When I first started this adventure I lamented the lack of a structured core of ideas and organization in what I described as the Men's Rights Movement. I vaguely remember my first thought being "Isn't anyone doing anything other than talking? If I could get in there I could change the game!"
But first I had to study. I had to know more in order to develop an organizational technique that would help propel the movement forward.
Now that I know the "how's" and "why's" of both sides of the coin, it seems my education is still not complete. Fortunately it is an education that that can be picked up as I begin to move away from the books, and into the community at large.
Believe me when I say over the last twenty-four hours I have been schooled by my peers. It seems my blog description was aptly chosen, but certainly not for the reasons I had initially thought. Call it an accidental success. I hate accidental successes........
I have been told that the while the idea of a central organization seems sound, that in fact there is no such thing, nor should there be. There are too many fronts to fight on in order for one organization to keep track of what is happening (without having a governmental budget anyway). Instead what we have is something akin to a Hydra. Each head works autonomously, performs it's task, and moves onto the next task. Heads will sometimes help each other....and the necks seem to lead back to an IDEA....not an organization. It keeps everything fluid...adaptable to the changing nature of the battlefield.
Fortunately, I have the time to place into the MRM. Thus, I will begin some workings with online activism. This may keep me from blogging for a while, but once I have results, I will share them.
Sex, money… …and national bankruptcies This is a discussion about three hundred and thirty-six billion dollars, money we do not have and money we can save, this is going to take longer than fifteen seconds probably even longer than five minutes, please use the links and review the material: an informed discussion is the best one.
Males and females have disagreements and males and females both say “it is my way or the highway”, in relationships involving children though, most Fathers hear “I’m hitting the highway and I’m taking the kids”. State, local and the federal government are right there to join the argument in saying “the kids go with mom”.
Various political interests present “power and control” in a variety of ways:
Duluth presents power and control over females here: http://theduluthmodel.org/wheelgallery.php
West Michigan DAD presents power and control over males here: http://westmichigandad.wordpress.com/2011/05/06/40/
SAVE Services gender neutral power and control can be found here: http://westmichigandad.files.wordpre...wheel-save.pdf
Perhaps we need to enter relationships in a truthful manner without expectation of changing one another, and, expecting to honestly know one another. “President Obama grew up without his dad, and has said that being a father is the most important job he has. Fatherlessness is a growing crisis in America, one that undergirds many of the challenges that families are facing. When dads aren't around, young people are more likely to drop out of school, use drugs, be involved in the criminal justice system, and become young parents themselves.” http://www.fatherhood.gov/pledge We can not promote Fatherhood by denigrating Fathers. We can not promote Fatherhood by incentivizing single motherhood. We can not solve all of our neighbor’s arguments.
Quote from Richard Mail on Sunday http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2015564/Clares-law-After-mothers-brutal-murder-women-right-check-abusive-partners-criminal-records.html Clare's law: After mother's brutal murder, women to get right to check abusive partners' criminal records Last updated at 10:51 PM on 16th July 2011 Women who use the internet to seek boyfriends will win the right to force the police to reveal if they have a history of violence under plans being considered by Home Secretary Theresa May. The controversial move is in response to fears that the growing phenomenon of internet dating means more and more women are going out with men whose backgrounds they know little about. The proposal has been called ‘Clare’s Law’, after the horrific killing of 36-year-old mother Clare Wood by a man she met on Facebook. George Appleton strangled Ms Wood and set her body on fire before hanging himself. Friends and family were shocked to discover that the killer had a history of violence against women, including repeated harassment, threats and the kidnapping at knifepoint of one of his other ex-girlfriends. A Clare’s Law campaign is to be launched tomorrow. It is modelled on Sarah’s Law’, the successful fight to give parents the right to check on paedophiles in their area after the murder of schoolgirl Sarah Payne. In a letter seen by The Mail on Sunday, Mrs May indicates she is considering introducing Clare’s Law and will make an announcement in the next few weeks. She says: ‘Tackling violence against women and girls is a priority for this Government.’ However, some believe the well-intentioned plan could jeopardise civil liberties. Tory MP Robert Buckland, a member of the Commons Justice Committee, said: ‘We’re all in favour of curbing violence against women but
Guests, members we have been traveling for decades to this point. Please write a letter to President Obama, your Congressman your Senators, your state and local elected people.
Ask your friends to do so. We can not promote fatherhood by denigrating fathers. We can not promote fatherhood by incentivizing single motherhood.
Savings is gone, child obesity is now a problem. The electronic baby-sitter is dragging children’s learning down.
Contact President Obama here: Contact the White House | The White House
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Mr. President I can not accomplish this in 2,500 characters. I will add hyperlinks to reasonable documents.
We can not promote Fatherhood by denigrating Fathers. We can not promote Fatherhood by incentivizing single motherhood. We can not raise test scores, personal savings or diminish childhood obesity by incentivizing single motherhood.
-Mandatory DNA testing at child birth.
-reduce SSA funding for single mothers
-reduce VAWA funding antimisandry.com - Articles Dads of Michigan WordPress.com http://saveservices.com Boys and Girls Learn Differently!: A Guide for Teachers and Parents
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rom a young age boys are taught to persevere and to win. Boys are told stories with a message you should fight against all odds and attempt to gain the glory you desire. Stories of fantastic knights (often also upholding the valiant code of chivalry) who slay dragons sit in the minds of youth. Gladiators and conquerors who reign supreme as they fight for what all that is right in the world and defending the people in the local village. Rock stars and champion athletes hold the attention of the world as people scream their names in excitement. These are who we are shown to look up to.
No child is without a glorious hero whose name will go down in legend, and almost every child dreams of being the person who would fight for such things no matter what the cost.
