Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Context is everything.

#ShirtStorm continues to pay dividends.

"[His tearful apology] ...was like something from the show trials of Stalin, or from the sobbing testimony of the enemies of Kim Il-sung, before they were taken away and shot. It was like a scene from Mao’s cultural revolution when weeping intellectuals were forced to confess their crimes against the people."

Meanwhile in Rome, FEMEN continues to embarrass themselves and Sister Cristina gives this new and refreshing interpretation to a rock n'roll standard.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Saw both of these recently - thought they were funny.

and a follow-up to pathetic "NYC Harassment" video.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Thunderf00t busts Stephen Colbert on GamerGate "free pass"

In the sub-culture of Internet Gaming - a battle has been waged for months now.  It is called "GamerGate" and it was started by an relatively opportunistic young Canadian (self-identified feminist of Iranian ancestry) called Anita Sarkeesian.

Thunderf00t - not noted as a Republican supporter - calls-out Stephen Colbert/Comedy Central for "slow-pitching" Feminist victim Anita Sarkeesian and shows how hypocritical he was when compared to other guests. In establishing if this is unfair/uncalled for criticism it is important to note that this segment on their YouTube Channel is the only one where they have DISABLED comments! (beep, beep - BS RED FLAG!)

Here is link to COMMENT DISABLED Stephen Colbert segment on Comedy Central Channel.
Do us all a favour and DOWN-VOTE.

In another stunning "volt-face" Sarkeesian HERSELF contributed to the elitist "gang-tackle" on Colbert himself after the deliciously elitist Suey Park launched the #CancelColbert hashtag and made insane accusations towards Colbert.

And here is Thunderf00ts backgrounder (Anita Sarkeesian BUSTED!) on Sarkeesian's victimololgy - where he accurately deconstructs her misrepresentation - which is a pretty good clue to why Sarkeesian also disables COMMENTS ALL THE TIME!

Finally - Sarkeesian has yet to provide any compelling evidence that ANY of these supposed threats are for real.  (And lest you believe this impossible - please recall last years incident involving University of Wyoming campus feminst Meg Lankers-Simon.  And this suspiciously similar incident at Queen's University in Kingston Ontario - with the apparent complicity of the supposedly "independent" local media.)

Current AVFM reward offered for ID'g Sarkeesian's malfactor.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Feminist Lena Dunham sues for "verbatim" quote

Lena Dunham and her family - father Carroll, Sis Grace,
 Lena & Mom Laurie Simmons

I don't watch TV much - but I still know of Lena Dunham (how could I not!) - a supposed "star" due to her role in "ground breaking" TV show "Girls".

Recently Lena Dunham released an auto-biography - and revealed her recollection of "sexual experimentation" of her own younger sister when she was 7.  The media took it and correctly called it "assault/abuse".

Dunham exploded.

Here is some of her fathers (Caroll Dunham) artwork.  Most of it has the same porn quality.  No wonder the whole family is as damaged as they are (I just read that Lena's younger sis - Grace - the one she assaulted - has come to her defense - and is gay.  Figures.)


Nov 5 - AVFM comes to the same conclusion as I do - but with more panache.

Perfect example of what Western Feminists like Ms. Dunham mistake themselves for - elitist whiners.  (And this is an interesting coincidence for abusers - Jian Ghomeshi also liked "lists".)

Monday, November 03, 2014

"Street Harassment" - 1951 and now

This picture was from 1951 - and an article describing it is here.

This is in contrast to the disproportionate indignation over the elitist mewling from the clitterati about the deliberately staged "Hollaback" video (and is it me or do all these offensive antagonisms now HAVE TO HAVE a commercial angle?)

It is a major blessing we were not subjected to the full 10 hours of NOTHING - but as this pundit noted "2 mins out of 10hrs?" hardly seems worth the trouble.

Mollie Hemingway make the following point:
Because men have natural desire for women, this gives women some power. Power is difficult and at times scary to hold, certainly, and it causes all sorts of imbalances, but women hold it so long as men desire us. Women should be given some tips for how to effectively manage this power we have.  That’s part of what growing into womanhood is about.

If we instead take the feminist line that compliments are basically the equivalent of sexual harassment, that removes our power and turns us into victims.
Men properly pursuing women and women effectively managing the power they hold in sexual dynamics is what civilization — and the perpetuation of humanity — is all about. So let’s learn how to enjoy what’s great about the natural sexual dynamics in play here while inculcating virtue and modeling good behavior. No one but the most boring Progressive Puritans want a world without flirtation. But if we’re going to have a world where men and women are free to flirt and have fun with each other, we’ll have to make sure we have a sexual ethic that makes sense and keeps our worst tendencies in check.

