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Celebrities coming out to fight for fatherhood

Filed under: Domestic Violence,General,Law & Courts — Julie @ 1:06 pm Sun 25th January 2009

Families have suffered greatly over the past 40 years of social experimentation throughout the Western world. The Family Court has especially been harmful for fathers and children.

Men’s Rights Advocate Mike LaSalle from Men’s News Daily has written a summary on Alec Baldwin’s book; A Promise to Ourselves: A Journey Through Fatherhood and Divorce.

Mike writes, “In the course of researching the book, Baldwin visited Harvard Law School and interviewed Jeannie Suk, a professor of family and criminal law.

Professor Suk said the term “Governance Feminism” was first coined by her colleague, Harvard Law Professor Janet Halley. The following is an excerpt from Baldwin’s interview with Professor Suk”:

JS: … [Governance Feminism is] the idea that feminism, which once criticized the law from the outside, is today actually in charge in many places in the law – among police, prosecutors, lawmakers, judges, and other legal actors. The feminism that often “governs” today is that strand developed by the legal scholar Catherine MacKinnon and that focuses on the subordination of women by men, particularly in intimate sexual relationships. Her influence on our legal system’s understandings of men and women cannot be overstated. If you talk to police, prosecutors, law-makers, and judges about domestic violence, perhaps they have not read MacKinnon, but they often subscribe to the premise that men subordinate women through sex and violence.

AB: And what are some of the results of that?

JS: The rise of this powerful theory has been accompanied by the legal embrace of uniformity, mandatory protocols, and the disfavoring of discretion. … The definition of violence itself has expanded to include a lot of conduct that is not physical violence. ….The theory of subordination makes it likely that any man/woman pair who comes into the criminal system will be viewed in these terms.

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Men’s right advocates have been trying hard to wake up citizens in the western countries to the chaos giving government endless social control and spending tax payers money to groups that create the destruction to build empires themselves.

One such men’s advocate is Bill Cosby. He has asked for Task Force on Fatherhood and Fatherlessness.

One child taken away from his, or her, parents, or is made to be parentless, or fatherless, may cost taxpayers as much as $600,000 per year, especially if mentally ill, disabled, or special needs. Rigged court cases, abuse of poor and minorities, and cash strapped states can get a boon in Federal Tax Dollars by breaking up families, placing children in alternative living arrangements, adopting out children, and putting as many citizens in prison as is possible. Mostly men, minorities and poorer Whites are thrown in prison after rigged “trials” and hearings. False accusations, perjury, manufactured evidence, and falsified official reports gladly accepted.

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  1. False accusations, perjury, manufactured evidence, and falsified official reports gladly accepted. I am see-ing all these in my on going and never ending saga with the family court of Christchurch. Jan 2009.

    Comment by tren Christchurch — Sun 25th January 2009 @ 3:19 pm

  2. I saw Alec Baldwin on TV twice being interviewed about the book he wrote. He was on The View (where the wommen seemed to take what he was saying about Parental Alienation with some scepticism) and also on 60 Minutes or 20/20 (I forget which. He had a lot to say about the gravy train of legal costs in America and also if your ex doesn’t stick to the Court’s Orders, the Court doesn’t pursue them, YOU have to ….. just like NZ !!

    I went to 2 large Book Stores and neither of them had a copy of the book. In one of the interviews he said that the book began as an autobiography but turned into a book about Parental Alienation and the American Family Court System after the notorious “phone-call” with his daughter that was bourne out of sheer frustration after being denied the chance to talk to his daughter as per the Court Order.

    Comment by golfa — Wed 28th January 2009 @ 10:30 pm

  3. Tren, thank-you for sharing about your situation. I hope you have good support around you. Do you post articles on this site?


    Golfa, I wish I had seen the shows. Shame about the book not being available. I wonder if we can change that somehow. I know you can ask libraries to purchase books.

    Comment by julie — Thu 29th January 2009 @ 10:04 pm

  4. julie, I have both interviews on tape. If you’re ever over the Shore, I’d be happy to show them to you. Borders (the book store) said they would order the book for me. It was a few months ago, so they may have a copies now. I’m not holding my breath though …….

    Comment by golfa — Thu 29th January 2009 @ 11:09 pm

  5. #4. Thank-you Golfa. I would appreciate seeing the interviews. I must visit over the shore again soon.

    Comment by julie — Fri 30th January 2009 @ 6:50 pm

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