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To: a Ivor Catt <Ivorcatt@electromagnetism.demon.co.uk>
Subject: Fw: [ukmm] The Battle for Men's Rights in Scotland
Date: 07 August 2001 01:17
Douglas is a ManKind member.
From: ROGER ELDRIDGE <email@example.com>
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Date: 06 August 2001 23:16
Subject: [ukmm] The Battle for Men's Rights in Scotland
This is strong talk but never underestimate the people in power. In Ireland
here after the second very successful World Conference on Domestic Violence
hosted by Amen (www.amen.ie) the Department of Justice initiated a similar
research project to enquire into the true nature and extent of domestic
violence in the Western societies.
That report was presented to the Minister last June. It is now 12 months
since he received it and no word has emerged of its contents other than to
say (not unlike what has happened in Canada do these people keep in
touch?) that there would be a period of 'internal' consultation.
One suspects that the results offer such a condemnation of the policies that
the government have followed that it is taking a long time to come up with a
good excuse for having ruined so many lives in the past and (one suspects)
wanting to continue without any significant change into the future.
Roger Eldridge, Co. Roscommon, Ireland, email@example.com
The Battle for Men's Rights in Scotland
By Douglas Rome <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Embattled men in Scotland have won crucial new rights in the teeth of
bitter opposition from the Scottish matriarchy. The Scottish Executive -
the new devolved government in Scotland - has started an inquiry into
women's violence against men.
For decades, feminists have insisted that domestic violence is inflicted
exclusively by men on women. Now, after unrelenting pressure by the men's
movement, the Executive has been forced to concede otherwise. Announcing
the inquiry to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, the social justice
minister (and feminist ) Jackie Baillie said (through gritted teeth) that
the results should be known by early next year.
It is not known yet who will lead the probe or how far-ranging its research
will be; but campaigners for men's rights have made it clear that if the
inquiry team works to a brief dictated by the feminist agenda, they will
not accept its (predictable) conclusions. Activists in the men's movement
say that as it was their campaign that forced the government into action,
they should have a key role in the inquiry.
And in another significant advance for Scottish men, the Executive is to
give unmarried fathers full legal rights over their children in reforms
planned for Scotland's family laws. Forty per-cent of Scottish children -
about 18,000 - are born to unmarried couples, but the fathers have no
automatic legal rights over their health, welfare and education. All that
will change as the Executive strives to create more stability for children
for whom often-feckless mothers have sole responsibility.
Alastair McLaughlan is typical of the fathers who have been deprived of
their rights. When he and his partner split up, he discovered that because
they were not married, he had no legal right to a say in his son's future.
Like thousands of other Scottish fathers, he thought that because his name
was on his son's birth certificate, his legal rights and responsibilities
Alastair says: "With no rights or responsibilities, you are right at the
bottom of the ladder. The state is telling you that if you want to be a
father to your children, you have to prove you are suitable. You are guilty
until proven innocent." Under the present discriminatory family laws, if a
father wants legal parental rights, he has to marry the child's mother,
register an agreement with her, or get a court order.
Alison Clelland, convenor of the Child Law Centre in the Scottish capital
city Edinburgh, said the proposed changes would benefit children. She said:
"I know of many clients who think that because their name is on the child's
birth certificate, they have some rights. They don't. If they have been
involved with their children's lives, that seems to them very wrong and
unfair - and the centre agrees with them."
The changes to the family laws will affect only fathers whose names are on
their children's birth certificates. The draft bill goes out for
consultation next year: for Scotland's deprived and derided unmarried dads,
it can't become law quickly enough.
Meanwhile, men's rights campaigners in Scotland are focusing on two more
issues that are central to the struggle between the genders: the national
tragedy of young male suicides and the alarming rise in the number of false
rape allegations by vindictive or deranged women. Men account for three out
of every four suicides in Scotland. The Scottish suicide rate is one of the
highest in Europe. Suicide kills more young men here under the age of
thirty-five than die in road traffic accidents. Since 1989, suicides and
undetermined deaths have risen by more than one-fifth. The latest figures
for Dumfries and Galloway, the region of Scotland where I live, show that
male suicides outstrip female suicides by a ratio of five to one.
Of course, the regional health authority here is worried about men's
plight... so very worried that its major promotion this year is the
creation of a website devoted to "domestic abuse" - one that uses the
distortions of the women's movement (and public funds ) to repeat feminist
cant about male violence. Go to http://www.dumgal.gov.uk/domesticabuse/ to
see what I mean. Then ask spokeswoman Helen Norman how the health authority
plans to help the male victims of women's violence mentioned on her site.
You can email her at HNorman@dghb.scot.nhs.uk -- although you may have to
wait for a reply.
The Scottish Executive is funding an inquiry into suicide and homicide by
people suffering from mental illness. I trust that it will ignore the
"explanations" offered by psychiatrists and all the other
functionally-useless "behavioural experts." According to most of them,
young men kill themselves because of some obscure (and never convincingly
defined) chemical process in the brain. Significantly, the mind-doctors
never talk about the one indisputable fact of the suicide rate among young
Scottish males: that its rise runs parallel with, and is inextricably
linked to, the triumph of man-hating feminism in Scotland. Feminism - more
properly, womanism - arrived here just in time to rescue Scotland's
mildewed matriarchy from the oblivion so long yearned-for by decent people
of both genders. The feminazi chorus began with the aberrant murmurs of
Women's Liberationists in the late-1960s, swelling through three dark
decades to the full-throated shriek of visceral misandrists who blame all
men for everything that is wretched in their sterile lives.
