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Stereotypes in the news media hurt us all
Sunday, October 31, 1999, Kathleen Parker, Orlando Sentinel
Media shows its own stereotypes and biases -- well, most of the media.

Teacher suspended in student sex probe
Sunday, October 31, 1999, Clare Ogilvie and Nancy Moote, The Province (Vancouver)
Female teacher sexually abuses her students.

Hate and Marriage
Sunday, October 31, 1999, Debra J. Saunders, San Francisco Chronicle
Reporter starts to catch on to the "new feminism."

The professor, the student and the human-rights police
Saturday, October 30, 1999, Margaret Wente, The Globe and Mail
The amorous prof and the student
Thursday, October 28, 1999, Jason Proctor and Jim Jamieson, The Province (Vancouver)
According to Him: Tribunal 'fell for' story, his reputation's soiled
Thursday, October 28, 1999, Jim Jamieson, The Province (Vancouver)
According to Her: Professor wanted sex, she wanted grad school
Thursday, October 28, 1999, Jason Proctor, The Province (Vancouver)
Dutton heading to an unwarranted fall.

Father says he's treated like criminal
Saturday, October 30, 1999, Annette Phillips, Kingston Whig Standard
More on Ontario's Family (Ir)Responsibility Office.

Alleged Deadbeat Mom Arraigned
Friday, October 29, 1999, Robert Kessler and Ken Moritsugu, Newsday
First time after a deadbeat mom?

Canadians waiting longer to get married: StatsCan
Friday, October 29, 1999, Andrew Duffy, National Post
..but not to get the divorce, of course.

School zone: Watch out for children
Friday, October 29, 1999, André Picard, The Globe and Mail
Important stuff for us all to remember.

B.C. father wins help of British court in hunt for daughters
Wednesday, October 27, 1999, Paul Waldie, National Post
British High Court forces police to look for child abducting woman.

Fathers do count, except with NOW
Wednesday, October 27, 1999, Kathleen Parker, Orlando Sentinel
The National Organisation of Women comes out of the closet.

Parties that push women candidates may get more funds
Wednesday, October 27, 1999, Joel-Denis Bellavance, National Post
Canadian government plans to fund more gender discrimination. As if male candidates did not have the same expenses.

Ads hit home: Stop domestic violence
Wednesday, October 27, 1999, Chris Eby, National Post
TV ads target wifebeaters
Wednesday, October 27, 1999, Jason Botchford, The Toronto Sun
Crime Stoppers spread the myth.

How can you stop a fight you can't see?
Wednesday, October 27, 1999, Patricia Pearson, National Post
Girls are violent too.
Girl bullies focus of conference
Friday, October 22, 1999, Tom Arnold, National Post
Yes, and half the time they target boys.
Girl bullies strike dubious blows for gender equity
Thursday, October 21, 1999, Charles Enman, The Ottawa Citizen
Ouch! yes!!
Standing up to the bullies
Wednesday, October 13, 1999, Lyn Cockburn, Winnipeg Sun
Typcial feminist who just doesn't see past her own prejudices.

Judicial activism is not a figment of the imagination
Tuesday, October 26, 1999, Editorial, The Globe and Mail
Comments from the Globe about the delusions of some judges.

Judges make justice unaffordable
Wednesday, October 27, 1999, Karen Selick, National Post
Lawyer refutes Binnie. Maybe Shakespeare wasn't specific enough about all the lawyers.
Resolve litigation through arbitration, not the courts
Tuesday, October 26, 1999, Diane Francis, National Post
"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers" -- King Henry VI, by William Shakespeare. Well, the sentiment is not new.
Lawyer fees 'astronomical,' Supreme Court judge says
Friday, October 22, 1999, Janice Tibbetts, Southam News
While true, Binnie used to be, not that long ago, a lawyer charging astromonical fees. Even now, he gets and astronomical salary relative to most Canadians.

'Other mother' case may redefine parental rights
Wednesday, October 27, 1999, Thomas Zopler, Bergen County Record
Which mom? There's two! and no dad :((

Ontario extends legal rights to same-sex couples
Tuesday, October 26, 1999, James McCarten, National Post
Homosexuals jump gladly into the same bad mess of laws as the rest of us -- they must have figured that the "justice system" has something to do with fairness and justice. Welcome to hell, guys. I wonder how the courts will determine "the man" so they know who to discriminate against? I wonder how they will amend the Child Law Reform Act to decide who the mother so that "she" can appoint a father?

Attorney fights for children of gay couples
Thursday, October 28, 1999, Kevin McCullen, Denver Rocky Mountain News
Lesbian couple ruled parents
Tuesday, October 26, 1999, Peggy Lowe, Denver Post
Not just in Ontario. Two lesbians get to put their names on the birth certificate. Will one be crazy enough to say they are the "father"?

Does she have the right stuff?
Tuesday, October 26, 1999, Kirk Makin, The Globe and Mail
About our new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, Madam Justice Beverley McLachlin.

Rights commission recommends washroom rights for transsexuals
Tuesday, October 26, 1999, Richard Foot, National Post
Transsexuals have the right to use whatever washroom they want. You figure everyone has rights in this country except father's? That lack is followed closely by other non-custodial parents.

