Carey Roberts
Partner abuse industry flirts with a hateful agenda
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By Carey Roberts
September 30, 2009

Many persons think of women's libbers as a bunch of over-zealous but basically well-intentioned souls. That's what I used to believe. But last week news of two incidents came out that put feminism in whole different light.

First, columnist Mike Adams reported on the plight of Mark Harwood, psychology professor at Humboldt State University which is located in Birkenstock-addled northern California. Based on extensive research, Harwood informed his students that women were as likely as men to engage in partner aggression.

Harwood probably was thinking of Sahel Kazemi who murdered former NFL star quarterback Steve McNair in July as he slept. Or Real Housewives starlet Kelly Bensimon who was arrested for hitting her boyfriend.

But scientific truth apparently did not goose the gander of these gender guerillas. So the women took it upon themselves to disrupt the class, taunting the good professor as a "privileged, rich, white male." Judge, jury, and executioner!

Then the head of the Women's Studies program demanded Harwood be barred from ever again teaching the course. In disgust, the professor resigned his post to go elsewhere.

An isolated incident? Judge for yourself.

Because a day later columnist Trudy Shuett reported on a woman named Amanda McCormick of Praxis International who blithely told a group of feminists attending an abuse conference, "I know a lot of men who deserve to be beaten."

And exactly what is Praxis International? Funded to the tune of $1.5 million taxpayer dollars, its website is chock-full of gender liberation cant, claiming it works to "create a clear and cooperative agenda for social change in their communities." Isn't that what ACORN has been claiming to do all these years?

But is it going too far to assert that feminism is a hate movement? After all, think of all the opportunities that feminism has opened up for women — and what inspiring role models Hillary and Nancy have become for our daughters!

So let's ask the good folks at the Southern Poverty Law Center who run HateWatch. They're the experts, they should know. On its website HateWatch says a hate movement is "an organization or individual that advocates violence against or unreasonable hostility toward those persons or organizations identified by their race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, or disability."

Hmmm. When a person sees fit to entertain a group of domestic violence workers with the remark, "I know a lot of men who deserve to be beaten," doesn't that indulge in a contemptuous attitude towards members of the opposite sex? Does that give women a green light to be violent to their partners?

HateWatch further defines a hate movement as one that disseminates "historically inaccurate information with regards to these persons or organizations for the purpose of vilification."

So have you ever noticed how these women habitually pony up "statistics" that portray men in the worst possible light? Ever wonder why these ladies never divulge the scientific basis of their ideologically-driven claims?

More alarming is how these scornful women have stampeded lawmakers to approve domestic abuse laws that gleefully trample on Constitutionally-mandated protections.

Probable-cause for arrest? Now a mere historical footnote in 22 states that have "mandatory" arrest laws for domestic violence on the books.

Equal treatment under the law? Not in 24 states that have "primary aggressor" laws, code language for "haul away the man" no matter what the evidence may say.

Due process? Not part of my living, breathing Constitution.

Innocent until proven guilty? Don't be absurd, we have an epidemic of partner abuse that must come to a stop!

Each year, over one million Americans are hit with a trivial or false accusation of domestic violence. These persons are plunged into an Alice-in-Wonderland justice system that spurns reason and fairness. Railroaded by hearsay and circumstantial evidence, a false charge stigmatizes a man as an abuser, drains his assets, and can break up his family.

Fortunately, persons are beginning to wake up to the hellish biases that lard our partner abuse system. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and a number of groups have banded together to reform the system. The month's theme is "Restore Civil Rights to the Violence Against Women Act."

Driven by a destructive gender ideology, our domestic violence laws now represent the most breath-taking roll-back in Constitutionally-protected rights since the era of Jim Crow.

© Carey Roberts

 

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Carey Roberts

Carey Roberts is an analyst and commentator on political correctness. His best-known work was an exposé on Marxism and radical feminism... (more)

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