Bill Wood compendium. 3mar00

For anyone interested, my e-mail address is changing to
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Probably in 30 days...

> I'd love to burn our child support orders, court orders which reduce us to
> merely a paycheck and limit the time I have to be a father to my son. Can
> we get 1000 or 4000 fathers to DC to do it, and create some media
> attention? William N. Bender, Ph.D., University of Georgia

Below is PROOF that the FEMINISTS are SUCCEEDING in their complete and total
destruction of the American Culture and society.

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Want to cause a ruckus and get publicity?? Go downtown with leaflets of the
following info, and start burning UNDERWEAR, both men's shorts, AND women's
bras!! When the media comes, tell them your story and start handing them
out all of the proof of the FRAUD of the whole system!!!

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From Sisterhood Is Powerful, Robin Morgan (ed), 1970, p. 537: We can't
destroy the inequities between men and women until we destroy marriage.

Roxanne Dunbar in Female Liberation: How will the family unit be destroyed?
...[T]he demand alone will throw the whole ideology of the family into
question, so that women can begin establishing a community of work with each
other and we can fight collectively. Women will feel freer to leave their
husbands and become economically independent, either through a job or
welfare.

Barbara Ehrenreich in Time: Only with the occasional celebrity crime do we
allow ourselves to think the nearly unthinkable: that the family may not be
the ideal and perfect living arrangement after all that it can be a nest of
pathology and a cradle of gruesome violence,... Even in the ostensibly
"functional," nonviolent family, where no one is killed or maimed, feelings
are routinely bruised and often twisted out of shape. There is the slap or
the put~down that violates a child's shaky sense of self, the cold,
distracted stare that drives a spouse to tears, the little digs and
rivalries...

Gordon Fitch: The nuclear family is a hotbed of violence and depravity.

Barbara Findlen, "Is Marriage the Answer?" Ms Magazine, May~June, 1995:
Feminists have long criticized marriage as a place of oppression, danger,
and drudgery for women.

Andrea Dworkin: Marriage as an institution developed from rape as a
practice. Rape, originally defined as abduction, became marriage by
capture. Marriage meant the taking was to extend in time, to be not only
use of but possession of, or ownership.

"Only when manhood is dead--and it will perish when ravaged femininity no
longer sustains it" (Andrea Dworkin)

"The cultural institutions which embody and enforce those interlocked
aberrations--for instance, law, art, religion, nation-states, the family,
tribe, or commune based on father-right--these institutions are real and
they must be destroyed." (Andrea Dworkin)

In her polemical report on a trip to Israel, Dworkin condemns what she sees
as a theocratic, racist state based on dispossession and theft of Arab land,
a place where Orthodox rabbis make most of the legal decisions that affect
women's lives. (promo from "Publisher's Weekly") about Andrea Dworkin's book
"Life and Death: Unapologetic Writings on the Continuing War Against Women"

"In every century, there are a handful of writers who help the human race to
evolve. Andrea is one of them."--Gloria Steinem

Lenore Walker, after visiting one of the early shelters for battered women,
as cited in The Battered Woman, p.195: I was struck by what a beneficial
alternative to the nuclear family this arrangement [communal housing and
child raising] was for these women and children.

Linda Gordon, "Functions of the Family," WOMEN: A Journal of Liberation,
Fall, 1969: The nuclear family must be destroyed, and people must find
better ways of living together.... Whatever its ultimate meaning, the
break~up of families now is an objectively revolutionary process.... No
woman should have to deny herself any opportunities because of her special
responsibilities to her children.... (this would be a great place to include
the mother abuse and child murder statistics.) Families will be finally
destroyed only when a revolutionary social and economic organization permits
people's needs for love and security to be met in ways that do not impose
divisions of labor, or any external roles, at all.


Alice Walker in "Embracing the Dark and the Light," Essence, July 1982,
as cited in Andrea Dworkin's Right-Wing Women:
I submit that any sexual intercourse between a free man and a human being he
owns or controls is rape.

