Media Fact Checker

It occasionally happens that falsehoods which are invented by politicians or political activists to promote a cause, are reported in the media as if they are factual. Usually when this occurs, some opposing group points out the error of fact, and eventually the public gets something resembling the truth. In the case of feminist activists however, there has been no organized opposition for decades. As a result, feminist activists have been encouraged to promote ever more blatant falsehoods in pursuit of their goals. Many exaggerated claims and even total fabrications, invented by feminist political activists, are repeated endlessly in the media as if they are true. They have become things that "everyone knows". Some are half-truths, but many of them have absolutely no basis in fact.

These are some of the more blatant and repeated falsehoods, many of them still encountered in reputable newspapers even today. Perhaps more worrisome, some of these were taken from actual legislation that, as of April 1998, is pending in the U.S. Congress.

Domestic Violence Child Custody

A woman is beaten every 15 seconds. Fathers who abuse their children's mothers are more likely to dispute custody and visitation than are fathers who are not violent.
Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between ages 15 and 44 in the United States - more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined. Fathers fighting for custody actually win sole custody or joint custody in 40 to 70 percent of these disputes.

False Accusations

58,000 men were killed in Vietnam while more than that number of females were killed by spouses or boyfriends during the same time period in the US.
False accusations by women are in fact rare, occurring no more often than do other false reports of crimes, such as bank robbery
Sixty-three percent of the young men between the ages of 11 and 20 who are serving time for homicide have killed their mother's abuser. (March of Dimes, 1992)

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