Women Industry News 2/27/09
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Sent: Fri 2/27/09 6:31 PM
Women Industry News for February 27, 2009; or, http://www.californiamenscenters.org/wordpress/?p=10600
· DV conference at San Diego law school same old stuff, very frightening
· Parents don’t report what they know and four are dead, who is their to blame
· In California the Elkins Family Task Force may actually be hearing us, please take short survey
· Interesting story about alleged abused India woman who had assets of husband’s parents frozen
· Then there’s the women who stabbed herself
· Marc Rudov debates on the Today Show and holds his own
· More on the corrupt Pennsylvania judges
· One of our early “joint custody” advocates dies in Los Angeles
· The California Family Law Section takes a shot a restraining orders
One step forward one step back, a dance of dizzying magnitude…
California Men’s Centers
National Coaltion For Men
* Sometimes it seems like things are changing then not so much. This morning I attended the Ninth Annual Women and the Law Conference “Confronting Domestic Violence, the Role of Power in Domestic Relations HEAD ON”. In a lecture hall with roughly 200 people six or seven abused women were summoned to relive their abuse for all to see. Adam, one courageous man did too to a nonplus-ed crowd soon to hear one ideologue after another celebrating advances in the domestic abuse legal industry. Several people I knew greeted me with a cautious smile and I could read the disdain in their eyes, “What is he doing here” they thought. The handbook is all about men abusing women and a celebration of these ideologues new found power and control. It was overwhelming and I realized in the room were another large crop of young, bright, and caring young people being “re educated”. The abstract for Professor Cheryl Hanna’s presentation “Behind the Castle Walls: Balancing Privacy and Security in Domestic Abuse Cases reveals their dark side, “…she suggests that the law continue to develop a theory of state intervention premised on autonomy and self-determination. In domestic abuse cases, state intervention is often necessary to restore to victims their autonomy and preserve their human rights”. I’m tired…
* HOT HOT HOT “Slain girl told friends she was sexually abused by father“. Misandristic organizations including the media (left and right) will have a field day milking this horrendously tragic story for the last drop of politically correct sewer water they can spew. Let me know please if you think Marcela Cojulun’s mother will be vilified for knowing over a week ago of a letter from one of the murdered children, Prisilla, that said she was being sexually abused by her father. Another classmate gave details to her father, who also eventually revealed that Priscilla had written a ”desperate” letter before her death. So, which parent will be vilified for failing to report the letter to authorities prior to the murder/suicide, Marcela’s mother or the other classmate’s father? Or, will the media vilify either or both of them since had they revealed to authorities what they knew earlier four people may still be alive? Please, let me know and leave your thoughts below as a comment. I’m really curious to know. Thanks Gordon F.
* The Elkins Family Law Task Force will advise the Judicial Council on ways to improve the Family Court. They want as much public input as possible. Please complete their survey on how to improve family court. Public Comments. The Task Force is interested in receiving as much input as possible, especially from those in California with experience in the family court. Just fill out this three question survey. Alternate link: http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/jc/tflists/elkins-input.htm
* And I thought it was bad here… using India’s Protection of Women Domestic Violence Act of 2005 (sound familiar) a magistrates’ court froze the bank accounts of wealthy parents living in America because their disgruntled and allegedly deceived daughter-in-law may have been rudely treated, yelled at even, by them and her husband when she was in Baltimore. Talk about the long arm of the law! Oh, and they gave her hubby’s “flat in Kuthrud” plus “Rs 20,000″ per month “maintenance”, which I’m pretty sure is more than ten bucks.
* Women stabs herself then accuses a male friend, and domestic violence operatives say it never happens.Thanks Jeremy for the article. I don’t believe she’ll be severely punished either, even though her false accusation could have sent an innocent man to prison for years and totally destroyed his life.
* Here’s a very well conceived and informative website: Voice of American Immigration Fraud Victims Fighting For Truth & Justice
* Vagina outdated - off target, Greg Scharf North County Times reporter blasts the Vaginal Monolgues.
* Fictional Drvel, Barbara Kay blasts high school for their handling of a parent complain over the book The Handmaids Tale, “…a futuristic fantasy of a totalitarian society –American, not Canadian!–in which women become the reproductive slaves of conservative patriarchs, is “fictional drivel.”
* Marc Rudov Debates Debbie Magids on The Morning Show with Mike and Julie on Double Standards in DV and Engagement Rings for Men, this is a must watch video. Marc stands his ground in front of hostile audience after hostile audience. More than any other activist Marc is clearly getting our messages out to the world. Go Mr. Rudov!
* Pennsylvania rocked by ‘jailing kids for cash’ scandal, more about the corrupt Pennsylvania judges that sent thousands of innocent children to jail just so the judges and their cronies could make a buck… and, that’s not all, “Judge Guilty in Kickbacks Is Accused of Fixing Suit” it’s the same judge.
* Tentative court ruling says it’s Ok to pay State of California employees federal minimum wage if the budget deadline is missed. Don S. e-mailed to say, “Finally, equal pay for equal work!” To rich… there goes the “Glass Ceiling” and “Lace Current”. Dang.
* Marc A. and Dave U. just informed us about the recent death of James Cook, founder of the Joint Custody Association and founder of the very idea of “joint custody” before the courts even had a clue of the concept. His story is below and a memorial service is set for 3/7/09 in Los Angeles. Marc A., founder of NCFM-LA says, “For those who were around when NCFM-LA started in 2001, Jim Cook came to some of our first meetings and even attended our rally outside the courthouse on International Men’s Day (11/19/04). Here he is at the rally. He is the older, white-haired guy squatting in the front to my left. http://www.ncfmla.org
He was a great guy and certainly an icon in the early fathers’ movement. Those in Southern CA in particular may want to attend his memorial.
* Extending The Impact Of Domestic Violence Protective Orders thanks Marc A. for this, “the Family Law Section of the State Bar of California has expressed deep concern over the frequent and rising abuse of restraining orders in divorce actions to jockey for an upper hand in child custody. They express their concern quite well.”