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Carnival of Misandry

Well, so many of you are writing in with tips that I figured it was time for another Carnival of Misandry. Thanks to all the readers who sent me links this week, I can’t include them all, but I read each one. No reader names will be used so people can discuss freely but if you want your name mentioned, let me know very clearly in your email.br /br /a href=”http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/family-law-bid-to-halt-threats-over-finances/story-e6frg6nf-1225824863721″First up comes an article/a from the span style=”font-style:italic;”Australian/span, where “a report on family law recommends a change to the legal definition of violence to encompass behaviour that is “economically abusive”, threatening or coercive:br /br /blockquoteThe report, by the Family Law Council, says changes made to the Family Law Act (1975) by the Howard government narrowed the definition of violence and was “conservative in its drafting”.br /br /The review was one of three reports released this week on family law, one of which warned that women and children were at a greater risk of violence.br /br /The Family Law Council report said the definition of violence in the act was in “some ways reminiscent of the common law definition of assault”.br /br /”It is questionable whether it encompasses the debilitating psychological abuse by controlling conduct,” the report says.br /br /It argues that the definition of family violence should be amended to encompass behaviour that is not only physically or sexually abusive, but also economically abusive, threatening, coercive, “or in any other way controls or dominates” the other party./blockquotebr /br /Why not just include the definition of family violence as any person in the family over 5 who dares to have a penis?br /br /a href=”http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-national/20100202/US.Cheater.Assaulted/”Next up is a case about some women /ain Wisconsin who avoided jail time in a glue-related revenge plot:br /br /blockquoteZiemann, a mother of six, acknowledged that she lured the 37-year-old man to a motel last July after the man’s wife contacted her and told her he was seeing other women.br /br /First she tied the man up and blindfolded him under the guise of erotic play. Then she summoned the other three women with a text message, according to court documents.br /br /She told police she slapped the man in the face, cut off his underwear and used the glue to attach his penis to his stomach. The other three women arrived, and several berated and belittled the man. Eventually he worked his way out of his restraints and the women fled./blockquotebr /br /Perhaps it is the judge here who should get the prize for the most misandric of this crew–the women got probation and community service and the judge responded:br /br /blockquoteThe judge acknowledged a possible double-standard with the sentencing. If the incident involved a man who committed similar acts against an unwilling woman, that man would doubtless face prison time, span style=”font-weight:bold;”Judge Donald Poppy [my emphasis] /spansaid.br /br /But in this case the victim and his “bad behavior” were partly to blame, he said.br /br /The victim “started the ball rolling, philandering with others besides his wife, who was putting bread on the table and taking care of his children,” the judge said./blockquotebr /br /So, the judge admits he’s biased against men–that’s just plain scary. Men need to take action in Wisconsin and do something about this judge of injustice.br /br /Finally, a href=”http://glennsacks.com/blog/?p=4550″Glenn Sacks sent me a post/a about an English professor over at span style=”font-style:italic;”Psychology Today/span by the name of Regina Barreca, Ph.D who praised Clara Harris, a female dentist who ran over her husband, and killed him. I did a show once on this case and it was horrible. I thought psychologists were against domestic violence but perhaps that’s only if a woman gets hurt. If a man dies, that’s just deserts. Luckily, Glenn Sacks is on the case and is asking that people sign a petition that lets span style=”font-style:italic;”Psychology Today/span know how they a href=”http://glennsacks.com/blog/?p=4550″feel about these misandric statements./abr /br /Well, there is plenty more but I am out of space, until next time.br /br /Update: a href=”http://javelineer.com/2010/02/03/the-un-hates-men/”The women only food lines /ain Haiti also deserves a mention here at the Carnival of Misandry (thanks to the a href=”http://javelineer.com/2010/02/03/the-un-hates-men/”Javelineer/a).