Children of Divorce by Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks
    A misguided collection of federal and state officials, divorce attorneys and women's advocates have all united to oppose a simple proposition: children need both parents. Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks explain.

July 12, 2006

  • Whither the Duke Rape Case? by Wendy McElroy
    Will a trial occur? Is a conviction feasible? If not, can the accused Duke students sue for malicious prosecution? Wendy McElroy examines the questions on everyone's mind as the Duke rape case unfolds.
  • Half-Truths About Human Trafficking by Carey Roberts
    "No one knows the extent to which human trafficking exists around the world, but many believe able-bodied males represent the most vulnerable group." Carey Roberts draws attention to an under-reported problem.

July 5, 2006

June 28, 2006

  • Fathers Rights Movement Must Condemn Darren Mack by Wendy McElroy
    Mack's alleged murder of his ex-wife and shooting of Family Court judge Weller must be unconditionally condemned by the father's rights movement, if it wishes to preserve any credibility.
  • Twelve-Step Feminist Cure by Carey Roberts
    "What we need is a massive de-programming effort to help the millions of Gender Studies grads who now endure lives of resentment and barren solitude." Carey Roberts offers help.
  • California Spousal Rape Bill Will Harm Innocent Men by Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks
    The California Senate and the Assembly Committee on Public Safety recently approved a misguided bill which will ease the way for spurious spousal rape allegations to be used against fathers.

June 21, 2006

  • Was Shooting Judge Weller Justified? by Wendy McElroy
    "A high-profile news story is sparking discussion of when it is appropriate, if ever, to use violence to secure personal advantage or social change." Wendy McElroy finds that accused killer Darren Mack fails the test.
  • V-Day: Until the Hysteria Stops by Carey Roberts
    "There is something especially frightening about the contemporary outpouring of feminist angst." Carey Roberts says it's time to stop the hysteria around "V-Day" and domestic violence.
  • Illinois Fatherhood Council Recommends New Reforms in Family Law, Child Support by Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks
    A report from the Illinois Council on Responsible Fatherhood is due out next week. Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks foreshadow its two central recommendations, which involve family law and child support.
  • Tom Cruise Was - Right! by Tony Zizza
    "About a year ago, actor Tom Cruise shocked the nation when he stated on live television that, 'Psychiatry is a pseudoscience.'" Tony Zizza agrees, and finds ample evidence.
  • One Woman's Word by Gordon E. Finley, Ph.D.
    "As a divorced father" Gordon E. Finley submited this op-ed on Fathers Day, June 18, 2006.

June 14, 2006

  • No Justice for McKinney or Duke 'Rapist'? by Wendy McElroy
    "There ain't no justice" is a common theme that unites the Cynthia McKinney case and the Duke 'rape' case.
  • Playing Politics with the Federal Fatherhood Initiative by Carey Roberts
    "The Fatherhood Initiative has become an orphan program that the Sisterhood would happily kill off, but the higher-ups know that would be politically embarrassing. So the Initiative now floats in bureaucratic cyberspace with no defined mandate, leadership, operating structure, or budget."
  • New Report: Foster Care System Disregards Fathers by Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks
    Leving and Sacks offer analysis of a startling new report, What About the Dads? Child Welfare Agencies' Efforts to Identify, Locate, and Involve Nonresident Fathers, which examines the foster care systems of Massachusetts and three other states. One finding: when fathers inform child welfare officials that they would like their children to live with them, the agencies seek to place the children with their fathers in only 8% of cases.
  • I Used To Be A Stepfather by Tony Zizza
    Tony Zizza offers a poignant and personal tribute to Father's Day.

June 7, 2006

  • Theories on Domestic Violence Being Questioned by Wendy McElroy
    Recent research suggests that children who witness domestic violence are not "doomed" to repeat the cycle of violence. Wendy McElroy examines this and some of the other unquestioned assumptions of the DV industry.
  • Is Feminism a Mental Disorder? by Carey Roberts
    Carey Roberts warns about the widespread "Domestic Violence Hysteria." "The only known way to prevent the spread of this condition is to inoculate yourself with the facts."
  • AB 2051 Moves California in Wrong Direction on Domestic Violence by Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks
    "The California Assembly just passed a misguided bill which puts ideology over evidence by reiterating the state's mulish definition of domestic violence as something which only women suffer."

May 31, 2006

  • Feminists Deny Truth on Domestic Violence by Wendy McElroy
    "Genuine discussion of feminist issues ended in the 1970s when one school came to dominate and moved to silence competing views both within the movement and outside." Wendy McElroy says it's past time to accept real debate.
  • The Day the Matriarchy Came to Power by Carey Roberts
    Carey Roberts details "how a feminist cabal overthrew the entrenched federal Patriarchy in eight short years."
  • ADHD by Gerald K. McOscar, Esq.
    Gerald McOscar points out some of the problems with the drugs used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
  • Is Not Quitting A Reason Enough To Celebrate? by Tony Zizza
    "Not quitting" high school for four years is not the same thing as earning a diploma. Tony Zizza doesn't understand why the former is celebrated as though it were the latter.
  • Louisiana's HB 315 Says One Parent is Better Than Two by Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks
    "Whereas most states are moving towards shared parenting, House Bill 315 takes Louisiana in the opposite direction, to the detriment of some of the state's most vulnerable children."

