Friday, May 12, 2006

Many mothers' groups demeaning to men

Just once, I'd like to see some women's group say something good about men. Just once. As it is, we are continually and interminably treated to their hypocritical complaining about us. Do all feminists really think that all men are bad?

From The Times Union the spat over the attempt at getting some sort of equality for fathers in New York State which was ultimately cut down by the same old narrow minded BS continues with a letter from one Mo Hannah who says that a male writer's position that "because children are most likely to be killed by their mother, they require the joint custodial oversight of their biological father -- reflects the denigrating opinion of women that is held by many fathers' rights proponents."

It's the usual crap. Anyone who is not completely committed to the absolute supremacy of mothers when it comes to children's rights to have a father is "demeaning to mothers". Puh-leaze. What makes this all the more disgraceful is the transparent hypocritical misandry of it.

She goes on:

"Imagine being forced to make all of the decisions about your child's education, medical and mental health care, leisure activities and other central aspects of his or her upbringing in tandem with a biological father who resorts to threats, demands and stalking to get his way."

To which, I respond:

Imagine being completely unable to make any decisions about your child's education, medical and mental health care, leisure activities and other central aspects of his or her upbringing in tandem with a biological mother who resorts to threats, lies and parental alienation to get her way.

It happens, Ms. Hannah, it happens, and it is not "demeaning to mothers" to admit it.

She finishes:

"Mothers cannot raise healthy children while they are being forced to parent with a man who demeans and disrespects her [sic] as a woman and as a mother."

And a father cannot raise healthy children while being forced to parent with a woman who demeans and disrespects him as a man and as a father.

If you cannot recognize this, you have no right to be outraged by the reaction of a few men driven beyond despair into abuse in response to your own abuse, because that is what it is, abuse. You may lobby for women that have been truly abused, you may even be "chairwoman" of such a group, but you are using the abuse suffered by these women to promulgate an abuse of your own. It is utter, foul, hateful hypocrisy. Could you get much more despicable?

Enjoy your mother's day.

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DADvocate said...

I find it interesting that she made the reference to being "disrespected." "Respect" is a big issue for my ex-wife. She frequently complains the kids don't respect her. She used to complain I didn't respect her. (I didn't and I don't.)

Why doesn't get any respect? Because she doesn't respect anyone else. From the tone of her letter, this seems to be this woman's problem also.

John Doe said...

"Respect" is one of many code words that mean: "You're bad because you're not letting me have my own way". Childish, really.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen Mo Hannah's latest outrageous insults, lies, and slurs in a news report about this weekend's Battered Women's Conference. The report can be found at .

Dr. Hannah used open lies and half-truths about the reality of Domestic Violence. Dr. Hannah works at making men the root of all evil.

The video is enraging to watch for a man and his children who have been victimized by his violent ex, the courts, and then must listen to Dr. Hannah spout long disproven myths, lies, and misstatements.

Have you seen anything as demeaning to humanity (men and women) as this woman spouts? Only from the mouths of rad-fems do we consistently hear this type of hate-speech. And, she wants what she does not give, respect.


Anonymous said...

Doris Lessing, the British feminist author, said at the Edinburgh Book Festival, on August 13, 2001:

"I find myself increasingly shocked at the unthinking and automatic rubbishing of men which is now so part of our culture that it is hardly even noticed.

We now have pretty much equality at least on the pay and opportunities front, though almost nothing has been done on child care, the real liberation … I was in a class of nine- and 10-year-olds, girls and boys, and this young woman was telling these kids that the reason for wars was the innately violent nature of men. You could see the little girls, fat with complacency and conceit while the little boys sat there crumpled, apologising for their existence, thinking this was going to be the pattern of their lives

…This kind of thing is happening in schools all over the place and no one says a thing.

It has become a kind of religion that you can’t criticise because then you become a traitor to the great cause, which I am not.

The most stupid, ill-educated and nasty woman can rubbish the nicest, kindest and most intelligent man and no one protests … "


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