Women are at least as violent as men, but the evidence is everywhere being dismissed or ignored
Monday, October 25, 1999, Melanie Phillips, The Times
Wow, truth!

He said, she said
Monday, October 25, 1999, Ronda Bessner, National Post
UofT lawyer pushes for the elimination of all judicial protection and for the use of children as pawns in court battles. This should eliminate any sense of justice at all from these cases.

Ontario joins Alberta: Rein in top court
Monday, October 25, 1999, John Ibbitson and Steven Chase, The Globe and Mail
Politicians wake up to the danger of judges who won't look at the impact of their decisions.

Viceroy will travel 'this whole country,' in expensive style
Monday, October 25, 1999, Adam Killick, National Post
GG spreads the feminist-word by luxurious private government jet.

Supreme bias
Monday, October 25, 1999, Editorial, National Post
Supreme Court Justice Claire L'Heureux-Dube again announces her rejection of her oath of judicial impartiality.

Hitting below the belt
Monday, October 25, 1999, Cathy Young, Salon Magazine
Good article on restraining orders and how they are used as weapons.
Life of restraint
Monday, October 25, 1999, Spike Gillespie, Salon Magazine
Strange article by a paranoid woman who walked out of a marriage with what seems to have been a complete stranger, and who refuses to disengage herself from the relationship. Apparently it has something to do with restraining orders that she thought were supposed to make things right in her head. Seems to be what she does to support herself though, so presumably someone likes this stuff.

Tories set to move on same-sex legislation
Monday, October 25, 1999, Caroline Mallan, Toronto Star
Ontario blinks in Supreme Court challenge. We know who is in charge here.

Children's needs must take priority in divorce system
Sunday, October 24, 1999, Kathleen Parker, Orlando Sentinel
Divorce and the problems.

Daddy in the GUPI Gulag
Sunday, October 24, 1999, Carey Roberts, The Washington Times
GUPI = Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Judging the judges of Canada
Sunday, October 24, 1999, Richard Gwyn, Toronto Star
Comments on the actions of judges generally, but sparked by some recent decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada

Women behaving disgracefully
Sunday, October 17, 1999, Melanie Phillips, The Sunday Times
Extract of from her book (not yet available in North America) it seems: "Women, not men, are driving a collapse in moral values that is undermining the family and ultimately themselves"

Men can be victims of domestic violence as well
Friday, October 22, 1999, Karen Brownlee, Regina Leader Post
Yep, she can see and count!

Stalking Knows No Gender Bias
Thursday, October 21, 1999, Nicole Brodeur, Seattle Times
Gender-biased judge admits he is a gender-biased judge.

Is it sex assault or robbery?
Tuesday, October 19, 1999, Heather Bird, Toronto Sun
Wow! A columnist who noticed!! What a great job!

School death threat
Saturday, October 23, 1999, Carmelina Prete, Toronto Sun
Hamilton mom finds out that it is not nice to threaten children with death at the front of their classroom. Of course, it was not the first time, and finally the police did something (but not much).

An ex-wife's 'breathless' financial revenge
Saturday, October 23, 1999, Paul Waldie, National Post
Ex-wife tries to destroy her ex, but destroys herself instead. Another vindicative wife who can fall back on the child support for her expenses -- to the detriment of the children.

Children's hardships don't add up to poverty
Saturday, October 23, 1999, Rosie DiManno, Toronto Star
Another columnist with a grip on reality!! My head is spinning!!
Poverty statistics misleading
Thursday, October 21, 1999, Michael Coren, Toronto Sun
Finally a columnist who can look out of his Jag and see the world!

Troubled relationships can lead to heart problems
Saturday, October 23, 1999, Tom Arnold, National Post
I could have told you that....where are my kids? That is the biggerst heart trouble of the world!

Taking a walk on the wild side
Saturday, October 23, 1999, Christie Blatchford, National Post
Comments about how women are now trained to be paranoid, stressed and not in control.....because it is the new feminist way.

Let's not get emotional about daycare
Saturday, October 23, 1999, David Frum, National Post
Frum tells of ignorant responses to daycare column.
Daycare statistics don't add up
Tuesday, October 19, 1999, David Frum, National Post
I am impressed....a columnist who knows something about what stats hide!
StatsCan report has stay-at-home moms up in arms
Tuesday, October 19, 1999, Dawn McCoy-Ullrich, Canoe Financial
Writer tries to dismiss StatsCan report for all the wrong reasons. Hmm...and she blames on her children's gender.
Early start aids learning: StatsCan
Friday, October 15, 1999, Elaine Carey, Toronto Star
Stay-home toddlers lag in school
Friday, October 15, 1999, Sean Fine, The Globe and Mail
Daycare gives children head start in school: statscan
Friday, October 15, 1999, Adrian Humphreys, National Post
Another StatsCan study that supposedly shows that letting parents look after their children is detrimental to their intellectual development. Another set of stats presented that shows that the most common primary caregiver -- mothers -- are not "in the best interests of the child", echoing Minister of State fot he Status of Women's (Hedi Fry) allegations during the Special Joint Committee that in intact families fully 2/3 of the children do not receive sufficient nuturing from their primary caregivers (which she later identified as beng mothers). More government twaddle. Note that not all the articles disclose that the supposed differences in the perception of achievement disappear by Grade 2.

