>>>> In : Le Grelot ,1896. <<<<
« Trésor, le devoir
m'appelle encore à une réunion.
- Veille à ce que tout le boulot soit fait à mon retour à la maison !
- Compris ? »
« Schat, ik moet nogmaals naar een vergadering.
- Zorg er maar voor dat al het werk gedaan is als ik thuis terugkom !
- Begrepen ? »
« Mein Schatz, das Pflichtgefühl ruft nochmals auf zu einem Treffen.
- Mache dass du fertig bist mit dem Arbeit wenn ich heimkehre !
- Verstanden ? »
« Sweetheart, duty calls to another meeting.
- Make sure that the job is done when I come back home !
- O.K. ? »
Winston could not help laughing, and barking :
I have no problem with my bitch !
Critical comment :
dogs seldom bite,
but politicians need votes,
and those at their service need money,
so they all are on their good behaviour
towards feminism :
does not prevent them from
being churlish with their own wives !
information about feminism
According to extensive inquiries made
in the European Union (1999),
96 % of people think that women are victims of violence at home
due to drug abuse or alcoholism of men,
while 79% mention unemployment as another cause,
and 75 % more precisely social exclusion as well as poverty.
Of course, opinions are free. But only facts are sacred.
What those people think about beaten
refers to a part of the social reality they know about,
just like Victor Hugo when he wrote Les Misérables.
But there is no indication that the
percentages expressed above
are in fact that high in reality.
To be sure, we all know poor people,
sometimes with many children,
but who do not perpetrate acts of violence at home.
The inquiries furnish no proof that
those people are nowadays
a minority of 25 % or even 4% in the European Union,
among the so-called lower classes.
The inquiries express nothing more than
the opinions of people
asked about the causes of violence against women at home.
Moreover, how many people were women,
to ask as well as to answer the questions ?
What was the social condition of both groups ?
And how are we to assess the value of
when they were not involved, but merely repeated the views
already expressed by newspapers and television ?
There is a constant discrimination
when only women as victims of beatings
are considered in the media.
Men are embarrassed when they are
beaten up by women :
they don't want to admit anything about this before other men
because by so doing they are ashamed,
or made to feel like women or infants.
The prospect of ridicule scares them.
Therefore they suffer in silence,
sometimes for years.
So, there is a big miscalculation in
the relation between man and woman as a relation of
a potential brute to a potential victim.
You can also encounter personages like
Gerda, Helga or even Hyacinth, elsewhere than in movies.
When it happens daily at home, it is a no less painful torment
to undergo than if caused by a man to a woman.
League for the dignity of mankind
lays claim to justice between gender, that is to say
it points out that there may be no discrimination :
men have the right to be protected
against injuries caused by women,
e.g., their hysterical craving for domination,
paranoïcal self-esteem, nymphomania,
and insatiable spirit of revenge,
just like women have the right to be protected
against brutish and other bad actions of men.
So, if feminism is
understood (first sense)
as a claim for equity and protection
against violence at home or elsewhere,
there is of course no discrimination of men involved.
But if feminism is
understood (second sense)
as an attempt to establish
a worldwide matriarchate over men,
there is no respect for equity, but a challenge
which is sometimes very provocative of
grown-up men and their specific reactions.
Mutual respect is part
of a good education.
Feminism (second sense) does not provide for this.
Moreover, what happens
to the children
when their mother is absent most of the time,
and when their father who is physically and emotionally
or mentally abused, has to do everything ?
illustration from Le Grelot (1896)
gives a good resume of the situation
created by that (second sense) feminism.
Children are unhappy at
home when their mother is
not very affectionate and close to them,
but is on the contrary often away at meetings,
and when their father is a poor (beaten) slave
without the expected parental authority.
Since they have no
feeling of a what a normal family is,
children in such a situation sometimes escape from home...
and become victims of various predators.
The media are not
objective when they do not recognize
that (second sense) feminism as one of the major causes
of child abuse, abduction and exploitation.
By the way : in the
U.S.A., according to a survey,
« 1.8 million women suffered assaults from a husband or a boyfriend,
but two million men were assaulted by a wife or a girlfriend. »
Source : the "Journal of Marriage
and the Family",
Vol. 48 (1986), pp. 465-479,
item 61 in the bibliography at the end of the Webpage
find a bibliography
as well as good online resources
about feminism and battered men
on the above mentioned Website.
League for the dignity of mankind
objects to feminism in so far as it also destroys
the values of family and education at home.
For the dignity of
mankind, one can join crusades
against child abuse, abduction and exploitation :