(reposted as blog per request)
When one begins to realize the significance of the roles certain groups and individuals, laws, and factors play in his life the experience can become eye awakening.
It is essential that we unite for a common cause but in order to do so there are key elements that must be identified. We must identify: Men's issues - there are various issues affecting men listed thru out the forum but perhaps 1 place listing them all in a list with examples and documented evidence proving each issue could make a much stronger case. This could result in the awakening of those in an mental coma. Laws and policies that work against men and/or favor other groups but exclude men (or favor other groups at men's expense) - We could list these laws to not only stay updated but to have documented proof and citation to make our case much more convincing. We must indicate how these laws are unfair towards men. Our enemies - It is important to know what groups oppose men's rights. If we list what groups oppose men's rights it is important to know how they oppose men's rights and/or why they are enemies to men's rights. If it is against an group's best interest to help men be very suspicious. If an individual holds onto views that oppose the best interests of men be very cautious. Our allies - It is equally important to recognize our allies as it is to recognize our enemies. We must be able to make a distinction between our allies and our enemies. We can not afford to confuse them. Our core beliefs and principles - We all have different beliefs on certain issues but we must recognize our common beliefs when it comes to men's rights issues. Recognizing our common beliefs will help us separate disagreements from oppositions. Disagreements happen between 2 or more people working towards the same goals but opposition happens between 2 or more people with different goals. Our objectives/solutions - Once we know our problems and our beliefs we must ultimately recognize what our goals are. What is our solution to the problem? Our strategy - We have to know what approach is necessary to achieve our goals.
Updated 28th-January-2010 at 12:32 AM by Popadibs
Feminists have long decried the glass ceiling: apparently this femisist propaganda has been well within the feminist tradition of disinformation.
By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer David Crary, Ap National Writer – 1 hr 47 mins ago
NEW YORK – Historically, marriage was the surest route to financial security for women. Nowadays it's men who are increasingly getting the biggest economic boost from tying the knot, according to a new analysis of census data.
the full article is here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100119/...iage_economics
· By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer Seth Borenstein, Ap Science Writer– Wed Jan 13, 4:28 pm ET WASHINGTON – Women may think of men as primitive, but new research indicates that the Y chromosome — the thing that makes a man male — is evolving far faster than the rest of the human genetic code. A new study comparing the Y chromosomes from humans and chimpanzees, our nearest living relatives, show that they are about 30 percent different. That is far greater than the 2 percent difference between the rest of the human genetic code and that of the chimp's, according to a study appearing online Wednesday in the journal Nature. These changes occurred in the last 6 million years or so, relatively recently when it comes to evolution. "The Y chromosome appears to be the most rapidly evolving of the human chromosomes," said study co-author Dr. David Page, director of the prestigious Whitehead Institute in Cambridge and a professor of biology at MIT. "It's an almost ongoing churning of gene reconstruction. It's like a house that's constantly being rebuilt." Before men get too impressed with themselves, lead author Jennifer Hughes offers some words of caution: Just because the Y chromosome, which determines gender, is evolving at a speedy rate it doesn't necessarily mean men themselves are more evolved. Researchers took the most detailed examination of the Y chromosome, which females do not have, of both humans and chimps and found entire sections dramatically different. There were even entire genes on the human Y chromosome that weren't on the chimp, said Hughes, also of the Whitehead Institute. The two-year research took twice as long as expected because of the evolutionary changes found, Hughes said. There is a bit of a proviso to the comparison to other chromosomes. While all human and chimp chromosomes have been mapped, only two chimp chromosomes have been examined in great detail: Y and chromosome 21. Yet, there's still enough known to make the claim that the Y is the speediest evolver, Hughes and Page said. Until recently the Y chromosome was considered the Rodney Dangerfield of genetics, especially because it had fewer genes than other chromosomes. A few years ago some researchers even suggested that the Y chromosome was shrinking so that in 50,000 years it would just disappear — and so would men. "The story is not as cut and dried as many would have liked to predict," Hughes said. "It's kind of fun to say that men are going to die out, but the science is proving — now that we've got data — that that's not true at all." Page agreed. "The Y chromosome has many more tricks up its sleeve than it was given credit for," he said. There are a couple of reasons Page and Hughes cite for Y being such an evolutionary powerhouse. One is that it stands alone and isn't part of a pair like 44 other chromosomes. So when there are mutations there's no matching chromosome to recombine and essentially cover up the change, Hughes said. Because women have two X chromosomes, the X chromosome doesn't have this situation. Another reason has to do with the nature of mating. When female chimps are in heat, they mate frequently and with many partners, so there is an evolutionary pressure on the male to produce the most and best sperm to propagate his genes, Page said. To test this out, Hughes said she hopes to soon examine the Y chromosomes of a rhesus macaque, which is fairly promiscuous, and the marmoset, which is more monogamous than early humans probably were. Outside scientists praised the study. "Wow," said R. Scott Hawley, a genetics researcher at the Stowers Institute in Kansas City. "That result is astounding." "The Y chromosome clearly has the strength and tenacity to fight back," said Hawley, who wasn't part of the research. "I certainly think the Y chromosome has taken a bad rap for a long time with people doing maps showing areas for channel surfing."