"In a patriarchal society all heterosexual intercourse is rape because
women, as a group, are not strong enough to give meaningful consent" --
Catherine MacKinnon, "Professing Feminism: Cautionary Tales From The
Strange World of Women's Studies"

"All men are rapists, and that's all they are ..." --Feminist Marilyn
French, People Magazine (Percent of reported rape or near-rape incidents =
.07% [The FBI's Uniform Crime Report lists for the year 1996])


"God is going to change. We women... will change the world so much that He
won't fit anymore." -- Naomi Goldenberg, Changing of the Gods: Feminism and
the End of Traditional Religions (quoted at beginning of From Father God to
Mother Earth)

"We are, as a sex, infinitely superior to men..." -- Elizabeth Stanton, One
Woman, One Vote, Wheeler, p. 58

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AND HERE IS THE OUTCOME OF THE FEMINIST AGENDA ~~~!!!
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"In an earlier study by Kalter and Rembar at [Children's Psychiatric
Hospital, University of Michigan], a sample of 144 child and adolesce
atients, whose parents had divorced, presented [for evaluation and
treatment] with three most commonly occurring problems:

63% Subjective psychological problem (defined as anxiety, sadness,
pronounced moodiness, phobias, and depression)

56% Poor grades or grades substantially below ability and/or recent past
performance

43% Aggression toward parents

Important features of the subgroup of 32 latency aged girls were in the same
order:

69% indicating subjective psychological distress 47% academic problems 41%
aggression toward pa ts.

Clinical Observations on Interferences of Early Father Absence in the
Achievement of Femininity by R. Lohr, C. g, A. Mendell and B. Riemer,
Clinical Social Work Journal, V. 17, #4, Winter, 1989
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"In summary, 30% of the children in the present study experienced a marked
decrease in their academic performance following parental separation, and
this was evident three years later. Access to both parents seemed to be the
most protective factor, in that it was associated with better academic
adjustment...Moreover, data revealed that noncustodial parents (mostly
fathers) were very influential in their children's development...These data
also support the interpretation that the more time a child spends with the
noncustodial noncustodial parent the better the overall adjustment of the
child."

Factors Associated with Academic Achievement in Children Following Parental
Separation, L. Bisnaire, PhD; P. Firestone, PhD; D. Rynard, MA Sc American
Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 60(1), January, 1990


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"While in most instances adolescents from recently disrupted household were
more negatively affected by their parents' divorce, some findings did
identify long-term effects of earlier disruption. Adolescent girls who had
experienced parental divorce when they were younger than six or between six
and nine years old reported becoming involved with alcohol or drugs in
proportions higher than did girls from intact families. Adolescent girls
whose experience of divorce occurred before they were six more frequently
reported skipping school than did girls from intact families or girls whose
parents divorced when they were between the ages of six and nine."

"These findings underscore the vulnerability of adolescents whose parents
have divorced within the last five years. The impact of the marital
disruption was most pronounced among girls, who skipped school more
frequently, reported more depress ehavior, and described social support in
more negative terms than did boys from recently disrupted homes."

The Effects of Marital Disruption on Adolescents: Time as a Dynamic A.
Frost, PhD; B. Pakiz, EdM, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 60(4),
October, 1990


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"Among teenage and adult populations of females, parental divorce has been
associated with lower self-esteem, precocious sexual activity, greater
delinquent-like behavior, and more difficulty establishing gratifying,
lasting adult heterosexual relationships. It is especially intriguing to
note that, in these studies, the parental divorce typically occurred years
before any difficulties were observed..

"At the time of the marital separation, when (as is typical) father leaves
the family home and becomes progressively less involved with his children
over the ensuing years, it appears that young girls experience the emotional
loss of father egocentrically as a rejection of them. While more common
among preschool and early elementary school girls, we have observed this
phenomenon clinically in later elementary school and young adolescent
children. Here the continued lack of involvement is experienced as an
ongoing rejection by him. Many girls attribute this rejection to their not
being pretty enough, affectionate enough, athletic enough, or smart enough
to please father and engage him in regular, frequent contacts".

"Finally, girls whose parents divorce may grow up without the day to day
experience of interacting with a man who is attentive, caring and loving.
The continuous sense of being valued and loved as a female seems an
especially key element in the development of the conviction that one is
indeed femininely lovable. Without this regular source of nourishment, a
girl's sense of being valued as a female does not seem to thrive."

