Throwing Down The Gauntlet to the TDSB – Toronto District School Board.

 

 

First off let me say this – I have received no communications from either wordpress.com or the TSDB about any matters arising out of my post:

Creating “Misogyny” out of Thin Air – in Canada – and Putting Children at Risk. – 01/01/2015

https://mensrightsarehumanrights.wordpress.com/2015/01/01/creating-misogyny-out-of-thin-air-in-canada-and-putting-children-at-risk/

In fact until “Lisa Goldsberry” sent me this youtube audio recording,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPQT66cNhds

I had never heard of the TDSB – it now appears, judging by the subsequent comments I have received that a hornet’s nest has apparently been stirred up.

I have gathered together and reproduced all the comments here and would ask if anyone else – including any member of the TDSB wishes to comment further, they do so here on this post.

Secondly – let me also say this – I am taking all these comments at face value – having said that, my inclination leans towards accepting not just the content of these comments as truthful, but the reactions, as outlined and stated in these comments of the TDSB as plausible.

As those who have laboured not just in the present but for many many years previously in the MHRM (Men’s Human Rights Movement) know, some to their cost, both professionally and personally – what feminists are prepared to do in order to maintain not just their clawlike grip on power, but how unscrupulous they are prepared to be to maintain that grip.

There have been too many documented examples of the lengths feminists in positions of power will go to in order to destroy any challenge or challenger to the poisonous influence of feminism – nowhere more so than when it comes to children.

As a result of receiving not just “Lisa’s” audio recording and Bobby Iven’s subsequent comment I did some digging. In fact I was already researching not just school policy in Canada but the care of children in general in Canada.

One of the places I found myself in was here. http://www.canadacourtwatch.com/

Of the reports I have downloaded and begun to study this one has horrified me – yes I know it sounds rather hyperbolic, but, horrified is the appropriate word to use here.

The unlawful detention of children at schools by school officials and CAS workers

http://www.canadacourtwatch.com/files/all/Schools_and_CAS_For_School_Officials.pdf

CAS = Children’s Aid Society.

There is something rotten in the State of Canada – and that rot emanates from the corrupt and poisonous influence of feminism.

Below is the series comments I have received on various different posts in relation to the TDSB – in the order they were received. Most recent to the first.

 

 

“F. Powell

Submitted on 2015/01/10 at 11:32 pm

This recording might be the same school in Toronto:

 https://soundcloud.com/canadianjustice007/the-office-administrator-lied-to-tdsb-worker

The person decided to call another department to figure out why the person was receiving a push back into contacting the school administrators. The TDSB worker claims that he received a call from the school administrator describing that the students were answering the phone calls. The TDSB worker claimed additionally that the office administrator at the school received a phone call, but she didn’t hear anyone [which is completely false because the 1st recording showed that she did speak with the person].

The school administrator acknowledged that the students were answering the phone calls during the lunch hour of September 15, 2014. This implies that the school administrator is blaming the students for the disconnecting calls, but the previous recording shows that the students are supervised by staff in answering the phone because one can hear a voice saying “hang up!” at 1:20. Strange.”

“F. Powell

Submitted on 2015/01/10 at 11:39 pm

Moderators,for your post ” Creating Misogyny out of Thin Air” has angered some of the higher level staff of the Toronto District School Board.

It looks like the Toronto District School Board is cowering under the platform of misogyny whenever someone in the general population attempts to question the school board.

It’s not surprising knowing that there are more female school administrators than men in some parts of Toronto.

Just to let you know, that the TDSB is trying to remove your entire blog because of your article which criticizes the school administrator in the recording.

I believe Bobby Iven has everything covered as to which school Superintendent is overseeing that school.

As I mentioned earlier, the TDSB is trying to find out how to remove your blog. I’m only a teacher who knows about this and would like to advise you before you sign in one day and you notice that your WordPress account is banned.”

Teacher at TDSB

Submitted on 2015/01/11 at 8:57 am

The TDSB is going down the gutter because of these incompetent teachers. Right now the school board is going through an intensive audit because of all of the financial scandals.”

“Teacher at TDSB

Submitted on 2015/01/11 at 9:06 am | In reply to anjaeriud.

