Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Journalistic Misrepresentation at Slate's New Woman-Oriented Publication "Double X"


By Mark B. Rosenthal

November 7, 2009

On Thursday, November 5, 2009, Slate.com's new woman-oriented publication "Double X" published Kathryn Joyce's article "'Men's Rights' Groups Have Become Frighteningly Effective," based in large part on her interview with me.

When Ms. Joyce first contacted me, she clearly stated that she considers herself a feminist. But the label "feminist" means different things to different people. There are many people I respect who sincerely believe that calling themselves "feminist" means they support equal treatment for men as well as for women. Unfortunately there are also many people who publicly proclaim that "feminist" means equal treatment, but accept as an article of faith that all women are oppressed and all men are oppressors.

I've found that conversations that rely heavily on labels tend to close minds, whereas conversations that avoid labels and instead discuss real human experience can often be far more productive in opening minds. I chose to speak to Ms. Joyce fully aware that her friendly demeanor might be nothing more than play-acting to mask an "all men are oppressors" attitude, but hopeful that she might truly believe in equal treatment for all and might be capable of ordinary human compassion. On occasion I've had some success informing "equal treatment for all" type feminists about injustices they've previously been unaware of, and building bridges to people like that is one of the most effective steps one can take toward healing the injustices and suffering in the world. So I felt it worthwhile to make the effort with Ms. Joyce. Although I was disappointed, I was not surprised to find that when the mask was removed, she turned out to be an "all men are oppressors" type feminist.

According to the Code of Ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists (http://www.spj.org/ethicscode.asp), journalistic ethics require that journalists:

seek truth and report it,
that journalists:
Test the accuracy of information from all sources and exercise care to avoid inadvertent error. Deliberate distortion is never permissible.
and that journalists:
Distinguish between advocacy and news reporting. Analysis and commentary should be labeled and not misrepresent fact or context...http://www.breakingthescience.org/DoubleXMisrepresentation.php

Fathers-4-Justice Daddys-2-Jail?



Fathers-4-Justice equal parenting CRANE PROTEST goes to trial

Published on November 10, 2009

by MrPressRelease.com

(MrPressRelease.com and OfficialWire)

WEST PALM BEACH, FL

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If Franklin County Ohio prosecutor Ron O’brien gets his way, two fathers, Donald Tenn and Paul Fisher will be spending the next 18 months in prison with fines yet to be determined, why? For being good, fit, willing fathers, that’s why.

On September 27, 2008 these two fathers hung a banner off a construction crane on the Columbus campus of the Ohio State University. The banner stated “Stop the war on Fatherhood” and “Fathers 4 Justice” The two fathers claimed that the family courts of this nation are gender biased against fathers.

Donald Tenn who was a stay at home daddy and primary care-giver to his daughter Madison, has only seen his daughter for a total of 5 hours in the last 42 months. Paul Fisher’s parenting time was changed from every other day to 4 days a month. Why is this happening? America’s family courts are making archaic rulings which are preventing our children from their true best interests, BOTH fit and willing parents.

Protests by Fathers 4 Justice members and supporters are planned to take place outside of the courthouse throughout the week. This campaign garnered their cause and the organization International attention.

Fathers 4 Justice has been actively campaigning for a change to what they call a corrupt and unfair family court system here in the United States since 2004. The group originated in the United Kingdom in 2002 and has gained International recognition with clever stunts always utilizing their children’s favorite Superhero costumes.

MEDIA CONTACT ON Fathers-4-Justice

For more information on Fathers-4-Justice or for an interview please e-mail Bob Saunders at: f4j_media@yahoo.com or call: (916) 226-9226 or visit our website at: www.f4j.com.

Mr. Tenn will also be available for interviews in front of the Franklin County Courthouse.

F4J is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer army of fathers, mothers, grandparents, and others dedicated to fighting for truth, justice and equality in family law.

MEDIA CLIPS

http://mensnewsdaily.com/2008/09/30/superhero-daddy-activist-endures-extreme-weather/

Please send the attached press release to every TV, Radio and newspaper in Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding area. CNN / HLN video of Ohio crane protest, also THANKS to 84 stations across the nation for further promoting our efforts! http://lnk.ms/4N8j7


Video of Fathers 4 Justice Ohio Crane protest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FORndjWToR4


http://www.officialwire.com/main.php?action=posted_news&rid=34760&catid=1075



Former West Dundee woman gets 3 years in prison for abducting her two children

November 10, 2009

WEST DUNDEE — A former West Dundee woman was sentenced to prison for abducting her two minor children in 2004.