Only 'feminist, anti-racist' need apply
Friday, October 22, 1999, Luiza Chwialkowska, National Post
Now OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) shows how specially educated it is.

What makes a good caregiver?
Friday, October 22, 1999, Barbara Coloroso, The Globe and Mail
A rather simple summary, but makes some important points.

Dad weeps for son
Saturday, October 23, 1999, Alan Cairns, Toronto Sun
Child-killer a public risk: Shrink
Wednesday, October 20, 1999, Alan Cairns, Toronto Sun
Finally, a "professional" who thinks that child killer Amina Chaudhary's marriage to another murderer be a slightly increased risk.
The national jury ought to be concerned
Saturday, October 16, 1999, Christie Blatchford, National Post
Privileged child killer being set up to be released?
Jury watches the hands that strangled child
Thursday, October 14, 1999, Christie Blatchford, National Post
Child killer Amina Chaudhary looks to leave her prison country club. "I'm just concentrating on myself," she says. Just like she did when she strangled Rajesh Gutpa.
Shrink: Consider parole of kid killer
Friday, October 8, 1999, Gretchen Drummie, Toronto Sun
Shrink need to get stretched?
Not for this killer the con's hardships
Saturday, October 9, 1999, Christie Blatchford, National Post
It hardly seems like jail at all
Thursday, October 7, 1999, Michele Mandel, Toronto Sun
Female revenge-childkiller gets first class treatment at "faint hope" hearings. Hard to tell she is in jail.

YUKON: Family-law changes could spark property disputes
Thursday, October 21, 1999, The Globe and Mail
Ironically, the very thing that Ottawa and Ontario feminists are pushing is what is what is happening in the Yukon....and already have noted that it is abusive.
Justice minister considering extending benefits rights
Monday, October 18, 1999, Janice Tibbetts, National Post
What a strange idea! No wonder benefit plans are going bankrupt and leaving Canadians without coverage -- the feminist justice minister wants it that way!

$5 billion pay equity issue heads back to bargaining
Saturday, October 23, 1999, Tim Harper, Toronto Star
The Liberals will pay....will they negotiate the amount down?
Ottawa feeling pressure on equity decision
Thursday, October 21, 1999, Valerie Lawton, Toronto Star
Oh no!
Pay equity no threat to tax cuts, PM says
Thursday, October 21, 1999, Daniel Leblanc, The Globe and Mail
Yeah, right.
Apples and oranges
Wednesday, October 20, 1999, National Post
"What's a million?"...now I know where the ex got that philosophy.
A simple pay equity lesson: jurists won't do dirty work
Wednesday, October 20, 1999, Giles Gherson, National Post
Very true...they only make dirt these days.
Equity ruling shows courts in grip of radical feminism
Wednesday, October 20, 1999, Martin Loney, Financial Post
Really, Martin. You and I both knew that even before the decision.
Women win pay equity ruling - again
Wednesday, October 20, 1999, Valerie Lawton, Toronto Star
Actually, the case was initiated by two men.
Wage dispute could cost Ottawa $5b
Wednesday, October 20, 1999, Sheldon Alberts, National Post
Feds lose pay equity appeal
Wednesday, October 20, 1999, Stephanie Rubec, Toronto Sun
Civil servants win on pay equity
Wednesday, October 20, 1999, Daniel Leblanc, The Globe and Mail
Stupid legislation and inconsitent and illogical application now costs $5 billion.

Incest case against 11-year-old 'prudish'
Thursday, October 21, 1999, Araminta Wordsworth, National Post
Apparent overreation lands an 11 year old Colorado child in jail alone. International reaction to the stupid laws intensifies.

A matter of principle?
Thursday, October 28, 1999, Sarah Hampson, The Globe and Mail
Strange article. Journalist tries to justify bad support laws by making specious allusions to Thomas Baker. Still did not mention that it was his wife who kept the matter in the courts looking for more. Or that Ms. Francis was making in excess of $85,000 and chose not to move, but rather to harass Mr. Baker. Oh well, when you don't have anything worthwhile to say, you can always write articles like this one.

Gore Plans Deadbeat Dad Crackdown
Wednesday, October 20, 1999, Douglas Kiker, Associated Press
Gore To Offer Anti-Poverty Package
Tuesday, October 19, 1999, Ron Fournier, Associated Press
Actually, Gore offers a "get divorced fathers" package.

The lady oughta zip her lip
Wednesday, October 20, 1999, Ross McLennan, Winnipeg Sun
Someone who is not quite as feminist as Clarkson, and does not approve of her burning money.

Women are still fighting for equality, Clarkson says at 'persons' memorial
Tuesday, October 19, 1999, Richard Foot, National Post
Canada's new GG shows her radical feminism, and lack of appreciation for what had gone before.

