I found this gem in my comments section, in regards to Ron Paul's vote for H.R. 590:
What Paul voted for was a statement that says it's wrong to beat, rape, and kill women, nothing more. Beating, raping, and killing people is bad. There may be some poorly written domestic violence oriented legislation but this has nothing to do with that, there is no law at all contained in 590. Passing a resolution that says it is bad to beat, rape, and kill women, and that beating, raping and killing people in the home or related to domestic arguments is consistent with Paul's track record of healthy family values.
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With all due respect, you don't get it.
In essence, this bill is libel against men, pure and simple. The facts and the figures as stated in the legislation are flawed, as the Mighty MediaRadar group has so thoroughly proven.
Radar writes (their comments in bold):
Supporting the goals and ideals of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and
expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress should raise awareness of domestic violence in the United States and its devastating effects on families and communities.
Whereas one in four women will experience domestic violence sometime in her life;
[This statement is one-sided and misleading because it does not state that men experience partner abuse at similar rates as women. According to the most comprehensive review of this issue, “This bibliography examines 203 scholarly investigations: 156 empirical studies and 47 reviews and/or analyses, which demonstrate that women are as physically aggressive, or more aggressive, than men in their relationships with their spouses or male partners.”1]
Whereas domestic violence affects people of all ages, racial, ethnic, economic, and religious backgrounds; [This statement is misleading because domestic violence is far more common in younger and lower income populations.2]
Whereas women ages 16 to 24 experience the highest rates, per capita, of intimate partner violence; [This statement is one-sided and misleading because it does not state that men in the same age range also experience the highest rates of partner violence.3]
Whereas 13 percent of teenage girls who have been in a relationship report being hit or hurt by their partners [This figure is both exaggerated and one-sided. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control, which is the most authoritative source of information on dating violence, reports the correct figure is 8.9 % for boys and 8.8% for girls.4] and one in four teenage girls has been in a relationship in which she was pressured into performing sexual acts by her partner; [The “one in four” statement is wrong. According to the CDC, the correct percentages are 11.9% of teenage girls and 6.1% of teenage boys.5]
Whereas there is a need for middle schools, secondary schools, and post-secondary schools to educate students about the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking; Whereas the annual cost of lost productivity due to domestic violence is estimated as $727,800,000 with over $7,900,000 paid workdays lost per year; [This statement is wrong because it falsely implies the lost productivity figure includes male DV victims. The report that is the source of this information did not analyze lost productivity for men...6]
It should make any honorable man's boil that, our CONGRESS, our REPRESENTATIVES, would approve a bill that is LIBEL through and through.
You should feel INSULTED as a man that your government would write things about men that are half-truths and out and out LIES.
It is common sense that raping, bullying, mistreating, and abusing women is a bad, terrible, dishonorable, and shameful thing to do. That goes without saying, and this has been the moral code for civilizations going back thousands of years prior.
However, for our country, and our government to condemn men in this way, based on faulty and ideologically driven research, should not go unchallenged, nor should it be brushed aside like it's no big deal.
STICKS AND STONES BREAK BONES in real life.
Take a look at the text of the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act:
The 1999 INS report notes that "The per-
19 vasiveness of domestic violence in our society has al-
20 ready been documented, and with the burgeoning
21 number of unregulated international matchmaking
22 organizations and clients using their services, the po-
23 tential for abuse in mail-order marriages is consider-
24 able.'' The author of the study commissioned for the
25 1999 INS report noted further that American men
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1 who use the services of an international marriage
2 broker tend to seek relationships with women whom
3 they feel they can control.
4 (3) The dangers posed to foreign women who
5 meet their American husbands through international
6 marriage brokers are underscored by the growing
7 number of cases across the United States of foreign
8 women who have been abused or killed by those
9 men. Two highly publicized examples are the mur-
10 ders in Washington State of Susanna Remunerata
11 Blackwell of the Philippines and Anastasia Solovieva
12 King of Kyrgyzstan. In addition, a 2003 survey of
13 programs providing legal services to battered immi-
14 grant women across the country found that over 50
15 percent of these programs had served immigrant
16 women clients battered by American men they met
17 through international marriage brokers.
