Said Alexis Baptist, NOW Young Feminist Award Winner, "We here, we understand that you only get what you organize to take, and the 250,000 of us here are prepared to take whatever we need by any means necessary." Hitler would have been proud!
In The True Believer, Eric Hoffer's analysis of social movements, he emphasizes how fanatics dehumanize their enemies to justify their murder and oppression. The chorus from a song by the feminist group, Luscious Jackson, provided a textbook example of this: "Hey, energy sucker, I'm a goddess, not your mother...You're soulless." Women are divine? Men are bestial leeches? What's next, furnaces?
"Schools may be cheating our daughters, but so are parents. ... It's been three years since the release of the landmark study How Schools Shortchange Girls, by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Wellesley College's Center for Research on Women. The report raised consciousness about how schools routinely squelch girls' academic performance and self-esteem."
Eickmann ignores that the AAUW's own study indicated that black children, whose average academic and career performance lag far behind whites, have far higher self-esteem.
"Marriage was always a better deal for men, and you're not going to get women back unless you change that," complained one feminist attorney. Like civilization hasn't benefited women.
Regardless, Martha Albertson Fineman, who runs the Feminism and Legal Theory Project at Columbia University Law School in New York, sees the problem as one of economics, rather than sexual politics. A jobs problem.
Considering that feminist led Human Resource departments across the nation are giving hiring priority to women, that the unemployment rate for men has been higher than women's for most of the past 10 years, and that most of the homeless are men, the numbers seem to support affirmative action for men.
Answers Stuart Miller, "Yes they do control the resources and the most valuable family resource is the children. As they control them, they control all of the other resources, too... including the father's access to their love. (Obviously, their access to his love, too.)"
Where is all of this violence be taking place? In middle class suburbs? Rural farming communities? On TV?
"Females who lived in central cities were twice as likely to be raped as were women who lived in suburban or rural areas. Inner-city women were also more than twice as likely to be robbed as were suburban women and four times more likely than rural women."
Lower income, inner city populations?
"Women with family incomes of less than $10,000 were five times more likely to be attacked by an intimate than were women with family incomes of $30,000 or more."
So, since the average family income is more than $20,000 per year, we're talking about a minority. Why, then, do pop-feminists use these statistics to portray all men as violent and all women as their victims?
Isn't the blatant falsification of statistics against men and fathers in particular, based on the sex of the parent akin to a hate-crime?
The Department of Justice in it's report of July, 1994 "Murder in Families" stated that when children are murdered, 61% of the time it is by the MOTHER and 15% of the time it is by the father. The balance of the time it is usually by the mother's boyfriend or new husband.
"Boys have been socialized that they will work. They have role models at the top of every profession," said Jill Savitt, a spokeswoman for the Ms. Foundation. "This is something special for daughters."
So, why all the fuss?
Representatives of Ms. reportedly also said that Ms. is for the advancement of women, not men, and if someone else wants to organize a day for the boys, that's okay with them, but that's not what Ms. is for.
Fair enough. And I'm sure the women at Ms. will also understand if all men devote all of their resources to advancing only men. After all, if Ms. doesn't actively support equal opportunity, then should we?
When Carrol and Ok Kum Burns' marriage began to sour, she (Ok) stabbed their 3-year-old son Joshua to death with a steak knife.
She went to prison, and Carol moved to Wichita, Kansas. Now, a recent court order will force him to pay the woman who killed his son $100 a month alimony check.
According to her attorney, Nelda Bishop, Ok Kum Burns is entitled to alimony to cover her prison expenses and build a savings fund for life after prison. Second District Judge Glen Dawson agreed.
Justice is, indeed, blind.
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