A brief respite from the bleakness
Friday, October 29, 1999, Christie Blatchford, National Post
Accused's suicide threats ignored by her family
Thursday, October 28, 1999, Jane Gadd, The Globe and Mail
Push for "it's not their fault."
Killers' psychiatric ward visit on video
Tuesday, October 26, 1999, Christie Blatchford, National Post
Killers had their own death on their mind
Friday, October 22, 1999, Christie Blatchford, National Post
Accused suicidal before officer slain
Friday, October 22, 1999, Donovan Vincent, Toronto Star
Motherly love in short supply
Thursday, October 21, 1999, Christie Blatchford, National Post
The results of the parental shuffle.
Daughter confessed to officer's slaying
Thursday, October 21, 1999, Donovan Vincent, Toronto Star
Behind a crime, some sorry lives
Wednesday, October 20, 1999, Rosie DiManno, Toronto Star
The dead policeman had a sorry ending too.
Brother's call led to murder suspects
Wednesday, October 20, 1999, Donovan Vincent, Toronto Star
Brother turned in sister
Wednesday, October 20, 1999, Sam Pazzano, Toronto Sun
Routine surveillance, then a night of horror
Tuesday, October 19, 1999, Rosie DiManno, The Toronto Star
Widow endures a grim day in court
Tuesday, October 19, 1999, Donovan Vincent, The Toronto Star
Officers recount comrade's last breath
Tuesday, October 19, 1999, Christie Blatchford, National Post
Downed officer's blood became theirs
Tuesday, October 19, 1999, Christie Blatchford, National Post
Death throes of a T.O. cop
Tuesday, October 19, 1999, Sam Pazzano, Toronto Sun
A case of coarse villains and shining heroes
Friday, October 15, 1999, Christie Blatchford, National Post
Co-accused urged lover to stab officer, crown says
Friday, October 15, 1999, Donovan Vincent, Toronto Star
Hancox trial set to begin
Thursday, October 14, 1999, Donovan Vincent, Toronto Star
A judge has already downgraded the charges against the women in this pre-meditated butchery of a police man. Of course, it was only a man who died. It comes to trial because at the least the Crown refused to let it slide further.

We'll pay for other people's babies
Tuesday, October 19, 1999, Valarie Gibson, Toronto Sun
One person who did not like the throne speech.
A promising plan to help children
Saturday, October 16, 1999, Editorial, Toronto Star
The Star thinks that divorce changes are required! Do you think they like it enough to let it happen?
Child policy doubletalk won't help kids
Saturday, October 16, 1999, Michele Landsberg, Toronto Star
...but the old fart don't like it, and that is that. She is just as revolting as ever.
Families the focus of Liberals' millennium strategy
Thursday, October 14, 1999, William Walker and Tim Harper, Toronto Star
Human Resources Minister Jane Stewart says that "Ottawa will act on a joint Commons-Senate committee, which recommended late last year that family law be overhauled to ensure divorced parents share the job of raising their children." It does on that "Although she would not offer specifics on the government's direction, the committee recommended that children be guaranteed access to both parents and it called for abolition of terms such as ``custody and access'' in the Divorce Act in favour of ``shared parenting.''"
Liberals focus on children
Wednesday, October 13, 1999, Tim Harper, Toronto Star
There it is -- a single point, but so important -- "Work toward reformed family law to ensure the needs of children come first in the case of divorce."
Children focus of throne speech
Tuesday, October 12, 1999, Tim Harper, Toronto Star
Anticipation of the Speech from the Throne, outlining the Canadian government's agenda over the next session of parliament. It seems that Canada is about to commit to "childism."

Grandparents vs. parents: 2 generations, 2 views of rights
Monday, October 18, 1999, Marsha King, Seattle Times
Do grandparents count in their grandkids lives? Not if this mom has her way!

CSA chases 52,000 missing mothers
Sunday, October 17, 1999, Zoe Brennan, The Sunday Times
Mothers have problems with support payments too....but more inclined to walk away than dads.

Lemak used pills but not counseling to ease woes
Monday, October 18, 1999, Stacy St. Clair, Daily Herald
More on the Chicago mother who purposefully murdered her children to spite her husband. Now she is trying to play the victim again.

Minister's motherhood shaped new leave policy
Monday, October 18, 1999, Elena Cherney, National Post
Minister's difficulties is why this is gender-biased proposed legislation?

The deadbeat dad is less a scoundrel than an object of pity
Sunday, October 17, 1999, Kathleen Parker, The Orlando Sentinel
"Deadbeat" stories identified.

Justice Warns of European Courts
Saturday, October 16, 1999, Bob Egelko, Washington Post
U.S. Supreme Court judges worry about European judges getting too much power and creating too much legislation! Canada is there!!

Chief justice clashes with his touted successor
Saturday, October 16, 1999, Mike Blanchfield, National Post
New trial in alleged sexual assault on girl, 5
Saturday, October 16, 1999, Edison Stewart, Toronto Star
Lamer is getting worried about the wholesale destruction of human rights in this country? I would guess he is getting all those diaries in order, but it won't stop those sex abuse charges coming in and a nice hefty lawyer's fee.

Lesbian group fined $3,000 for snub
Saturday, October 16, 1999, Neal Hall, National Post
Lesbian groups are gender bigots -- who accuse everyone else of being gender bigots. What integrity!

Canadian women envied for privileges
Saturday, October 16, 1999, Robert Remington, National Post
Mouthy middle-class white women meet the privileged enemy, and it is themselves. Heck, us trod upon men could have saved the UN quite a few bucks and told them ourselves....but then, no-one would listen because we are only men.
UN fund for women honours Wallin
Saturday, October 16, 1999, Jonathon Gatehouse, National Post
UN funded radical feminists move to recruit Pamela Wallins -- with sugar, not vinegar.