In one of history's most successful propaganda campaigns, feminists
persuaded the UK government to open its coffers without limit to Women's
Aid, Victim Support, War Against Rape, Rights of Women, Zero Tolerance,
Justice for Women, and all the other parasitic supplicants spawned by
feminism. At the same time, it levered its zealots into powerful positions
in the Government bureaucracy and - its most significant achievement -
recruited them to the universities and other higher educational
institutions. Campus feminism, under the seemingly innocuous syllabus label
"gender studies", used Hitlerian indoctrination techniques to foster
misandry in the minds of our brightest youngsters from the 1970s onwards.
What the misandrists didn't know (until now) is that among the students
whose minds they tried to corrupt in all the major Scottish universities
were male and female members of the antifeminist movement who recorded
every hate-filled utterance of their feminazi teachers. When a true,
gender-blind rule of law prevails in this country, and the
mind-manipulators are brought to a rigorous final reckoning, they will have
condemned themselves out of their own mouths.
A similar fate awaits those women who cry rape falsely. In 1991, Catherine
Commins, then assistant dean of student life at the prestigious Vassar
College in New York, extolled (without criticism or dissent) the value for
feminism of making false accusations of rape. Her criminal endorsement of
one of the gravest crimes was reported in Time Magazine's edition of June
3, 1991. Since then, the international cysterhood has taken up her call
with evil glee; each year increasing numbers of men are jailed, and some
executed, for crimes of which they are innocent.
It's difficult to imagine a crime more destructive than false rape; for,
whatever the outcome of the trial, the victims' lives are wrecked. Even
after they have been cleared by the courts, the unjustly accused men are
branded forever: they carry a stain that everyone can see. They can change
their names, their addresses and their jobs -- but, like men hunted as
paedophiles by the vigilante mob, they cannot change the evil destiny
forced on them by a lying woman.
Scottish men's rights campaigners, demanding laws to protect men from false
rape allegations, say that men accused of rape should be given equal
anonymity with their accusers. The campaigners want a register of false
rape accusers - similar to the British register of sex offenders - and a
study of how the legal system deals with false accusations. Malicious
claims should bring sentences equivalent to those handed down for rape,
The activists point to research in the United States which shows that a
quarter of the number of men convicted of rape are innocent. "Impossible,
unjust, an insult to women," screamed the matriarchy , which found a
spokeswoman (of a kind) in Professor Sheila McLean of Glasgow University,
an "expert" on medical and legal ethics. She dismissed the campaigners'
proposals as "unworkable."
Mclean said that the notion of a "false accusers" register would serve no
purpose as it was often difficult to establish whether allegations had been
made maliciously. It would therefore be difficult to prosecute malicious
accusers. McLean's idiocies show, perfectly, why moral philosophers change
nothing (save, occasionally, each other's minds). Her position is best
summed up thus: "We think this woman, or these women, is/are lying about
being raped. That's a crime. But because we think we can't prove it, we're
going to let the criminals carry on with the crime." If present
interrogation techniques cannot bring the rape liars to justice, it's time
we tried other methods, including the use of a "truth" serum such as sodium
pentathol on both the accused and the accuser. Innocent men and women would
have nothing to fear.
I acknowledge that this is an extreme step: it goes against every instinct
for freedom that I own; it's incompatible with our noblest democratic
traditions. But when we fight gender-fascism we fight the most powerful
totalitarian force since Hitlerism. The existential plague that calls
itself "feminism" is pure death instinct, visceral hatred on a global
scale. It threatens all that's best in Western civilization. When we go to
the arsenals of democracy for the weapons to fight it with, we find that
all the guns are rusted. If I may adapt Churchill slightly, we must be
prepared to mete out to the feminazis the measure, and more than the
measure, of what the feminazis have meted out to us. And we must use the
the most effective weapons we have.
All my life I have opposed capital punishment - or murder by the state as
we should more properly call it. But after a decade of chronicling the
atrocities of feminism, I am beginning to change my mind. Rape liars smash
lives. Perhaps they should pay with their own, or at the least be
imprisoned for life without the possibility of parole. I think the same
about the ultimate fate of the evil women in nursery group, primary school
classroom and university lecture-hall who, at the behest of gender
supremacy, have turned the best education system in the world into a death
camp of the mind patrolled by the Gestapo thugs of political correctness.
In 1970, Germaine Greer published The Female Eunuch - feminism's Mein Kamp
- in which she inquired: "Is it too much to ask that women be spared the
daily struggle for superhuman beauty in order to offer it to the caresses
of a subhumanly ugly male?" That was the signal for her followers
everywhere to launch the demonisation of men in terms which exactly
mimicked the Nazis' vilification of non-Aryans before the Third Reich began
its genocide of the Jews. Since then the feminazi assaults on all decency
and humanity have grown in stridency and viciousness, unchallenged by
supine judges in their complicit courts, to the point where natural justice
demands as savage a response. Let me assure gender totalitarians
everywhere: it is coming. The protean surge of the international men's
human rights movement is the most thrilling development of my time. It is a
great convulsion of rage, anguish, despair and love - a veritable tsunami
in the socio-cultural ocean. The great wave carries with it the hopes and
dreads of a generation of men all-but-destroyed by feminism's insane
supremacist imperative. It is about to engulf the enemy shoreline. Then
"let the healing fountain start / in the desert of the heart."
By endless cunning, duplicity and secret conspiracy in the desert of its
heart, feminism thought to neuter successive generations of men, to make
them its slaves. Instead, at the end of one of the darkest nights of the
Western soul, all that it has done is rouse a sleeping giant and fill him
with a terrible resolve.
Douglas Rome is a Scottish poet and journalist.
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"When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away
at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in
it. Yet, at the hundred and first blow it will split in two and I know it
was not that blow that did it - but, all that had gone before."
- Jacob Riis, American Journalist and Author, 1849-1914
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