Tuesday, January 26, 2010

National Post editorial board: Women's Studies is still with us















Posted: January 26, 2010, 3:00 PM by NP Editor

If the reports are to be believed, Women’s Studies programs are disappearing at many Canadian universities. Forgive us for being skeptical. We would wave good-bye without shedding a tear, but we are pretty sure these angry, divisive and dubious programs are simply being renamed to make them appear less controversial.
The radical feminism behind these courses has done untold damage to families, our court systems, labour laws, constitutional freedoms and even the ordinary relations between men and women.

Women’s Studies courses have taught that all women — or nearly all — are victims and nearly all men are victimizers. Their professors have argued, with some success, that rights should be granted not to individuals alone, but to whole classes of people, too. This has led to employment equity — hiring quotas based on one’s gender or race rather than on an objective assessment of individual talents.

Executives, judges and university students must now sit through mandatory diversity training. Divorcing men find they lose their homes and access to their children, and must pay much of their income to their former spouses (then pay tax on the income they no longer have) largely because Women’s Studies activists convinced politicians that family law was too forgiving of men. So now a man entering court against a woman finds the deck stacked against him, thanks mostly to the radical feminist jurisprudence that found it roots and nurture in Women’s Studies.

The equality protection before and under the law, granted to all Canadians regardless of race, sex, creed or origin, has been eroded because feminist legal scholars convinced the Supreme Court to permit preferential treatment for “traditionally disadvantaged groups,” chief among whom, they contend, are women.

Over the years, Women’s Studies scholars have argued all heterosexual sex is oppression because its “penetrative nature” amounts to “occupation.” They have insisted that no male author had any business writing novels from women’s perspectives; although, interestingly, they have not often argued the converse — that female writers must avoid telling men’s stories.

They have pushed for universal daycare and mandatory government-run kindergarten, advocated higher taxes to pay for vast new social entitlements and even put forward the notion that the only differences between males and females are “relatively insignificant, external features.” All other differences are said to be the result of patriarchal brainwashing. So the only way to ensure gender equality is to turn over all education to the state, where professionals can ensure only unbiased instruction.

In sum, there would be little of rational worth left even if Women’s Studies were to disappear. Yet despite all the handwringing by the programs’ supporters, are the worst elements of Women’s programs really disappearing or just being renamed? Are the professors different? Has the basic philosophy behind the program changed? Has the curriculum been altered?

In most cases the answer is no. Little has changed but the nomenclature.

While we’d like to cheer and say “Good riddance,” we’re certain such celebration would be premature.

Is there Official Liberal Government bias against men and fathers in Ontario

This is related to an earlier post here. It will assist you with background.




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David Orazietti , MPP Sault Ste. Marie
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26 January 2010 14:53
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Ontario Children's Aid Societies and Misandry




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The Honourable Laurel Broten
Minister of Children and Youth Services and

Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues

M-1B114, Macdonald Block
900 Bay Street
Toronto ON
M7A 1N3


My Dear Minister:

The Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies is having a conference outlined in part below this March, 2010. I have published a two authored article on several of my blogs on the  merging of  feminist Ideology and child protection.   The violence against women sector (VAW) would have you believe all men are abusers and all women victims when DV  is pretty much equal between genders. I will be dealing with the issue of gender bias barring battered men from tax supported shelters in a Human Rights Complaint later this winter or early spring.

Given males
can still vote and constitute at least 49% of voters in this province a backlash may emerge when not only the appearance of bias is evident but the actual practice of same emerges from such an alliance as seems to be in the making.

I would respectively request a response given this Association of CAS`is a Government Tax supported lobby group, however it might occur directly or indirectly, and it has already started criticizing you for possible budget cuts, as yet, unannounced, and this move to align itself with feminist ideology may make it more politically incorrect for your male cabinet colleagues and caucus, already ducking or acquiescing to the feminist lobby at every turn to undertake difficult decisions in the not too distant future.
The Katelyn Sampson death was a classic example of misplaced priorities where a young girl was killed by a drug addicted female prostitute who received the child from her drug addicted mother aided by the Ontario court system.  Minister Bentley`s response, while wearing his white ribbon, a symbol of female oppression at the hands of the patriarchy,  was to further target men. I found the misplaced logic very Interesting but not surprising.

I would want your official views on this apparent merging of ideology and child protection. I would also ask if your views are the same as your predecessor, Deb Matthews, in that you will not be providing men with access to DV resources, including shelters. I understand you have access to at least $208,000,000.00 for women based on Matthews numbers but there is no equivalent for males.  This does not include the money set aside exclusively for females in legal aid which is in the 10`s of millions.

The published postings follow.

Yours truly,


Mike Murphy
Sault Ste. Marie ON  P6A 6J8
Promote Bill C-422 Equal Shared Parenting
cc Dalton McQuinty, Premier, David Orazietti, MPP, Sault Ste. Marie, Chris Bentley, AG

Female School worker accused of sexual exploitation

My comment left on the Sun Site:

January 26th 2010, 1:39pm

Its interesting the self righteous indignation when a female is named for degenerate behaviour but no one think its inappropriate for a male. We have a several layered legal system and it should be consistent. We either name everyone charged or we don`t. 

I`ll lay odds of 100-1 she gets a much lighter sentence than a man would with the same charge. It is one of the tiers of the legal system in Canada which has many eunuchs in positions of responsibility including judges, lawyers and politicians.MJM



Last Updated: 26th January 2010, 11:32am

Oilfields High School in Black 
Diamond. (Photo by NADIA 
MOHARIB/Calgary Sun) 
Oilfields High School in Black Diamond.
(Photo by NADIA MOHARIB/Calgary Sun)
Charges of luring, sexual exploitation and drug trafficking have been laid against a 39-year-old woman working at a Black Diamond school, the RCMP said Tuesday.

The Black Diamond resident, "is charged with respect to her alleged actions with two separate male individuals, both of whom were students at the school at which she was employed," said RCMP spokesman Sgt. Patrick Webb.

"These charges were laid after an extensive investigation which involved interviews of over 30 potential witnesses and consultation with the Crown to ascertain the most appropriate charges," he said.


"The allegations center around extensive phone and text messaging contact between (the woman) and each of the males, starting with one in the fall of 2007 and the other in late 2008.

"At no time was there any physical harm to the victims."

Tanya Marie Cossette, of Black Diamond, faces charges of sexual exploitation, of luring a child and of trafficking Cannabis.

Cossette was arrested and has been released to appear at Okotoks provincial court on January 29, 2010.

The Turner Valley RCMP asks anyone who may feel they were victimized as well, or anyone who feels they may have information about these incidents to call the detachment.

http://www.calgarysun.com/news/alberta/2010/01/26/12616976.html#/news/alberta/2010/01/26/pf-12616976.html

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