Friday, October 31, 2008

Dallas Area Rapid Transit ~ DART's misandric marketing approach using men as its target

from Mike Murphy
Jeremy Swanson ,,,,
Kris Titus

date 30 October 2008 13:16
subject DART's misandric marketing approach using men as its target

13:16 (24 minutes ago)

To: Gary Thomas
President/Executive Director
Dallas Transit Authority via fax and email

Mr. Thomas:

I've been observing with great interest the unfolding of the story with respect to your organizations use of children to promote hatred of men by allowing signs on your vehicles. Did you do the same thing when African-Americans were relegated to the back of your transit buses? I'm not certain if it occurred in a similar manner but to scapegoat one gender, with hatred, combined with absolutely incorrect information is misleading - to be as kind and gentle as I can. Is this indicative of the community of Dallas as a whole? According to what I have read your organization has indicated it "meets community standards." Does your mayor and council also support it? Did you know that advertising must meet certain standards of truth otherwise it can be deemed to be false advertising. Perhaps complaints have already been made to the regulators repecting truth in advertising?

I find it difficult to believe you can rationalize scapegoating close to 50% of the population when DV is equally likely to be initiated by either gender. Did you know that females are far more likely to kill or harm their children. Did you know the level of dysfunction rises in single family female homes? Did you know children do much more poorly in these environments. For the facts on this go here or to the source in the U.S.A government here. If one includes emotional abuse through things like Parental Alienation then the stats will reflect an even higher number of abuses and stressors. I think its clear men and fathers do provide a great deal to the stability and lives of their children, but courts - as do you, routinely dismiss us to the margins resulting in many of us only seeing our children 14% of the time - if we are lucky. I also adore females, with the possible exception of my ex and the radical feminist left, but your approach drives a divisive wedge between genders.

I have also read the Director of the DV Shelter, Paige Flink, who has to be a card carrying member and leader of the feminist left, ordered these ads makes with benefits and expenses, over $170,000.00. That is a very lucrative position. It would appear there is a large incentive to market her product to drum up business at the expense of men so she can keep her very large salary rolling in. Part of the roles and responsibilities she has with her $7,000,000.00 budget is to provide for the indoctrination of the clients and their children which includes the words in the ads. They "educate" children on the evils we men do, however false, much of which is at taxpayers expense or through donations individually or through such charities as the United Way. They then further "educate" the female on how to emaciate the man as best they can through the legal process. Ironically, some of these abuse complaints are false. I find it incredulous that these shelters would spend so much on administration and vest so much money in the salary of one person. Does a school principal, in charge of hundreds of children's education, make this kind of money? Given my above comments would you be amenable to ads targeting mothers who kill or injure their children in far greater numbers than men. Of course you wouldn't so how could you do this to men?

Your conspiracy, with the Director of this DV shelter, to spread hatred about a gender has spilled over to other countries around the world, including mine. It is pretty clear to me, as a man and a father's rights activist, I am not welcome in Dallas and will never entertain spending my money in your community or using your product. I will cc a copy of my letter to your Mayor, Mr. Leppert, and Mr. Jones of the Dallas Visitor and Convention Bureau. Dallas has another black eye with a very large population of people on this planet. I do note, however, the Family Place's website is being updated somewhat to include both genders. This is a good step.

Michael Murphy
Sault Ste. Marie ON P6A 6J8
Fathers Rights Activist and proud former full time 24/7 father of 4 daughters
cc Philip Jones, President/CEO Dallas Visitor and Convention Bureau, 214-571-1010
City of Dallas Mayor,Tom Leppert via Fax: (214) 670-0646
Paige Flink, Executive Director, The Family Place
Gary Thomas, President/Executive Director, Dallas Transit Authority via fax 214-749-3655

This is a TV excerpt from Headline News and Glenn Sacks debating the DART ads.

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