-End Male Genital Mutilation
- Here you can support “The Ashley Montagu Resolution to End Genital Mutilation of Children Worldwide”, which is to be submitted to the World Court at the Hague, after being passed through the hands of many Heads of State, worldwide. Currently and thankfully, female genital mutilation is illegal in almost every country on the planet; but, unfortunately no country has banned male genital mutilation- a severe slap in the face of equal rights. At the moment, according to the World Health Organization, in their study “Male Circumcision: Global Trends and Determinants of prevalence, safety, and acceptability”, 664,500,000 males worldwide have been mutilated; and, every year, 13,000,000 more are held down and flayed alive, which can be found here as well as many other important statistics. Male genital mutilation is a forced and permanent amputative surgery on an unconsenting minor, that should not be permitted to continue. Performing this torture removes a total of 24,000 nerve endings that these boys and men will never get back, of which all of the meissner’s corpuscles, which are the fine-touch receptors, are removed. In short, they lose their birthright. The Wikipedia article is here; and, a good article from the magazine MenSight, which tells you many facts about the damage male genital mutilation inflicts that many doctors don’t want you to hear, is here.
–Help Reginald Finley Get Reunited with His Son
- Here you can help a father, who was separated from his child, due to a loophole in the legitimation processes of the state of Georgia. The mother of the child didn’t know who the father of her child was due to her apparent adultery. On the birth certificate she wrote in her husbands name; but, a blood test revealed that Mr. Finley was actually the father. The mother of the child divorced her husband; and, moved away. At that, however, the state of Georgia began requiring Mr. Finley to pay child support, since the son was then his legitimate heir. Mr. Finley, though, was never married to the mother, and had nothing to do with her divorce. Should he have to pay child support then, when he is not responsible for the child’s mother breaking away from his foster father, and thus putting the child into the state of fatherlessness? To further compound the confusion of this case, this same loophole which makes him the father of the child for financial support, does not make him the father for anything else. He deeply wants to see his son; but, can’t since the child’s mother prevents contact between them. He’s always payed his child support, and only wants to see his little boy. Won’t you help him?
–Reform Title IX
- Here you can support the “CSC Issues National Appeal for ‘Common-Sense Reform’ to Title IX” petition. Title IX is article 9 of the Education Amendments of 1972. It restricts school programs from favoring one sex; but, is often sexistly only applied to males, which in terms of their interests in sports, is quashing their chances of getting sports scholarships, which is elaborated on in this study by the College Sports Council, which showed that women’s scholarships outnumber men’s scholarships by 62%: 32,656 for women as compared to 20,206 for men. In addition to this, female athletes get more funding than male athletes do, which is explained here. This law prevents many athletes from pursuing their dreams of being professional athletes, restricting their chances to earn a college education, of which women outnumber men on college campuses by 16%, and restricting the fun they can have together and removing a good chance for peer bonding, by banning a friendly game of ball. All of these things are egregious so please help out and sign. The Wikipedia article is here; and, a good article expanding on why Title IX is a toxic and sexist political tool used against our boys and men is here.
-Therapist Wants to Challenge the Duluth Model
- Here you can help British psychotherapist Sue Parker Hall to conduct her research and testing on a new method of therapy, called “Empathic Anger Management”, which she believes can replace all other methods of anger management, in terms of effectiveness and fairness. She backs up her claims with a good deal of research from a number of prominent academic authors and works. The impetus for this is to challenge gendered approaches, such as the Duluth Model, which asserts that no man can be abused and that men should be denied help in escaping abusive relationships. Such sexist beliefs have fostered many myths surrounding the subject of domestic violence, and they have created anger management systems, which have left men without help and recourse, due to the sole blame of violence that have been placed on them, from the many misandric stereotypes that surround males in our society. Thus, she is responding to the situation by exploring new methods and ways of looking at violence, which are not hopelessly muddled and impaired by biased ideology from sexists. To that effect, she is conducting a drive for funding called “Men Being Treated Badly”. I hope you’ll stop by and donate what you can. It’s a good cause that could lead to breakthroughs for helping not just men for once, but women too. And, with 66.4% of men, or 2 and 3, suffering a physical assault in their lifetimes; and, with women being 70.7% of nonreciprocal domestic violence perpetrators, can we really afford to sit by, while these stereotypes leave men with no recourse for help in society, especially when domestic violence shelters spit in the face of equality by denying men help? Someone’s got to stand up for the truth that men are victims too, and Ms. Hall has done just that, so give her your support.