.. and of course the parody.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Complicity of media establishment in Jian Ghomeshi Sexual Assault scandal

Ezra Levant exposes the complicity of many in media with the Jian Ghomeshi scandal.

Response of feminists reminds me of excuses many made for film producer Roman Polanski when he escaped his statutory rape charges in the U.S by fleeing to the France.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Jian Ghomeshi - caught in a web of his own design

Ha - now they are eating their own.  Pretentious media personality/CBC host of radio show "Q" Jian Ghomeshi - has been fired for unreported allegations that he sexually assaulted a number of former girlfriends - some of whom supposedly worked at CBC before/during/after these events took place (it is still playing out as CBC refuses to make any comment - and indeed we only have Gomeshi's side at present).

I really don't care if he is guilty or innocent - but his defense is sure to cause him problems and I hope will start a tide of questioning feminist dogma on the issues of what constitutes true informed consent.

Among the excellent discussions are Barbara Kay,  GirlWritesWhat and Sandman (YouTube embeded below).


Friday, October 03, 2014

Lesbian prefers female privilege over male version

20/20 segment from 2006 about American lesbian Norah Vincent who truly wanted to experience being a male (before/without the "full-on" surgical transformation) and assumed the male role of "Ned" after extensive research and seeking professional help in building a convincing transformation/character.  After 18 months she decided to return to being a woman and then wrote a book about the experience.

Her admissions near the end are most instructive.

17:00 "Identity - she concluded - is not something to play around with."
17:20 "Her views of men have changed forever. Men are suffering. They have different problems than women have but they don't have it better.   They need our sympathy, they need our love and they need each other more than anything else."
17:40  "Do you think women understand what it is like to be a man? Not at all. Not a clue."
18:20 "Nora is happy she is now a she. The irony is not lost on Norah that it took a trip into manhood to appreciate her own femininity."
18:35 "Did you like being a women before now? I did but I like it more now because I think it is more of a privilege."

h/t  A Voice for Men

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Brainwashing and Male Feminists

Tom Golden has produced this excellent video on the similarity between Communist Chinese Brainwashing techniques and Male Feminists (I am speaking of course about this pathetic crew of panty-waists).

Of course the book he is reading was taken from the Viet-Nam era - and I could not help but think of Republican Senator John McCain who was captured in Oct 1967, held captive and tortured until released in March 1973 (56 months).

Here is link to article1 and article2.

Thursday, July 24, 2014


Previous generations Civil Disobedience actions was much more considered.

Big Gay

Brietbart often categorizes it reports into "Big Government/Journalism/Hollywood/etc" to identify the totalitarian impulses within those groups who direct/preach and attempt to impose their ideology on others.

Here was an early clip from Seinfeld that caught my eye.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Honest "Courtesan" speaks

This was a pleasant surprise from libertarian blog at Reason.com.

I refer to my previous blog post on the "Economics of a Courtesan".

At the beginning a "definition" is debunked - and well-known feminst Katha Politt comment on this definition seems to mirror the character of "Fantine" in film version of "Les Miserables"

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

International Men's Issues Conference - Detroit, June 2014

Barbara Kay spoke at recently organized International Men's Issues Conference in Detroit last week and mentions it is this National Post article about how a key Men's group in Ontario - CAFE (Canadian Association for Equality) was unfairly "bounced" from the Toronto Pride Parade.  There were a few other accounts by reporters who attended the Detroit conference.

Some feminists derisively believe this video captures the essence of this "Men's Issues" conference.

Honeybadgers are badass!

The HoneyBadger Brigade got a number of honourable mentions in many articles about the Men's Issues Confernce in Detroit last weekend - and even Karen Straughan gave a brief description of a humourous video that AVFM used to describe them.  I admit it cracked me up - so for posterity - here it is.

MGTOW (courtesy of Rex Harrison)

After this article about feminism - it struck me that Rex Harrison was describing the MGTOW movement years ago in popular musical "My Fair Lady".

The New Pornography?

Two videos by wise women (despite one being from 1993).

Kelly Jones approach to feminism is very entertaining - but she was responding to very offensive, irrational and I would say dangerously deranged and mis-characterized article by Aussie feminist Clementine Ford.

Camille Paglia makes some great points AND I loved her book "Sexual Personae" as art/literary criticism. But in it she also makes many wonderful observations.
Sex is a dangerous combustible force.  Gay men have known for centuries that the price of sex is potential death.

(and Paglia again - unrepentant - in 2012.)

