The June edition
of Whistleblower magazine is a mega-eye-opener
exploring one of the most crucial
but little-reported phenomena of modern
America – what WND calls "THE
WAR ON FATHERS."
The evidence of this
almost unthinkable scenario is everywhere:
public school classrooms across America,
in every category and every demographic
group, boys are falling behind. Girls
excel and move on to college, where
three out of five students are female,
while young boys – who don't naturally
thrive when forced to sit still at
a desk for six hours a day – are diagnosed
by the millions with new diseases
that didn't exist a generation ago.
To make their behavior more acceptable,
they are compelled to take hazardous
psycho-stimulant drugs like Ritalin.
Boys are more than
50 percent more likely to repeat elementary
school grades than girls, a third
more likely to drop out of high school
and twice as likely to have a "learning
disability." And the suicide
rate among teen boys is far higher
than that of girls.
"What we have
done," explains Thomas Mortenson,
senior scholar at the Pell Institute
for the Study of Opportunity in Higher
Education, "is we have a K-12
school system that seems to work relatively
well for girls and does not work for
a very large share of boys."
well known that roughly half of America's
marriages end in divorce, but not
nearly as well known that two out
of three of those divorces are initiated
by the wives. Moreover, America's
family court system is scandalously
biased in favor of the mother in child
custody disputes. Fathers get custody
of children in uncontested cases only
10 percent of the time and 15 percent
of the time in contested cases. Meanwhile,
mothers get sole custody 66 percent
of the time in uncontested cases and
75 percent of the time in contested
"Where you have
minor children, there's really no
such thing as no-fault divorce for
fathers," says Detroit attorney
Philip Holman, vice president of the
National Congress for Fathers and
Children. "On the practical level,
fathers realize that divorce means
they lose their kids."
loss by children of their fathers'
influence is directly responsible
– far more than any other cause –
for the modern national scourges of
gang life, crime and much more.
years ago, "Father knows best"
was a hit TV show, in which insurance
agent Jim Anderson (actor Robert Young)
would come home from work each evening,
trade his sport jacket for a nice,
comfortable sweater, and then deal
with the everyday growing-up problems
of his family. He could always be
counted on to resolve that week's
crisis with a combination of kindness,
fatherly strength and common sense.
virtually always portrays husbands
as bumbling losers or contemptible,
self-absorbed egomaniacs. Whether
in dramas, comedies or commercials,
the patriarchy is dead, at least on
TV where men are fools – unless of
course they're gay. On "Queer
Eye for the Straight Guy," the
"fab five" are supremely
knowledgeable on all things hip, their
life's highest purpose being to help
those less fortunate than themselves
– that is, straight men – to become
As this issue of
Whistleblower shows, experts like
Ph.D. scholar Christina Hoff Sommers,
author of "The War Against Boys,"
agree: "It's a bad time to be
a boy in America." Sommers provides
example after example of what can
only be called an all-out anti-male
"The carnage committed
by two boys in Littleton, Colorado,"
declares the Congressional Quarterly
Researcher, "has forced the
nation to reexamine the nature of
boyhood in America." William
Pollack, director of the Center
for Men at McLean Hospital and author
of the best-selling "Real Boys:
Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths
of Boyhood," tells audiences
around the country, "The boys
in Littleton are the tip of the
iceberg. And the iceberg is all
In fact, Sommers
reveals, it has become fashionable
in elitist circles to conspire to
change boys' very identity:
There are now conferences,
workshops, and institutes dedicated
to transforming boys. Carol Gilligan,
professor of gender studies at Harvard
Graduate School of Education, writes
of the problem of "boys' masculinity
… in a patriarchal social order."
Barney Brawer, director of the Boys'
Project at Tufts University, told
Education Week: "We've deconstructed
the old version of manhood, but
we've not [yet] constructed a new
version." In the spring of
2000, the Boys' Project at Tufts
offered five workshops on "reinventing
Boyhood." The planners promised
emotionally exciting sessions: "We'll
laugh and cry, argue and agree,
reclaim and sustain the best parts
of the culture of boys and men,
while figuring out how to change
the terrible parts."
As this edition of Whistleblower shows,
there is nothing wrong – and a very
great deal right – with boys and masculinity.
As maverick feminist Camille Paglia
courageously reminds her men-hating
colleagues, masculinity is "the
most creative cultural force in history."
said David Kupelian, managing editor
of WND and Whistleblower, "is
that misguided feminists, intent on
advancing a radically different worldview
than the one on which this nation
was founded, have succeeded in fomenting
a revolution. And that revolution
amounts to a powerful and pervasive
campaign against masculinity, maleness,
boys, men and patriarchy."
- "Banning 'mom' and
'dad,'" by Joseph Farah,
who exposes the latest in bizarre
and dangerous legislation by the
- "The fathers' war"
by Stephen Baskerville, a troubling
look at how increasing numbers
of America's military men risk
all to serve their nation in wartime,
only to be divorced by their wives
and lose their children.
- "The war on fathers,"
by David Kupelian, an in-depth
look at what's really behind the
feminization of America.
- "Why men are being
attacked," by Dr. Laura Schlessinger,
who says: "It isn't all about
hating men – it's largely about
disdaining and dismissing them."
- "Has the bias pendulum
swung against men?" Fewer
college-bound, higher suicide
rates, shorter life spans suggest
males getting shaft.
- "Paternity fraud
rampant in U.S.," showing
how 30 percent of men assessed
for court-ordered child support
are not actually the fathers of
the children receiving the support.
- "'Shared parenting'
seen as custody solution,"
a look at bills in New York that
would require courts to treat
mom and dad equally.
- "Resolving the boy
crisis in schools" by Jeffery
M. Leving and Glenn Sacks, showing
how today's public schools are
profoundly unsuited for the genuine
needs of boys.
- "Child support gold-diggers"
by Carey Roberts, who shows how
frequent fraud results in fathers
being victimized by the justice
- "Hating our fathers,
hating ourselves" by Bob
Just, a penetrating look at the
high cost of resenting the fathers
and husbands in our lives.
- And much more.
"This is one
of the most soulful, important and
insightful issues of Whistleblower
we've produced in a long time,"
said Kupelian. "I urge people
to read it – it's much more than eye-opening.
It could be life-changing. Really."
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