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There comes a time when you have to draw the line and say "enough is enough". The vitriolic response by feminists to Archbishop Pell’s Pentecost message "Fathers and Sons" should be a trigger to men that now is the time.

There has been an increasing trend in recent years for many feminists to find belittling men and boys acceptable. This behaviour has spilt over to the broader female community.

Well it’s not acceptable and men should send a clear signal to the community that it will no longer be tolerated.

The comments by feminists Eva Cox and Anne Hall (Herald Sun, May 24) are typical of this vitriolic abuse of men.

The consequential effects of the tirade perpetuated by these feminists over the years, particularly by Women’s Electoral Lobby, should not be underestimated.

We’ll never know exactly, of course, because men don’t have a government-funded $6 million lobby machine in Canberra as do feminists.

I applaud the national effort on breast cancer—a disease that deprived me of my mother some 40 years ago.

I’d further like to challenge Ms Hall’s claim on divorce and violence. These claims are based, no doubt, on known flawed surveys sponsored by feminists organisations.

Brian Fitzgerald

St Helena

Archbishop George Pell is to be commended for defending fathers and the role of fatherhood (Herald Sun, May 24).

However, I agree with Eva Cox that stereotypes come from real life. That is why Pell blames feminists – the stereotype of a feminist is of a man-hater who is a card-carrying member of the Society for Cutting Up Men (SCUM).

Feminists are equally intent on cutting up unborn children and in the process, despite feminist pleas for equal rights, they deprive men of all rights in regard to their children.

A man has no right to prevent the mother of his child having an abortion, even if he offers to take over the care of the child as soon as it is born.

Conversely, if the mother decides to give birth, the father is responsible for the child’s maintenance until the child reaches the age of 18.

In the meantime the mother can quite easily deprive him of any meaningful contact or relationship with his child.

The role of fatherhood has been marginalised by feminists, and children, especially male children, are paying the price.

Babette Francis

National and Overseas Co-ordinator, Endeavour Forum Inc.





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