18 (4) 30.4 percent of all women in the United
19 States are physically abused by their husbands or
20 male-cohabitants at some point in their lives...
Now then, find out how false some of these claims are at the Outstanding Online Dating Rights webpage.
Do you see, my good man, how once again, false and misleading information is used by the Congress to take away (unconstitutionally, I might add) rights from men?
The fact of the matter is that perception is reality. If men allow their sacred honor to be slighted and downtrodden, if we accept the terrible things that our society says about us, if we do not challenge lies and deceptions, then we deserve all of the persecution that our feminist and elitist enemies heap upon us.
When is the last time you've heard someone say, "They WON'T get away with this?"
When is the last time you've really gotten pissed when someone has disrespected you and called you out of your name?
When is the last time you've challenged mis-andry, face to face, live and in living color?
The only one who can raise or lower your standing and reputation in society is you. No one else is going to do it for you.
One last example of how deceitful words can destroy:
Women, lies, and Planned Parenthood...
...“Other studies fill in the rest of this troubling picture. Physical violence is only the most visible form of abuse. Psychological abuse, particularly forced social and economic isolation of women, is also common. L. Walker, The Battered [505 U.S. 833, 892] Woman Syndrome 27-28 (1984). Many victims of domestic violence remain with their abusers, perhaps because they perceive no superior alternative. Herbert, Silver, & Ellard, Coping with an Abusive Relationship: I. How and Why do Women Stay?, 53 J. Marriage & the Family 311 (1991). Many abused women who find temporary refuge in shelters return to their husbands, in large part because they have no other source of income. Aguirre, Why Do They Return? Abused Wives in Shelters, 30 J.Nat.Assn. of Social Workers 350, 352 (1985).
Returning to one's abuser can be dangerous. Recent Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics disclose that 8.8 percent of all homicide victims in the United States are killed by their spouses. Mercy & Saltzman, Fatal Violence Among Spouses in the United States, 1976-85, 79 Am.J. Public Health 595 (1989). Thirty percent of female homicide victims are killed by their male partners. Domestic Violence: Terrorism in the Home, Hearing before the Subcommittee on Children, Family, Drugs and Alcoholism of the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, 101st Cong., 2d Sess., 3 (1990)"...
That was the text from the Casey vs. Planned Parenthood decision. This is the decision that awarded all power in family life and law to women.
Sounds familiar don't it??
Please consider this carefully. Feminists know what they are doing. They are masters at manipulating the thoughts and emotions of their listeners. They have effected revolution through the power of their words alone.
My friend, it was BECAUSE of half-truths and out and out lies that women were granted the so-called right to slaughter their babies at will, and that MEN WERE COMPLETELY SHUT OUT OF THE FAMILY UNIT FOR ALL TIME. It is because of the "Man bad, women good" language that is present throughout all of the bills we have examined today that we as men have come to suffer so greatly.
So, to make a long story short, I am most glad that Ron Paul voted against H.R. 3093 that would have contributed even more money to feminist coffers. I feel that Representative Paul IS the last hope for this country.
However, we as men aren't going to effect any sort of change until we RECLAIM OUR HONOR, our dignity, and our self-respect AS MEN.
No one is going to respect us, so long as we don't respect ourselves.
We cannot allow such lies to go unchallenged anymore.
We can no longer be silent.
We have to let our countrymen know, rather loudly, that we will not be disrespected, discriminated against, or demonized, in any way, shape or form.
We can't punk out. Any group or ideology that criticizes us will find that they too will be criticized, examined, and their false arguments torn into several million teeny weeny bite sized pieces.
Don't start no SHIT, won't be no SHIT. Feminists, take note.
Don't misunderstand me tho... I appreciate all comments here at Kumogakure School. I learn from you, you hopefully learn from me, and we all learn from each other.