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Little man on campus: `Second-wave feminism' has conquered Canadian campuses. So much for truth and male students.
Tuesday, June 19, 2001, Ilana Mercer, The Ottawa Citizen
Excellent article on the toxic gender environment at Canadian universities.

Comic's neighbours can't believe child-sex charges
Saturday, June 30, 2001, The Toronto Star
The Star being typically unbalanced. If Paula was Paul would anything positive have been said.
Paula Poundstone Arrested
Thursday, June 28, 2001, ABC News
Everybody's doing it -- accusing everyone else of all sorts of evil deed.

Parents' 'other' significant
Wednesday, June 27, 2001, Cheryl Wetzstein, The Washington Times
Replacement parents a bad move?

Male Victims of Domestic Abuse Slowly Overcoming Skepticism
Tuesday, June 26, 2001, Ashley Estes, The Salt Lake Tribune
Slower than this article portends.

In the gender wars, another flashpoint: battered men
Friday, June 15, 2001, David Crary, The Seattle Times
U.S. Government diminishes the problem that their own stats show, despite repeatedly trying to cook those very stats.

Another blow to marriage
Wednesday, June 20, 2001, Al Knight, Denver Post
Colorado moves to eliminate fathers from their children's lives at their mother's whim.

Why Dads Matter
Monday, June 18, 2001, Susan McClelland, Maclean's
Unusual for MacLean's....not just noticing dads, but recognising them. Of course, they do call it "new".

Appetite for family destruction
Sunday, June 17, 2001, Stephen Baskerville, Washington Times
The perversity of the support collection agencies -- and their push to use children as "cash cows."

New rights ­ the best gift for fathers
Friday, June 15, 2001, Deborah Orr, The Independent
One writer's suggestion for a great Fathers Day present.

Domestic violence more likely from women - report
Thursday, June 14, 2001, Padraig O'Morain, Irish Times
Irish support services confirm the domestic violence statistics from the rest of the world -- DV is an equal-gender problem.
90% of marriages relatively healthy
Thursday, June 14, 2001, Padraig O'Morain, Irish Times
Well, somewhat qualified. This seems to say that the most common reason marriages break down is that men don't fight back, but withdraw emotionally. On the other hands, it is much more likely that the women want to withdraw from the relationship. I would note that housework seem to have little to do with separation -- except as something to complain about.

Finding My Father
Thursday, June 14, 2001, Gigi Barse, The Washington Post
A nice Fathers Day tribute from one child of divorce who found her dad -- late. This should never have to happen.

The Mommy Tax
June, 2001, Cathy Young, Reason Magazine
Young on some of the newest tripe on the market.

Happy Person Day, dads
Sunday, June 17, 2001, Naomi Lakritz, Calgary Herald
More about NAWL and the OWJN.
Feminist groups don't speak for all women
Wednesday, June 13, 2001, Jeannine Lebel, The Ottawa Citizen
REAL Women are REAL!
Throwing a hissy fit is wrong way to go
Saturday, June 9, 2001, Mindelle Jacobs, The Edmonton Sun
Even the feminists figure they are dumb. However, that is only because she thinks they are merely bigotted stakeholders.
Women's groups balk at sitting with fathers' rights advocates
Thursday, June 7, 2001, Chris Cobb, National Post
Some women boycott meeting on Divorce Act
Thursday, June 7, 2001, Daniel Leblanc, The Globe and Mail
NAWL and the Ontario Women's Justice Network won't be there...Yahoo!! However, they were never stakeholders in the consultation process -- only parents and children can claim that.

Single dads embrace rewards
Sunday, June 17, 2001, Shauna Scott Rhone, The Cincinnati Enquirer
A surprisingly nice article from a paper that is a spreader of gender warfare.

Plundering fatherhood
Saturday, June 16, 2001, Stephen Baskerville, WorldNetDaily
The joys of goverment -- destroying while saying they are saving.

In the gender wars, another flashpoint: battered men
Saturday, June 16, 2001, David Crary, The Seattle Times
Recognising but downplaying the rampant violence against men.

The many faces of fatherhood
Saturday, June 16, 2001, Martin Patriquin, The Toronto Star
Short by nice pre-Fathers Day series on different dads.
`You don't get respect from women'
Saturday, June 16, 2001, Martin Patriquin, The Toronto Star
Stay-at-home Dad, Greg Kershaw.
`I was overprotective to a fault'
Saturday, June 16, 2001, Martin Patriquin, The Toronto Star
Police officer dad, Keith Forde.
`Normal is defined by life experiences'
Saturday, June 16, 2001, Martin Patriquin, The Toronto Star
Parapelegic dad, Stephen Little.
`I've seen both sides'
Saturday, June 16, 2001, Martin Patriquin, The Toronto Star
Custodial and then non-custodial dad, Vern Beck.