One's enough
Saturday, October 16, 1999, Robert Adler, New Scientist
Supposed study that shows that there is no difference between single mother families and any others. The proof seems to be that the scientist claims never to have read any of the massive amount of empirical evidence that shows otherwise. Perhaps this is "new science."

Ailing Doctor Rescued at South Pole
Saturday, October 16, 1999, Ray Lilley, Associated Press
Men fly out the deadbeat mom.
South Pole Doc the Adventurous Type
Friday, October 15, 1999, Thomas J. Sheeran, Associated Press
Adventurous doc abandonned her children.

System called a nightmare
Saturday, October 16, 1999, Ian Elliot, The Kingston Whig-Standard
Gee...I think the FRO is a lot worse than that!

Divorced celebrities setting new trend
Friday, October 15, 1999, Paul Waldie, National Post
Progress in England: men don't have to go back and live with Mom because the ex don't love them no more! Take that Canadian judges!!

Child Poverty: How kids are faring
Friday, October 15, 1999, Bruce DeMara, Toronto Star
Child poverty all too real on dingy strip A stretch of Kingston Road puts faces to grim statistics in a new Toronto study
Friday, October 15, 1999, James Rusk and Peter Cheney, The Globe and Mail
How much more poorly does Toronto looks after poor kids than the rest of Canada. Kids born to under-educated young parents -- this is "liberation"?

What's good for parents is good for business
Friday, October 15, 1999, Alanna Mitchell, The Globe and Mail
May be...but not so good for the kids.
The difference between men and women
Friday, October 15, 1999, Alanna Mitchell, The Globe and Mail
Men want kids....girls just wanna have fun?

'Sperm donor' wins custody
Thursday, October 14, 1999, Gretchen Drummie, Toronto Sun
Wow! A judge backs paternal custody with false allegation of SAID!

Boys trail girls in language skills, see them as 'girly' things
Thursday, October 14, 1999, Campbell Clark, National Post
Of course, girls trail in science because they see that as boyie things. Da. The schools' answer: more Ritalin! Maybe they should look for the articles on this site about gender differences in brain structures.

A father in the house
Thursday, October 14, 1999, B. Jenkins, Letter to the Editor of The Globe and Mail
What the Globe and Health Canada decided to ignore.
Teenage daughters still find Dad distant
Monday, October 11, 1999, Sean Fine, The Globe and Mail
Interpretation of a Health Canada survey. FACT was quoted. However, what does the other research show? The CASA survey that also indicates that children find it easier to talk to their mothers than their fathers show that in normal families the communications with the fathers do a lot towards maintaining self-esteem and avoiding drug and alcohol problems. However, given that some 50% of Canadian children are put though divorce and that about 37.9% of those children aren't permitted to access their fathers (the 1989 US Census -- Canada doesn't track this anymore as it is "not important"), it is not surprising that the "talking" looks out of whack. Biased reports from Health Canada, or the media, really only provide a look at pseudo-science used strictly for politics. It simply is not true.
An important role for men in families
Wednesday, September 1, 1999, Editorial, Beaver County Times
Paper looks at the incorrect "politically correct" terms under the CASA study.
Survey: Dads interaction with teens can reduce chance kids will smoke, drink or use illegal drugs
Monday, August 30, 1999, Lori Lessner, The Charlotte Observer
Here is what the report did show.
CASA 1999 Teen/Parent Drug Survey Reveals: Dads AWOL in Teen Substance Abuse Battle
Monday, August 30, 1999, The National Center on Addication and Substance Abuse at Columbia University
One of those backwards way of saying something to be politically correct. Father presence cuts down teenage drug use. Single mother families show 30% higher rates of teen drug, alcohol and tobacco use, houses where fathers are excluded from the children show 68% higher rates. Study tries to justify something about it being easier for teens to tell mom they are crackheads, but if you don't want crackheads, you need a dad.
Study links teen drug, alcohol use to trouble with father
Tuesday, August 24, 1999, David Ho, National Post
Post prints the same unimaginative spin. It is Dad that makes the difference on drug, alcohol and tobacco use.

Double maternity leave to a year, says Harman
Thursday, October 14, 1999, The Independent
Women don't need to be told when to take a year off
Thursday, October 14, 1999, The Independent
Extending child leave in Britain -- but only for women. Not only in Canada....and we can see whose policies the Liberals are using.

Child support checks caught in new system
Thursday, October 14, 1999, Robert McCopin, Daily Herald (Illinois)

Teach girls and boys not to be bullies
Wednesday, October 13, 1999, Kathleen Parker, The Orlando Sentinel
Domestic violence needs to be properly dealt with.

Divorce attorney guilty of dishonest tactics
Wednesday, October 13, 1999, Allison Lampert, The Gazette (Montreal)
Micheline Parizeau, divorce lawyer with a ton of lies, gets disciplined! Now, what about the rest of them?
Policing professionals
Saturday, September 11, 1999, Debbie Parkes, The Gazette (Montreal)
Quebec disciplining family law lawyers?

'Is this the divorce course?'
Tuesday, October 12, 1999, Donna Laframboise, National Post
Executive MBA is classed a spousal and child abuse.

Catholic Church offers girl money not to abort fetus
Tuesday, October 12, 1999, Alan Freeman, The Globe and Mail
Feminist groups enraged that charity offered will stop another foetus from dying. They want to supply the money and services to kill it instead.

