Judgment, thou art fled to brutish beasts: Feminisms...err...mistakes!
By M.A.L.E. - Men Against Libelous Editors
Facts about equal pay, domestic violence, feminist hoaxes, anti-male bigotry,
gender politics, and media bias.
Equal Pay or Special Treatment?
A summary of a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Let's start with the widely believed mis-information that women are discriminated
against in wages. Goldin's study showed less than a sixth of women who finished
college between 1966 and 1972 have both a successful career and children.
Nearly half of the women who had a successful career did not have children. But,
it's interesting to note how Goldin defines ''success.'' Women have to earn more
than the bottom quartile of male college grads for two to three consecutive years.
That raises the question of a gender gap in pay. As Goldin notes, women get as
many college degrees as men, and they are getting record numbers of advanced
degrees. But what do they study?
A recent report from the Pacific Research Institute by Michael Lynch and
Katherine Post shows that women study subjects that pay less. Women have 81 per cent
of all degrees (bachelor's and higher) in nursing and pharmacy health technologies.
They have nearly three-fourths of all degrees in education, and almost two-thirds of
all degrees in liberal arts. Those with a B.A. in these subjects - including men -
stand to earn average pay of just over $2,000 a month.
By contrast, men hold 91 per cent of degrees in engineering, three-fourths of degrees in
physical sciences, and over two-thirds of degrees in business. Wages are 50 per cent
higher for people with a B.A. in those fields. No one forces men and women to
study different subjects. Feminists, of course, like to blame society rather than
individual choice for the fact that the market sets a higher wage for ''men's'' work
That induces women to stay home for lack of real career opportunity, they say.
But, Goldin's NBER study makes a different point. Many women make career
choices knowing they will take time off. And some careers are simply more flexible.
Someone with a career in such male-dominated fields as science and computers
will fall behind quickly if he or she takes time off. That isn't true for teaching. This is
why a gender gap in pay exists. Among men and women around the age of 30 with
no children, there is no pay gap.
Women spend nearly 15 per cent of their working years away from the workplace, eight
times as much as men. And workers with ten years' seniority get paid 25 per cent more,
another study found. Moreover, lack of seniority has made it hard to move up the
corporate ladder. Women make up only between 5 per cent and 10 per cent of senior
management at big firms, although that represents a three-fold jump in the past
decade, Post and Lynch say. And women made up 46 per cent of the country's labor
force in 1993. That year, they held 42 per cent of all management jobs. It would seem
that women ARE climbing up that ladder.
Nearly eight million have bypassed it completely, setting up their own firms. That
figure has jumped more than 40 per cent in the past eight years. Women-owned firms
now employ 35 per cent more people than the Fortune 500 firms do worldwide.
Excerpts from: Investor's Business Daily - Perspective (02/07/96)
Nearly 10 years ago, Dr. Warren Farrell blew the whistle on the feminist myth of a
gender pay gap. Some of the following statistics are out of date, but the argument
and logic is still valid. The research quoted above is not new. In 1986 Dr. Farrell
wrote the following: (with permission of the publishers)
Myth: Women Earn 59 Cents to the dollar for the Same Work as Men
Warren Farrell, Ph.D.
Item: Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Geraldine Ferraro and Walter Mondale
agreed on but one statistic during the 1984 election: that full time working women
earn "59 cents to men's dollar." The importance of this statistic? Millions of
couples, planning children, focus on the man's career due in part to the greater ease
it is assumed that man has producing income. And for many women, the belief that
women still get paid but 59 cents to men's dollar... " encourages women to "marry
up" for economic security. He feels pressure to be the "up."
She perceives a "great American man shortage" because she overlooks millions of
creative, intelligent, sensitive, single male artists, actors, writers, photographers, and
musicians unless they have the "potential" for earning more than enough to support
themselves. If they fail, they become ineligible, or rather, invisible. Fearing
invisibility to women, men learn success is the best preventive medicine to avoid the
cancer of female rejection. The statistic, then, helps the women's movement recruit.
It does not encourage women to pursue careers. Nor men to pursue careers they
enjoy more if they earn less.
