Women Industry News, July 30, 2009
Falsely accused Friend Eli Eli is under fire on the blog Maryland Politics Watch. Help and post something in his support. Here’s what I posted:
“Eli Eli wrote, “Lastly, if I don’t stand up for myself, then how in the world would 30,000 people rely on me to stand up for them?” Actually, by Eli standing up for himself millions of disenfranchised men may benefit. The domestic violence industry is responsible for the denigration of justice, thwarting of due process, and entrenched belief that one is guilty if a woman says they are, regardless of an absence of evidence or plethora thereof to the contrary. Worse, male legislators, male jurists, and males in general do not stand up for themselves. Instead they cower in front of any feminist rooted opposition. Not only cower but chivalrously rush to their aid, even when such women are child molesters, murderers, or claim the merest rebuke.We have no one to blame but ourselves. And, it’s time we stand up for ourselves too. It’s time like Eli Eli to stand up not just for ourselves but for millions of other men disparately affected. It’s time we stand up for our families who care about us. And, it’s time we stand up for our children, grandchildren, and future generations. It’s time we start standing tall for reason, logic, fairness, and justice rather than lay down for the craziness of emotional contrivance, connected ways of knowing, lateral thinking, and blaming all on patriarchy.All that is good is not absent a penis, far from it. We need a “Power to the Penis” movement something like “V-Day”. All this propaganda about domestic violence being of epidemic proportions is nothing more than that, propaganda. It’s the basis for the success of the Women Industries. I challenge anyone who reads this to put forth any credible evidence to support such a claim. I challenge you because no such evidence exists except in the minds of the politically impaired.Eli Eli like millions of men throughout America found himself on the wrong end of a salacious if not wholly false accusation. A restraining order issued thereby disengaging him from his property, persons, and almost his profession. Based on what? Nothing. Not one shred of evidence. Just the word of a vengeful woman…Feminists have worked hard over the past 30 years and garnered every imaginable right while being equally successful at avoiding responsibility for adverse actions. And, we as men cheer their success, some rightly some not. Unfortunately, in the rush to give women what they want (which appears to be everything) we have forgotten ourselves, even sold out our brothers.A favorite female phrase sums it up, “What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine.” If you don’t give it up and stay in line a false accusation should meet out punishment and cause the transfer; and, it does.We need to get out the penis and vote…or, maybe that should be let’s get out the penis vote…well, whatever, we need to start standing tall for who we are as men.”
Divorced dads fear rollback of parent laws: The Australian - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia: “… a few weeks ago and it was clear to me that these laws are being rolled back,” said Sue Price, of the Men’s Rights Agency… it’s up and down Down-Under. This sparsely populated civil republic has a very active and effective men’s and father’s rights movement yet the radical feminist presence is alive and fully functioning causing an interesting seesaw effect. Every month or so it seems like the MRA’s saw through some legislative anti-man law and the next month the sawdust is falling back toward the feminists, back and forth they go…which from this perspective is progress since before, like elsewhere, the anti-man Fe-me-me-me crowd got whatever they wanted through hook, snook (Aussies play snooker more than nine-ball) or crook. We’ve got some National Coalition For Men (NCFM) members down there standing tall in the middle of the fracas; good’on’ya…sic’um…
Orange County Judge in court over bribery charges…he allegedly offered $80,000 to his opponent to drop out of the last election… why is such a lowly judgeship worth an $80,000 bribe…thanks Paul S. for the lead.
Queens woman pours boiling water on cheating husband’s crotch, NEW YORK DAILY NEW: “Enraged at being two-timed, a Queens woman poured boiling water on her unfaithful husband’s groin as he slept Oyinda Ojofeitimi, 67, a registered nurse, carried out the crotch-scalding attack… She was hurt and angry…[the] wakeup call left Emmanuel Ojofeitimi, also a nurse, screaming in the bedroom…They took him out on a stretcher… [he] suffered second- and third-degree burns from his knees to his abdomen…she was arrested and charged with assault”. Notice that she was not charged with domestic violence or assault with a dangerous weapon (scalding hot water), just assault. Mr. Ojofeitimi will be scared for life if not impotent. It’s a reasonable guess that charges will be dropped or Mrs. Ojofetimi will receive only a mild sanction perhaps like community service of some sort and probation. Thank you Joe T. for the story. (Joe is NCFM’s new chapter President for the Greater New York Chapter).
Nearly One In Five University Students Experienced Violence In Last Six Months, ScienceNewsDaily… linked to drinking, more men than women abused… the studies just keep rolling in… more and more evidence that men are more often the victim rather than the abuser… here, there are screening services for alleged abused women but none for men, which is typical… though there’s a recommendation to provide screening for possible male victims… more progress. Thank you Ron H. for the story.
