Thursday, February 11, 2010

Obama Panders to the Feminists

Phyllis Schlafly


Barack Obama's "spread the wealth around" doesn't mean only higher taxes on taxpayers and more handouts to non-taxpayers. More especially, it means transfers of financial goodies to the president's political allies.

The American people were rightfully outraged when it became known that Sens. Mary Landrieu and Ben Nelson were rewarded for voting for Obamacare with hundreds of thousands of dollars of benefits given uniquely to their states, Louisiana and Nebraska. Now we find that President Obama is paying off the feminists big-time for their support of his election.

When Obama presented his multitrillion dollar budget, he declared with great fanfare that he was calling for a freeze in discretionary spending. Feminists immediately had a tantrum to complain that the freeze exempted funding for the military, intelligence and homeland security.

Now we learn that all feminist programs and organizations will also be exempted from the freeze. Instead, they will get what White House spokesman Kate Bedingfield admits are "significant funding increases."

A White House document titled "Opportunity and Progress for Women and Girls" describes 15 federal programs that will receive increased funding to appease the feminists. Chief among them is the Violence Against Women project, which is targeted for a 22 percent increase, an extra $117 million more than current funding, which is already close to $1 billion a year.

That earmark is a Joe Biden project known as feminist pork because the money goes right into the hands of radical feminist centers where they teach their anti-male, anti-marriage ideology, counsel women to get divorces and urge criminal prosecution against a man no matter how slight or unverified the alleged offense. The "Women and Girls" document reveals that Obama's budget would appropriate $50 million to give grants to incentivize the states to adopt paid family leave. That longtime feminist goal would be very costly to small business and result in a loss of jobs.

To please the feminists, other spending that will be exempted from Obama's freeze includes an additional $400 million for the discretionary nutrition program for low-income women and an increase of $10 million for family planning.

Of course, Obama's budget will increase funding for daycare, one of the most favorite feminist objectives. Head Start, which already receives $9 billion a year, is scheduled for additional funding of nearly $1 billion, despite the fact that recent studies show that Head Start provides little or no beneficial results toward the stated goal of helping disadvantaged children catch up with other children.

Obama's budget also provides an additional $1.6 billion for the Child Care and Development Fund as part of the reauthorization of government spending for daycare. The feminists believe that childcare should be taken over by government in order to overcome society's expectation that mothers should care for their own babies.

Obama's budget increases funding for a new program to recruit undergraduate students from underrepresented groups in science and technology careers. The budget also increases funding for a special program to give women (instead of men) more jobs in academic science and engineering careers.

Obama's State of the Union speech continued his pandering to the feminists. He said, "We are going to crack down on violations of equal-pay laws so that women get equal pay for an equal day's work." Equal pay for equal work has been U.S. law since 1963, so there's nothing new about the law or its enforcement. Isn't his Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC) agency already cracking down against violations — and if not, why not?

Obama's statement was just a throw-away line to feed the feminist myth that women are victims of employment discrimination. It was also designed to try to validate the false feminist slogan that women are paid only 77 cents for work that earns a dollar for men.

That's not true because equal pay ought to be paid for equal work, and most women don't work as many hours or in as dangerous or unpleasant jobs as men. Women prefer inside work in air-conditioned offices.

Obama hasn't yet gone as far as Norway, which passed a law requiring that women must comprise 40 percent of all companies' corporate boards. U.S. feminists probably would like that rule — they pretend to see no hypocrisy in touting gender-neutrality while demanding affirmative action for females.

Rush Limbaugh got it right when he commented on Obama's State of the Union speech as "from the 1970s ... totally cliched." Half of American women are in the workforce today, while male unemployment is setting new records.

Phyllis Schlafly is a lawyer, conservative political analyst and the author of the newly revised and expanded "Supremacists." She can be contacted by e-mail at phyllis@eagleforum.org. To find out more about Phyllis Schlafly and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Website at www.creators.com.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

In Canada “The Big Pink Machine” makes eunuchs of men and promotes Misandry

We men are socialized to be protectors of our wives, sisters, moms, children and freedom. When thrust into the position of defendant in Divorce (75% initiated by the wife) we suffer a great deal of dissonance and confusion. The system is set up and designed as a far reaching ecosystem to support females and marginalize men, particularly fathers, who become financial drones for the ex and nanny state. Even at that men do not consider themselves victims. It is anathema to masculinity. 

The Big Pink Machine sets in motion a series of events designed to wear a man down so that many end up destroyed emotionally and kill themselves. In Canada upwards of eight men a day die by their own hand, 3X's more than women. It is not rocket science why. Others are driven to desperation and take the lives of their ex's and sometimes children. Even at that the single mom is the most likely to kill or harm their children in the USA, OZ and in Canada. I make the latter assertion despite what the feminist Stats Canada people come up with. They will not separate out biological fathers from other males associated with mom. When Australia did this it became clear mom and her boyfriend were the most likely killers and abusers of children. In the U.S. it is very clear.
 