After a full year of researching pay equity for "Why Men Are The Way They Are,"
I discovered 13 variables that make the "59 cents" comparison a myth. Here are a
few of the more startling.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (USBLS) reports men who work full time
average eight hours more per week than women who work full time. Their equal
qualifications -- "full time" -- make them appear equal. But the eight hours
difference makes "full time" unequal.
Men are much more likely to hold two workplace jobs. But statistically he is
considered one full time worker. So we are often comparing his two jobs to her
one job. This does not mean women work less than men. Full time working women
put in more work time at home. But they put in less at work for which they are paid
and this is what the statistic compares. Let's look more closely.
When the USBLS says "full time" they mean as little as 35 hours per week, as few
as 26 weeks per year. Women are much more likely to work 35 hours per week;
men much more likely to work 40-60 hours per week. Women are much more
likely to work 26 weeks per year; men 52 weeks per year. Equal is not equal.
None of this is women's fault. Women are still forty-three times more likely than
men to leave the workplace for six months or longer (for family reasons). A couple
decision. But if she returns to work her income is impacted. Even professional
women have ten fewer years in the workplace by the time they reach their forties
than professional men.
All of this helps us understand why women who have never married earn 93 per cent of
what never married men earn: they are more involved in the workplace. And why
black mothers with young children earn one dollar for each 50 cents white mothers
with young children earn: they are more involved in the workplace. (No one dares
assume it is because black mothers benefit from discrimination.)
If women really earned 59 cents to the dollar for the same work as men what
business could compete effectively by hiring men. At any level?
One of the most important reasons women's and men's full time pay differs is
because of their different career choices. Both sexes have equal knowledge that
engineers will average a higher income than a French Literature or Art History
major. Yet even in 1986, more than 90 percent of engineer majors are male and
more than 90 percent of the French Literature and Art History majors are female.
As for secretaries, 99 percent are female? Why? If a man is a secretary, he knows
a female secretary will look right past him to a male executive. He knows the male
physician will marry the female nurse, but the female physician will not marry the
Men, then, narrow their career options to jobs everyone knows pay more whether
or not they enjoy the work. Including jobs that involve a 600 percent higher
incidence of work-related accidents (over 2 million disabling injuries and 14,000
deaths each year).
The myth that women earn 59 cents to the dollar for the same work as men
reinforces traditional roles. It does not encourage women to control their own lives.
It does encourage women to find male "success objects." In brief, the myth may be
good for the women's movement; it is not good for women.
For more than 10 years journalists have known about the "pay gap myth". Why
does the myth of the gender pay gap seem so persistent? Our guess is that these
kind of statistics and arguments would never see the light of day in the
establishment press. Newspapers and television news organizations lack editorial
courage, have lots of feminist employees, and practice political correctness as an
intentional policy. The really hot story here is how feminists have twisted the truth
and misled the entire nation with the help of the media establishment. Are there any
editors who have the courage to tell this story?
The Feminist Myth of Domestic Violence
One of the most pervasive myths of our society is that domestic violence is
something men do to women. Solid scientific research reveals that domestic
violence is something women do to men at least twice as often as men do it to
women. While it is true that men account for most violence outside the home,
women instigate most domestic violence and they injure men more frequently and
The Family Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire, under
grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, recently finished the last of
three national studies on domestic violence. The first two studies revealed results
similar to the latest study. Anyone who would like a copy of the paper may order it
from the University of New Hampshire (ask for document V55). The data tape and
documentation of the 1975 and 1985 studies are available from the Interuniversity
Consortium For Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan.
Original data is also available on CD-ROM from Sociometrics, Inc. in Palo Alto,
Average results in the "severe assault" category covering 30 years of research
(1975, 1985, and 1995) studies are reported below:
Severe Assault per 1000 couples:
Wives report they have been severely assaulted by husband: 22 per 1000
Wives report they have severely assaulted husband: 59 per 1000
Husbands report they have been severely assaulted by wives: 32 per 1000
Husbands report they have severely assaulted wives: 18 per 1000
Husbands & wives both report wife has been assaulted: 20 per 1000
Husbands & wives both report husband has been assaulted: 44 per 1000
There are dozens of other studies that reveal similar findings. Women are 3 times
more likely than men to use weapons in domestic violence. Women initiate most
incidents of domestic violence. Women commit most child abuse and most elder
abuse. Women hit their male children more frequently and more severely that they
hit their female children. Women commit 40 per cent of all murders and the majority of
their adult victims are men. Women commit 50 per cent of spousal murders. More than
80 per cent of the people of both genders experience violence for the first time at the
hands of their mothers.
