Monday, March 03, 2008

Feminists Myths And Distortions About Men - Part 1

"In revenge and in love woman is more barbarous than man."
-Friedrich Nietzsche
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This blog attempts to present its posts on a gender-neutral and equal basis. However, equality can only be achieved when viewed in the light of truth. It is the goal of this blog to only present facts and attempt to dispel the mistruths.

As mentioned previously, the feminist movement has engendered many such myths that are perpetuated today in the form of "truths" concerning the oppression of men. Many of these "truths" are only half-truths and by not revealing the other half, become lies through the act of omission.

Granted, that there is some validity to the extent that injustices are experienced by both genders and that the perpetrators consist of both genders. The fact remains that to only single out one side and present them in a preferential light without giving the other side equal exposure does a disservice to all. It especially does a disservice to those to whom the story is told and who rely on the integrity of the source of the information to relate factual data. Biased tales are the root evil of many injustices.

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DIVORCE AS REVOLUTION - The result of three decades of unrestrained divorce is that huge numbers of people - many of them government officials - now have a vested professional and financial interest in encouraging it. Divorce today is not simply a phenomenon; it is a regime - a vast bureaucratic empire that permeates national and local governments, with hangers-on in the private sector. [Read more...]

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Where it all started. The information presented below comes from other Internet sites as indicated:

The Emergence Of Radical Feminism

In its initial stages, modern American feminism was not hostile to marriage. True, in her magnum opus, The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan did describe the traditional homes where wives were not employed as "comfortable concentration camps." But Friedan's criticism was focused primarily on the role of the non-employed housewife. Her goal seems to have been to increase the employment of wives and mothers rather than to attack marriage itself. Thus, Friedan's criticism of marriage was limited; she never called on women to abandon the institution.

However, in the late 1960's and early 1970's, a new wave of radical feminism emerged that quickly moved beyond the positions espoused by Friedan and others. This new feminism was overtly hostile to the institution of marriage itself. Among the key figures in this new, more radical feminism were:
o Kate Millett, who wrote the 1969 best-seller, Sexual Politics;
o Germaine Greer, author of The Female Eunuch (1970), an Australian who was educated at Cambridge, England, and taught at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom and the University of Tulsa in the United States;
o Marilyn French, Harvard fellow, best-known for her 1977 novel, The Women's Room;
o Jessie Bernard, author of The Future of Marriage (1972) and influential Pennsylvania State University sociologist who "converted" to radical feminism toward the end of her academic career and in whose name the American Sociological Association gives an annual award for feminist sociology; and
o Shulamith Firestone, author of The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution (1970) and founder of Radical Women, the first feminist collective.

In the late 1960s, attacks against marriage mounted swiftly, one upon the other. In 1968, radical feminists Beverly Jones and Judith Brown wrote the influential pamphlet "Toward a Female Liberation Movement." It proclaimed: "The married woman knows that love is, at its best, an inadequate reward for her unnecessary and bizarre heritage of oppression." In 1969, radical feminist Marlene Dixon, a sociology professor at the University of Chicago, declared:
"The institution of marriage is the chief vehicle for the perpetuation of the oppression of women; it is through the role of wife that the subjugation of women is maintained. In a very real way the role of wife has been the genesis of women's rebellion throughout history."
[Read more…]

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Where have all the fathers gone? Some men are irresponsible slobs, but no evidence exists that nearly half of American children were voluntarily abandoned by their own fathers; there must be other explanations.

For 30 years, feminist organizations and writers have propagated the myth that women are victims of an oppressive patriarchal society and that marriage is an inherently abusive institution that makes wives second-class citizens. Feminists made divorce a major component of women's liberation and their political freedom.

For three decades, feminists have toyed with the question that Maureen Dowd chose as the title of her forthcoming book, Are Men Necessary? That's just the latest version of Gloria Steinem's famous line, "A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle."

College textbooks portray marriage as especially bleak and dreary for women. Assigned readings are preoccupied with domestic violence, battering, abuse, marital rape, and divorce. [Read more…]

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Feminism has perpetuated many of the myths and distortions to which the real story needs to be revealed. Unfortunately, many of these myths have found their way into media, publications, and eventually into the government. As a result of these distortions, they have resulted in oppressive laws being enacted against men.

While these studies, research, etc. that were used as a basis of support for these falsehoods where supposedly provided by feminist experts, other experts have debunked their statistics to show how distorted they were.

Here are some examples:

If a man doesn't pay his child support is called a "Deadbeat Dad, " What do you call a woman who abandons her child at the hospital? How about the fact that 1.5 million American women legally walk away from motherhood every year through adoption or abortion, and that in over 40 states mothers can completely opt out of motherhood by returning unwanted babies to the hospital shortly after birth. [Read more…]

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If you have heard that only men are the child abusers and where society prefers to view violent women as victim, then you need to understand that, according to the US Department of Justice, 70% of confirmed cases of child abuse and 65% of parental murders of children are committed by mothers. [Read more…]



MARRIAGE STRIKE:
* Globalization: The Death of Feminism (by a British blogger)
* Why Bother??

EXAMPLES OF A JUDICIAL SYSTEM AND JUDGES GONE AWRY:
* Bush Judicial Appointee Caught in DUI, Fishnet Stockings

EGREGIOUS EXAMPLES OF OUR "INJUSTICE" SYSTEM
* In Justice
* Cuyahoga's Free Speech Police Out Of Control

INTERESTING READING:
* Former Teacher Sentenced in Sex Case - Would a man have been given such lenient treatment?

RELATED WEBSITES OF INTEREST:
* Citizens for Legal Responsibility - Lot of interesting articles on this site and some with legal considerations for cases with which you might be involved.

JUST FOR FUN AND GIGGLES:
* What else will they tax?

Be sure to visit these sites: www.abolish-alimony.org/ and www.alimonycentral.org

Participate in our Forum discussion group at: http://reform.alimonyvictims.com

Join the Alliance For Freedom From Alimony, Inc. to support the fight to abolish alimony. http://www.alimonyreform.org/membership.html

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