May 24, 2006

  • Is Racism Worse Now Than in the '80s? by Wendy McElroy
    Wendy McElroy argues that racism and sexism are deepening, because of -- not despite -- decades of measures aimed at cleansing them from society.
  • Has Matriarchy Made the Sexes Equal? by Carey Roberts
    "Like socialism, Matriarchy avers to be an enlightened and egalitarian form of social order." Carey Roberts probes that claim.
  • The Trouble With TeenScreen by Tony Zizza
    Tony Zizza turns his gaze on what is "perhaps the most controversial subject matter facing our culture today...the screening of our school children FOR mental illness." Does it prevent suicide or could it be contributing to the problem?

May 17, 2006

  • Is 'Duke' Case Headed to Civil Court? by Wendy McElroy
    Even if the Duke Lacrosse students are found innocent, they may face a second jeopardy -- a civil suit, pursued by a high-profile attorney. Will the accuser take this option?
  • Legal Services Corporation Turns Its Back On Men by Carey Roberts
    "When the Legal Services Corporation was created in 1974, the idea was to help poor people deal with absentee landlords and faceless welfare bureaucracies." Carey Roberts finds that the LSC now helps women -- not men -- file domestic violence claims.
  • Sleeping in the Basement by Jennifer Roback Morse
    Jennifer Roback Morse offers heart felt advice to women about their husband's sexual needs...advice that loses none of its force if you switch the two genders in every sentence.

May 10, 2006

  • Mother's 'Work' Doesn't Warrant Paycheck by Wendy McElroy
    "$134,121 a year: that's what a 2006 stay-at-home mom would earn if her work were fully paid at market rates." Wendy McElroy debunks the overinflated figure, and the philosophy behind it.
  • ABC Pulls the Plug on Hillary's Prez Plans by Carey Roberts
    "Commander in Chief was not a TV series in the usual sense. Rather it was a nationally-televised focus group, designed to test out issues, talking points, and applause lines for Hillary Clinton's stealth presidential campaign."
  • Is It Time To Boycott Parade Magazine? by Tony Zizza
    Tony Zizza's perfect Sunday is ruined by yet another attempt by a drug company and the media to sell 'depression for profit' to a gullible public.

May 3, 2006

  • False Rape Accusations May Be More Common Than Thought by Wendy McElroy
    "Is it the new 1-in-4 statistic? I don't mean the widely-circulated '1-in-4 women will be raped in their lifetime' but a statistic that suggests '1-in-4 accusations of rape are false.'"
  • Joe Biden's Weird Sense of Chivalry by Carey Roberts
    "Ladies used to express appreciation to men who extended acts of courtesy and respect. And fortunately most still do. But feminists came along and did a double-cross. First they played on men's innate sense of chivalry to enact laws and policies that grant women unfair advantage. Then they turned around and claimed chivalry only put a happy-face on gender oppression."

April 26, 2006

  • Duke Rape Case Raises Issue of Protecting Identity of Accused by Wendy McElroy
    "I believe that neither party should be named until a public trial begins; at that point, the names of all parties should become public record."
  • Titanic Chivalry by Carey Roberts
    "Chivalry is one of the most potent forces that has shaped the course of human history. Chivalry impelled medieval men to rise up and shield their womenfolk from the Mongol invaders. Chivalry rings throughout the Declaration of Independence, especially its stirring conclusion: 'we pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.'"
  • Netizens Misbehaving - a Possible Solution by Trudy W. Schuett
    Trudy Schuett offers common sense advice on how to handle the slander and vicious lies spread about men's and father's rights advocates by those who cannot win the debate by appealing to truth or reason. Nice job Trudy!
  • SB 1482 Hearing Postponed in Face of Massive Opposition by Glenn Sacks
    Glenn Sacks provides an update on California's SB 1482 Hearing which was to consider the legality of 'move-away' parents depriving non-custodials of access to their children.

April 19, 2006

April 12, 2006

  • McKinney Reveals Status of Gender, Race by Wendy McElroy
    Accused of assaulting a police officer, Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney quickly played the 'gender' and 'race' cards. Wendy McElroy observes why the play didn't work.
  • Women's Health Hoax by Carey Roberts
    "Women's health has become elevated to a cult-like status." And yet Carey Roberts finds that women outnumber men in medical studies, and men lag behind women in most measures of health.
  • 'Roe v. Wade for Men' Case Illustrates Family Law System's Inequities by Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks
    The 'Roe v. Wade for Men' lawsuit captured the headlines, but the unfair treatment of men by the family law system reaches much farther. Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks summarize the inequities.