Friday, June 20, 2014

Everything we learnt from Feminists

How men/boys dissappear

Another article that reports on another severe and deadly persecution of Christians in Kenya by Islamic death-squads - and that removes any references to gender when perpetrated against men and boys.
Somali militants who murdered 48 people in a Kenyan village as they watched the World Cup went door to door asking residents if they were Muslim or spoke Somali - and shot them dead if either answer was 'no', witnesses revealed today.
The attack on the coastal village of Mpeketoni, about 30-miles southwest of the tourist centre of Lamu, came at the end of a weekend of bloodshed that has exposed the world to the shocking depravity of terrorists, apparently emboldened by each other's acts.
Witnesses told how about 30 gunmen - believed to be members of Somali terror group al-Shabaab - arrived in the town in minibuses at 8pm yesterday before bursting into residents homes, shooting dead any man they thought was not Muslim.
'They came to our house at around 8pm and asked us in Swahili whether we were Muslims,' said Anne Gathigi. 'My husband told them we were Christians and they shot him in the head and chest

Magically the men/boys "disappear" as victims - ie they become "people" not men/boys - except when talked about by grieving female relatives who remain alive and able to talk about the atrocities.  Women and girls are always identified as such - usually prefaced by pronouns that magnify their victimhood like "terrorized" or "raped" in stark contrast to "dead" people who will never again breath - or utter an explanation about their brutal murders.

Shame, shame, shame on the the complicit media for perpetuating this disgusting practice.
[see previous post about similar terror group Boko Haram.]

[Article PDF]

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Feminist Lies or Gilding the Lilly?

Sex Trafficking icon - Somaly Mama - revealed as liar.  It appears that she was never trafficked from her village at a young age as many from her village have confirmed that she arrived with her family - contrary to her autobiography.   How she made it to Phnom Penn is also in doubt.

Simon Marks began his investigation when he could not find any official confirmation of 8 murders alleged by Ms Mam.  He also discovered some former supposedly trafficked young women who admitted to have been coached on deceptions by Ms Mam.

Mr. Marks suggested that the "slippery truth" was created to encourage millions of dollars of donations for fundraising by Ms. Mam's Foundation.

CNN report says many were "fooled" by Ms Mam including former U.S First Lady Michelle Obama, U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, current Secretary of State John Kerry, actress Meg Ryan, Susan Sarandon, Angelina Jolie, NYT columnist Nicholas Cristof.

I suggest they were all intentionally gullible and willing dupes who uncritically allowed themselves to be misled to underwrite the false narrative of helpless and ruthlessly oppressed women that so conveniently fits their personal and professional personas.


Also in a similar vein - noted African-American spoken-word Poet Maya Angelou died this week at age 86.   She was known to have fabricated certain aspects of her autobiography and hence helped coin the genre "autobiographical fiction"

How many lies does it take to raise a BIG red flag?

Thursday, May 29, 2014

U.S Rape hysteria overstated

Source: Female Victims Of Sexual Violence, 1994-2010

Marcus Berzofsky, Dr.P.H., RTI, Christopher Krebs, Ph.D., RTI, Lynn Langton, Ph.D., BJS, Michael Planty, Ph.D., BJS, Hope Smiley-McDonald, Ph.D., RTI

March 7, 2013 NCJ 240655

Presents trends in the rate of completed or attempted rape or sexual assault against females from 1995 to 2010. The report examines demographic characteristics of female victims of sexual violence and characteristics of the offender and incident, including victim-offender relationship, whether the offender had a weapon, and the location of the victimization. The report also examines changes over time in the percentages of female victims of sexual violence who suffered an injury and received formal medical treatment, reported the victimization to the police, and received assistance from a victim service provider. Data are from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which collects information on nonfatal crimes, reported and not reported to the police, against persons age 12 or older from a nationally representative sample of U.S. households.

  • From 1995 to 2010, the estimated annual rate of female rape or sexual assault victimizations declined 58%, from 5.0 victimizations per 1,000 females age 12 or older to 2.1 per 1,000.

Imported from Detroit

Motor City USA - where else should this be happening.

Joe Louis, Diego Rivera Murals, Red Wings, Eminem, bankruptcy - who can't love this American city!

These women I guess.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Impact of Welfare on Black Families

It destroyed them - by making black men "dispensable".

Obama has just increased Minimum Wage law.
Perhaps most importantly Walter E. Williams has come to believe that it has been the welfare state that has done to black Americans what slavery could never do: destroy the black family. Walter Williams expresses all of these provocative ideas and more in this new public television documentary produced by Free To Choose Network.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Why Dating Is a lot Like Diving—Advice From 'Coach' Studs Terkel

A 1953 archival film tries to ease the painfully awkward process of going out on your first date.

[I could not help but be nostalgic for attitudes from the past. Sadly now only good for a laugh. Thank-you Feminists!]

Tuesday, May 06, 2014


Ezra REALLY takes on the thin-skinned judicary - especially the Chief Feminist of the Supreme Court - shamless Albertan Beverely McLachlin

Friday, May 02, 2014

Quebec spends $70 million a year on IVF?

