In Dec 2011 I wrote that “Crusades were so 12th century” but that it hadn’t put off Jenn McIntosh from interfering in both Gentile and Jewish family affairs. This posting drawn from Dads4Kids Fatherhood Foundation (Jan 2012) is therefore à propos. 
Guerrilla warfare has metaphorically broken in Tel Aviv. In correspondence with an Israeli father late last year I could not see, and could not quite believe, that they could or would be able to bring a court action against Jenn McIntosh and her coterie. But that, apparently, is precisely what they intend to do. Jennifer McIntosh who has been called the Australian Male Bashing Guru in Israel, is calling on the Israeli government to avoid shared parenting.
- Is this cultural imperialism, or what ?
- What presumption has she to influence, uninvited, the policies of another sovereign state ?
Against a backdrop of an Israeli government at long last recognising that divorced fathers and their children also deserve equal rights along with divorced women comes militant feminist anger.
These father rights considerations appear to have incensed a militant feminist conference held at the Rackman Center in Bar Ilan University who let their fury and displeasure be known in Israel (Jan 2012).
The Dads4Kids posting continues:
The anti-male conference was designed to sabotage parental equality and indoctrinate social workers to treat all men and fathers in divorce or separation as unfit or dangerous parents. Men’s and children’s rights organisations vehemently protested it, members of Knesset tried to stop it, litigation in Texas has been launched and pleas to the United Nations (UN) CEDAW rapporteur Rashida Manjoo were sent, seeking the termination of the organizer, Ruth Halperin Kaddari’s membership in CEDAW (Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women).
The Rackman Center at Bar Ilan University is headed by militant feminist Dr. Ruth Halperin-Kadari, in close association with another leading speaker, Dr. Dafna Hacker of Tel Aviv University’s Gender Studies program, another militant feminist with strong ties to the New Israel Fund.
Hacker is a founder of Itach-Maaki, an organisation that recently volunteered to assist in the legal defense of sadistic man-killer Erika Orbush Frishkin. Father’s rights groups in Israel state that Halperin-Kaddari and Hacker publicly encourage women to use children to extort financial benefits from former spouses.
The morning session at Bar-Ilan was an indoctrination session to train social workers in justifying parental alienation – PAS – and the use of sophisticated language to deny fathers parental rights and access to their children. Australian male bashing guru Jennifer McIntosh participated by video conference and tried to persuade Israel social workers that only mothers connect to children because of “neuron emissions from the right side of their brains“.
[Dangerous stuff to a people who have suffered from the application of Eugenic mania in the past- Ed].
There was no discussion of the documented importance of a father’s role in the well being of their children.
The second session was the unveiling of two committee reports, one on custody and visitations, and the other on child support. Both committees announced reforms which the ultra-feminist organizations are desperately trying to sabotage.
The second session was attended by the Minister of Justice, Yaakov Neeman, and the committee chairmen, Dan Schnit and Pinchas Schiffman.
Israel pro-family and men’s rights organisations were outraged that such important conferences are held on the militant feminists’ home turf, and are ‘moderated’ by the same women who try to prevent any reform in family law from taking place. Moderator Ruth Halperin Kaddari has already expressed her position that the “tender years” presumption (automatic custody to women) should not be eliminated and instead stretched out to apply to children and youths until the age of 18.
[Isn’t this inverted sexism ? – Ed ]
In the past, Ruth Halperin Kaddari has been caught falsifying statistical data and disseminating false results of public opinion polls and surveys.
[ That rings a bell with many of us who have examined so-called feminist research. We can all name half a dozen without breaking into a sweat – Ed ]
Saviona Rotlevi was another speaker at the first session, and it was she who was in charge of a sub-Commission on parental equality between 1997-2003 (a female minister in Canada similarly sat on a similar report almost 10 years ago – Ed).
After six years of deliberations, she refused to issue a final recommendation, on the ground that she personally thinks that men are not mature enough to handle tasks of caring for children.
This appears to have been the 9th annual conference held in this format. All eight previous conferences were secret and the public was not made aware of them. Members of the pro-family and men’s rights organizations stated:
- “Now we understand why we are being treated with such immense hostility. Apparently, the Israel Ministry of Welfare has been training its social workers at the institution where hatred of men is a form of art.”
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