Friday, December 24, 2010

End of Men - TED 2010

Hanna ROSIN explains her controversial article in Altantic Magazine - July/August 2010 "The End of Men".

(I suggest you activate the subtitles)
Among the interesting factoids was:
at 00:47mm:ss  Women are majority of workforce? (*that needs some fact checking - see MANcession)
at 10:00mm:ss  % of Korean women who "must have a son" drops from ~48% in 1985 to 19% in 2003
at 14:00mm:ss  stereotypical movie characteristics of male roles - none are encouraging.

Another factoid that was reported recently indicates that:
"[In urban area's]  median full-time salaries of young women are 8% higher than those of the guys in their peer group…"  but, it only applies to  "unmarried, childless women under 30 who live in cities. The rest of working women — even those of the same age, but who are married or don’t live in a major metropolitan area - are still on the less scenic side of the wage divide."
This is certainly good news insofar as it should put to rest the idea that the traditional wage gap has been a product of sexism. As this new research shows, it’s women’s (and men’s) attributes and career choices that determine earnings. [Yet,] To the extent that this trend is driven by men losing jobs and remaining out of work, and young men failing to attain the skills needed to meaningfully contribute to the economy, this is not good news at all. 

Below is Marc Rudov's commentary on "a study" indicating the number of women in corporate roles reduces corporate profitability.  Rudov suggests it is "affirmative action" that is the problem because it distorts merit-based promotion.   (It was interesting that the female news anchor mentions GE's Jack Welch actions in encouraging more women in management at broadcaster NBC AS AN EXAMPLE OF BETTER MANAGEMENT.  With the stock performance in the dumps for past 2 years - that might be a dreadful legacy - although they are not alone with most of Corporate America just back from the brink.)
I am very grateful to Marc Rudov for his continued effort on behalf of men everywhere - and the clip!

[*Update: Ok, I just checked this 1 item and Ms ROSIN is WRONG!  There is not category women exceed men - yet.   As of Oct 2010 NSA "Men, 20 years and over" 71.960 million Men are Employed vs a comparable 63.645 million Women.  But the numbers are converging very quickly. And it is clear that for the teenager category (16-19 yrs) girls are much better off than boys.]

Recent Canadian cases of women who murdered their husband/children

In Sannich BC, Ruby Ann RUFFOLO' poisoned her much younger husband David (she was 47 at the time of his death in 2003 and he was 36) and then disposed of the body with help of another male "friend" (after 1 declined to participate).

In Barrie ON,  Elaine CAMPIONE murdered her 2 young daughters rather than risk losing them to her husband in a custody battle.


Men broken by Feminist Theory

Sadly, there are many of such misguided groups masquerading as "Men's Groups" across the country. Many put up tell-tail signs like "Pro-Feminist, Gay-affirmative, Anti-racist" tags etc (like this collective NOMAS) - but don't be fooled by their sincerity, they have truly lost their way and are basically "eunuchs".  It is sad they they do not understand themselves or perhaps it is just they are confused about their sexuality as many appear to be gay, or men who are supporters of "gay rights" and seem to have accepted the feminist doctrine of denigrating male attributes/masculine qualities.  In any event, I believe it is ultimately a sad, sad betrayal of themselves and their sex.

A good example is this post.

It is interesting that many of them seem to have subjugated relationships with women and are aa virulently hostile to other men's organization as feminists groups (they continue to refer FRA as the now negatively connotated and derogated "Fathers Rights Alliances" and not the actual "Family Rights Associations").  Here is one sad Board Member - who describes himself and his wife as:
"They live in Maynard, MA and have no children except themselves."
Pretty pathetic.

Recent False Rape Cases - UK and US

Of course, these happen all the time - but I like to highling them so we don't forget about them.

UK 2010NOV20 Daily Mail - Would-be glamour girl who cried rape to clear drug debt is jailed for 18 months.
Samantha Merry, 21, claimed that she had been sexually assaulted by the man in a brutal attack which allegedly happened in front of a group of people.  Her victim was arrested in front of his partner and their children at 4am and driven to a police station where intimate swabs were taken and he was held in a cell for 23 hours. It was only after CCTV footage came to light that proved the man could not have attacked Merry that he was cleared, Chelmsford Crown Court heard. Richard Stevens, prosecuting, said: ‘She said she had a drugs debt of £3,000 involving crack cocaine. The dealer had told her to accuse the victim of rape and it was her hope that doing so might wipe her debt.’ 
US 2010DEC15 -  WABC weather gal in 'rape' lie: cops - Heidi charged with making up assault tale
WABC/Channel 7 weather babe Heidi Jones was arrested for perpetrating the ultimate snow job -- falsely claiming to cops that a man had tried to rape her while she was jogging in Central Park, sources said yesterday.  Jones, who anchors the station's weekend evening weather coverage and fills in on "Good Morning America," was charged Monday with filing a false report, a Class A misdemeanor. If convicted, she could face up to a year in jail or a $1,000 fine.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

GP near retirement restricts clients to Men - criticized

I feel this article is incorrect.  I think there is a high risk for male GP's for being falsely accused by female patients - why would they not restrict treatment to men only?    At the same time it has been well recorded that female GP's work something like 20-40% less hours than their male predecessors and colleagues.

Film: Burlesque - empowering Counter-Feminism?

A recent popular film has become - I believe - a bell-weather on the current state of Feminism in America (although with movie reciepts in recession - it`s hard to tell).  It is challenging a new generation of women about their sexuality.

Here is a view by a feminist writer in London UK.  She does not seem impressed, but has faithfully represented the viewpoints of her subjects - who claim clear female empowerment.  

Monday, December 20, 2010

Wikileaks Promiscuity?

International attention has shifted from the Wikileaks disclosures to the behaviour of it's self-anointed leader - Julian ASSANGE - who has been charged with rape in Sweden (but is being held in Britain).  The attention is becoming less salacious and more perplexing as it casts ASSANGE in a rather odd light as it highlights his questionable judgement (having sex with 2 feminists? - who are good friends? - and who discover their unexpected menage-a-trois in a cluckfest the next day? - come-on!  It's too poetic for mere justice!)

Although it may seem unlikely and the CIA involvement has been rejected , I believe it is entirely possible that the whole thing is an elaborate counter-espionage operation by some bored Arabic intelligence team in order to cause dissent among America's allies.

But the whole incident is working to undermine ASSANGE's credibility.

[Update: Here is a slightly different viewpoint] 

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Spanish Voting

Spanish politicians have criticised a video by the Young Socialists in Catalonia in which a woman simulates an orgasm while casting her vote in Spain.

Both Socialist and opposition politicians have attacked the campaign video.