Holy Cow! -$70 million just in Quebec - including homosexual couples.   For just one province!  How much are the others spending?


In a way related - I just received updated (partial) statistics for Abortions* in Canada (quietly released yesterday),

  • In 2012 there were 25,400 Abortions* performed in Hospitals and Clinics in Quebec. 
  • In Alberta 13,287. 
  • Across the whole country - 83,708 Abortions*.

Considering that many of these services - even when performed in a private clinic - are paid for by Provincial Health Services - the reporting is woefully and intentionally poor and spotty.  Non or under-reporting by private clinics is excused because it is voluntary despite the level of public resources going to it!  Ontario has explicitly (and secretly) prevented Freedom of Information requests from discovering such data in that province.  Talk about repression of information!

Of course one would not have found these stats in your local or national newspaper BECAUSE those media networks do NOT BELIEVE IN COVERING this kind of story.   Yes - they will cover all kind of other horrendous story's - but NOT anything to do with Abortions in this country.  [I imagine Lifesite News and the Catholic newspapers will report on the data.]

(Perhaps not a surprise if we consider the complete abandonment of oversight in the Kermit Gosnell case in the US where no authority checked the clinic in over 15 years - this concerns me greatly.)

The data is tabulated from the provinces with great difficulty by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) - but I found it through a Pro-Life blog I subscribe to called Run With Life.

*Incomplete. These numbers do not include abortions performed in private physician's offices and medical abortions. And BC clinic data is incomplete.
[Update 2014MAY02:  Ontario boosts funding for in vitro fertilization.

Health Minister Deb Matthews announced Thursday the province will help pay for one cycle of IVF for all infertile people. Patients will still cover the cost of their own drugs, and also have to pay full freight for subsequent rounds of IVF.

The new funding, which is expected to cost about $50-million a year, will help an estimated 4,000 people [works out to $12,500 per IVF treatment!] and is slated to be in place by early 2015. Currently, Ontario only pays for IVF for women with blocked fallopian tubes.

Ms. Greenblatt said multiple births cost “orders of magnitude” more than single births. [4.8x due to pre-delivery risks, 56% are premie, 3x Stillbirth risk vs singletons,  higher CP incidence etc.]

Christina Shiels, a 38-year-old law clerk, who undertook IVF on her own is now expecting her 1st child in July [glad the poor people can get it] but spent more than $50,000 undergoing five inseminations and two IVFs. 

Multiple Birth Canada – Fact Sheet
  • 6,000 Multiples born in Canada every year (out of 380,000 births)
  • Multiples represent about 3% of all births
  • More than Half of Multiples are Low Birth Weight (LBW) of under 2500gms
  • Multiples are 28% of LBW pop at birth.
  • 56% of Twins and 96% of Higher Multiples are born Premies and represent 22% of all premies.
  • Stillbirth rate among multiples is 17 per 1000 births vs 6 per 1000 average (mostly singletons)
  • Twins are 10x more likely to have Cerebral Palsy, Triplest 30x
  • Hospital costs for multiples is 4.8x singletons

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Thought Crimes - v2014

Yesterday the Toronto Public Library Board announced the results of its Annual Book Ban Review (?)  They were pleased to announce that they did NOT accept that well-loved Dr. Seuss classic "Hop on Pop" represented "violence against fathers" as had been claimed by an anonymous critic.

In fact they rejected all 7 requests - including Lizzy’s Lion, a 1984 rhyming picture book that features a girl’s pet lion eating a robber.

Both seem consistent with the stupidity of the feminist "Ban Bossy" Campaign.

And apparently this book - Cásate y Sé Sumisa (Get Married and Be Submissive) by Constanza Miriano only available in Italian - is based on the teachings of St Paul that the perfect wife is loyally obedient. But it's caused outrage amongst feminists, with some calling for the book to be banned because they say it promotes gender violence.

Is it just me - or do you see a TREND here?

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Female Sexual Predators finally being recognized?

Shocking U.S News story of 42 year-old Teacher who performed a lap-dance for her 15 year-old male student as a birthday present in class!    Former landlord adds that she had another relationship with former male student now 21.

These should be BIG "red flags" indicating sexual predation at work.

Will anyone notice?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Alienated Dad leaves suicide note - ex-wife gets restraining order on reposting

C.M.'s ex-wife is legally perusing anyone who has re-posted his Suicide note from Dec 29 2013 in which he describes how he was crucified in Family Court, bankrupted in the process and completely alienated from his 2 young children.  It is a terrible story.

To me this is control crazy extraordinaire.

In the spirit of supportin this man - I have created a mirror of all of this material in order to protest her attempt to silence a man's pain.

Here is letter (spliced below)

Redacted to protect his children.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Is Bill C560 in trouble?