April 5, 2006

  • Did Pedophilia Hysteria Cause Child's Death? by Wendy McElroy
    "On Nov. 28, 2002, 2-year-old Abigail Rae died by drowning in a village pond in England. Her death is currently stirring debate because the ongoing inquest revealed an explosive fact. A man passing by was afraid to guide the lost child to safety because he feared being labeled 'a pervert.'"
  • Child Support Gold-Diggers by Carey Roberts
    "Find any dim-witted man to get you pregnant. Then look up the name of some unsuspecting Joe who's got a steady job - it doesn't matter that you never met the poor bloke. Put his name on the baby's birth certificate. Now cross your fingers and hope the man is out of town when the sheriff delivers the papers. In California, such default judgments account for 70% of paternity decisions, according to a 2003 study by the Urban Institute."

March 29, 2006

  • Court Order May Violate First Amendment by Wendy McElroy
    Can a family court ban publication of a book by one of the participants in a dispute? A Massachusetts case may test the power of the court, and the reach of the First Amendment.
  • Restraining Order Madness by Carey Roberts
    "Domestic restraining orders were originally designed to protect persons from actual or imminent harm....Now judges crank out orders like counterfeit one-dollar bills." Carey Roberts examines the abuses of the system.
  • Is Debra Lafave A Bipolar Disorder Publicist? by Tony Zizza
    "[I]f you get anything out of the Lafave trial, it was a huge advertising campaign for bipolar disorder and its treatment/drugs." Tony Zizza wonders when we'll finally realize that a crime is still a crime.

March 22, 2006

  • Societal Shift in Role of Fathers by Wendy McElroy
    Just as feminism redefined "family" issues in the '60s and '70s, the father's rights movement is redefining them in our time.
  • Black Men, Soul Brothers by Carey Roberts
    "Some pessimists look at the pattern of intergenerational poverty, crime, and broken families. They wonder whether we will ever find the formula to lift Black men from the bowels of hopelessness and despair." Carey Roberts answers "yes" -- and finds the formula in the family.
  • Are American Husbands Slackers? by Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks
    Leving and Sacks comment on the latest gender feminist line explaining women's alleged oppression: "career opportunities have opened up for women, but these careers are being undermined and sabotaged by women's disproportionate and unfair household obligations."
  • Letter: Right Cause, Wrong Approach by Eric D. Tarkington
    Eric Tarkington offers a thoughtful response to Wendy McElroy's editorial of last week on the 'Roe v. Wade for Men' lawsuit: "Right Cause, Wrong Approach."

March 15, 2006

  • Right Cause, Wrong Approach by Wendy McElroy
    Never since Custer uttered the words "Don't worry we can always give them shiny beads" has a strategy been so ill considered: explicitly linking men's rights to one of the worst pieces of legislation on the books, Roe v. Wade. The pity is that the cause being so poorly served is a just one. Some argue: 'anything' that stirs discussion is positive but, by that standard, violence in the streets would be a welcomed turn. This case sabotages a growing public sympathy for men's and father's rights.
  • Black Families, Black Men by Carey Roberts
    "In 1965, 21% of all American children under the age of 18 lived in poverty. Thirty years and billions of welfare dollars later, the number of American children living in poverty was — 21%." Carey Roberts explores where the Great Society went wrong.
  • Kansas License Bill Unfair to Noncustodial Parents by Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks
    Glenn Sacks continues to advance the cause of father's rights through persistent and reasonable argument. In this piece, he spotlights a new slap in face to non-custodial parents. Glenn is to be applauded as one of the reasons that issues such as the need for parental responsibilities be accompanied by rights are starting to be well received by the mainstream media and public.

March 8, 2006

  • Born Again Feminism for the 21st Century by Wendy McElroy
    Some feminists are calling for a rejection of "choice feminism" and a return to "judgmental" feminism. Wendy McElroy anticipates the resulting changes we will see in feminist strategy...and how this will impact you.
  • Family Make-Over Ponzi Scheme by Carey Roberts
    "20 years after Phyllis Chesler made her preposterous claim, her siren call of family destruction continues to make the rounds." Carey Roberts debunks the latest strategy being employed by Mothers Opposed to Men.

March 1, 2006

  • Campuses Pay High Price for PC Policies by Wendy McElroy
    Two seemingly unrelated events on two of the oldest campuses in America are connected by a single theme: institutionalized PC is flexing its muscle.
  • The Feminist Anti-Kid Crusade by Carey Roberts
    "Kids with hands-on dads do better in school, in the community, and in life." And moms receive custody 85% of the time. So why are feminists campaigning even more strongly to exclude dads from their kids' lives?