There is much controversy about whom to believe in the debate about domestic
violence. On one side we have domestic violence advocates and feminists who rely
on "reported violence", and law enforcement statistics. On the other side we have
social scientists who rely on scientifically structured studies. Unfortunately, the
results of scientific studies do not receive media attention. Therefore, the public
perception, and the perception of many domestic violence advocates, is almost the
reverse of the more balanced perception of social scientists. The typical response
of feminists upon first hearing the results of the scientific studies is to "shoot the
messenger". You can almost hear their minds snap closed.
Domestic Violence in Other Countries
We think it is important to note that there have been the same kind of studies done
in many countries. There is cross cultural verification that women are more violent
than men in domestic settings. When behavior has cross cultural verification it
means that it is part of human nature rather than a result of cultural conditioning.
Females are most often the perpetrators in domestic violence in all cultures that
have been studied so far. That leads many professionals to conclude that there is
something biological about violent females in family situations. The most common
explanation being that women are "territorial" about the home. Maybe American
women can find some comfort in the fact that they are not the only females who are
more violent than their male counterparts in the family.
Here are the studies Susan Steinmetz,Ph.D. has done so far: A cross-cultural
comparison of marital abuse. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 8,
Married couples from 9 different cultures.
.1: Finland, n=44; .2:Puerto Rico, n=82; .3:British Honduras(all), n=231; .4:B.H.,
Spanish speaking, n=103; .5:B.H., Creole, n=79; .6:B.H., carib, n=37; .7:USA,
n=94;.8:Canada, n=52; .9:Isreal(all), n=127;.10:Israel Kibbutz, n=63;.11:Israel,
Below is a summary of the most recent and significant studies we could find about
domestic violence in Canada. There were two waves of data collection. The first
was done in 1990 the second was finished in 1992.
This study was done by "Ms." Reena Sommer, Ph.D., a research associate with the
Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation. I emphasize the "Ms" to call
attention to the fact that scientific studies of DV are dominated by female social
scientists. Someone mentioned that the figures might reveal a gender bias as if all
scientists are male. In this field many of the recognized experts are women.
Female vs. Male perpetrated violence as a percentage of all respondents:
| per cent of
Females|| per cent of
|Threw an Object (Not at
|Threatened to Throw Object||14.9||7.3|
|Threw Object at Partner||16.2||4.6|
|Pushed, or Grabbed||19.8||17.2|
| per cent of
Females|| per cent of
|Slapped, punched or kicked||15.8||7.3|
A survey of couples in Calgary, Canada found that the rate of severe
husband-to-wife violence was 4.8 per cent, while severe wife-to-husband violence was
10 per cent. Brinkerhoff & Lupri, Canadian Journal of Sociology, 13:4 (1989)
Abuse shelter advocates and feminists have severely distorted the DV picture and
deliberately produce fraudulent statistics and disinformation. Even when they quote
well grounded statistics, they misuse the information. Here is an example: One of
the favorite statistics quoted by abuse shelter advocates is that a women is the
victim of domestic violence every 15 seconds. This statistic is deduced from a well
conducted piece of research which was published in the Journal of Marriage and
Family, a well respected professional journal for marriage and family therapists.
The Abuse Shelter advocates arrived at this figure by using one of the conclusions
of the study, i.e.; 1.8 million women suffer an assault from a husband or boyfriend
per year. What Abuse shelter advocates always ignore is another finding of the
same study, i.e.; 2 million men are assaulted by a wife or girl friend per year, which
translates as, a man is the victim of domestic violence ever 14 seconds. Abuse
shelter advocates and feminists only present half the DV story. This is typical of the
wide spread deception practiced by abuse shelter advocates. America's press
establishment is a party to this deception and shares blame for exacerbating the DV
problem by perpetuating a false diagnosis.
Women usually initiate violent episodes (they hit first), and women hit more
frequently, as well as using weapons three times more often then men. This
combination of violent acts means that the efforts of finding solutions to the
domestic violence problem need to focus on female perpetrators. We need to
recognize that women are violent, and we need nationwide educational programs
that emphasize the women's role as perpetrators. Other studies show that men are
becoming less violent at the same time that women are becoming more violent.