It is half-empty or half-full?

I recently read that Federal Liberal Justice Critic - MP Sean Casey - stated  he will NOT be supporting Bill C560 on Third Read on May 7.  Here is his comments from Second Readings Debate.   Of course this is consistent with former Liberal positions. The last time the Liberals were in power their Justice Minister - Martin Cauchon - said:
"Estranged parents have no rights when it comes to their children -- they only have responsibilities"
He ascended to the position after Edmonton MP Anne McClelland vacated the post after doing the spade work of burying the all party, Senate-House "For the Sake of the Children" Committee Report who came up with the Shared Parenting recommendations.

The NDP Justice Critic - MP Francoise Boivin, Gatineau also sent a disappointingly similar message during debate a few weeks back.

Both opposition representatives gave no hint if this will be an "open" (conscience) matter or whether it will be "whipped" by the respective parties.  Which leaves all hope on the Conservatives but given comments attributed to MP Peter Mackay - the actual Minister of Justice - I am now concerned about an adequate  Conservatives turnout in a vote.

Here is article at the CEPC (Canadian Equal Parenting Council) about the challenges.

Next Parliamentary Debate is May 7.

Family Courts/Child Services Ministry's act as accomplices in protecting bad Mom's

Barbara Kay has this shocking account of a lying Mom and her "official" enablers who made it even worse.

And here is a now adult Mom who feels the same way - Ontario FRO (short for Orwellian-named "Family Responsibility Office".)  - as they all conspired to remove her Dad and his protection from the depredations of her neglectful, alcoholic Mom's boyfriends.

Canada Court Watch also has alot of cases on CAS abuse.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Valenti / Golis jump ahead of push

Checking to see if she has acted on my speculation that she will divorce by Feb 26, 2015 (I need a count-downer somewhere) - I see that Jessica Valenti-Golis has announced a move from her perch at "The Nation" to a real job writing daily for "The Guardian". I imagine this is part of their plan to diversify globally.

But then her cradle-robbed mate Andrew Golis has bounced around quite abit as well - recently to subsidiary of liberal rag The Atlantic Monthly - trendily called "The Wire".

Sunday, April 13, 2014

MRA's counterattack by debunking "Objectification"

JtO (John the Other) leads the charge with "I, Object" (note the progressive "objectification" of hair and makeup).

Followed by a full MRA team sack led by RazorBladeKandy2 in "who is objectifying Laci Green?" (note his extensive list of links in lobar).

RazorBladeK2 muses near the end about how a society MIGHT decide to protect women from all of these dangerous threats - and that is the best part.

And here is another older YTvid against Laci Green in the same vein - ie her thoughts (or lack of).
And Thunderf00t's excellent treatment of same topic.

Can we send her back to North Korea.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Feminists mass on boarder of reason

Given highly disturbing events in the Eastern Ukraine - here are a series of interviews on "Are Rape Victims to blame for their injury" hits the fan.

And here was an interview she did with the Kingston Whig Standard newspaper.

Feminist Declaration of War

Fidelbogen has a great post here.

And here is Typhon Blue's response - which must be watched until the end.

The feminist message is "think as WE tell you or die!"

And Charles Krauthammer presented pretty much the same criticism in todays National Post "Thought police on patrol" (as it is behind Paywall - here is printout)

Engagement with the enemy continue

Skirmishes with Feminists are on the rise.

And BINGO!  The first threats of violence have been made online to MensRightsEdmonton in response to last weekends poster sortie - that was also part of a nation-wide campaign.

Alison Tieman has also received death threats because of her successful engagement online with "Proud Feminist" and Professor of Philosophy at Queen's University.  Spokesperson Fidlebogen had a wonderful deconstruction of the abusive threats and Alison did a brief video update on her take on the threats.

This event has continued with further developments on the topic (that an MRHA supporter was denied access to).

Monday, April 07, 2014

Peaches Geldof dead

I am shocked.

Peaches Geldof is dead at 25.

Certainly her mothers death by overdose was a reason to suspect she may be at risk - depending on what the death was caused by - drugs, depression, psychological trauma from the loss of her mother - possibly compounded by her parents  divorce - as her Dad, Bob Geldof - was an early and very forceful advocate for Fathers Rights after his divorce experience.

How much celeb status may have made it impossible to seek help  in the British media saturated environment is another factor.

My thoughts are with her husband and 2 children - and sincere condolences to her family including her dad Bob and 3 sisters.

 [2014MAY01 - Update. Peaches died of a heroin overdose.]   PDF

[2014JUN19 - News. Haunting words of Peaches Geldof just weeks before heroin death.]  PDF

Friday, March 28, 2014


When my child was very young right after separation - MacDonalds was the pretty much an all-purpose place to go in-between dance classes, after-school pickup, before Brownies/Girl Guides, for a reasonable/cheap weekend pancake breakfast and of course "free toys" with the kids meal - plus the activity rooms!  (always a good idea during long, cold, dark winters).