February 22, 2006

  • Novel Program Treats Women Who Batter Men by Wendy McElroy
    Men are finally being recognized and taken seriously as domestic violence victims. It is about time. But the recognition is still half-hearted and it brings with it a new danger. Men may become the next federally-protected class of victims.
  • Behind the Column: Novel Program Treats Women Who Batter Men by Wendy McElroy
  • The M.O.M. Squad Capers by Carey Roberts
    Carey Roberts warns about the M.O.M.s who are "going around the country and meeting behind closed doors with judges and lawmakers, spreading their anti-father calumnies. Their aim is to stampede them into passing laws based on the premise that dads are dangerous."
  • California Supreme Court Takes Step Backward on Children's Rights by Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks
    Leving and Sacks comment on the Brown vs. Yana decision, which "creates another hurdle for noncustodial parents who are trying to prevent their children from being moved out of their lives."

February 15, 2006

  • Sexual Harassment Policies Need Reform by Wendy McElroy
    Wendy McElroy finds that sexual harassment policies are being unduly influenced by "fear mongering and bias rather than fact." The result: unjust laws and panicked parents.
  • Feminine Mystique, or Feminine Mistake? by Carey Roberts
    Carey Roberts asks, "40-odd years later, is it time to pop open the champagne bottle and exclaim, 'You've come a long way, baby'?"
  • "The Trouble With Boys" by George Rolph
    Carey Roberts asks, Newsweek recently ran a feature article entitled "The Trouble With Boys," which examined the problem of boys 'falling behind' in the educational system. George Rolph has analyzed some of the significant responses to the article; his commentary upon them is derived from decades of working with boys and the men they become.

February 8, 2006

  • A Different Look at Betty Friedan's Legacy by Wendy McElroy
    Eulogies have stacked up quickly for feminist icon Betty Friedan. But some of the 'facts' and assumptions about her life demand closer examination.
  • Who's Afraid of Carol Gilligan? by Carey Roberts
    Who is Carol Gilligan, and what does she know about the Boy Crisis? Carey Roberts takes a skeptical look at her past and present prescriptions.
  • The Rise in 'Gray Divorce': It's Always Hubby's Fault by Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks
    Jeff Leving and Glenn Sacks discuss the way men are unfairly made to shoulder almost all blame for marital breakups, regardless of the circumstances.
  • Every School Needs a Coach Carter by Tony Zizza
    Tony Zizza reviews the movie "Coach Carter" and finds not only a worthwhile movie but also inspiration for both children and parents.

February 1, 2006

January 25, 2006

  • Kidnapping Plot Robs Father's Rights Group of Credibility by Wendy McElroy
    Last Wednesday, the media decried an alleged plot by fathers' rights extremists to kidnap Tony Blair's 5-year-old son. Subsequent reports have skidded from outrage to skepticism, from the death of an organization to the birth of a movie deal.
  • Alito Hearings Bring Fathers Back into the Abortion Debate by Carey Roberts
    "Planned Parenthood v. Casey amounted to the biological disenfranchisement of dads and the radical de-legitimization of fatherhood itself." Carey Roberts reviews the abortion case for which Alito was criticized.

January 18, 2006

January 11, 2006

  • Mail Order Bride Law Brands U.S. Men Abusers by Wendy McElroy
    The Violence Against Women Act now requires men seeking foreign brides to essentially submit to a background check. Wendy McElroy looks at the implications of this amendment, and its flimsy justification.
  • Women Who Make Things Worse For Other Women by Carey Roberts
    Who is harmed more by the radical feminist creed: men or women? Carey Roberts reconsiders after reading Kate O'Beirne's Women Who Make the World Worse, which he calls a "must-read" for the politically incorrect.

January 4, 2006

  • Abolish Anti-Discrimination Laws by Wendy McElroy
    The law has no place dictating policy to businesses that wish women-only or men-only spaces. Wendy McElroy objects to a recent California discrimination lawsuit.
  • Comic Relief from the World Health Organization by Carey Roberts
    "Can you imagine the World Health Organization doing a study that cherry-picks its participants and relies on flawed methods in order to reach a pre-determined conclusion?" It's not imagination, it's reality, as Carey Roberts found.
  • California Domestic Violence Lawsuit Will Help Secure Services for All Abuse Victims by Marc Angelucci and Glenn Sacks
    "Meagan, now 21, and her father, David Woods are the lead plaintiffs in a new lawsuit against the State of California and numerous state agencies and state-funded domestic violence service providers." Both survived domestic violence by Meagan's mother; both want state-funded shelters to open their doors to male victims.
  • An Open Letter to PBS by Nicole Perry
    Nicole Perry blasts the bias of PBS's 'documentary' "Breaking the Silence" through a letter to her local station.

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