Married with children: 2-parent homes on rise; experts debate reasons for trend
Thursday, June 14, 2001, Jonathan Peterson, The Seattle Times
Real families may be coming back.

Feminizing the Black Beret
Wednesday, June 13, 2001, Bob Just, WorldNetDaily
Women and the military.

Why mothers kill their babies
Saturday, June 30, 2001, Sharon Kirkey, National Post
One of the sickest and more irrsponsible rationalisations that have come out in this debate. Mental illness in the criminals like Timothy McVeigh don't count, but anything a woman does wrong must be a mental illness and therefore she is the victim and those that die are the oppressors. You want a "command hallucination"? .... here it is!! The Post should be ashamed.
A family's pain unleashes sadness, anger
Friday, June 29, 2001, Sherry Thomas, Houston Chronicle
One of those articles deciding to blame someone else for the murder..this time some nebulous and unknown "we". If this was a man, the debate would be about keeping all men away from all chidlren. The double standard in action.
Andrea Yates' siblings: Depression runs in family
Thursday, June 28, 2001, Audrey Warren, Houston Chronicle
Father eulogizes 5 murdered children
Thursday, June 28, 2001, Pam Easton, National Post
Father remembers 5 children
Thursday, June 28, 2001, The Globe and Mail
Houston father buries 5 children allegedly drowned by their mother in bathtub
Thursday, June 28, 2001, The Ottawa Citizen
Grief-Stricken Father Eulogizes 5 Drowned Houston Children
Thursday, June 28, 2001, New York Times
Yates children remembered in services
Wednesday, June 27, 2001, Ruth Rendon, Houston Chronicle
Yates case falls under gag order
Wednesday, June 27, 2001, Lisa Teachey and Janette Rodrigues, Houston Chronicle
eBay stops auction of address for Yates site
Wednesday, June 27, 2001, Jo Ann Zuñiga, Houston Chronicle
Friends say Yates they knew couldn't hurt anyone
Tuesday, June 26, 2001, Audrey Warren, Houston Chronicle
Insanity defense has twofold proof burden
Tuesday, June 26, 2001, Jo Ann Zuñiga, Houston Chronicle
Baby blues
Tuesday, June 26, 2001, Claudia Feldman, Houston Chronicle
'She's in a very deep psychotic state'
Tuesday, June 26, 2001, National Post
Mom who killed kids 'in deep psychotic state,' lawyer says
Monday, June 25, 2001, Houston Chronicle
Funerals for five Yates children set for Wednesday in Clear Lake
Monday, June 25, 2001, Houston Chronicle
A Mother No More
Monday, June 25, 2001, Amanda Ripley, Time Magazine
Mom depicted as private, caring, burdened
Sunday, June 24, 2001, Alan Bernstein, Houston Chronicle
Attorney: Insanity defense likely
Sunday, June 24, 2001, Jerry Urban, Houston Chronicle
Stoic dad visits wife in jail
Saturday, June 23, 2001, Lisa Teachey and Rosanna Ruiz, Houston Chronicle
Father joins candlelight vigil for his 5 slain children
Saturday, June 23, 2001, Dale Lezon and Ruth Rendon, Houston Chronicle
Mother chased down oldest son before drowning him, report says
Saturday, June 23, 2001, C. Bryson Hull, National Post
Researchers say 'filicide' not rare
Friday, June 22, 2001, Mike Tolson, Houston Chronicle
Yates had taken anti-psychotic drug
Friday, June 22, 2001, Todd Ackerman, Houston Chronicle
We were a 'good family,' dad says
Friday, June 22, 2001, National Post
Mom held in killing 5 kids
Thursday, June 21, 2001, Mike Glenn, Ruth Rendon and Alan Bernstein, Houston Chronicle
A recent history of infanticide
Thursday, June 21, 2001, Janette Rodrigues, Houston Chronicle
Investigator: Mother described methodical drowning of 5 kids
Thursday, June 21, 2001, S.K. Bardwell, Mike Glenn and Ruth Rendon, Houston Chronicle
Postpartum depression's role doubted
Thursday, June 21, 2001, Todd Ackerman, Houston Chronicle
Here are a few of the things that make you realise that the story being spun is not the right on.
Woman charged with drowning her five children
Thursday, June 21, 2001, C. Bryson Hull, National Post
Husband stands by woman who killed their children
Thursday, June 21, 2001, The Toronto Star
5 kids found slain in Clear Lake
Wednesday, June 20, 2001, Mike Glenn and Miriam Garcia, Houston Chronicle
Mother held after five children drowned
Wednesday, June 20, 2001, The Globe and Mail
Here again a murderous mother, Andrea Yates, drowns her 5 young children in the bathtub -- including a 7-year-old who fought the process tooth-and-nail. But they are dead. Watch how the newspapers turn away from the terrible end these children met at the hands of someone that supposedly loved them. Yates's depression and psychosis are then used to somehow justify this killing -- seemingly even to her husband and family -- although any such psychotic man would have been labelled a monster (no reason to look at why)1 and duely done away with. They even want to hang the unlikely lable of "post partum depression" in this murder of so many children, not just the baby, by a woman that was rational enough to fight a 7-year-old into the water and rational enough to let her husband and police know what she did, after it was done, but not before when it would have made a difference. It is amazing the number of women who comment htat they wanted to kill their children at one time or another, so it must be OK for women to kill kids. Monsters indeed.