I always noticed alot of solo fathers with their kid/s.

So I was interested to see this post with a UK Dad.

I still think MacDonalds deserves some positive recognition for these welcoming moves for Dads - (despite concerns about the menu).

Monday, March 24, 2014

Slut Walk revisited

When I saw this article about women who do not cover-up in Jordan risking being called "sluts" - I wondered if Medea Benjamin of Code Pink would be on the next flight to help organize the "2014 Slut Walk - Amman".   Gee - I hope so.

But it reminded me that apparently Slut Walks will be soon occurring across the country/globe - so I wanted to revisit since I saw this video back in Feb with National Organization for Women member, Tammy Bruce.

Here is one of the first video's that include Toronto lesbian feminist Heather Jarvis - who organized the first Slut Walk in Toronto to protest a cop's advice "to not dress like a slut" to avoid being the victim of rape.

And here is a basic explanation by a young women in London (UK?)

And finally here is Sandman's take on the phenomenon.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The innocent victims of ‘no-fault’ divorce


The “no-fault” divorce revolution that spread across the Western world was led in the 1970s by members of the cultural, academic, legal and political elites, in particular by radical feminists who made the case for easy divorce as a means of women’s liberation. By declaring marriage to be an oppressive institution, they demanded “no fault” as a means of allowing wives to escape marriage and achieve a “right of exit”.

Although divorce is generally perceived as a solution for unhappy spouses, in reality it sadly is not. Research shows that an important contextual factor accounting for family violence is actually separation and divorce. Indeed, separation and divorce instigate more conflict, and in some circumstances cause formerly non-abusive partners to resort to violence.

Arguably, issues resulting from separation and divorce, such as child arrangements, economic difficulties, lack of knowledge of family law, and a state of heightened emotions, often perpetuate and exacerbate family conflict and violence.

Family breakdown represents a formidable source of human misery and unhappiness. Barry Maley, a senior fellow at the Sydney-based Centre for Independent Studies (CIS), observed 11 years ago: “It is a common factor in wider social problems of crime, suicide, violence, poverty, child abuse and educational underperformance.”

And yet, the 1975 change in Australia’s family law to no-fault divorce has created avenues for individuals to exploit others opportunistically and still receive the support of the law. Above all, no-fault divorce has created uncertainty about the durability of marriage and a loss of confidence in a time-honoured institution.

It is one thing to allow no-fault divorce for a failed marriage when both the husband and wife agree that they want a divorce. But it is quite another matter when a divorce occurs without mutual consent — that is, when one of the spouses unilaterally leaves the marriage.

Unilateralism such as this should constitute unlawful desertion unless the spouse has been driven out of marriage by the other spouse’s misconduct. The deserted spouse should then be able to apply for divorce after one year’s separation, and the misconduct of the other spouse should affect the terms of the divorce settlement.

When no-fault divorce was introduced in Australia, it was promoted as a way-out for marriages that both spouses agreed were over. It would protect people from the embarrassment of having to prove any fault.

…the 1975 change in Australia’s family law to no-fault divorce has created avenues for individuals to exploit others opportunistically and still receive the support of the law.

Before 1975, however, it was necessary for a spouse, in order to get a divorce, to prove that fault (i.e., serious misconduct) had been committed by the other spouse. Without proof of fault, a divorce would not be granted. Fault divorce meant that only the innocent party could apply for a divorce, and it would be open to the court to award a more favourable property settlement to the spouse who had been the victim of any serious misconduct.

The Family Law Act 1975, introduced by the Whitlam Labor government’s Attorney-General, Lionel Murphy, abolished the need to prove any serious misconduct to obtain a divorce. Either spouse could now freely terminate their marriage without any consent of the other party. This move to no-fault divorce meant that misconduct in a marriage became legally irrelevant.

Dr Maley has described the consequences: “Current divorce law has introduced a number of perverse incentives for behaviour that undermines confidence in marriage and sustains high divorce rates. It promotes marital uncertainty, opportunism and forms of spouse exploitation.”

By disempowering a non-consenting spouse, the no-fault divorce has enlarged the scope for the other spouse to engage, without fear of penalty, in opportunistic behaviour — behaviour, moreover, which reaps personal benefits at the expense of the innocent party.

According to John Hirst, a historian and social commentator at Melbourne’s La Trobe University, “it allows one partner to surprise the other with the declaration that the marriage is over without having to give reasons or undertake any negotiations on how fault will be acknowledged”.

