|Big Sister is watching!
Status of Women, which is a Canadian federal government department (formerly headed by the infamous Hedy Fry), seeks funding to monitor statements expressed by pro-family- and pro-male activists on Internet websites, with the aim to ferret out criticisms of feminism and label them violations of Canada's hate-language laws, so that instances of such crimes can be legally prosecuted.
Perhaps some of you tried to access during the past weekend the web pages of the Canadian federal government's department "Status of Women Canada" (SWC — there is no equivalent or comparable government department for the Status of Men), that is, the pages that contain information relating to funding requests for government-sponsored efforts to curb perceived advances by "masculinists" that endanger the advantages gained by feminists during the past few decades.
The Internet addresses for the two documents were not operational during May 24-25, 2003 (a weekend), but they appear to be accessible during working days.
The first of these addresses,
Policy Research Fund
Calls for Proposals
Where Have All the Women Gone? Shifts in Policy Discourses
shows an abstract of the main document in question. That reads:
School Success by Gender: A Catalyst for the Masculinist Discourse
[By] Pierrette Bouchard, Isabelle Boily and Marie-Claude Proulx
(Published by Status of Women Canada in March 2003)
School Success by Gender: A Catalyst for the Masculinist Discourse is based on an analysis of the discourses on school success by gender in the media. It asserts that many industrialized societies, including Quebec and the rest of Canada, are finding more boys than girls having problems in school. The researchers looked at more than 500 Canadian and international newspaper and magazine articles published between 1990 and 2000. The report tracks the development of discourses focused on men and boys, referred to as "masculinist" discourses, over that decade.
The researchers found that over the decade, the discourses become increasingly anti-girl/anti-women and that other themes such as divorce, fathers' custody of children, boys' suicide and loss of male identity appear. There is more direct criticism of policies that protect the rights of women. This lead the researchers to study other areas of the masculinist discourses, beyond school success by gender.
The research report examines the economic environment that fuelled the masculinist discourse, its structure and content. Factual data are then provided to contrast the masculinist discourse and to demonstrate its biases and limitations. It examines the discourse's impact on women and women's groups, and makes recommendations for public policy.
Recommendations include increased monitoring of Internet sites and possible legal action with respect to hate propaganda on the Internet, that women's groups develop and disseminate through the Internet positive, egalitarian messages to counter this discourse, that they form a network of experts in fields on which the masculinists are focusing. They also suggest that whenever possible, the release of gendered data be accompanied by contextual analyses.
It is astounding that SWC is concerned about threats to feminist gains of the past few decades, gains that were made through massive government funding at the rate of hundreds of millions of dollars per year, while the perceived "masculinist" threats originate in a true grass-roots movement by largely pro-family men and women without any funding at all from government sources who undergo great personal hardship and sacrifices. They are activists that try nothing more than to prevent the total destruction of our traditional social, cultural and moral standards.
That a government department should be worried about any perceived threats to the advancement of feminist-socialist ideology and related government policies, and that it even recommends "increased monitoring of Internet sites and possible legal action with respect to hate propaganda on the Internet", smacks of the methods used in other totalitarian socialist countries of the recent past that to their dismay found that government-sponsored and -controlled indoctrination is a prescription to social decay, economic collapse and total chaos.
Judging by the increasing levels of government debt and unfunded liabilities of the various social safety nets (in the order of three trillion dollars) in Canada that were and are being incurred largely on account of the socialist-feminist policies that are being imposed on Canadian citizens and taxpayers, it is quite probable that if the recommendations by SWC Canada will be adopted, Canada will inexorably follow the path to economic oblivion already taken by the totalitarian socialist regimes that recently perished.
Throwing more money into the black hole of social changes steered by socialist-feminists will do nothing more than accelerate Canada's political, social and economic decline. We cannot afford to continue with the implementation of the agenda for the planned destruction of our families. A country with strong and healthy families in whom men have their rightful and equitable place and status has little need for welfare and other forms of income equalization and asset transfers "from those who have to those in need".
See the main document announced in the abstract quoted above.
The hit-list of organizations and writers who will be under the intensive scrutiny of SWC is accessible in Appendix II of their report:
The list in Appendix II of the report contains not only the names of Canadian organizations and individuals, but also those of organizations and individuals in the USA, Australia and France. (In case the web pages of SWC should again become inaccessible, a ZIP file of the report (1MB; ) is accessible at the website of Fathers for Life.)
One can only wonder how long it will be until SWC demands additional taxpayer funding to take on foreign pro-family organizations and individuals for the commission of hate crimes against feminism and "bring them to justice" in the International Criminal Court.
Check the list. You may be on it. I saw that some of you are.
Careful now, Big Sister is watching you.
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Walter H. Schneider
Fathers for Life