I’ll respond to your question to F.Powell because I’m a teacher too and I live in Toronto, unfortunately.

The TDSB is one of the most corrupt school boards in North America, that the media reports that employees live in fear by their bosses.

To answer your question about Canadian women, I think it’s the female teachers who indoctrinate the students with feminism at an early age in school. If you wanted to know the most feminist universities in Canada, look no other than the University of Toronto and Ryerson University.

I think that article you wrote is relevant to this Youtube audio of what appears to be a journalist who complained that the same school hung up phone calls on him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iktewmQvipw

Anjaeriud, the TDSB cannot take down your website that easily…I’m no lawyer but I guess that the TDSB have to lodge a complaint with wordpress or file a court order in the USA, which will be burdensome to enforce because America has freedom of speech, for now.

As for the previous article about the feminists creating misogyny out of thin air, I agree that the school administrator should know about TDSB policies and she should have been ready to summarize those policies.

Your article did indeed stir up some discontent by the upper-level staff at the TDSB and we know why, these school administrators are afraid of accountability and becoming exposed for incompetence.

Keep the blog going. Canada’s flag is already Communist in colour. Just don’t let radical feminism invade your country.”

Teacher at TDSB

Submitted on 2015/01/11 at 9:07 am

The feminists quotes sound like it came from a female professor from the University of Toronto and Ryerson University.”

Bobby Iven

Submitted on 2015/01/09 at 5:06 am

I stumbled on your blog. The phone number which was mentioned in the recording leads to Glenford Duffus. He is the Superintendent of the western part of Toronto.

A google search showed that the same feminazi posted another video, one who sounds like Ethan and a school secretary.

Link: vimeo.com/116131033

From what I’m hearing from some insiders at the TDSB, the principal of that school did record some calls and called the police to track the call.

In other words, the recording is real, but I don’t know how the recording got leaked. It sounds like Ethan recorded those calls to submit as evidence to the police and Toronto District School Board, but somehow those recordings are in the hands of feminazi teachers.

Which brings to a bigger picture; that fathers have no say in the welfare of their children at school.

The recordings uploaded by “Lisa” show that any father who confronts to question female authority are automatically labelled the aggressors. This is not surprising in the Toronto District School Board. The police takes the side of the female teachers and the feminist movement is allowed to attack fathers and frame them with impunity.

If you have any concerns, you can contact Superintendent Glenford Duffus or the TDSB. Don’t expect the school board to do anything except recording your calls and emails as evidence against you. This is how much feminism is a cancer in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.”

 

Personal Statement to the TDSB from Anja Eriud

I invite any member/official of the TDSB to post a comment/statement on this blog – please note I will only post that comment if it comes from a TDSB email address.

Unlike feminists I do not operate in the shadows – several allegations have been made against this organisation and it members/officials – and I offer to you the right of reply.

That is what normal civilised people do.

Should this organisation or any of its members/officials prefer to undertake the kinds of actions alluded to in the above comments – ie. Attempt to silence me or have this blog removed from wordpress (a not unknown activity of feminists and their acolytes) then I will take any and all steps I deem necessary to shine a spotlight on these actions – including legal action.

The notion that a “foreign” body/organisation would attempt to interfere with not just the Constitutional Rights of an Irish citizen to exercise Freedom of Speech – but internationally protected rights to Freedom of Speech – ICESCRInternational Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights – and ICCPRInternational Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – of which both The Republic of Ireland and Canada are signatories – could almost create a “diplomatic incident”

That would be just awful – wouldn’t it? 🙂

 

For the benefit of parents and/or interested parties in the TDSB area here is the “Schedule of Board and Standing Committee Meetings – 2015

http://www.tdsb.on.ca/Portals/0/Leadership/docs/BoardMeetingSchedule.pdf

By the way the – Administration, Finance and Accountability Committee of the TDSB meets on January 28th 2015 at 5.00 pm

*Time and location of meetings will also be identified on the meeting agenda.

Agendas are available on the following website. http://www.tdsb.on.ca/_site/ViewItem.asp?siteid=88&menuid=300&pageid=230

Select Agendas, then the appropriate meeting from the pull-down menu at the top of the page

All information pertaining to the TDSB – including its Board of Trustees and Ward Councils can be found at the following link.