Indeed, as Dr Maley explains: “Despite the continuing reality of serious marital misconduct, its costs and damages were no longer recognised by family law. It put an end to redress and compensation. It therefore removed a disincentive to irresponsible, selfish, or malicious behaviour within a marriage. It diminished the ‘contractual’ element in marriage and the presumption that marriage entailed obligations and duties whose dereliction might bring punitive consequences.

“By removing the consensual settlement possibilities of fault divorce, it disempowered a non-consenting spouse by closing the opportunity for bargaining mutually satisfactory terms to end a marriage.”

Under “no-fault” divorce, selfishness is therefore rewarded and considerations of justice and fairness expunged from the legal system. Because of its involuntary nature, no-fault divorce inescapably involves governmental arbitrariness.

According to American political theorist Stephen Baskerville, the no-fault principle “inescapably involves government agents forcibly removing legally innocent people from their homes, seizing their property, and separating them from their children. It inherently abrogates not only the inviolability of marriage but the very concept of private life”.

Professor Baskerville explains: “Far more than marriage, divorce mobilises and expands government power. Marriage creates a private household, which may or may not necessitate signing some legal documents. Divorce dissolves a private household, usually against the wishes of one spouse. It inevitably involves state functionaries — including police and jails — to enforce the divorce and the post-marriage order.

“Almost invariably, the involuntarily divorced spouse will want and expect to continue enjoying the protections and prerogatives of private life: the right to live in the common home, to possess the common property, or — most vexing of all — to parent the common children. These claims must be terminated, using the penal system if necessary.”

The no-fault principle permeates the whole family court system in Australia. In no other area of legal contract does the law reward irresponsible behaviour. Rather, those who break a contract may expect to be punished. Under the old system, an innocent wife was fully entitled to “handsome maintenance”, even when she was able to support herself. On the other hand, a guilty wife was not entitled to maintenance unless she was responsible for young children and unable to support herself.

The post-1975 regime reversed this policy and fundamentally changed the principles on which financial and custody settlements were made. Under current rules, a spouse can betray the other spouse and be entitled to spousal maintenance as well as the custody of the children. Moreover, full-time mothers — those who are most committed to traditional marriage — are likely to be more disadvantaged after divorce when marital property is distributed by either agreement or court determination.

Likewise, a conscientious husband, who is not guilty of any misconduct, is made extremely vulnerable by the prospect of losing contact with his children he has loved, protected and helped raise. The victimised father will be forced to maintain his “guilty” ex-wife and his now-separated children, to continue to pay the mortgage charges, to vacate the family home, and to pay rent for a separate residence for himself. The father is therefore doubly victimised.

Dr Maley writes: “His marriage and its expectations have been destroyed; he has largely lost his children, lost his home and a large part of his income. His prospects of mending his shattered and impoverished life, re-partnering and perhaps having other children, are minimal.”

Many faithful husbands and loving fathers have experienced this. The break-up may not involve a new lover. Rather, the wife may be just “tired” of being married and wanting to “start a new life”. One can hear the testimony of many husbands whose wives have run off and been awarded the sole custody of their children, while they were expected to pay child support and spousal maintenance. Of course, under no-fault divorce the conscientious husband will be treated exactly the same way as the unfaithful spouse, the one who has abandoned his wife and children.

Ultimately, no-fault-divorce undermines justice as it rewards irresponsible behaviour and makes a complete mockery of marital vows. Perhaps those who are marrying should consider declaring at their wedding ceremonies, “I promise you nothing”, or “I will leave you whenever I want”.

To stabilise marriage, the Family Law Act must be amended to remove the present incentive of no-fault divorce, which enables a spouse to unilaterally leave a marriage without any fear of losing custody of children and property. This egregious legal anomaly is a standing invitation to irresponsible behaviour.

If this urgent reform is not undertaken, the Family Court of Australia will continue to perpetuate injustice by rewarding those spouses responsible for grave marital misconduct and by separating children from their legally blameless parents.

Augusto Zimmermann, LLB, LLM, PhD (Monash), teaches legal theory and constitutional law at Murdoch University, Western Australia. He is also president of the Western Australian Legal Theory Association (WALTA) and editor of The Western Australian Jurist. Last year he published a widely acclaimed book, Western Legal Theory: Theory, Concepts and Perspectives (Sydney: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2013).

The real Fight-Club


Thursday, March 06, 2014

Does the state endorse selective child abuse?

Today it was reported that a the children of a fundamental Jewish religious sect called "Lev Tahor" - have been ordered apprehended in Trinidad by the Ontario Department of Child & Family Services.   This situation has been developing for months after the group fled Quebec just before the Quebec Family Services were about to do the same thing.  Now they are being hounded across the globe as they were apparently attempting to get to Guatemala.  