An Open Letter to Mike Harris
Monday, October 11, 1999, The Toronto Free Press
Extremely well-written article on the Sugerman case. I would like to note that the Ottawa Citizen article (below) was what made FACT aware of this case.
'They were here to take my son away'
Saturday, September 11, 1999, Gary Dimmock, The Ottawa Citizen
Yet another horror courtesy of a Superior Court judge, a vindicative mother and a biased police force. I wish it was something unusual, but this is because the "child" was a 22 year old, Grade 12 graduate being alleged to be a 12 year old equivalent.

Divorced dads ready to wage a revolution
Sunday, October 10, 1999, Kathleen Parker, The Orlando Sentinel
"The divorce system is counterintuitive and morally bankrupt, and needs reinventing before talk of revolution becomes action. What the organized fathers' groups want isn't wrong or mean-spirited but right and fair to children."
Divorced dads fighting back
Sunday, October 3, 1999, Kay Lazar, Boston Globe
Dads everywhere want their children back. They are parents, and they want to continue to be parents. The injustice of the "justice" system needs to be put into its place.

Domestic abuse not just physical; psychological battery takes its toll
Sunday, October 10, 1999, SaraKay Smullens, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Talk of the domain of emotional abusers, the most common form of abuse by women. Of course, this article decides only to address male abusers - what would you expect from the Inquirer.

Morning sickness is no excuse for a day off, says bosses' lawyer
Sunday, October 10, 1999, The Independent
Pregnant and sick? Out the door you go (at least according to this female lawyer).

Mother who denied access to toddler’s father sent to jail
Saturday, October 9, 1999, Richard Henault (translated), Le Soleil
In Quebec, a father might be able to see his child.

Stereotypes aren't reliable
Saturday, October 9, 1999, Ross Daily, The London Free Press
Men control funds? Long known as untrue by men -- but the statistics are ASTOUNDING as to where the control lies.

Author’s defense of men misses mark completely
Wednesday, October 13, 1999, Cathy Young, The Detroit News
Getting tired of the dumb Faludi woman. Enough already!
HBO purchases the rights to book about masculinity crisis
Wednesday, October 6, 1999, Bernard Weinraub, National Post
That will be entertainment?
Susan Faludi: the Mother Jones Interview
Wednesday, September/October 1999, Sue Halpern, Mother Jones Magazine
Sorry, guys, Faludi is no friend of yours
Wednesday, September 29, 1999, Kathleen Parker, The Orlando Sentinel
This is news?
Das Kapital meets Redbook
Tuesday, September 28, 1999, David Frum, National Post
Amazing how a bad book can get so much coverage. Reviewed as being "brain-death."
Please let the 'whither men?' debate wither
Thursday, September 23, 1999, John Barber, The Globe and Mail
Faludi missed it -- well, I think that's what he said.
The Betrayal Of The American Man
Wednesday, September 8, 1999, Susan Faludi, Newsweek
Feminist seeks to "explain" away men -- and published in a world-wide publication. Frightening in many ways.

`Deadbeat' collection squad comes up millions short
Saturday, October 9, 1999, Patricia Orwen, Toronto Star
Critics slam Tory efforts to make `deadbeats' pay
Saturday, October 9, 1999, Patricia Orwen, Toronto Star
Ontario, like every other jurisdiction that has used public collection agencies, shows that it is an absolute waste of money. You think that the province might instead look at the horrid scheme and do something to improve it. Many of the "deadbeats" are people where FRO has made mistakes in their records (and try to get those corrected!!), people who are on biweekly pays with monthly support orders, on welfare, in prison or dead. Why do you think that the FRO will not release the stats? For those who are interested, MAD actually has about 6 members by our last count (not 400) and inherited the libelous (and incorrect) website from a weird guy who found out about his personal liability. SCOPE has not been active to the best of our knowledge for 2 years and, while making grandiose claims of membership, has no meetings, etc. that seem to have any membership presence.
Collection plan not dead yet
Sunday, October 10, 1999, Brian Dexter, Toronto Star
Well, so much for good sense. Time to throw good money after the bad.

Stalked by a harassment charge
Saturday, October 9, 1999, Marina Jiménez, National Post
A female student with, apparently, a low propensity for honestly ruins a male-feminist professor's life. He sees what he has helped create.
"Trouble in Paradise"
Saturday, September, 1999, Melanie Thernstrom, George Magazine
A female student with the aid of a lesbian, feminist "student advocate", apparently, a low propensity for honestly ruins a male professor's life. After conviction she, of course, refuses to pay or retract as ordered by the courts -- and the courts do nothing.
Scholar sees laws on harassment as feminists' weapon
Tuesday, September 29, 1999, Julia Duin, Washington Times
Another reasonable idea turned bad by radicals.

'Man' guilty of sex with girl
Friday, October 8, 1999, Kevin Hann, Toronto Sun
A woman raping girls....and it is supposedly justified as "dysfunctional"?

