Filtered By - Misandry
Anti-male ignorance on parade at the CBC
Friday November 13th, 2015
The personal is the political. I experienced a dose of both in the heated exchange on “The Sunday Talk” segment of CBC’s The National Nov 8. My son Jon was, as usual, on the panel, this time to discuss one of my niche subjects, men’s awareness groups, and their struggle for official recognition on several Canadian campuses. Watching, I reeled internally between ma...
Attention paid to male issues doesn’t diminish from feminism: it’s not a zero sum game
Thursday September 24th, 2015
Cathy Young is a widely admired libertarian “equity feminist” American journalist, whose considerable critical skills often deployed in dismantling the “rape culture” narrative, continually ruffle ideologues’ feathers. Young was scheduled to speak at the University of Toronto tonight, Thursday, September 24th, on “The Politics of Gender and Victi...
Atticus Finch would have had his pick of men falsely accused of rape and denied due process today
Wednesday July 15th, 2015
The novel To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, much in the news with the release of Lee’s practice-run novel for Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman, is America’s favourite book, its extraordinary popularity undiminished more than 50 years after it was published. Strangely, though taught in high schools everywhere, it comes with no “trigger warnings” for female ...
Beloved in York, group banned by Toronto Pride for offending radical feminists
Monday June 22nd, 2015
Last Saturday, members and supporters of the Canadian Association for Equality (CAFÉ) marched in a pride parade. Not Toronto Pride, which is coming up June 28. CAFÉ marched in Richmond Hill with Pride York Fest. A good time was had by all. Why is this newsworthy? Well, inclusion by York Pride was something of a triumph for CAFÉ in that Pride Toronto refus...
Thou shall not bear false witness … except against men
Wednesday April 8th, 2015
The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism has released a 12,000-word report on Rolling Stone magazine’s infamous November 2014 article, “A Rape on Campus.” Infamous because the shocking University of Virginia gang-rape narrative, written by longtime investigative reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely, was exposed as factually unsound while the pages were still warm ...
Giving daddy a raw deal on child-support payments
Wednesday September 10th, 2014
In 1985, with feminism still at its height, U.S. sociologist Lenore Weitzman published a book, The Divorce Revolution, in which she claimed to have analyzed a sample of Los Angeles-area divorced individuals in the 1970s, and found that the living standard of the men increased by an average of 42% after their divorce, while the women’s living standard decreased by an average of 73%....
Ryerson drags men’s issues group through the wringer
Tuesday February 4th, 2014
It’s happening again. Yet another Canadian university is making life extremely difficult for a group that brings awareness of men’s issues to institutions of higher learning. The Canadian Association for Equality (CAFÉ) organized a talk to be held at Toronto’s Ryerson University Thursday, Feb. 6, entitled “Are Men Obsolete? Feminism, Free Speech and t...
Yet more family law gender injustice
Tuesday December 10th, 2013
A year ago 19-year old Preston King was a light-hearted young Southern California man in love with his high school sweetheart. Her pregnancy changed their lives dramatically. But, even though the couple’s relationship deteriorated and they chose to live apart, King accepted approaching fatherhood with admirable commitment and indeed pleasure. As the birth date approached, tho...
‘Be it resolved we live in a misandric society’
Wednesday November 20th, 2013
Yesterday, November 19 was International Men’s Day, a fitting moment for the announcement that Canada’s first Canadian Centre for Men and Families (CCMF) will open next spring in Toronto. The CCMF will serve as a dedicated venue for the discussion of issues that affect men in particular – such as fatherlessness, declining enrolment in universities and increasing male su...
Calling all male bashers
Wednesday June 5th, 2013
In alarmed response to emerging “men’s rights awareness” groups (MRA) on a number of Canadian campuses, the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), a union body representing some 500,000 students, seeks to amend its “Sexual Assault and Violence Against Women on Campus” policy. The CFS rejects any need of formal fellowship around specifically male issues...
Women’s Federation sells fear and hatred in place of facts
Thursday December 6th, 2012
In his National Post column today, “Amish lessons in Mourning,” Jonathan Kay compares two different reactions to tragic killings of women and girls. In 1989 a lone psychotic gunman killed 14 young women at the Montreal Polytechnique. In 2006 a lone psychotic gunman killed five and wounded five young Amish girls in a Pennsylvania schoolroom. The Amish grieved their loss...
Manliness still matters
Wednesday September 19th, 2012
Years ago, researching for a column on women in the military, I interviewed a top military historian who approved of women serving in every military role but combat operations. He supported his view with — to me — a new, startling observation: “When women take up traditionally male work, the moment they hit precisely 15% of the field, the job loses status in men’s...
Male Studies: A proposed curriculum
Wednesday April 14th, 2010
The 93rd anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge, considered one of Canada's defining moments as a young nation, was commemorated at the National War Memorial last Friday. The Queen issued a statement honouring the memory of a "truly remarkable generation." The Prime Minister hailed Canada's "fierce warriors ... rock-ribb'ed patriots." The G-G spoke ...
Wednesday January 27th, 2010
A feminist icon, "thealogist" Mary Daly died Jan. 3 at the age of 81. Almost unknown outside the academy, Daly was a militant influence on feminist approaches to religion. If her name is faintly familiar, you're likely recalling a brief late-'90s media surge around a lawsuit against Jesuit-run Boston College, Daly's longtime academic home, initiated by a male ...
Male victims need help too
Wednesday January 20th, 2010
Memo regarding the release of a major report: Don't choose a time when most pundits are so distracted by upcoming holidays that their mental inbox is too full to give the report its due consideration. It will get short shrift -- exactly what happened to Justice Normand Glaude's report on the "historical abuse" issues addressed by the Cornwall pedophile inquiry. On...
The end of the gender wars
Wednesday December 30th, 2009
The notion that female victimhood is more tragic than male victimhood has long been widely accepted. But those days are over Christinne Muschi, Reuters Something odd occurred in the two days following the 20th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre earlier this month. Commentaries by both Margaret Wente of The Globe and Mail and Jonathan Kay of the Post were sharply critica...
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