Archive for December, 2008

Extended Education and the Feminization of Society

December 22, 2008

Dusk In Autumn sometimes writes about the way adults strive to retard the natural maturation of teenagers and young adults, to artificially extend childhood. I was thinking about this because he posted about it a couple of days ago, plus the unhealthiness of stretching “education” far into what should be the productive years of adulthood is always in my mind.

The fact is, the artificial prolonging of childhood into the 20’s is part of the encroaching matriarchy. Think about it. Women were designed by nature itself to deal with children. Children are the only humans who are less powerful than women. Of course women feel comfortable dealing with children!

It’s no wonder that women allowed power in society will try to turn everybody into children.

Once again, science catches up to what we’ve always known.

December 18, 2008

Neuroscientists Find That Men And Women Respond Differently To Stress

In men, increased blood flow to the left orbitofrontal cortex suggested activation of the “fight or flight” response. In women, stress activated the limbic system, which is associated with emotional responses….

Men responded with increased blood flow to the right prefrontal cortex, responsible for “fight or flight.” Women had increased blood flow to the limbic system, which is also associated with a more nurturing and friendly response.

Yet more on lethal stepdads

December 16, 2008

Usually I don’t come across this many articles on the subject in one day. The simple fact is, women can’t be trusted with their own children. Not unless they are under the authority of a man with an interest in the child living.

Hog-tie mum Rebecca Mae Haliday pregnant again

A FORMER Caboolture woman jailed in 2003 for the sickening “hog-tying” death of her 18-month-old daughter has revealed she is going to be a mother again.

Haliday and her former boyfriend Daniel Ronald Green, now 30, were both jailed for six years for the manslaughter of her youngest child Beanca Newman, who died in 2001 in their caravan home, north of Brisbane.

She also had a son, two-and-a-half, at the time of Beanca’s death.

The pair admitted Beanca was tied up with rolled bedsheets night after night for weeks to teach her “that bedtime was bedtime”.

Haliday, then 20, did not take part in the restraining process but was conjointly charged because she consented to it. She told police that in the final weeks she believed the restraints were strengthened, as Green “hogtied” together Beanca’s separately bound hands and feet.

The toddler eventually died in her sleep from a combination of pneumonia and asphyxia.

Notice that they sidestep the question of who the biological father was, even though it’s obvious it wasn’t the abusive boyfriend; they say that “she” had two children, and that the surviving child is now being raised by his paternal grandmother.

News of Haliday’s pregnancy follows a spate of shocking child neglect cases around the country which have prompted the Federal Government to announce plans for a national strategy to tackle the issue.

A “national strategy”. How about a natural strategy? Like, you know, FATHERS?

New partners often fatal ‘fathers’

FOUR out of eight children whose deaths were reviewed by a special Queensland government committee, died at the hands of their mothers’ new partners….

While all eight who died from assault were killed by relatives, most were slain by their mothers’ new boyfriends….

Domestic violence expert Elspeth McInnes said research showed that father figures – particularly stepfathers or other non-biological figures – posed the biggest threat to children.

Gosh! Imagine that!

“This is why you need a strong community around families noticing when this sort of violence is occurring.”

No, this is why you need fathers, to protect their children from whatever scumbags their mother feels like fucking.

Other child death statistics recently released by the Commission for Children and Young People showed that of the 11 children who died from assault in 2007-08, 10 were killed by a parent or step-parent.

Mothers + Stepfathers = Infanticide

December 16, 2008

Beenleigh District Court told toddler was bashed, tied, beaten

I saw the headline and clicked, as I always do when I see child abuse headlines, to confirm that the biological father wasn’t responsible. He never is. Well, in maybe 1% of cases. Mother custody of children is pretty much mass murder of children.

The court was told how she stood by while her de facto husband, 35, punished the boy and his two sisters, four and five, for minor misdemeanours, such as looking at him the “wrong way”.

“De facto husband”. Thank heavens the Sexual Revolution has made women feel free to shack up with men who won’t commit to them!

The court was told all three children were subjected to periods of “long time out” for relatively mild indiscretions such as looking at their stepfather – who moved in with their mother shortly after they met on the internet – the “wrong way” or “eyeballing him”.

It also revealed the mother was caught on closed-circuit television cameras “buying confectionary-type items” at the time her son was clinging to life.

The court was told the woman allowed her de facto to force her five-year-old daughter to eat and drink from a pet food bowl and move about on her hands and knees like a dog.

A Couple of Links

December 16, 2008

In the age of promiscuity, women have more sexual partners than men

Hat tip: Artful Dodger.

Saving husband, kids from abusive wife

Q: I have a family in one of my rentals that is experiencing a very rough time — I think the wife, who has a huge temper, is physically abusing the husband. In fact, the husband wants to move out with the kids, but when he went to the local shelter for victims of domestic violence, he was turned away because he’s male. This makes it practically impossible for him to leave, because he doesn’t have the finances to set up a separate household. Isn’t this unequal treatment against the law? What should I do to help? –Wendy S.