Long-Term Effects of Divorce on Children: A Developmental Vulnerability
Model Neil Kalter, Ph.D., University of Michigan, American Journal of
Orthopsychiatry, 57(4), October, 1987


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"....when the non-custodial parent is perceived as "lost," the young adult
is more depressed. When a divorce occurs, the perception of the
non-custodial father has been shown to change in a negative direction, while
the perception of the mother (whether custodon-custodial) remains relatively
stable. "

"Because divorce is a process, not an isolated event, the effects of the
divorce may be cumulative and early intervention would therefore be
beneficial.

The continued involvement of the non- custodial parent in the child's life
appears crucial in preventing an intense sense of loss in the child.... The
importance of the relationship with the non-custodial parent may also have
implications for the legal issues of custodial arrangements and visitation.
The results of this study indicate that arrangements where both parents are
equally involved with the child are optimal. When this type of arrangement
is not possible, the child's continued relationship with the non-custodial
parent remains essential."

Young Adult Children of Divorced Parents: Depression and the Perception of
Loss, Rebecca L. Drill, Ph.D., Harvard University. Journal of Divorce, V.
10, #1/2, Fall/Winter 1986


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"The impact of parental divorce and subsequent father absence in the wake of
this event has long been thought to affect children quite negatively. For
instance, parental divorce and father loss has been associated with
difficulties in school adjustment (e.g. Felner, Ginter, Boike, & Cowen),
Social Adjustment (e.g. Fry & Grover) and personal adjustment (e.g. Covell &
Turnbull)..."

"The results of the present study suggest that father loss through divorce
is associated with diminished self-concepts in children...at least for this
sample of children from the midwestern United States."

Children's Self Concepts: Are They Affected by Parental Divorce and
Remarriage Thomas S. Parish, Journal of Social Behavior and Personality,
1987, V 2, #4, 559-562


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"It is ironic, and of some interest, that we have subjected joint custody to
a level and intensity of scrutiny that was never directed towa the
traditional post-divorce arrangement (sole legal and physical custody to the
mother and two weekends each month of visiting to the father.) Developmental
and relationship theory should have alerted the mental health field to the
potential immediate and long range consequences for the child of only seeing
a parent four days each month. And yet until recently, there was no
particular challenge to this traditional post-divorce parenting arrangement,
despite growing evidence that such post-divorce relationships were not
sufficiently nurturing or stabilizing for many children and parents."

"There is some evidence that in our well-meaning efforts to save children in
the immediate post-separation period from anxiety, confusion, and the
normative divorce-engendered conflict, we have set the stage in the longer
run for the more ominous symptoms of anger, depression, and a deep sense of
loss by depriving the child of the opportunity to maintain a full
relationship with each parent."

Examining Resistance to Joint Custody, Monograph by Joan Kelly, Ph.D.
(associate of Judith Wallerstein, Ph.D) From the 1991 Book Joint Custody and
Shared Parenting, second edition, Guilford Press, 1991.

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1) BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS/ RUNAWAYS/ HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS/CHEMICAL ABUSERS/
SUICIDES

85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless
homes (Source: Center for Disease Control)
90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes (Source:
U.S. D.H.H.S., Bureau of the Census)
71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes (Source: National
Principals Association Report on the State of High Schools.)
75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from
fatherless homes (Source: Rainbows for all God's Children.)
63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (Source: U.S. D.H.H.S.,
Bureau of the Census)
RE: Youth Suicide and Divorce/ Single parent Homes:

"In a study of 146 adolescent friends of 26 adolescent suicide victims,
teens living in single-parent families are not only more likely to
commit suicide but also more likely to suffer from psychological
disorders, when compared to teens living in intact families."
Source: David A. Brent, (et. al.) "Post-traumatic Stress Disorders in
Peers of Adolescent Suicide Victims: Predisposing Factors and
Phenomenology." Journal of the AMerican Academy of Child and Adolescent
Psychiatry 34 (1995): 209-215.

"Fatherless children are at dramatically greater risk of suicide."
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Center
for Health Statistics, Survey on Child Health, Washington, D.C., 1993.

"Three out of four teenage suicides occur in households where a parent
has been absent."
Source: Jean Beth Eshtain, "Family Matters: The Plight of America's
Children." The Christian Century (July 1993): 14-21.