Baby Domenic not forgotten
Sunday, June 24, 2001, Nadia Moharib, Edmonton Sun
After he's dead, then someone looks after him.
Alberta: Missing baby's father arrested on unrelated warrants
Thursday, June 14, 2001, National Post
Parents have only themselves to fear
Wednesday, June 13, 2001, Patricia Pearson, National Post
A look at the reality -- it is not the boogey-man pedophile that we have been trained to protect children from that are the greatest threat to children, if is their parents. And, if you look at the balanced stats, beware of "single moms" in particular.
Mother of missing baby faces deportation over expired visa
Wednesday, June 13, 2001, Grady Semmens and Jason Van Rassel, Calgary Herald
Alberta: Woman charged in infant's death faces immigration woes
Wednesday, June 13, 2001, National Post
Japanese mother of dead Alberta baby faces immigration charges
Tuesday, June 12, 2001, Canoe News
She's here illegally too.
Terrible tragedy raises parental awareness
Tuesday, June 12, 2001, Licia Corbella, Calgary Sun
Corbella again issues letter that mothers need support for raising kids -- not fathers NECESSARILY, but supports.
Give it up, Licia.
Tuesday, June 12, 2001, Letter by Eeva Sodhi, Calgary Sun
A mother tells spoiled Licia what life is.
Alberta: Mother to be assessed
Tuesday, June 12, 2001, National Post
Babies' mother to get psychiatric assessment
Monday, June 11, 2001, Canoe News
Out to decide that mother didn't kill children and to keep this killing out of the statistics by never laying a charge.
Babies' mother in court today
Monday, June 11, 2001, Peter Smith, Calgary Sun
Mother in court -- not for killing children, but for improperly disposing of their bodies. Was killing them really OK?
Alberta: Psych evaluation ordered
Monday, June 11, 2001, National Post
Aching hearts
Sunday, June 10, 2001, Mizue Asai and Bill Kaufmann, Calgary Sun
Devastated grandparents to come to the side of their killer daughter.
Detectives eager to question father
Sunday, June 10, 2001, Peter Smith, Calgary Sun
Of course, they want him on minor charges and now they want to blame him for the death of children that she hid from him and he didn't know where they were.
Father tried to visit babies
Saturday, June 9, 2001, Jason van Rassel, Calgary Herald
Parents mourn grandchildren they didn't know
Saturday, June 9, 2001, The Globe and Mail
Mother hides children from their father, and her parents, before killing them.
No work is harder than being a mom
Saturday, June 9, 2001, Licia Corbella, Calgary Sun
Stupidity. She should try being a parent deprived of their children to find out what hard is.
Diary reveals mother's struggle as police hunt for missing child
Saturday, June 9, 2001, Dawn Walton, The Globe and Mail
'I wanted you to know ... how stressed I am'
Saturday, June 9, 2001, Robert Remington, National Post
Mother stressed, so apparently OK to kill kids?? As pointed out, she had plenty of government paid resources to hide the children from the father while she partied, so there was no need for these children to die.
Police believe infant girl set adrift in bags
Friday, June 8, 2001, Robert Remington, National Post
Neighbours left little boy to die from neglect in his apartment, while mother partied on. Did the baby die first and she dumped the body, or was the little alive when she was put into the freezing water?
Boy found dead; sister missing
Friday, June 8, 2001, Dawn Walton, The Globe and Mail
Mom goes partying for a week. Son die of thirst and starvation, and apparently dumps his sister into the river. Police label deaths "suspicious".
Calgary police search for body of second child
Thursday, June 7, 2001, The Globe and Mail
Second baby's corpse sought in Calgary
Thursday, June 7, 2001, The Toronto Star
Calgary police charge mother in child's death, search for second baby's body
Thursday, June 7, 2001, Judy Monchuck, The Kingston Whig-Standard
Screams ignored as baby left to die
Thursday, June 7, 2001, Kerry Williamson, Calgary Herald
Another murder by an mother, Rei Fujii, who had different priorities that these children, who seem to have died terrible deaths from maltreatment. An echo of Rene Heikamp in Toronto of mothers who just don't care (and in this case, hid from the father who seems to have cared enough to try to help his children).