I could write a book on this Big Pink Machine and perhaps will at some point but I would want to direct you to one man who is fighting back in OZ. I hope he succeeds. http://fathersmensrights.blogspot.com/2010/02/in-oz-dad-launches-criminal-charges.html

If he does this will open the floodgates in Western countries based on English Common law. A recent example in Ontario is the private charge against Julian Fantino, the Ontario Police Commissioner. If we clog the courts with private charges the Politicians and Judiciary will not be able to ignore false allegations and perjury in Family Law. It is both the right thing to do and a form of civil disobedience that complies with our system of laws.

Who is the Big Pink Machine you ask? It is largely built from your tax dollars starting with Status of Women Canada at the federal level. This organization is staffed with strident and somewhat paranoid professional feminists. (3rd wave feminism is itself a mass form of both ideology, delusion and paranoia and posits women are Victims and are controlled, coerced and abused by the mystic Patriarchy). That is all you men. You are responsible for women not fulfilling their true goals or rising to the top wherever that may be. You are responsible they do not have 50% of the Parliamentary seats. In other words they are victimized like children and need the Nanny state to elevate their status in one form or another. Children can be victims and so logically 3rd wave feminists are children in adult bodies. Equalist feminists, on the other hand, wherever they are, believe in gender equality and are a different tribe entirely. Their voices have been stifled by the cacophony of whining from the Victim Feminists. Rather than merit, quotas are needed and even if most women CHOOSE not to run in the blood sport of politics eunuchs in those parties must affirm by appointment females because they deserve it. You will find most eunuchs on the left of the political spectrum. Jack Layton is probably Canada's best example and Iggy the Liberal leader a close 2nd. One of the largest populations of these creatures work the benches of Canada's Family Law and award custody to Mom's in a 9-1 ratio. If any other overt discrimination occurred to a visible minority or women, or the handicapped it would provoke outrage. Because it is done to men it does not matter. We do not have the organized political influence and cohesiveness necessary to get the right people convinced change is desired and men are quite capable of nurturing children. I did it for 10 years as a stay-at-home dad. It is a myth that needs dispelling.


There are Provincial Government equivalents in each Province collectively pumping billions of dollars solely for the benefit of one gender. Much of that is turned into propaganda dispensed at all levels, in Academia, through research grants to feminists or pro-feminist sycophants at Universities like Peter Jaffe at UWO and Nicholas Bala at Queens, Walter Dekeseredy and Molly Dragiewicz at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and many others who receive collectively millions of dollars in grants to do research that supports their myths. There is an incestuous community of these disciples who produce only studies that conform to their preconceived ideology. Not very good science, however, comes out of the work. When Jaffe is doing studies of females at DV shelters he never asks, or if he does, he never published the information on female rates of violence on their male partners. He publishes only the male violence on the female. That's not science its propaganda.


The heartbeat of Victim Feminism (VF) is the local DV shelter which is the Mosque or Temple equivalent of the ideology (which resembles a religion). Islam and VF have much in common and interestingly enough many VF's take up Islamic causes despite it being the most patriarchal religion in the universe. (The FEMLoon Antonia Zerbisiasis at the Toronto Red Star newspaper is but one of many). I did say the ideology resembles religion and is somewhat delusional. The women in these temples of male oppression are the martyrs to the cause. There are 569 single gender only DV shelters in Canada at this writing and not one tax supported shelter for men despite the emotional, financial, psychological and physical battering many get to the point of killing themselves at 3X's the rate of women described earlier. In this little discussion for today I won't go into the relative parity of DV between genders but all the stats you ever wanted exist in these blogs supported by massive studies and our very own Stats Canada which is hard to believe given their feminist bias manifested in areas defined earlier.

Domestic Violence is a serious issue but as long as it is played as a single gender issue it will ignore 50% of the participants and in so doing also hurts women.  Did I mention Lesbian violence is much higher than heterosexual abusiveness. Interesting isn't it why these scholars avoid this issue like the plague.

The recent upset with Kennedy's Senate seat in MA was, in part, because many independent males went for the Republican candidate as they saw the feminist candidate Coakley was an elitist. More men need to see through the veil of Pinkilicious policies by the Liberals and dippers. The Pink Book III produced by the federal Liberals is simply a book of misandry.


Some day men will see they do have block political power if only they visualize what is happening to their gender (not at the fat cat level but down here with us regular folk) and that day will scare the hell out of every feminist and eunuch politician in Canada. The judiciary will fall into line shortly thereafter. Currently women have more political power because the feminists take our hard-earned tax money and have turned it into a hateful gender war. The MSM and all media generators from TV, movies, to the printed page not too mention the above Academics reinforce stereotypes. Most dads/men portrayed on TV in series or commercials are bumbling idiots yet it is men mostly that invented everything useful in existence or put us on the moon. 

It will change but we must be patient. It is either patience or revolution. The latter is not a current option

© Michael J. Murphy 2010