Monthly Archives: October 2006

Why men are paid more

Herald Sun (Melbourne) 16 October 2006 Why men are paid more By Bettina Arndt Bettina Arndt writes: Every few years the Australian Bureau of Statistics releases data about the gender wage gap. And every time the Labor Party announces the sky is falling in. The fact that men earn more than women is presented as proof that the country is going backward under Howard. The white picket fence is rising up to capture us all. Everyone who participates in this farce knows full well that these wage-gap statistics are meaningless. So, what if the average woman in Australia earns $300 less per week than the average man. That statistic fails … Continue reading

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[US] Violence Against Women Act: The Fast Food of Law

The [US] Violence Against Women Act: The Fast Food of Law, caused domestic violence (a.k.a. family violence) to be in the news throughout the whole year, but especially at this time of the year. It’s the season of domestic violence months, October in some countries, give or take a month, depending on country. Someone pointed me to two comments by Terri Lynn Tersak, “a professional commercial photographer, the President and CEO of True Equality Network, and a member of the Steering and Legislative Committee of the Maryland based think-tank, RADAR — Respecting Accuracy in Domestic Abuse Reporting.” Although the first article shown below appears to reflect in its terminology decades … Continue reading

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Time to Blow the Whistle on the UN Violence Report

RADAR Alert > ACTION Sought Time to Blow the Whistle on the UN Violence Report Two weeks ago the United Nations issued its one-sided Study on Violence Against Women: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/vaw/violenceagainstwomenstudydoc.pdf If you haven’t reviewed the report yet, think of it this way: What the Violence Against Women Act has done to families in the United States, this report may do to families throughout the entire world. The report’s portrayal of domestic violence is so flawed that leading family violence researchers around the world are speaking out against its deliberate bias: – Research on intimate partner violence consistently finds that men and women use similar types of aggression. By ignoring the … Continue reading

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Steven Kaminski Finally Compensated

Steven Kaminski Finally Compensated:  An Alberta man who spent seven years in prison for a sexual assault he didn’t commit was the recipient of a $2.2-million secret settlement by the RCMP for malicious prosecution

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Anorexia Nervosa kills very rarely

Anorexia Nervosa kills very rarely. The web pages on the topic of Anorexia Nervosa are by far the most-often visited web pages at Fathers for Life.  The blog category anorexia nervosa has been set up to give people who wish to comment here on the issue of anorexia nervosa a chance to do so. It appears that concerns about anorexia nervosa should not target it as being a deadly disease (it isn’t and kills very rarely) as much, as they should target the physical and emotional ugliness it creates for those who chose to acquire the addiction as well as for those who care about anorexia-nervosa addicts. This blog is moderated. … Continue reading

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The Feminization of Poverty?

The Feminization of Poverty? is another good article by Cary Roberts:  Back in 1995, HRC led the U.S. delegation to China to attend the United Nations World Conference on Women. There Hillary held forth on the economic status of women, making the claim that “Women are 70% of the world’s poor.” And sure enough, Madame Hillary is at it again. Two weeks ago, she spouted the “feminization of poverty” cliché at her….. Full story: http://www.newswithviews.com/Roberts/carey138.htm That link no longer functions, but here is a link to another version of the article that does: http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/roberts/061003

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No need for Zachary Turner to die: death review

CBC News, Wednesday, October 4, 2006 The social services system in Newfoundland and Labrador failed a 13-month-old boy, Zachary Turner, who drowned along with his mother in a 2003 murder-suicide, a review has found. Zachary Turner died when Shirley Turner, 42, clutched him to her body and jumped into Conception Bay, several kilometres outside of St. John’s. “Nowhere did I find any ongoing assessment of the safety needs of the children,” coroner Peter Markesteyn, referring both to Zachary and Turner’s daughter from another relationship, wrote in a three-volume report released Wednesday. Turner, a general practitioner, fled to Newfoundland after her estranged lover Andrew Bagby, 28, was shot to death in … Continue reading

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Jerry Lien, Life’s Thin Line

This morning we went to one of our friend’s funeral services, Jerry Lien, a biker, a poet (he never studied poetry, but his poetry was appreciated by many in this area), a divorced father who never lost touch with his children, a man who loved his children and whose children loved him back in return until the day he died. Nevertheless, Jerry drank, more than was good for his health. Two weeks ago he still looked healthy, but then his liver gave out, his kidneys shut down, and within a few days he died, 68 years old. He began drinking after his divorce, after his livelihood became food for the … Continue reading

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US: Shared parenting: The Government’s View

On shared parenting, last night I received an e-mail message containing the executive summary of a large government study report, “What About the Dads” by The Urban Institute, USA, 2006.pdf (PDF, 820KB, 186 pages); prepared for, and I will quote verbatim: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Office of Human Services Policy Jerry Regier, Deputy Assistant Secretary With funding from the Administration for Children and Families Administration on Children, Youth, and Families Children’s Bureau Those are hefty credentials for a report that will be the basis for government policies for some time, policies regarding the US government’s efforts to develop … Continue reading

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Joint custody fails to reduce violence

Ottawa Citizen 25 September 2006 Joint custody fails to reduce violence by ex-spouses, researcher says By Dave Rogers, CanWest News Service; Ottawa Citizen Ottawa Joint custody fails to reduce violence — Shared child custody after marriage breakdown can perpetuate spousal violence instead of promoting an amicable divorce settlement, according to a study by a University of Quebec sociologist. Denyse Cote, who has completed a study of residents of women’s shelters in the Outaouais and Montreal, says most of the women she interviewed told her that their former partners continued to abuse them after courts decided on joint custody for their children. (Full Story Link no longer functions) ____________________ What is being proved … Continue reading

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