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"Carnival" of Misandry

I often receive many interesting tips and links from readers on male bashing and abuse but I can’t post on all of them since I would be here 24/7 to do so and would need a huge staff! I have been reading Kathleen Parker’s a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400065798?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=1400065798″ span style=”font-style:italic;”Save the Males: Why Men Matter Why Women Should Care/span/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=1400065798″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / for an upcoming podcast and thought this carnival seemed fitting in light of her research. Here are a few highlights that readers have found that I wanted to share with you:br /br /Reader Jay a href=”http://cbs4denver.com/crime/Audrey.Eve.Cahow.2.748740.html”emails in this news story/a from Denver on a woman who has been accused of stabbing people over the course of 21 years:br /br /blockquoteA woman suspected of stabbing a man to death this week has a 21-year history of threatening people with knives and was twice charged with attempted murder for stabbing her husband. br /br /Audrey Eve Cahow, 51, was arrested Thursday for investigation of the first-degree in the death of Anthony Martinez, 62, Denver police spokesman John White said. br /br /Investigators believe Cahow and Martinez were arguing when Cahow stabbed him. Martinez died of a single stab wound to the chest and heart. br /br /In 1987, Cahow was charged with attempted murder for stabbing her husband, Paul Vaughn, who was then 62. She pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and sentenced to two years’ probation. br /br /Three years later, police said she admitted stabbing Vaughn five times after he pointed his finger in her face. She again pleaded guilty to assault and was sentenced to six years of intensive probation./blockquotebr /br /Yep, pointing that finger in her face justified her husband getting stabbed and of course, a two year probation and then six whole years of probation really taught her a lesson, so much so that she went on to kill a subsequent husband. Kudos to our legal system and their “egalitarian” approach to domestic violence.br /br /Another reader sends in a href=”http://blogs.wsj.com/biztech/2008/06/06/men-write-code-from-mars-women-write-more-helpful-code-from-venus/”this story/a from span style=”font-style:italic;”The Wall Street Journal./span It seems that men’s computer coding is inferior to women’s coding and must be replaced:br /br /blockquoteWe all know men hate to ask for directions. Apparently they loathe putting directions in computer code, too.br /br /Emma McGrattan, the senior vice-president of engineering for computer-database company Ingres–and one of Silicon Valley’s highest-ranking female programmers–insists that men and women write code differently. Women are more touchy-feely and considerate of those who will use the code later, she says. They’ll intersperse their code–those strings of instructions that result in nifty applications and programs–with helpful comments and directions, explaining why they wrote the lines the way they did and exactly how they did it…..br /br /There’s a big need to fix testosterone-fueled code at Ingres because only about 20% of the engineers are women, McGrattan says. (Most of them are in jobs involving quality assurance or adapting the product to a new locale, she says, and not the “heavy lifting” of writing code.) She’s on a mission to get more women interested in computer-programming careers. But “it’s proving very challenging,” she says./blockquotebr /br /Women good, men bad…even their coding is proof of that!br /br /Reader Eric writes in to point out that span style=”font-style:italic;”Glamour/span magazine a href=”http://www.glamour.com/news/blogs/glamocracy/2008/06/fathers-day-wis.html”patronizes/a men in their posts about Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. “These posts,” Eric states “have become opportunities to fix what’s wrong with men.” The writer, Rebecca Roberts, states in a post entitled “Father’s Day Wishes”:br /br /blockquoteOn Mothers’ Day, I a href=”http://www.glamour.com/news/blogs/glamocracy/2008/05/what-to-get-me.html”wrote/a that I believe the responsibility of raising boys to respect women is as important as raising girls to respect themselves. This Fathers’ Day, I’ve been thinking about fathers and daughters, and the responsibility fathers have to raise unapologetically ambitious, fearless girls./blockquotebr /br /In addition to being patronizing, it seems to me that the span style=”font-style:italic;”Glamour/span writer has no clue that on Father’s Day, men actually have sons as well as daughters but everything is about what is “best” for girls and women– boys and men are simply objects whose sole purpose is to help girls become the a href=”http://www.glamour.com/news/blogs/glamocracy/2008/05/what-to-get-me.html”President of the US/a or learn to respect themselves.br /br /And finally, guys, beware, you might be punished severely for being thoughtless enough a href=”http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/06/13/branded.ap/index.html?iref=mpstoryview”not to call your date back /a (Hat tip: Chris):br /br /blockquoteA college student who branded a date’s body with a scalding piece of metal as payback for never calling her after they had sex was sentenced to five years in prison Friday.br /br /Kristina Caban, 23, had no comment as state Supreme Court Justice Michael Obus sentenced her for what he called a crime that was “not remotely justifiable.”br /br /Assistant District Attorney Nicole Blumberg told Obus that Caban was the “mastermind behind the plan” to sear the torso of Samir “Sammy” Sara, then 23, for having sex with her once in 2004 and never calling her again./blockquotebr /br /At least the Supreme Court Justice had some sense and gave her jail time. br /br /When women and the media go on about how sexist and abusive men are, I wonder if they overlooked these stories? Of course, they will say that these “tales” are an aberration but if my inbox is any indication, this could not be further from the truth.