Number of babies killed nearly doubled in 1998
Friday, October 8, 1999, Adrian Humphreys, National Post
More babies become victims, but overall homicide rate down
Friday, October 8, 1999, Susan Bourette, The Globe and Mail
Baby killings double: 23 in '98
Friday, October 8, 1999, Mark Dunn, Toronto Sun
Articles miss the mis-measurement. These are not measures of killings, but of homicide convictions -- when there are charges or an actual guilty verdict. Child homicides, especially those committed by women, are generally not prosecuted as homicides -- they get treated as accidents, negligence, etc. Are the courts merely prosecuting more people for a real crime?
Murder rate in Canada tumbles to 30-year low
Friday, October 8, 1999, Elaine Carey, Toronto Star
Again, convictions only. Women killing men are generally not convicted, and if they are they rarely get jail time. More jail time is allotted if they cruelly injure an animal than if they kill a mate (or child) --a truly poignant comment on our society.

What's all the rush to get to school?
Friday, October 8, 1999, André Picard, The Globe and Mail
From the Globe Family Series. This is apparently a concern for some parents that are permitted to see their children. There are those of us who would gladly rush to school.
Postcards from the Web
Friday, October 15, 1999, The Globe and Mail
Comments from the Globe's web site.

Woman convicted for abusing girl
Friday, October 8, 1999, The Globe and Mail
Woman preys on children -- but they won't even name this sexual predator.

What's good for the gooser ...
Thursday, October 7, 1999, Linda Williamson, Toronto Sun
Columnist on the double standard in handling sexual predators.

False accuser gets discharge
Thursday, October 7, 1999, National Post
Hey, she was just teasing when she caused a continent-wide manhunt by falsely accusing a man of kidnapping her. That's OK, right?

Governments, activists wrestle with poverty line
Thursday, October 7, 1999, Sheldon Alberts, National Post
"Poverty line" in Canada means little.

Schools must 'engage the disengaged'
Thursday, October 7, 1999, Virginia Galt, The Globe and Mail
Lots of those problems are strongly linked to the absence of fathers in their children's lives!

Bizarro Comic Panel
Wednesday, October 6, 1999, Bizarro
A comic that says a lot.

No, birds don't do it
Wednesday, October 6, 1999, David Blankenhorn, New York Post
Divorce denial on Sesame Street.

Girl, 13, molested three children while babysitting
Wednesday, October 6, 1999, Don Lajoie, National Post
Sexual abuser on the street, despite being classed as a danger. So much for hte courts figuring out anything.

No one knew she was pregnant until she killed her baby
Wednesday, October 6, 1999, The Boston Herald
18 year-old gives birth and stabs baby to death.

Girl jailed for vicious attack
Wednesday, October 6, 1999, National Post
Imagine, jailing a girl for attacking a 14 year old, pregnant girl with cerebral palsy! It's almost as if the courts are starting to be concerned.

No compassion in 'practical ethics'
Wednesday, October 6, 1999, Kathleen Parker, The Orlando Sentinel
Begs the question: "It's OK to kill children?"

Will Ottawa save the children?
Wednesday, October 6, 1999, National Post
MPs talk about government direction -- sort of.

Mother denies that she meant to drop her baby off bridge
Tuesday, October 5, 1999, Rod Mickleburgh and Robert Matas, The Globe and Mail
Charge that mother threw child is baseless: lawyer
Tuesday, October 5, 1999, National Post
Mother did not try to kill baby: Lawyer
Tuesday, October 5, 1999, Daniel Girard, Toronto Star
It's all the dad's fault, of course. The Star's second piece about this woman.
Marriages paved way to prosperity
Saturday, October 2, 1999, Mark Hume and Steward Bell, National Post
What to make of the Miracle Baby story
Saturday, October 2, 1999, Paul Sullivan, The Globe and Mail
Wow...a white male newspaper person suspects that it is not only men that abuse children! Without even looking at (let alone dismissing) the statistics!
Image of caring father fades on inspection
Saturday, October 2, 1999, Christie Blatchford, National Post
Columnist expects truthy in family law papers....hard to believe that the experiences are so naive -- unless it is on purpose.
Jan Wong looks at the case of Nadia Hama
Friday, October 1, 1999, Jan Wong, The Globe and Mail
Beats me what she adds, but it seems to be an effort of justification by ommission and obfuscation. Up to you to decide, I guess.
B.C. mom says she's been treated unfairly
Thursday, September 30, 1999, Rod Mickleburgh, The Globe and Mail
Collection of articles on this developing story. Amazingly, many of the articles published, were not made available on the newspapers' electronic services. We always wonder why.
Police suspect mother threw baby off bridge
Wednesday, September 29, 1999, Mark Hume, National Post
Woman fled wartime Beirut for Canada
Wednesday, September 29, 1999, Stewart Bell, National Post
Police allege baby was thrown off bridge
Wednesday, September 29, 1999, Rod Mickleburgh and Peter Kennedy, The Globe and Mail
Wow! By now, a dad would have been in jail -- and not allowed to even see the children.
Father reported baby's fall from bridge
Tuesday, September 28, 1999, Rod Mickleburgh and Peter Kennedy, The Globe and Mail
Baby released from hospital
Tuesday, September 28, 1999, Jack Keating, National Post
Baby who fell from bridge doing 'very well'
Monday, September 27, 1999, Kim Lunman, The Globe and Mail
Police search home of mother after baby's fall
Saturday, September 25, 1999, Mark Hume, National Post
Bridge baby's mom `caring and loving'
Saturday, September 25, 1999, Daniel Girard, The Toronto Star
As often from the Star, sloppy journalism supports dumb conclusions. Amazingly, the Star stopped reporting on the incident after this.
Mother had difficulty caring for baby: court papers
Friday, September 24, 1999, Lindsay Kines, Chad Skelton and Neal Hall, National Post

