The Men’s Hour Programme Jul 2016
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News about a Wiltshire, England protest in July
Interview with author Bernard Chapin about his book, education and feminism
News of two websites
News of the NCFM event in June
Items about men boycotting marriage, viruses and does everyone know
you're in the Men's Movement?
The transcript - website addresses further down the page
Hello and welcome to The Men’s Hour. I am Raymond Cuttill.
First, a change in the schedule. Because of the delay in May, it has been
decided to put the Men’s Hour back to the third Sunday in the month.
This will be the on the Sunday on or following the 15th. The next programme
will be Sunday 17th August.
On the Men’s Hour, we have news of an events in England on the 21st of July,
news of two new websites, an interview with author Bernard Chapin about his
book, feminism, political correctness, education and the lack of stigma today,
stories about men boycotting marriage, the NCFM anti-Now event last month,
does everyone know you are a member of the men’s movement and Yvonne Wussow,
the Men’s Hour supposedly sends an email virus. All websites and references
are listed on the programme webpage.
The Men’s Hour is associated with cyberManbooks.com, the world’s first
men’s publishers, bringing you ebooks, fact and fiction, written by men and
women, that is by, about or relates to men. cyberManbooks.com has men’s
movement books and links including some items that are free, and is on the
lookout for additional material. CyberManbooks.com is a royalty paying
epublisher for the right material. If you have a story or book idea,
let us know.
A new website MensMovement.org has opened. This is intended to be
a study and help resource for men. A sort of directory and even search
engine for men’s issues. In most cases what will be on MensMovement.org
will be a link to a webpage, and not the webpage itself. It has four main
categories. Events, Contacts, Stories, Subjects. Events can include
real world protests but also online chats. Contacts include any men’s
organisation and in some cases individuals. This again can be online
or offline, but one of the main purposes of this is to point men to real
world organisations that can help them. Stories are a list of webpages
for a particular news story about men’s issues. Subjects are the main
source of webpages about a particular men’s issue, say divorce or domestic
violence or false allegations. It should be possible to look up a subject
and find all webpages, including those listed under stories about that.
Although there will be some efforts to make it at least partly a search engine,
the main source of pages will be you. You can register and add events,
contacts, stories, subjects and pages. MensMovement.org reserves the
right to alter or delete anything and in particular a lot of effort will
go into getting the subjects hierarchy right. Registration will begin
shortly. All those subscribing to the newsletter will be informed by
email. Others can check back on the site in a week or two. It
is hoped that because MensMovement.org will be user driven and dynamic that
it will become a major source of information for all men.
Another website that is opening is MSNHatesMen.com. MSNHatesMen is
so called because MSN not only has a women’s section but no men’s section
but also has ecards, most of which are neutral but four are male-bashing.
There are no female-bashing ecards. Request to get the male-bashing
ecards removed have got polite responses but no action, therefore MSNHatesMen
was created. MSNHatesMen seeks to mirror the male-bashing ecard on
MSN with a female-bashing ecard on MSNHatesMen. The female-bashing
ecard will stay until the male-bashing ecards is removed. MSNHatesMen
was meant to be launched on July 4th however due to problems at the webhost
it wasn’t online. There have been a number of problems with the site
and therefore it is not complete yet. It is hoped this is due to the
webhosts incompetence which would mean that later on they might improve.
If this doesn’t improve soon, the site may have to be moved. There
is still a problem with the email for the site. However I will say
this, if the website itself remains stable, then there will be ecards of
on it by the end of the month. They won’t be as fancy or as clever
as the MSN equivalents but they will send a female-bashing message to whoever
you want, whilst pointing out that anyone who complains about the sexism
in them must also complain about the sexism in the original MSN ecards.
Does everyone know you are in the Men’s Movement?
Are out, as it were, in the Men’s Movement? Does everyone around you
know you are in the Men’s Movement? This question was brought home
to me the other day. I work in computers and don’t feel it is safe
to express my views at work. I met a lot of customers, men and women,
and feel that if I expressed my views they could cause a lot of trouble for
me. It seems to me that a lot of women would think they could take
exception to my views and I don’t mean “agree to disagree with me” but rather
interpret my view as something hostile as if I am a Nazi for disagreeing
with them and my views not being permissible, they could always find something
to complain about, which would have nothing to do with the real reason for
their hostility. Barring the limited possibility of changing jobs, ageism
counts against me, I maintain a dignified silence and think in these days
of sexism being something men do but women don’t that maybe a day will come
when I can express my views, non-sexist as I believe them to be, in the office.
Discretion being the better part of valour, I did however think I could express
myself elsewhere. I was invited to a dinner. There were meant
to be one or two more men there, but I was the only man there. There
where three women about my age. Everything was fine until they managed
to get onto the subject of lavatory seats. When one women said “Lavatory
seats have long been a problem”, I asked “How long have they been a problem?”.