Educating men seems to be working. Educating women to be less violent should
now be the main thrust of public education programs. Any domestic violence
program which accepts the "male abuser - female victim" paradigm is not worthy of
support. These kind of domestic violence programs actually perpetuate the
problem of domestic abuse.
Let us quote from a book on the subject by McNeely, R.L.. and
Robinson-Simpson, G. (1987) The Truth about Domestic Violence: A Falsely
Framed Issue: "Yet, while repeated studies consistently show that men are victims
of domestic violence at least as often as are women, both the lay public and many
professionals regard a finding of no sex difference in rates of physical aggression
among intimates as surprising, if not unreliable, the stereotype being that men are
aggressive and women are exclusively victims."
However, a vital part of the feminist agenda is to make men look as bad as they
can. The American press cooperates with this libelous portrayal of men.
"Recent studies show that every 7 seconds a feminist tells a lie about male
Now, there is nothing to back up this statement. No studies, no cites, not even a
clue as to where the statement originated. We made it up, pure and simple. That is
exactly how many feminists write news releases. The press is so obsequious about
feminist propaganda that they publish unfounded statements like this without ever
Patricia Ireland was a guest on the Charlie Rose show on PBS. She said,
"According to the March of Dimes, the leading cause of birth defects is men
beating their wives." This statement was reported as fact in the national media. The
March of Dimes says the story has become a widespread urban myth The March
of Dimes never said it, there are no studies to support it. Time Magazine later
retracted the story, but it was repeated by a local shelter movement advocate and
published by our local press just recently.
Ireland knew she was caught telling a lie, but she had the audacity to repeat the
same lie in a speech she gave months later.
In 1993 a coalition of feminists, aided by a media propaganda organization called
FAIR (believe it or not, Fairness And Accuracy in Reporting) pulled off a
nationwide hoax about spouse abuse. They claimed that Super Bowl Sunday is "the
biggest day of the year for violence against women. Forty percent or more women
will be battered on Super Bowl Sunday." They sent media kits to all major outlets
and asked them to warn women, "Don't remain home with him during the game."
There was no data to support this outrageous claim, but the press obliged the
feminists by publishing or broadcasting most of their press kit claims verbatim. Ken
Ringle of the Washington Post was evidently the only journalist who checked. He
blew the whistle on the hoax. Ringle contacted a scholar at the University of
Virginia who had been quoted as a source for a study by the feminists. The
response of the scholar, "That's not what we found at all." Later, the FAIR
representative admitted that she knew all along that the study had been
It leaves this person to wonder...why do you suppose conventional news sources
convey the feminist point of view so readily, and ignore the evidence of the social
Feminists and domestic violence advocates are very powerful politically. They are
also know to play dirty. A few examples:
When Dr. Warren Farrell was making the talk show circuit to promote his latest
book, The Myth of Male Power, feminists nationwide lobbied media outlets to
boycott his appearances. This book is a real eye opener for most men. We suggest
that anyone who is interested in gender issues read Dr. Farrell's book as well as
Who Stole Feminism? by Christina Hoff Sommers. Dr. Sommers has also been
harassed by feminists.
When Dr. Suzan Steinmetz published her book The Battered Husband Syndrome
she received death threats against her children from outraged feminist who were
afraid they would lose the political advantage of being "victims". Imagine the irony
of being threatened with violence by people who were afraid of being labeled
The DV issue has been the subject of overt bogus statistics generated by abuse
shelter advocates and feminists. The media has been duped or actively involved in
creating a false perception of the problem.
Journalism is rife with feminists. Our own local newspaper has a "Family Section"
which is reserved for feminist propaganda. Our letters and faxes often fall victim to
the censorship of these feminist employees.
Another theory to explain the wide spread misperception of the DV issue is that
men will do almost anything to avoid looking like a victim. Many women hold onto
their victim status like Silas Marner held onto his gold. The idea of men as victims
and women as perpetrators is unpalatable to both genders. You will not win friends
or influence people by talking about the scientific studies that agree with Kipling's
comment. "The female of the species is more deadly than the male."