Local media swallows ‘bathroom bill’ rhetoric, Bay Windows - Boston, MA, USA: He’s been using men’s bathrooms for much of that time.” Even when Jolicoeur’s story describes the bill’s true scope, the bathroom imagery persists….something need flushing…
Prison should be last resort for child support debtors, Allentown Morning Call: “Regarding Riley Yates’ July 19 article on the current state of child support payments: While it is pleasing to hear that the judiciary is more understanding…”
Defendants Indicted for owing $648115.84 in Child Support, Examiner.com: “Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason announced that 14 defendants were indicted for failure to pay child support. The fourteen defendants owe a combined…”
Murder-suicide mom wanted to keep boy from dad: “Judith Elizabeth Williams, 51, decided to kill her 16-year-old son, Adam Williams, in part because her ex-husband had recently moved back to California from Missouri and was spending every other weekend with their son…” Fruit-loop… Thanks Ron H. for this surrealistic article.
Fathers and Families Members meet with the Governor of Massachusetts: This is how it’s suppose to be done, all you need is lots of money, determination, and a state small enough so you can drive one side to the other quicker than you can program your GPS. Regardless, this superb sustained effort may eventually result in more children having access to more parents. The most telling thing about this crusade occurred when Dr. Holstein and crew garnered 86% of the vote approving their statewide petition for shared parenting…and, the legislature thumbed its collective nose at the citizens by rejecting their marching orders, which shows just how powerful is the anti-father feminist contingent. Every single one of the legislators that failed to support the wishes of their citizenry should be summarily defeated for any public office. Here’s Dr. Holstein’s article:
“In Massachusetts, misguided women’s groups and domestic violence organizations are very powerful and have worked hard to scuttle shared parenting and other measures to promote father involvement after divorce or separation. Nevertheless, over the past five years Fathers & Families has been instrumental in advancing shared parenting in Massachusetts:
- Fathers & Families gathered thousands of signatures to place shared parenting on the 2004 Massachusetts ballot, then led a successful campaign for its passage, winning 86% of the vote.
- F & F enlisted over one-quarter of the Massachusetts Legislature as co-sponsors of our shared parenting bill.
- F & F persuaded the left-of-center Boston Globe to become first major newspaper in country to endorse shared parenting in principle in an editorial last year.
- F & F pushed “shared parenting” to the number one issue on the Massachusetts Governor’s website for citizen input.
- F & F ignited a spirited debate over shared parenting at the Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention in June. There was a 40 minute debate on the floor of the Convention, before 3,000 politically active Democrats, and shared parenting only lost by a 60-40 margin.
- Leading up to the Convention, F & F organized supporters to attend 25 Democratic Party platform hearings to advocate for shared parenting, and flooded the Democratic Party Platform website, eventually accounting for 40% of all platform suggestions submitted to the website.
Below, Ned Holstein, M.D., M.S., Founder and Chair of the Board of Fathers & Families, discusses our recent meeting with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (pictured above with President Obama):
For the past few months, Fathers & Families activists such as Peter Hill have attended public appearances by Governor Deval Patrick. On each occasion, one or more activists have asked Governor Patrick to support shared parenting. Governor Patrick noticed the concern, and suggested to Peter that a meeting be arranged.Peter and I met with the Governor today, together with Todd Sandahl, Wayne Jewett, and Bob Norton. The Governor was gracious and appeared sincere. He listened intently, and clearly gave thought to our comments. He asked good questions. He asked for more information on certain issues. The Governor continued the discussion for 10-15 minutes after his aide had told him that we were beyond the scheduled time.A variety of issues were raised, including child support, restraining orders and jailings of fathers. My comments were consistently focused on increasing access to our children. I advocated continuing dialogue to explore and analyze the obstacles that are placed between fit fathers and their children. I emphasized the benefits to children, and the overwhelming public support for shared parenting.
The Governor mulled over various follow-up activities, but made no specific commitments. Nevertheless, I had the feeling that there will be continuing dialogue in some form. Peter Hill shares my view. He wrote, “This was a tremendously positive meeting. I have met with lots of Governors in my day, and this Governor is the most approachable and easy to talk to and he does listen.”
Peter deserves credit for obtaining this meeting. He and others also deserve credit for going to the Governor’s public appearances to advocate for shared parenting. I urge that all of you continue to do this, (see schedule here) so the Governor will know that our interest is not just a flash in the pan…