Arbour urges courage in courts
Tuesday, October 5, 1999, Edison Stewart, Toronto Star
It would be nice if they were swayed by justice and reason. Is this Arbour promising more of the same bad judgements as we have had over the last years?
Retiring justice predicts vast new legal frontier in 21st century as Arbour sworn in to Supreme Court
Tuesday, October 5, 1999, Janice Tibbetts, National Post
Retiring judge looks forward -- now they want to look at forcing men to be fathers, undoubtedly necessary given their destruction of marriage and relationships.

Tuesday, October 5, 1999, The Age
The U.K. revives "scandalising the court" charge (last used in 1931) for those who criticise the silly decisions they make.

Spanking leads to anti-social behaviour, study finds
Tuesday, October 5, 1999, Brad Evenson, National Post
Spanking linked to substance abuse
Tuesday, October 5, 1999, Rita Daly, Toronto Star
Yet another study...this an anti-spanking result from the anti-spankers.

Child development more affected by parenting than social class
Monday, October 4, 1999, Sean Fine, The Globe and Mail
More than money, it is the parents that make the kids, but "Children of single parents [actually if you really read the stats, it is "single mothers", not "single parents"], too, have more emotional and behavioural problems, no matter what financial status."

Divorced dads fighting back
Sunday, October 3, 1999, Kay Lazar, Boston Globe
Dads everywhere want their children back. They are parents, and they want to continue to be parents. The injustice of the "justice" system needs to be put into its place.

Money Is Not All That Should Be Considered in Child Support Cases
Sunday, October 3, 1999, Lowell Jaks, Salt Lake Tribune
Twelve-year-old Alexandria Stuart of Greenwood, Indiana, has her father back. But he's not like other kid's daddies. He must wear a monitor anklet 24 hours a day so the police know where he is. He can't go outside. He can't mow the lawn. He can only leave the house to go to work. The police can enter and search her home any time they choose, at any time of day, like they did only this morning, threatening to arrest her mother and send her father back to jail unless she let them enter. Is Alexandria's dad a drug pusher, or perhaps a sexual predator? No. Her dad is but one of the hundreds of thousands of parents who are caught in the web of new laws that make falling behind in your child support a criminal offense.

Sunday, October 3, 1999, Ian Dowbiggin, Toronto Star
'The Triumph of Paranoia in everyday life'

A father's best gift? His presence
Sunday, October 3, 1999, Kathleen Parker, The Orlando Sentinel
If only it was possible.
Daughter's Tie To Dad Influences Age Of Puberty
Friday, October 1, 1999, Reuters Health News
The story slowly leaks out.
Father-daughter relationship crucial to when girls enter puberty, Vanderbilt researchers say
Thursday, September 16, 1999, Vanderbilt University News Release
Another important study on the importance of father-daughter relationships.

What about the rights of parents?
Sunday, October 3, 1999, Ted Byfield, The Edmonton Sun
Columnist looks at some Alberta incidents and wonders whether parental paranoia is not justified.
The pitter patter of the UN's little feet
Friday, October 1, 1999, Neil Seeman, National Post
Comments on the problems of The Convension on the Rights of the Child.
Noble words -- and not much else
Tuesday, September 28, 1999, Jeffery Wilson, National Post
Comments on how the Supreme Court of Canada ignores international laws that Canada has agreed to uphold, in this case, The Convention on the Rights of the Child. Perhaps the law is not too great (my opinion too), but these judges are not bound by any law except their own.

Quiz 'can predict divorce in 3 minutes'
Sunday, October 3, 1999, Cherry Norton, The Independent
Based on what? Woman aggressively attack and men don't immediately back off and do what they are told. Must be one of those "equality" things.

What's wrong with men? (Part XCVII)
Saturday, October 2, 1999, Margaret Wente, The Globe and Mail
That's Part 97 for those who have made any progress over the last millenium and a half. Wente shows how to drive a male out of the house with sheer boredom of inane women trying to make men in their limited image.

Treat loss of gender identity as an illness
Saturday, October 2, 1999, David Frum, National Post
Is the "modern world" more civilised than in the past?

When parents break up
Friday, October 1, 1999, Sean Fine, The Globe and Mail
Family series continues with the gender bias....there goes dad, back to mama because the wife don't love him no mo'e! But children are without parents earlier and earlier in their lives -- and pay the price!
In the aftermath of a divorce
Friday, October 1, 1999, The Globe and Mail
Postcards from the Web
Friday, October 8, 1999, The Globe and Mail

Grant targets domestic violence
Friday, October 1, 1999, Will Stewart, The Ann Arbor News
$10 million for domestic violence. No gender-bias in how it used?

Clarkson's daughters will shun ceremony
Friday, October 15, 1999, Susan Bourette and Brian Milner, The Globe and Mail
Appropriate news for the first item of October. Canada's Governor-General-to-be is a deadbeat mom, as well as being a gender bigot. She had to get married and "get the bitch off" to look like appropriate to keep the job.

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