Feminists have been using this falsely defined domestic violence issue the same way
for many years. Their twisting the truth about the DV issue is probably their most
successful hoax to date. Its time we called them on it.
Feminist Lies Exposed
There are many objective studies that contradict feminist propaganda. In the past
few months we have presented many fact based exposes of the feminist "party
- We have learned that domestic violence isn't what the feminists would have
us believe. Women are more violent than men in the home.
- We have learned that the "pay gap" isn't what the feminist say it is. Women
who participate in the job market the same way as men, are paid the same
way as men.
- We have seen feminist hoaxes exposed. Feminists use everything from
slander by innuendo to overt deceit in their propaganda war against men.
Feminists use statistics like a fish uses a bicycle.
- We have learned about the feminist zealots in academia who are violating the
standards of honesty, rational inquiry, and objective research. These same
"Women's Studies" gurus are brainwashing young women to believe the "big
lie" that men are evil and that women are oppressed. In Sandra Harding's
The Science Question and Feminism we find that Alfred North
Whitehead, and Bertrand Russell's classic treatise on mathematics,
Principia Mathematica for which they won the Noble Prize, should be
called "Newton's Rape Manual". It seems that math and science is a male
conspiracy to keep women oppressed.
- We have seen documentation of the anti male bias in domestic court. Men
are overtly discriminated against in matters of family law. This legal bias
against men is the most blatant example of gender discrimination in our
society. Where is the press coverage on this issue?
- We have seen many examples of the seething hatred for men that obsesses
many feminists. Some examples of this hatred will happen to you if you copy
this news release and pass it around.
We are talking about a wide spread cultural pathology here, not individual
manifestations of that pathology, i.e. Gloria Allred. Our focus is on "FEMINISM",
not individual feminists. Many "isms" are pathological. Feminism is a sick kind of
"ism". We do not hate feminists! We see individual feminists as victims of a
dangerous "cult", more to be rescued rather than reviled. We honestly believe
feminism is a pathological cultural movement. We oppose feminism for the same
reason decent people have always opposed politically radical hate groups. We
really see feminism as more dangerous than other hate groups. Why, because it
strikes at the heart of civilization. It destroys marriages and families. It corrupts
everything with which it comes into contact.
What follows is some more objective data that exposes the false, hate filled, "party
line" of feminism.
Issue # 1 : Rape & False Rape Charges
Actual incidences of false rape charges are much higher than these studies indicate
because in these studies, in order to be counted as a "false charge", three
conditions must be met:
- There are no corroborating witnesses, i.e. it's her word against his.
- There is no physical evidence of a rape.
- Here's the tough one - before trial, the woman had to recant her testimony
and admit she made it up.
Formal studies have found the rate of "false rape charges", using only these
restrictive criteria, to vary from 27 per cent to over 60 per cent. Makes you wonder how many
guys are behind bars because the accuser didn't get cold feet about sending an
innocent man to jail.
One of the "informal" studies was done by the Washington Post when they
couldn't bring themselves to believe a press release about one of the formal studies.
So they sent reporters out to interview police and DA's all over suburban
Maryland. The number they brought back was about 50 per cent false charges. Death
threats were made against the reporter who wrote the article on false rape charges.
Bomb threats were made against the newspaper. Are there any studies that
measure the degree of danger from telling the truth within 100 miles of N.O.W
The problem of false charges of rape is as large as the crime of rape itself. The
most common answers given by women as to why they brought a false charge in
the first place were spite and revenge for something unrelated.
Issue #2 Eating disorders and women
The press about the girls killing themselves by anorexia is bogus. Numbers of
150,000 deaths per year were presented by Naomi Wolf, president Clinton's new
"Woman's Issues Advisor". Naomi Wolf somehow makes men responsible for
anorexia and compares males to Hitler in the same sentence: "When confronted
with a vast number of emaciated female bodies starved not by nature but by men
one must notice a certain resemblance." According to the Centers for Disease
Control, deaths from anorexia tend to be around 75 to 100 per year; deaths from
bulimia are zero. Remember that anorexia is a disease. You wonder why we guys
go nuts about media feminists... here they are claiming that a rarely fatal disease is
actually killing hundreds of thousands of women, and blaming this "plague" on men.