"A family structure index - a composite index based on the annual rate
of children involved in divorce and the percentage of families with
children present that are female-headed - is a strong predictor of
suicide among young adult and adolescent white males."
Source: Patricia L. McCall and Kenneth C. Land, "Trends in White Male
Adolescent, Young-Adult, and Elderly Suicide: Are Ther Common Underlying
Structural Factors?" Social Science Research 23 (1994): 57-81



2) JUVENILE DELINQUENCY/ CRIME/ GANGS

80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes
(Source: Criminal Justice & Behavior, Vol 14, p. 403-26, 1978)
70% of juveniles in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes
(Source: U.S. Dept. of Justice, Special Report, Sept 1988)
85% of all youths sitting in prisons grew up in a fatherless home (Source:
Fulton Co. Georgia jail populations, Texas Dept. of Corrections 1992)
California has the nation's highest juvenile incarceration rate and the
nation's highest juvenile unemployment rate. Vincent Schiraldi, Executive
Director, Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, "What Hallinan's Victory
Means," San Francisco Chronicle (12/28/95).
These statistics translate to mean that children from a fatherless home are:

5 times more likely to commit suicide.
32 times more likely to run away.
20 times more likely to have behavioral disorders.
14 times more likely to commit rape
9 times more likely to drop out of high school.
10 times more likely to abuse chemical substances.
9 times more likely to end up in a state-operated institution.
20 times more likely to end up in prison.

Juveniles have become the driving force behind the nation's alarming
increases in violent crime, with juvenile arrests for murder, rape, robbery
and aggravated assault growing sharply in the past decade as pistols and
drugs became more available, and expected to continue at the same alarming
rate during the next decade. "Justice Dept. Issues Scary Report on Juvenile
Crime," San Francisco Chronicle (9/8/95). "Crime Wave Forecast With Teenager
Boom," San Francisco Chronicle (2/15/95).
Criminal behavior experts and social scientists are finding intriguing
evidence that the epidemic of youth violence and gangs is related to the
breakdown of the two-parent family. "New Evidence That Quayle Was Right:
Young Offenders Tell What Went Wrong at Home," San Francisco Chronicle
(12/9/94).
3) TEENAGE PREGNANCY

"Daughters of single parents are 53% more likely to marry as teenagers, 164%
more likely to have a premarital birth, and 92% more likely to dissolve
their own marriages. All these intergenerational consequences of single
motherhood increase the likelihood of chronic welfare dependency." Barbara
Dafoe Whitehead, Atlantic Monthly (April 1993).
Daughters of single parents are 2.1 times more likely to have children
during their teenage years than are daughters from intact families. The Good
Family Man, David Blankenhorn.
71% of teenage pregnancies are to children of single parents. U.S. Dept. of
Health and Human Services.
4) CHILD ABUSE

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states that there were more
than 1,000,000 documented child abuse cases in 1990. In 1983, it found that
60% of perpetrators were women with sole custody. Shared parenting can
significantly reduce the stress associated with sole custody, and reduce the
isolation of children in abusive situations by allowing both parents' to
monitor the children's health and welfare and to protect them.
5) POVERTY

"The National Fatherhood Institute reports that 18 million children live in
single-parent homes. Nearly 75% of American children living in single-parent
families will experience poverty before they turn 11. Only 20% in two-parent
families will experience poverty." Melinda Sacks, "Fatherhood in the 90's:
Kids of absent fathers more "at risk"," San Jose Mercury News (10/29/95).
"The feminization of poverty is linked to the feminization of custody, as
well as linked to lower earnings for women. Greater opportunity for
education and jobs through shared parenting can help break the cycle." David
Levy, Ed., The Best Parent is Both Parents (1993).
6) KIDNAPPING

Family abductions were 163,200 compared to non-family abductions of 200-300.
The parental abductions were attributed to the parents' disenchantment with
the legal system. David Levy, Ed., The Best Parent is Both Parents (1993),
citing a report from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile
Justice (May 1990).

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Ninety percent of divorced fathers have less than full custody of their
children." Jonathan M. Honeycutt, Ph.D.(c), M.P.A., M.A., I.P.C. Director of
Research, Clinical & Consulting Psychotherapist, National Institute for
Divorce Research, Panama City, Florida.

