24 November 2016

so ... ... Haaaappy, Happy Thanksgiving, AllYa'All ! y1980s - present day: CRISIS in FAMILY COURTS

from NOW:

"Crisis In Family Courts

There is a national crisis for women and their children in the family law courts of this country. Affirmed by experts and leaders in the women’s movement, the existence of this crisis is verified by women in every state who report injustice in their family law cases, especially battered mothers trying to protect their children from abusive fathers who aggressively litigate against them, using family court to stalk, harass, punish, and impoverish their former partners and children. NOW recognizes this crisis for women and their children and seeks to address discrimination against women in family courts.
The information presented here has been compiled by the National NOW Family Law Advisory Ad Hoc Committee. Created in April 2004, this all-volunteer committee is comprised of parents, grandparents, activists, paralegals, organizers, attorneys, and advocates from across the nation devoting their collective experience and expertise in family law and navigating the family court system to NOW’s work in promoting justice and equality for women.

In response to the discrimination and harassment women often face in family courts, the NOW Family Law Ad Hoc Committee has developed a brochure that provides practical recommendations for women encountering a difficult divorce or child custody case. It includes tips to help women better understand the judicial process, how to protect themselves in domestic violence situations, conduct proper case documentation and what to guard against in contested child custody cases.
A list of possible local resources for those who are suffering from domestic violence.
NOW’s Family Law Committee produces a newsletter with current news and information regarding the crisis for mothers and children in family courts. As many of our readers are aware, protective parents primarily mothersare losing custody of minor children in court proceedings that often ignore evidence of battering or child abuse and grant custody or unsupervised visitation TO the abusive parent.

10 November 2016

Mr Sullivan's, Dr Jensen's and My Calls to Civil Disobedience

Mr Sullivan's, Dr Jensen's and My Calls to Civil Disobedience
i)  From the University of Texas' Dr Jensen:  "Radical feminism recognizes that the threats to real equality and freedom for women can, and have come, from the right and the left. Attempts to erode women’s reproductive rights generally come from conservative, typically religious, people and movements. Attempts to expand the exploitation of women’s sexuality come from liberal, typically secular, people and movements. Right and left are too often flip sides of the same patriarchal coin. Conservatives tend to want to give specific men (husbands and fathers) control of women’s bodies, while liberals tend to seek to make women’s bodies as widely available to as many men as possible, for example by treating the buying and selling of women as simply 'sex work.'
Sadly, Trump offers the worst of both conservative and liberal patriarchy."


ii)  As Daily Intelligencer's Mr Andrew Sullivan states:
"I see no way to stop this at first, but some of us will have to try. And what we must seek to preserve are the core institutions that he may threaten — the courts, first of all, even if he shifts the Supreme Court to an unprecedentedly authoritarian-friendly one. Then the laws governing the rules of war, so that war crimes do not define America as their disavowal once did. Then the free press, which he will do all he can to intimidate and, if possible, bankrupt. Then the institutions he will have to destroy to achieve what he wants — an independent Department of Justice as one critical bulwark, what’s left of the FBI that will not be an instrument of his reign of revenge, our scientific institutions, and what’s left of free thought in our colleges and universities. We will need to march peacefully on the streets to face down the massive intimidation he will at times present to a truly free and open society. We have to hold our heads up high as we defend the values of the old republic, even as it crumbles into authoritarian dust. We must be prepared for nonviolent civil disobedience. We must transcend racial and religious division in a movement of resistance that is as diverse and as open as the new president’s will be uniform and closed."


08 November 2016

! T O N I G H T IN A M E R I C A !


03 November 2016

the Chicago CUBS' 02 November World Series' WIN

More nationally unifying the Cubbies’ win is THAN this so historic y2016 presidential election is --- --- which has to it a major party candidate for our president who is female. 

THIS win of theirs coming as it did at Chicago’s Central Time Zone --- & also mine --- of 11:47 pm on 02 November y2016, occurred on THE very exact same day, 02 November y1920, that women in the United States of America 96 years ago marked their ballots in such a historic election for their very first legal time EVER.

IN other words, NO woman in the United States --- or the World --- was able to even cast a vote one time legally UNTIL a full dozen years AFTER … … our u n i f y i n g Chicago Cubbies last won the Series’ championship !   

WHAT an incredibly historical marker THESE TWO coincidental years ON the very same day is !