A deal is a deal
Monday, June 11, 2001, Editorial, National Post
The National Post writes on the hypocrisy of Judge Rosalie Abella in her part of the decision in Miglin v. Miglin. We must recognise the bigotry and injustice being dispensed by the courts in these cases -- because it threatens everyone, especially the children.
Final word?
Wednesday, June 13, 2001, Letter from John Kromkamp, Senior Legal Office, Court of Appeal for Ontario, National Post
A letter from a senior offices of the Ontario Court of Appeal highlights the lack of law made by the courts in "family law": "There is no bedrock legal principle of finality in family law. In family law, agreements have never been considered as necessarily being final..." Beware of these courts -- there is no law and no accountability.
The unlaw
Thursday, June 14, 2001, Letters from Walter Fox and Alastair Dow, National Post
Two letters commenting on the insane state of family "law" as truthfully outlined by John Kromkamp, Senior Legal Office, Court of Appeal for Ontario (see above).

Coming from Venus can be a costly trip, fellas
Sunday, May 13, 2001, Mindelle Jacobs, Edmonton Sun
Even Jacobs cannot fathom the stupidity of the Ontario Court of Appeal (based on the Supreme Court) and their decision in Miglin v. Miglin. Time to emigrate to a country with real laws, and not just bigotry.
Hey guys, let death do you part
Thursday, May 3, 2001, Margaret Wente, The Globe and Mail
Another clear realisation of the blatant bigotry of Judge Rosalie Abella, the Ontario Court of Appeal, and the courts in general. I wonder if they think we are all as dumb as Carol Curtis and the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) and the Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) think we are. Of course, they are publicly funded so we know the politicians are that dumb.
Court ruling puts divorce deals in doubt
Thursday, May 3, 2001, Mindelle Jacobs, Edmonton Sun
Jacobs adds to the commentary as the sheer inanity of this decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal: "It's pretty sad when responsible adults can't rely on separation agreements and move on with their lives. Furthermore, Linda has done women a great disservice. ... she signed an agreement, knew the consequences and went whining to court anyway. The impression it leaves is that women are gold diggers - forever plotting to screw their ex-husbands." Perhaps the gold diggers should be recognised to include the judges and lawyers who brought you this terrible decision.
No means no
Wednesday, May 2, 2001, Michael A. Menear, National Post
A family law lawyers comments -- negatively -- on the biases of the Ontario Court of Appeal (and the Supreme Court).
Divorce wars
Wednesday, May 2, 2001, Jean Sonmor, Toronto Sun
Divorced columnist identifies the bigotry and unfariness of Judge Rosalie Abella -- but laughs it off. I guess she didn't read about the Court feeling that women are not capable of thinking and negotiating an arrangement. The bigotry of enforced victimhood and enslavement is the call of this ruling.
'Sexual duties' part of divorce ruling?
Tuesday, May 1, 2001, Mark Dunn, Toronto Sun
Senator Cools talks about how ludicrous the decision is.
Divorce deals never final: court
Saturday, April 28, 2001, Cristin Schmitz, National Post
A totally inappropriate judgement in Miglin v. Miglin that rushes to throw out the concept of personal responsibility for women -- at the cost solely of a man that had anything to do with her. This is simply the trend of the courts to demonise men while making women weak and incapable of being trusted to make even the most basic of decisions. We all end up victimised by these judges, who are totally unaccountable to anyone. It is time for radical change to get rid of these power-mongers who are set on destroying us all. You can read this insane decision at http://www.ontariocourts.on.ca/decisions/2001/april/miglin.htm.

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