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This cover was created for the combined May/June 1995 issue of The Backlash! But a one-and-a-half page article in the Seattle Times about us attracted so much negative attention (including several death threats) that our financial support evaporated, and we had to suspend publication. Within a few months, however, I resumed publication on the web, with this site.
This cover focused on the Ms. Foundation's recently created program, Take Our Daughters to Work Day.
Although by 2003 most employers had expanded the program to include boys, and had changed the name to Take Our Children to Work Day, the feminists' original effort was to scold boys for being male, and to indoctrinate them in how men oppress women, while they exposed girls to the world of exciting careers formerly closed to them by the evil male hegemony.
Careers like movie producer, venture capitalist, saving whales, running abortion clinics, and overseeing global corporations. Nobody, it seemed, was terribly interested in taking girls to "exciting" jobs like being a coal miner or ditch digger.
As with so many other feminist programs, this one was based on the lie that men oppress women. A lie Karen Straughan exposes in her excellent video, When female privilege backfires:
Karen Straughan: When female privilege backfires
Rod Van Mechelen
Rod Van Mechelen is the author of What Everyone Should Know about Feminist Issues: The Male-Positive Perspective (the page now includes several articles by other authors), and the publisher of The Backlash! @ Backlash.com and Cowlitz Country News. He is a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and served for 9-1/2 years on the Cowlitz Indian Tribal Council.