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Congress to Vote on Renewing Violence
Against Women Act (VAWA)
June 30, 2005

The promo for this week's His Side--"Congress to Vote on Renewing Anti-Male Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)"--is below. While on the surface VAWA sounds good--after all, everyone opposes violence against women--there are many serious problems with it. VAWA expires on September 30, and Dave Burroughs' Safe Homes for Children and Families Coalition (SHCFC) has just issued a call for action on the recently introduced renewal legislation. To get involved, click here.

We invite you to call the show live at 1-800-439-4805 (lines open this Sunday from 5-6 PM PST).

For those who are outside of our radio stations' coverage ranges, you can listen to the show live this Sunday (7/3/05) via our station's excellent Internet stream at Listen Live. To find out where to listen to His Side with Glenn Sacks on the radio, click here.

I'm Looking for Single Dads Willing to Talk to the Media

I'm looking for single fathers who have custody or at least 50% physical time with their children and who live in the general vicinity of New York City. If this is you, please send your name, phone # and a brief outline of your situation to me at Glenn@HisSide.com.

NOMAS Leader Michael Kimmel Criticizes Men's Movement

The audio of  last week's His Side--"NOMAS Leader Michael Kimmel Criticizes Men's Movement"--can be heard by clicking here. On the show Kimmel, America's leading male feminist, actually admitted that "there's a ton of men getting screwed in family court."

His Side with Glenn Sacks on Fox Special on Boy Crisis in Education

Fox just aired a special on the boy crisis in education which featured clips from His Side, an in-studio interview with me, an interview with Michelle Ventimiglia, the director of the preschool that both of my children attended, and feminist sociology professor Mary Blair-Loy of the University of California at San Diego.

The jumping off point for the piece was my Los Angeles Times column New Study of Youth Shows It's Boys Who Are in Crisis (3/20/05). In that column I discussed the Boy Crisis in education and criticized Duke researchers for hiding boys' disadvantage in their reporting of the results of their study of youth. The researchers wrote the Times,  accusing me of  "cherry-picking" from their data to support my arguments. However, I "picked" nothing, but instead looked at all 28 indices of child well-being which they studied and noted that while boys and girls fared equally in six of the 28 categories, girls fared better than boys in 17 of the remaining 22.

Ventimiglia, whose school is very attuned to boys' learning styles and educational needs, spoke movingly of the way modern schools are failing our boys. Blair-Loy gave the standard feminist response, which is:

  1. deny that the boy crisis exists
  2. assert that whatever happens with boys in school, males will still end up earning more money than females, so boys' school problems are not important
  3. assert that the differences in education are related to race and income level, not gender

Regarding point #2, as I noted on Fox, males earn more money because they make more sacrifices to earn money, whereas women are still more oriented towards the domestic sphere. To hear a debate on the wage gap, see Martha Burk v. Warren Farrell on the 'Wage Gap' (His Side, 5/22/05).

As for point #3, it certainly is true that race and ethnicity play a large role in education, particularly in heavily immigrant areas such as Southern California. But the gender differences between boys and girls are also stark.

Much of the problem is political, and may sound familiar to fathers who've been through family court--there's a political price to be paid for giving females a raw deal, but no corresponding political price for shafting males. Boys are in crisis in part because the schools are under little pressure to adapt themselves to boys' needs and learning styles. As I noted in my column Start of School Very Different for Parents of Boys, Parents of Girls  (Washington Times, 9/12/04):

"The educational establishment has reacted to the boy crisis in education in a way reminiscent of Bertolt Brecht's famous poem about calls to reform or dissolve the unpopular government of East Germany: the government found it difficult to reform itself, so would instead choose to 'dissolve the people and elect another.'

Similarly, rather than reform a system woefully out of touch with boys' real world natures and needs, our schools find it easier to demand that boys be something other than boys."

To watch the Fox feature, which was filmed back in April, click here.

Feminist Magazine Slanders Glenn, Attacks Fathers' Movement

The feminist publication The Mother's Movement Online recently slandered me, calling me a "supporter of father's custody." As I've made clear on countless occasions, I am not an advocate for paternal sole custody any more than I'm an advocate for the present system of maternal sole custody. Paradoxically, the article criticizing me linked to a column I co-authored which advocates shared custody--Can Abolishing Sole Custody Curb Divorce? (New York Sun, 10/2/02).

In addition to criticizing me (who they humorously dubbed a "big name right-wing radio personality"), the publication also took aim at Fathers 4 Justice, Wendy McElroy, Jason Hatch, and others. The article is Judith Stadtman Tucker's What's wrong with the father's rights movement.

The magazine can be reached at mail@mothersmovement.org.

Are You a NY Father Looking for Family Law Help?

Stuart L. Melnick, a prominent commercial litigation attorney who also practices family law, is a passionate opponent of the current family law system who is looking to help New York fathers with their family law/custody problems. To learn more and to contact Stuart, click here.

Will I See You at the Men's Equality Conference 2005?

I will be speaking at the 2005 Men's Equality Conference July 15 and 16 in Washington D.C.--to attend, click here. Also speaking will be Warren Farrell, Stephen Baskerville, Jack Kammer, Carnell Smith, and Dave Burroughs.  The 2005 Men's Equality Conference will be held 3 blocks from the US capitol.  For more information, visit www.TrueEquality.com.

Last year's conference was exceptionally well-done. My speech to the conference last year was The Future of the American Father.

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Best Wishes,
Glenn Sacks
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Congress to Vote on Renewing Anti-Male
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which was first passed in 1994, expires on September 30, and legislation was recently introduced to renew it. While on the surface VAWA sounds good--after all, everyone opposes violence against women--there are many serious problems with it.

VAWA-funded shelters and domestic violence organizations ignore and often refuse to provide services to male victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence organizations funded by VAWA refuse to acknowledge the mountains of research which show that men compromise a significant percentage of domestic violence victims.

In addition, domestic violence organizations funded by VAWA often throw their weight and perceived credibility behind legislation which serves to drive fathers out of their children's lives. For example, dozens of domestic violence organizations signed on to amicus briefs filed for the move-away mom in the LaMusga move-away case in the California Supreme Court. In April, DV organizations testified against AB 1307, the California Shared Parenting bill.

VAWA funding and VAWA-generated domestic violence hysteria has also helped enable unscrupulous women to use restraining orders, the police, and the legal system as tools against men.

Dr. Donald G. Dutton, author of The Abusive Personality: Violence and Control in Intimate Relationships, asserts that research shows that women are as likely to attack their male intimate partners as vice versa, and that most domestic violence stems from personality disorders found equally in males and females. Dutton, a psychology professor at the University of British Columbia, is a well-known critic of VAWA and suggests that VAWA be replaced with VIRA--The Violence in Intimate Relations Act.

Dutton will join Glenn on His Side with Glenn Sacks on Sunday, July 3 at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST.  For those who are outside of our radio stations' coverage ranges, you can listen to the show live via our station's excellent Internet stream at Listen Live.  

You can call the show and join the discussion in progress at 1-800-439-4805 (lines open this Sunday from 5-6 PM PST).

To learn more, see:

His Side with Glenn Sacks can be heard on WSNR AM 620 in New York City and North-Eastern New Jersey, and on WWZN AM 1510 in Boston on Sundays at 10 PM EST. The show can also be heard in Southern California on KTIE AM 590 at 5 PM PST. To listen live via the Internet from anywhere in the world, go to Listen Live. Both radio and Internet listeners are encouraged to call and participate in the show live and on the air at 1-800-439-4805 (lines open Sundays from 5-6PM PST).

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