As issue is their apparent marrying of young girls and having children similar to the practices of orthodox mormon sects in Bountiful BC about 10 years ago. (Polygamy is not an issue.)

This seems rather severe treatment when the issues do not appear to include physical/emotional abuse or neglect - but rather adherence to a strict religious belief.

It brings back the recollection of  "gender-free" parenting experiment by another Ontario couple where they were not going to "burden" their 2yr old son Storm with gendered pronouns like s/he.

Why did Ontario Family Services NOT investigate THIS family for child abuse?

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Egregious behaviour of women

I saw this story today - where an American women drove her vehicle with her 3 children (plus apparently she was pregnant with her 4th) into the Ocean in Daytona Beach in an attempt to kill all of them.

The police had been warned by her sister that she was acting erratically.

Greek Tragedy and Dirty Jobs

Mike Rowe: Learning from dirty jobs

This seemed interesting too.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I give Jessica Valenti's marriage 1 more year

Oz Conservative had this very entertaining article that indicates (IMHO) that Jessica Valenti is about to divorce her husband (whomever that is - I think he maybe an tech-savvy guy though).

When did a 19 yo know anything?

This is a shocking story (sorry - I guess I lead a shelter life) - so I leave it to The Other McCain to explain.   But I think he has a point.   If you are not ashamed of being a Porn Star - and in interviews you proclaim how empowering it is - why then Belle do you insist on keeping your identity hidden?

In another post at The Other McCain - was this similarly inspired piece about how Slutwalk is really all about Lesbian Feminism.

All in all - I am impressed with the blog.

Time for Bill.


Looks like a good movie.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

7% of legal abortions in Canada result in serious complications

Is that better than coat-hangers?

Porn is actually not addictive?

There is no "proof".
Porn addiction is arguably the diagnosis of our time. The idea has thrived in a time of anxiety about the proliferation of free, ever-intensifying adult material — and how it might be changing our relationships, our sex lives and our (zombie voice) braaains. The addiction concept shows up in Hollywood movies, celebrity cheating scandals — even news articles. But a new study suggests there is no evidence that it actually exists.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Articles of interest

“Society is indeed a contract. It is a partnership . . . not only between those who are living, but between those who are living, those who are dead, and those who are to be born.” - Edmund Burke

2 excellent articles.

here and  here

(and here)

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Family Breakdown and Child Sexual Abuse

The New Silence: Family Breakdown and Child Sexual Abuse
Jeremy Sammut

Decades of social science research has shown that children, on average, do better in life on measures of health, education and social outcomes when raised in two-parent married families. The risks to children associated with family breakdown disprove the fashionable idea that marriage, divorce and sole parenting don’t matter for children.
  • Step- and single-parent families accounted for only one-third (33%) of all children in the United States but accounted for more than two-thirds (66.8%) of all children who were sexually abused.

Veterans group says military suicide rate is 'out of control'

This week in the US and before Xmas in Canada

Pussy-whipped POTUS repeats "Gender-lie"

For C*&$t's sake - he said it again!  WTF is wrong with this pussy-whipped POTUS?
Today, women make up about half our workforce. But they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That is wrong, and in 2014, it’s an embarrassment. A woman deserves equal pay for equal work. She deserves to have a baby without sacrificing her job. A mother deserves a day off to care for a sick child or sick parent without running into hardship – and you know what, a father does, too. It’s time to do away with workplace policies that belong in a “Mad Men” episode. This year, let’s all come together – Congress, the White House, and businesses from Wall Street to Main Street – to give every woman the opportunity she deserves. Because I firmly believe when women succeed, America succeeds.
Now, women hold a majority of lower-wage jobs – but they’re not the only ones stifled by stagnant wages. Americans understand that some people will earn more than others, and we don’t resent those who, by virtue of their efforts, achieve incredible success. But Americans overwhelmingly agree that no one who works full time should ever have to raise a family in poverty.
Luckily, Christina Hoff-Sommers comes to the rescue.
No, Women Don’t Make Less Money Than Men
It’s the bogus statistic that won’t die—and president deployed it during the State of the Union—but women do not make 77 cents to every dollar a man earns. 

(Don't mean to diss Obama unfairly - but Bill Whittle has a good point.)
h/t MR-E

French demo's against destruction of the family

Promotion for Feb 2 Event in Paris & Lyon

On lâche rien ! - [Nothing to lose]


La Manif Pour Tous [Demonstration for all]

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sex Week?

Sun News had an amazing story about the engorgement of "Sex Week" activities at many American Universities.   It seems that "Women's Centers" are front and center on all these events.

Here is U of Calgary "Sexweek" and it looks like the sluts have a day job!
"Play carnival games like hit-the-clit and a dildo ring toss!"
Uof A is much tamer, although I was surprised by this.