Crystel A. Strelioff, 53, was sentenced Friday by 16th Circuit Court Associate Judge T. Jordan Gallagher to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

A Kane County jury had convicted Strelioff of four counts of child abduction — each a Class 4 felony — after a three-day trial in February. She later was arrested on a warrant and has been in custody at the Kane County Jail since May, according to the state's attorney's office.

In February 2004, Strelioff intentionally violated a court order by taking her two children from the jurisdiction of the Kane County court to California, according to authorities. Her last known address was in Newhall, Calif.

The court order was issued by a Kane County judge in an April 2000 custody ruling. The ruling noted that a psychologist had reported Strelioff's "conduct is a form of parental alienation toward" her ex-husband. For that and other reasons, custody of the two children was granted to their father, Brian Strelioff, the judge's ruling said.

One child is no longer a minor, and the other is under 13, according to the state's attorney's office.

In addition to the prison sentence, Strelioff was ordered to pay $73,340 in restitution to Brian Streliof. She was given day-for-day sentencing, as well as credit for 185 days already served in the Kane County Jail.


http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/couriernews/news/1873971,West-Dundee-mom-abduction-prison_EL110909.article

CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL PROTEST 4TH DEC 2009
























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Date:
Friday, December 4, 2009
Time:
10:00am - 2:00pm

CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL PROTEST

4TH DEC 2009

THIS IS A HIGH PROFILE PROTEST BY THE INFAMOUS GROUP NEW FATHERS 4 JUSTICE .

THE GROUP WILL BE ATTENDING CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE "PUT THE FATHER BACK INTO CHRISTMAS PROTEST".

DRESSED IN SANTA OUTFITS, WE WILL YET AGAIN ATTEMPT TO GET OUR MESSAGE ACROSS TO THE CHURCH, WHOM LIKE THIS ARROGANT LABOUR GOVERNMENT HAVE IGNORED THE PLIGHT OF FATHERS FOR YEARS.

THE GROUP HAS DECIDED TO TAKE THERE CAMPAIGN BACK TO THE CHURCH AS THEY AND THEIR SYNOD HAVE NOT DEBATED FAMILY BREAKDOWN SINCE 1991 !

USUAL CLAD ! SANTA OUTFIT A PRIORITY , BANNERS , HORNS ETC....


WE WILL ALSO VISIT :

CAFCASS
Barton Mill Road
Canterbury
Kent CT1 1BP

family court/combined court,
chaucer rd,
Canterbury
ct1 1za

PLUS A NUMBER OF NASTY FAMILY COURT SOLICITORS.

WHILE WE'RE THERE !

PUT THE FATHER BACK
INTO CHRISTMAS !

New Fathers 4 Justice view the current stance of the Church of England with great dismay - the lack of leadership on an important matter of modern-day family life, divorce and protection of young children's rights to both parents and extended families.
For this reason we can not rule out direct action at religious services this Xmas. Dads are annoyed with the C of E and there has been much talk of this type of protest.
As priests, vicars, and Bishops they occupy possibly the most powerful seats of influence on how family life should be conducted. From high moral ground almost always they see their role as clergymen to lead their flock along a path to honesty and godliness yet,

The Synod has not debated family breakdown since 1991 !

Children need and deserve the love, nurturing, social skills and discipline that can only be provided from contact with both their mother and father, with help from their grandparents.

Fathers are also part of their flock who need their help please yet they fail to speak out about this problem that causes so much pain.

As shepherds of God's flock, I cannot think of any greater sin than to idle in ignorance to the needs of God's family while an unfair system of family law abounds blatantly under one's nose.

The flawed system allows children to be exposed to a succession of mums' fleeting boyfriends, lovers and stepfathers with whom they have no biological connection but gives no automatic right of access to their real dads or grandparents !
Children need contact with both a mother and a father and with extended families to provide the love, care, nurturing and discipline necessary for a happy childhood. We as dads and grandparents love our children and just wish to spend time with them but the present system breeds demoralisation in the home and workplace, compounded with further damage to even the sanest person's mental health.

The Church of England and it representatives must stop ignoring the consequences of family breakdown.

The work of Fathers 4 Justice and the Pain of Fathers ~ Activism in the UK

Equal and Shared Parenting ~ The Movie