The question never got an answer. Even though I may think lavatory
seats are a manufactured and exaggerated problem that only exists because
women like to malebash, I got the impression that the concept of a time when
lavatory seats were not a problem was inconceivable to her. The conversation
continued without any answer and the subject ended when one woman concluded
“That’s men” as if it were a crime against humanity and those heinous men
are all guilty of it. This left me two choices. I could launch
into the subject of men’s issues and rights. I could suggest that lavatory
seats were not a real issue and not proof of men’s terrible nature.
I suspected I would have less trouble saying the Earth was flat or that I
was from another planet, and the only conclusion would be a row and subsequent
social exclusion from their circle. I also think that I would not get
a better reception elsewhere. The only choice would be to have almost
no female acquaintances. I did not want to do that so I opted for the
second choice, which was say nothing. In some ways I am doing what
a lot of men do, that is saying nothing in the hope of keeping the peace.
I am beginning to think that the peace will not be kept. Peace in our
time was a fallacy but how do you make war at the dinner table? So
my question is, and maybe you could email or we could get a discussion going
on the Men’s Hour Yahoo group or maybe MensActivism.org, are you “out” in
the Men’s Movement and if so, how do you do that?
TO BE ADDED
If you are tired of talk of how men are “afraid of commitment” and think
the issue is not as simnplistic as that then you should have a look at Stephen
Baskervilles article on marriage boycott on MensNewsDaily.com. Stephen
Baskerville of Harvard University cites suicide and jail as just two reasons
why men are staying away from marriage. He mentions a disabled dentist who
was told by a court to stop taking medication for a brain tumor and instead
put the money into life insurance. For the webpage and a RealPlayer
audio visit MensNewsDaily and there is also a discussion on mensactvism.org.
So if you want a refreshing view about men and marriage go to the web addresses
listed on the programme page.
There is a protest outside the home of family court judge called Justice
Munby near Pewsey, Wiltshire, England. That’s at 1030 on 21st July.
Have a look at www.equalpareint.org and then under Latest Action for
details and a contact phone number. That’s 1030 on the 21st July.
NCFM Anti-NOW event
On the 21st June, in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S. the National Organisation
of Women began their annual convention. This year the National Coalition
of Free Men decided to hold an event in opposition to the convention. This
started with a protest outside the convention, including acting out scenes
about family courts, and concluded with a talk in the evening. The
guests were four women, to show that NOW does not speak for all women, and
one man. They were Trudy Schuett, of the DesertLight Journal and men
friendly epublisher, cyberManbooks.com, Wendy McElroy of iFeminist.com, Diana
Thomspon of the American Coalition For Father and Children and of the Second
Wives Crusade, Deborah Watkins of the National Coalition of Free Men and
Warren Farrell, author of the Myth of Male Power and Father and Child Reunion.
All spoke about subjects like the destructiveness of feminism or the value
and importance of men and how NOW does not represent all women.
A live internet broadcast of the event was attempted by me. Unfortunately
it is not as successful as I hoped due to technical problems. Recording of
the event failed so there is not a copy to put on the Men’s Hour. As
a way round this the guests have been approached in the hope that they will
redo their talk on cassette and then this can be added to the Men’s Hour.
Hopefully we will then be able to have some record of what was a historic
event. Certainly although the NOW convention was mentioned sympathetically
by the local press, there was media interest in the NCFM anti-NOW event including
a radio interview with Wendy McElroy. It is possible that challenging
NOW, in this way, could become an annual event and that will raise the profile
of men’s issues even more. One radio station that they only heard of
the NOW convention when they heard about the anti-NOW event, so maybe the
challenge to feminism is starting to be heard at least by some in the media.
One other point, the Men’s Hour is now on Live365.com. This is a radio station
website. A copy of this Men’s Hour will be uploaded so you can listen
to it there. Due to the way Live365 works, the programme will be permanently
on a loop. You can’t start it or stop it. . Valuable lessons
were learned in St. Paul and that will allow successful live transmissions
in the future of important men’s events.
Recently both cyberManbooks.com and Men’s Hour have received emails with
viruses. Viruses are not uncommon but since one email was supposedly
from the Men’s Hour to cyberManbooks.com it is clear that someone is sending
them specifically to us rather than just a random virus. The email
also had the subject "Und Yvonne Wussow". Yvonne Wussow is apparently
a cheated German wife. I suspect this means that I am not taking enough
notice of her plight, real I’m sure, and that the plight of men is of no
consequence compared to her problem. To the coward that sends these
emails. You do not advance your cause one iota. If you have an
argument, send it; I will consider it. Your action however suggests
you have no argument, only rhetoric and slogans. The more you do childish
things like this, the more I am convinced of the validity of the Men’s Movement
That concludes the Men’s Hour for now. The next programme will be Sunday
17th August. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you
want men’s books please have a look at cyberManbooks.com. The Men’s Hour
is copyright 2002.
Sunday 21st June 1030am-1pm
near Pewsey, Wiltshire, England
Protest outside a
family court judge's house
Bernard Chapin's book -
Napalm is the Scent of Justice
Boycott on MensNewsDaily.com
Marriage Boycott on mensactivism.org
National Coaltion of Free Men