Sunday, February 26, 2012

Failure of Feminism

This video is one of the best commentaries about the evil of feminism that I have seen in a long time. Watch and share it with others.

Feminism teaches women to have a collectivist mindset akin to racism, nationalism, etc. Feminist-orthodoxy has been permitted to creep its way into the typical American classroom, legislature, and courtroom; it is this reason why getting rid of it will be so difficult. Long after most Americans will disagree with female-privilege, the institutions will STILL be perpetuating it due to its prevalence.

The best defense is to move abroad to non-feminist countries. Starve it of your tax dollars!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Manginas Now Accepting Wives' Last Names And "MENgagement Rings!"

If your man pops the question this Valentine’s Day, or if you’re one of the 2 million people who will get hitched this year, listen up– some of the traditonal aspects of marriage are starting to change.
First we told you how a growing number of men starting to wear “mangagement rings” (male engagement rings.) Now we’ve learned there’s a new trend on the rise: Men in the US are taking their wife’s last name, or hyphenating it with their own.

Taking the Name Change Plunge
Mark Tyler is “man enough” to admit to GalTime that he actually did all of the above. Mark wore a mangagement ring during his engagement, and soon after he and his bride Carol Tyler got married last January, Mark took his wife’s last name. He started the ceremony as Mark Harper and ended it as Mark Tyler. The minister even announced, “Here come the Tylers” as they made their way down the aisle.

Mark says he’s proud. “Shortly before the wedding I decided to make the change. She (Carol) was stunned. Actually, she asked me to reconsider, that it was cool with her for me not to change. But I told her it was too late, and then she said GREAT!”

The couple started talking about it before they got married and decided it was important they both have the same last name so their children would as well.  According to Mark, Carol said, “If we all have the same last name, why can’t it be mine?”

She said it as a joke, but I told her that I’d think about it seriously. So I did. And then I found myself in the position of the typical female. Hyphenate? Too bulky. Keep my name? But then we’d have different family names. Take her name? Yowww. Big blow to the male ego.”

In the end Mark says he thought about Carol’s career. “She is well established in her career and I am not. Our plan is for her to be the primary breadwinner and me to be the primary parent. So, “Carol Tyler” is a well established professional while “Carol Harper” is who? I don’t have the same dynamic going from Harper to Tyler.”

Gayle Brandeis and her husband did the name swap for the same reasons when they got married: Kids and career. “It is a second marriage for both of us. I had kept my name with my first marriage as well, and my kids from my first marriage have long hyphenated last names. I was pregnant when my current husband and I married, and we liked the idea of everyone in the family having the same last name. I had already established myself as an author with my name, and he felt no particular loyalty to his father’s last name, so now my hudband is a Brandeis, as is our son.”

How Many Are Doing The Reverse Name Swap?
The Centers for Disease Control and the Social Security Administration says it doesn’t track these types of name swaps. But an up and coming company called Hitchswitch, which offers newlyweds “a one stop shopping name changing service for a fee” has some interesting numbers.

CEO Jake Wolff says they’ve helped about two thousand couples change their names since June 2011– and 5 percent of those clients have been men. Out of that five percent about three percent of men take their wife’s last name and the remaining two percent create a hybrid or hyphenate their last name.
Jake says he’s seeing this trend increase. “Even though Q1 of 2012 has just started, we have seen an increase in the number of males taking a hybrid name.”

Turning in the Man Card?
Jake polled his male name changing clients for GalTime on why they went against the name grain and they all told him, “They felt weird taking their spouse’s name not because they had anything against using the name of their wife, but because they felt they would be “de-masculized” (is that even a word?!), and teased (seriously) by their friends and family who heard that the groom took the name of their wife. Most of our clients fall in the 22 to 35 age range, so I guess the grooms still had some angst.”

Mark says when he told people about his untraditional name change a majority of the responses were actually negative. “As for the man card issue, I get it. I guess that in many ways I have turned in my man card. Of course, I treat the whole man card thing as a joke in the first place. It’s a satirical term that, to me, describes a physically grown man who has the mind and interests of an adolescent.”

Happily Ever After
The Tylers and the Brandeis’ all report they’re still very happy with their choices. Their kids have the same last name, and all is well in nameville. Mark gushes, “I’m so proud to be a Tyler. My wife absolutely rocks and our family is the most exciting thing that’s ever happened to me.”

Jake Brandeis sums it all up quite nicely from his informal customer poll of men who handed in their man card with class. “The grooms told me that they did this because the couple was starting a new life together, and their new name was their new identity. They saw it as a great compromise.”

Monday, February 6, 2012

MRA CALL TO ACTION: Email A Letter To Your Federal Senator And Representative

For all you so-called "Men's Rights Activists" out there who have yet to email your Senator or Congressional Representative, the below letter is a template you can use, modify, edit, and email.  If you do nothing else, you should be periodically doing this.  I'll soon give an example of what you should write to your State-level Senators and Representatives who are sometimes more active in passing anti-male laws.

Below are are the websites that can direct you to the email portal of your members of Congress:

Dear Senator or Representative (Fill in the Blank):

I am a registered voter of the ##th Congressional District of (Your State). I write this letter as an appeal for your support in stemming the tide of discrimination against men, and repealing anti-male legislation which is often passed under the guise of feminist or "women's rights" legislation.

While on the surface, any legislation that prevents discrimination or undue hardship towards women is positive. However, much of this legislation has created unfairness, undue hardship, and discrimination against men.

For example, the VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) discriminates against men by not permitting shelter funding for male victims of abuse, and for presuming that only women can be victims.

The IMBRA (International Marriage Brokers Regulation Act) which treats all American men seeking US visas for their foreign fiancees and spouses as if they were criminals, and it requires their personal information be passed to the foreign individuals (women) out of more concern for them then the American sponsor (men).

More and more affluent and taxpaying men are choosing to emigrate away from the USA due to the suffocating effect that feminist-inspired legislation has exacted upon men in the USA. There is a plethora of men's rights advocate groups on the internet that are growing due to these types of laws that create more injustice than they seek to prevent.

Our appeal is for you to more closely scrutinize all new "women's rights" legislation for language that would be discriminatory towards men. Second, please support all efforts to modify the discriminatory language in current federal laws like VAWA and IMBRA.

Two additional issues worthy of change would be to require females also to register for the Selective Service, and to require women to serve in combat arms occupations in the US military. Women currently receive pay and promotions at the same rate as men in the US military, yet they are not required to shoulder the same burdens that men shoulder. Equal pay for equal work is a goal we wish to see actually achieved in more than just lip-service.

Falling rates of marriage, male academic underachievement, and discriminatory treatment of men vis a vis women in the criminal justice system are rife in this society. If the opinions of American men with whom I correspond are any indication, we are in the verge of seeing men checking out of this society and emigrating with their votes and tax dollars in increasing measure.

American men are becoming more and more cognizant of the legislators working towards fairness between men and women, and of those who blindly support feminist-pressured legislation to the detriment of men. We ask that you be among the first we can identify as hospitable to fairness between the sexes. We hope that you, and several others, can lead the vanguard against anti-male legislative agendas and bring about gender equilibrium in this society.

Many thanks for listening to our concerns. For more information on men's rights, please avail yourself of the below:

Best regards,

(Your Name)