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Oh dear, this experiement did not work out!
Both of the above feminists have repeatedly insisted they do not hate men, they are not sexist and only want equality.
Yet, Professor Unt has claimed in email exchanges that a law enabling rape of men in Mexico is not sexist - it is 'cultural'... Ahh well that makes it ok then.
Oddly, when I pressed the point that she would say such a law was sexist IF we reversed the genders, she ran away and refused to engage in any conversation.
Typical sexist feminists. LINK
I originally posted this here: LINK
The feminists are going through one of their periodic soul-searching psychological examinations of what the women's liberation movement did or did not do for them, and why they are not happy with the result. Feminist dominance in newspapers, magazines, book publishers, television and academia makes it easy to command a full media rollout for their agonizing.
The media are glad to divert public attention from the failure of Barack Obama's Stimulus to create jobs. So, we have ponderous discussions: Maria Shriver's report (with help from a liberal think tank) called "A Woman's Nation Changes Everything," a Time Magazine cover story headlined with the double entendre "The State of the American Woman," Gail Collins' book When Everything Changed, and articles from all the feminist columnists.
We wonder if it's just a coincidence that this torrent of words immediately preceded Halloween. The writers are scared of their own research because it contradicts much of their gender-neutral ideology.
These well-educated writers long ago identified the major goal of the women's liberation movement as getting more wives out of the home and into the labor force. Carolyn Graglia's landmark book, Domestic Tranquility: A Brief Against Feminism, explains that the chief purpose of the feminists was to make the role of fulltime homemaker economically untenable and socially disdained. She analyzed the writings of the feminist intellectuals and she documents their attempts to ostracize fulltime homemakers as childish "parasites."
The feminists have been strikingly successful with this goal; women are now half the labor force, and 40% of women are essential family breadwinners.
In the current recession, the majority of workers laid off have been men (especially from construction and manufacturing). Jobs where women predominate have not been much affected.
Even so, the feminists demanded that the Obama Administration give half the Stimulus jobs to women rather than to the shovel-ready work that was the reason for passing the Stimulus funds. Whatever the feminists demand from the Demo
crats they get, and the Stimulus money was directed to jobs in education, health care, and social services. The feminists' tactics to divert Stimulus jobs to women were described in the July 2009 Phyllis Schlafly Report.
So what are the feminists complaining about? Now that women are half the work force, they want workforce rules to be changed to be more female-friendly. (These are the same feminists who have been saying for years that there is no difference between male and female.) Feminists demand that the taxpayers provide high-quality daycare and paid family leave, that new laws prohibit employers from ordering women to work overtime (as men are often required to do), and probably that men should be forced to assume half the household and baby-care duties.
The feminists are still crying about President Richard Nixon vetoing a federal program to make daycare a middle-class entitlement. But Nixon's action was popular then and still is, because the majority of Americans don't want their tax dollars to pay for babysitters for other people's children.
No doubt this will come as a shock to the feminists, but Time Magazine reports that "a majority of both men and women still say it is best for children to have a father working and a mother at home."
Women's percentage in the labor force keeps rising because of who is going to college and who drops out. Thirty years ago, the ratio of males to females on college campuses was 60-40; now it's 40-60, and women receive the majority of college degrees.
But the feminists are griping because women students choose humanities majors that lead to lesser paid jobs than male students, who in larger numbers choose math, science and engineering. The feminists want government to remedy this gender difference by bribing women with taxpayers' money to make other choices. (Feminists claim that there are no gender differences, but they demand government intervention to override women's choices.)
The feminists push hard for what they call "Title-Nining," using Title IX, which bans sex discrimination in schools and colleges, to force equal numbers of women in all athletic programs. Since this misuse of Title IX was initiated by radical feminists in Jimmy Carter's Education Department, the feminists have forced colleges to eliminate thousands of men's teams, including many championship teams and more than 450 wrestling teams. Now the feminists are Title-Nining science and math departments. Using phony charges of gender bias, they are directing millions of dollars of federal and university money to override women's choices in order to increase the number of women in math and science at the expense of men.