A: Although the public often assumes that victims of domestic violence are overwhelmingly female, there are significant instances of violence directed against men. But many battered women’s shelters offer services for females and their children only, and do so because the state funding statutes they depend upon specify that grants will be given to organizations offering help to battered women only. To challenge these statutes based on equal protection, a male victim of domestic violence would have to convince a judge, first, that he and his children are in the same boat, practically speaking, as a woman with her children; and second, that no compelling state interest justifies the “women only” classification. Let’s look at those requirements in the context of your situation.

Some studies have shown that women and men are, in fact, equally likely to suffer domestic violence, but that physical injuries to men tend to be less severe. But even if fewer men suffer injuries, this doesn’t make them dissimilar to women victims (the size of the victim group isn’t relevant — it’s the individual man’s experience, measured against a woman’s, that counts). Similarly, even if the number of male victims is less, this doesn’t give the state the administrative luxury of deciding to help the larger group to the exclusion of the smaller group. This isn’t to say that men and women should necessarily be given equal services, but that help should extend to both sexes. For example, a shelter program that encountered many more female victims could maintain a shelter for women and their children, but give male victims and their children hotel vouchers. There’s no reason to have a one-gender-only funding scheme when a gender-neutral approach will accomplish the same goals. If your tenant raised these arguments and won, a court would order the state to fund shelters regardless of the gender of the victim, which would drive the shelters to offer aid to both sexes.

Your tenant might consider approaching a fair housing advocacy group with his situation. Now, even if they take interest in his case, in the meantime, he’ll need to take steps to protect himself and his children. Here’s where you come in: By law in about one-third of the states, victims of domestic violence have special rights when they are tenants. Many states give the victim the right to break a lease without financial consequences, and some states give the landlord the right to evict the perpetrator of the violence (but leave the rest of the family on the premises). A call to the local legal aid office may give you the information you need on any applicable laws. You may also want to find out if your tenant has obtained a restraining order against his wife; this will also allow you to keep her off the property. Because excluding spouses from a shared rental is tricky business, you might want to check with a local lawyer before taking action.

Links, with spin & surprises.

December 8, 2008

Why The ‘Perfect’ Body Isn’t Always Perfect: How Hormones Interact With Waist-to-hip Ratios In Women

Dig the spin they put on it:

Having an imperfect body may come with some substantial benefits for some women, according to a new article in the December issue of Current Anthropology.

The hormones that make women physically stronger, more competitive and better able to deal with stress also tend to redistribute fat from the hips to the waist, according to Elizabeth Cashdan, an anthropologist at the University of Utah. So in societies and situations where women are under pressure to procure resources, they may be less likely to have the classic hourglass figure.

In other words, demand that women behave in an unfeminine, unnatural way, and it actually makes their bodies less attractive.

Book: Paris Under Nazis Was One Big Sex Romp

A new book which suggests that the German occupation of France encouraged the sexual liberation of women has shocked a country still struggling to come to terms with its troubled history of collaboration with the Nazis….

Many might prefer to forget but, with their husbands in prison camps, numerous women slept not only with German soldiers — the young “blond barbarians” were particularly attractive to French women, says Buisson — but also conducted affairs with anyone else who could help them through financially difficult times: “They gave way to the advances of the boss, to the tradesman they owed money to, their neighbor. In times of rationing, the body is the only renewable, inexhaustible currency.”

This is “liberation”?

Hunt is on for more men to lead classrooms

Good. Female teachers can’t control male students or teach them what they’ll need to know. A woman can’t teach anyone how to be a man. And men are far more important to society than women.

Why spending quality time with father boosts children’s brain power and improves behaviour

Gosh, what a surprise.

Men Prefer Subordinate Women For Long Term Relationships

Another shocking revelation!

Book Review: Leadership and the Sexes

Do you have a female client who’s exceptionally chatty? Or a male client who zones out sometimes? It might be their gender that’s to blame. Men and women have different communication styles that often clash in the business world, according to Michael Gurian and Barbara Annis, authors of Leadership and the Sexes (Jossey-Bass, 2008). The authors set out to move beyond gender stereotypes and point to brain imaging studies that can offer you insight into how you can better communicate, lead, and negotiate with people of the opposite sex, so that gender communication blunders never cost you a deal.

Most worrying:

Men under threat from ‘gender bending’ chemicals

Men are at risk of being “feminised” by thousands of “gender bending” chemicals that are changing the behaviour of humans and animals, according to a report.

Ridicule

December 2, 2008

The other day I was watching one of my favorite movies, Tai-Pan. There’s a scene in it where a henpecked husband is advising the English protagonist about how to deal with his Chinese mistress. He’s been too kind to her, the husband explains; she needs him to play the master. In the midst of this conversation, the shrew he’s married to storms in and literally physically drags him away, and everyone else laughs heartily at the absurd spectacle.

Jokes about henpecked husbands used to be quite common. Okay, nowadays men make rueful jokes about how their wives make all the decisions, but the implication is resignation to the fact that this is the lot of all men in this world.

It used to be that women who wore the pants in the family were rare, and the husbands who allowed it were objects of ridicule. The ridicule served a valuable societal function: men were careful to keep control of their wives and families lest they become the butt of such jokes.

Alas, now nearly all men have given in, and the ones who know they shouldn’t, have been compelled to by a corrupt legal system.

Let us hope for the day when a henpecked husband is once again an object of mockery.