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Children from fatherless homes account for:
63% of youth suicides. (Source: US Dept. of Health & Human Services, Bureau
of the Census).
71% of pregnant teenagers. (Source: US Dept. of Health & Human Services)
90% of all homeless and runaway children.
70% of juveniles in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes
(Source: U.S. Dept. of Justice, Special Report, Sept 1988)
85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders. (Source: Center for
Disease Control).
80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger. (Source: Criminal Justice &
Behavior, Vol. 14, p. 403-26, 1978).
71% of all high school dropouts. (Source: National Principals Association
Report on the State of High Schools).
75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers. (Source: Rainbows
for all God`s Children).
85% of all youths sitting in prisons. (Source: Fulton Co. Georgia jail
populations, Texas Dept. of Corrections 1992).

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The State of Fatherhood
37.9% of fathers have no access/visitation rights. (Source: p.6, col.II,
para. 6, lines 4 & 5, Census Bureau P-60, #173, Sept 1991.)
"40% of mothers reported that they had interfered with the non-custodial
father's visitation on at least one occasion, to punish the ex-spouse."
(Source: p. 449, col. II, lines 3-6, (citing Fulton) Frequency of visitation
by Divorced Fathers; Differences in Reports by Fathers and Mothers. Sanford
Braver et al, Am. J. of Orthopsychiatry, 1991.)
"Overall, approximately 50% of mothers "see no value in the father`s
continued contact with his children...." (Source: Surviving the Breakup,
Joan Kelly & Judith Wallerstein, p. 125)
Only 11% of mothers value their husband's input when it comes to handling
problems with their kids. Teachers & doctors rated 45%, and close friends &
relatives rated %16.(Source: EDK Associates survey of 500 women for Redbook
Magazine. Redbook, November 1994, p. 36)
"The former spouse (mother) was the greatest obstacle to having more
frequent contact with the children." (Source: Increasing our understanding
of fathers who have infrequent contact with their children, James Dudley,
Family Relations, Vol. 4, p. 281, July 1991.)
"A clear majority (70%) of fathers felt that they had too little time with
their children." (Source: Visitation and the Noncustodial Father, Mary Ann
Kock & Carol Lowery, Journal of Divorce, Vol. 8, No. 2, p. 54, Winter 1984.)
"Very few of the children were satisfied with the amount of contact with
their fathers, after divorce." (Source: Visitation and the Noncustodial
Father, Koch & Lowery, Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, Vol. 8, No. 2, p.
50, Winter 1984.)
"Feelings of anger towards their former spouses hindered effective
involvement on the part of fathers; angry mothers would sometimes sabotage
father's efforts to visit their children." (Source: Ahrons and Miller, Am.
Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Vol. 63. p. 442, July `93.)
"Mothers may prevent visits to retaliate against fathers for problems in
their marital or post-marital relationship." (Source: Seltzer, Shaeffer &
Charing, Journal of Marriage & the Family, Vol. 51, p. 1015, November 1989.)
In a study: "Visitational Interference - A National Study" by Ms. J Annette
Vanini, M.S.W. and Edward Nichols, M.S.W., it was found that 77% of
non-custodial fathers are NOT able to "visit" their children, as ordered by
the court, as a result of "visitation interference" perpetuated by the
custodial parent. In other words, non-compliance with court ordered
visitation is three times the problem of non-compliance with court ordered
child support and impacts the children of divorce even more.Originally
published Sept. 1992

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Youth Suicide and Divorce/ Single parent Homes:

"In a study of 146 adolescent friends of 26 adolescent suicide victims,
teens living in single-parent families are not only more likely to commit
suicide but also more likely to suffer from psychological disorders, when
compared to teens living in intact families." Source: David A. Brent, (et.
al.) "Post-traumatic Stress Disorders in Peers of Adolescent Suicide
Victims: Predisposing Factors and Phenomenology." Journal of the American
Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 34 (1995): 209-215.
"Fatherless children are at dramatically greater risk of suicide." Source:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health
Statistics, Survey on Child Health, Washington, D.C., 1993.
"Three out of four teenage suicides occur in households where a parent has
been absent." Source: Jean Beth Eshtain, "Family Matters: The Plight of
America's Children." The Christian Century (July 1993): 14-21.
"A family structure index -- a composite index based on the annual rate of
children involved in divorce and the percentage of families with children
present that are female-headed - is a strong predictor of suicide among
young adult and adolescent white males." Source: Patricia L. McCall and
Kenneth C. Land, "Trends in White Male Adolescent, Young-Adult, and Elderly
Suicide: Are Ther Common Underlying Structural Factors?" Social Science
Research 23 (1994): 57-81