When a young boy is on the merge of collapsing, he is told to hold it in, endure the pain and keep going. The cheerleaders keep on screaming his name, despite his injury. The princess is waiting behind the beasts, as you fight for freedom and justice to save the world around you. That is what victory gets you! Fame! Glory! Power! The love of the people! You are a hero in their eyes and will live on as a god amongst men.
Of course from the knight in shining armor, to the football star, to the brave soldier we also see a sad story in the background. The thousandth knight to face the dragon, the last hope of the football team, and the mighty soldier who saves the day also share something else in common. They are the last to take the challenge. They aren’t as special as much special, as they are the next in line to go against impossible odds. If they fail then someone else will come forth to take their place. Whether it be a pompous fool to fight the beast, the next season’s quarterback, or the infantry reserves-they aren’t the only hope that theyt have been made out to be.
No, in reality they are simply tools. Tools of society. And while
Thomas Ball is now famous in the men’s movement; his act of self immolation in protest is emphasized and pointed out, to the point that he is being called heroic. Some people are even using this as an advocacy or justification for violence. Before you make judgments about him, you shouldread what he had to say.
And here are my thoughts: What happened was a tragedy, and he absolutely should be honored for his fight. But at the end of the day, I still think his methods, and advocacy for violence (see the Molotov cocktail section) are wrong. The only thing violence breeds is more violence, and I am not going to excuse that, just because he proves a point I stand by. This was not an act of self defense, it was not an act of selfishness, it was an act of self destructive protest and it is a great tragedy.
We need to regard and acknowledge him, not just for his own suffering and battles with the legal system, but also for the points he makes in the numbers he found regarding things like domestic violence.
Also, in confession if I heard he slapped his kid, when things started I would have given custody to the mother. He slapped his kid once, and just because the majority of the country sees it as a just method of punishing children doesn’t mean it isn’t one. I would have separated him from his kids in the initial stages just as fast. And in reality, I don’t know what I would have done from there in the long term regarding custody.
However, there are other misconceptions going around that need to be clarified. First, he did not wish this to punish his wife or children, nor did he advocate for allowing abusers to stay in their homes regardless of situation. In fact he advocated that homeless shelters be open up to men as well, as this could remedy the problem in itself.
The man is not a martyr, a hero, an abuser, or a coward. He is just a protester who was in great pain, and it
Some time last year, I wrote about the Pink Industry-a series of businesses, primarily safety services that are female oriented and entirely female employed under the notion of protection from men. The clear problems are that it demonizes men, and makes women excessively paranoid for cash, completely ignoring the possibility of female abuse, violence, and lesbians (another concern was taxi cab drivers hitting on people they were driving).
There were a few complaints that I equated women only gyms and salons with women only taxis and trains. And in the text of the article, to an extent they are right. The reality is, that some of them, are not as terrible as others, so it is time we break it down.
At the bottom of the list, I put female only gyms. Gyms, are designed to all out exploit insecurity of women of being judged by men, but they are also judged by women which they cannot avoid. The greater message is also “we don’t judge here” (similar to a sleazy bar). Does it make men look bad? Yes, but it is just a groan, not a scream. To see the worse parts click here
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The family law practice is and has been the main concern of fathers rights movement. But how can we rate family law legislation? What should a "fair and just" family law legislation look like? In this part, a few criteria are discussed. 1. Parenthood First.
"If a person is a child (under 18), the person cannot be held responsible for parenthood without involvement of their parents (the newborn's grandparents), attorneys or both." No child support shall be required from victims of rape. Rape perpetrators shall automatically lose custody rights.
[For example, when a teenager under 18 is supposed to provide child support, the teenager cannot be held legally responsible without involvement of his parents or attorneys since the teenager is not of the age of majority.] When?: Raped minors, a 12-years-old kid paying child support, other raped minors. 2. Parenthood honesty.
"No person shall be financially liable for child support unless the parentage is scientifically established or the person acknowledges the parenthood. At any point in the child life, if a person realizes not being the biological parent, that person shall retrospectively from child's conception never be liable for child support." [Money is not "the best interest of the child". The society just don't assign parenthood to any person who happens to be with more money than the biological parent. Any time a person is to be forced to pay for child support, a DNA test should precede the first check. The child has all the rights to know who their real, biological parents are.] When?: Required to pay regardless, incarcerated putative parents, fraud.
3. Child Support Golden-Rule
"A parent who has paid child support but later found parenthood fraud, will be entitled full refund the child-support money paid, with the same interest, method of
Updated 24th-July-2011 at 05:26 AM by Daylight
When we look at the successes of the women’s movement, the biggest two noted are the right to vote, and the freedom of choice between workforce and family. Unfortunately, the latter also came at the cost of less happiness for women. This is a predictable outcome, when you consider the “what might have been” factor. When you have an abundance of choices, you will wonder what life would be if you took a different route. On a particularly bad day, or a time where you have some empty time to think, this can lead to a bit of mental suffering. The world is a cold place, and when you change your life plan, in hindsight there will always be a bit of regret. You may not wish to change things, but part of you will always wonder what the world would be like if you made a different decision.
So will we see the same in a successful men’s movement?
If we break away the necessity of being the provider and having a family, men are going to see an abundance of options in life and more freedoms, due to the new choices. Especially if there is a financial/social abortion document. Imagine what it might be like to see someone that was almostyour child but you decided not to raise them. We might have to deal with the “what might have been” factor ourselves. Who hasn’t looked into the past and wondered if life would be better if they made a different decision? It’s not too unreasonable to say that this is going to come out of a successful men’s movement, especially when we look at options of choice for men.
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