Issue #3: Girls are victims of patriarchal culture
Between 1950 and 1980, the suicide rate for males 15 to 24 increased more than
three times as much as the rate for females the same age. The male rate increased
211 per cent, the female rate 65 per cent. (American Review of Public Health, v.8 p.424)
In the age group 25-34, the suicide rate for males increased 26 per cent. The rate for
women went down 33 per cent. The suicide rate for males in this age group is now 4
times that of the rate for females.
Watch what happens as boys become aware of their sex roles:
Suicide rates by age and sex per 100,000 population
(Vital Statistics of the United States, USGPO 1991)
See how girls' self-esteem drops as they enter high school? That's all you hear
about in the press. No mention of boys' suicide rate increasing 760 per cent at the same
time, is there? Girls get all the press. Why?
Feminists are on-purpose trying to teach boys that what they are is evil; that their
fate is grow up to be wife-beating, child-abusing, daughter-raping, deadbeat dads,
the very scum of the Earth. Imagine what it must be like to be an 8 or 9 year old
boy, white, and to be taught that "white males" are the scourge of the earth; a
cancer on the planet, the violent oppressors of all. Everyday, young men have their
self esteem aggressively assaulted by feminist lies. The damage of this assault on
male children will haunt our culture for years to come.
Issue #4: Criminal prosecution & sentencing
| per cent of murder victims in domestic violence||55.5||44.5|
| per cent of spouses acquitted for murder of a spouse||1.4||12.9|
| per cent of spouses who receive probation for
murdering a spouse||1.6||16.0|
|Average sentence (in years) for murdering a
A man convicted of murder is twenty times more likely to receive
the death penalty than a woman. Only one woman who received the death
penalty has actually been executed since the 1976 reinstatement of the
death penalty, and that was at her request.
A North Carolina study found that men who committed second degree murder
received sentences an average of 12.6 years longer than women who committed
second degree murder.
How about other violent crimes? According to a national Department of
Justice study, men were sentenced to an average of 159 months for rape,
women 117. Men were sentenced to 83 months for aggravated assault, women
The difference is not just the seriousness of the crime, either. A study
conducted in the state of Washington, a state with rigid sentencing guidelines,
found women were 57 times more likely than men to receive treatment sentences
rather than prison sentences, even when the crimes and offense histories
were the same.
CAUTION - the above are law enforcement statistics, thus they only reflect
anti-male bias after conviction. The actual anti-male bias in the justice
system is worse than these statistics indicate. These statistics do not
reflect that police are more likely to suspect a man, juries more likely
to convict, solely because the accused is a man, and prosecutors know
this, so they are more likely to offer a deal with a woman. After sentence
treatment differs as well, with men less likely to be released early.
Three times as many men are murdered than women, yet we have a "Crimes
Against Women" law!
The Oppressed Class With a Privileged Status
The feminist claim that women are an oppressed class of people is one
of the biggest lies of all time. It would be impossible to find a single
example in history in which a group that cast more than 50 per cent of the vote
got away with calling itself the victim of oppression. Or an example of
an oppressed group which chooses to vote for their "oppressors"
more than it chooses to have its own members take responsibility for running
for office. Women are the only minority group that is a majority, the
only group that calls itself "oppressed" that is able to control
who is elected to every office in virtually every community in the country.
Power is not in who holds the office, power is in who chooses who holds
the office. Blacks, Irish, and Jews never had more than a small fraction
of America's vote.
Women are the only "oppressed" group to share the same parents
as the "oppressor;" to be born into the middle-class and upper-class
as frequently as the "oppressor;" to own more of the culture's
luxury items than the "oppressor;" the only "oppressed"
group to own the majority of wealth in a nation, the only "oppressed"
group to have 142 per cent more net worth than the "oppressor", the
only "oppressed" group whose "unpaid labor" or unearned
income, enables them to buy most of the fifty billion dollars' worth of
cosmetics sold each year; the only "oppressed" group that spends
more on high-fashion, brand name clothing than their "oppressors;"
the only "oppressed" group that watches more TV during every
time category than their "oppressors."
If men are the "Ruling Class", they must be the most self sacrificing,
and benevolent bunch of dictators in history!
"If you think it is hard being a woman, just try being a man."
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