They have helpfully supplied the email addresses of the Trustees click on the link below.

http://www.tdsb.on.ca/Leadership/Trustees.aspx

 

To the TDSB – the ball is now in your court. 🙂

 

Anja Eriud

 

 

 

Que Sera, Sera……

For those of you not old enough to remember, this is the title of a song Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)“, first published in 1956, is a popular song written by the Jay Livingston and Ray Evans songwriting team. The song was introduced in the Alfred Hitchcock film The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), starring Doris Day and James Stewart in the lead roles”. See here and here.

Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)

When I was just a little girl

I asked my mother, what will I be

Will I be pretty, will I be rich

Here’s what she said to me.

Que Sera, Sera,

Whatever will be, will be

The future’s not ours, to see

Que Sera, Sera

What will be, will be.

When I was young, I fell in love

I asked my sweetheart what lies ahead

Will we have rainbows, day after day

Here’s what my sweetheart said.

Que Sera, Sera,

Whatever will be, will be

The future’s not ours, to see

Que Sera, Sera

What will be, will be.

Now I have children of my own

They ask their mother, what will I be

Will I be handsome, will I be rich

I tell them tenderly.

Que Sera, Sera,

Whatever will be, will be

The future’s not ours, to see

Que Sera, Sera

What will be, will be.

 

Song lyrics hereYoutube of song performance here

It’s a catchy song with a nice melody, and of course, it is just a song, no earth shattering philosophical revelations.  Thing is, it does encapsulate a couple of rather important ideas. From a parenting perspective.

First that children turn to their parents, as role models, as the source of reassurance and guidance, and more importantly for answers.

It also illustrates something fundamental, a question that children and young people yearn to have an answer to – What will I be?

Our children are to some extent what we, as their parents make them, for good or bad, which is of course subjective, individuals having their own measure of what constitutes good, and bad. The song was released in 1956, and is of its time, for those who take issue with the lines about “will I be pretty” or “I asked my sweetheart”.

It  is worth noting that in 1956 getting married and having children was the “norm” mothers staying in the home to raise those children was the “norm”.  Betty Friedan’s book The Feminine Mystique wasn’t published till 1963, the book that is “credited with sparking off second wave feminism” see here.

Today’s generation of 15 – 17 years olds were born between 1996 – 1998 and their parents, who lets just assume were about 25 when they were born, entered this world in 1988, and their parents in 1963, the year Friedan’s book came out.

So, roughly we could say that we now have two generations who came of age under the influence of feminism and for todays 15 – 17 year old’s whose grandparents and parents were living during what has been characterised as the second and third wave of feminism. We’ll leave “first wave feminism” till last.

Second Wave feminism.

“The second wave began in the 1960s and continued into the 90’s. This wave unfolded in the context of the anti-war and civil rights movements and the growing self-consciousness of a variety of minority groups around the world. The New Left was on the rise, and the voice of the second wave was increasingly radical. In this phase, sexuality and reproductive rights were dominant issues, and much of the movement’s energy was focused on passing the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing social equality regardless of sex.” See here.

“We then move on to the second wave of feminism, which emerged in the 1960s to 1970s in postwar Western welfare societies, when other “oppressed” groups such as Blacks and homosexuals were being defined and the New Left was on the rise. Second-wave feminism is closely linked to the radical voices of women’s empowerment and differential rights and, during the 1980s to 1990s, also to a crucial differentiation of second-wave feminism itself, initiated by women of color and third-world women.” See here

Third Wave feminism

 “We end our discussion with the third feminist wave, from the mid-1990s onward, springing from the emergence of a new postcolonial and post socialist world order, in the context of information society and neoliberal, global politics. Third-wave feminism manifests itself in “grrl” rhetoric, which seeks to overcome the theoretical question of equity or difference and the political question of evolution or revolution, while it challenges the notion of “universal womanhood” and embraces ambiguity, diversity, and multiplicity in transversal theory and politics.” And here.

“The third phase of feminism began in the mid-90’s and is informed by post-colonial and post-modern thinking. In this phase many constructs have been destabilized, including the notions of “universal womanhood,” body, gender, sexuality and hetreronormativity. An aspect of third phase feminism that mystifies the mothers of the earlier feminist movement is the readoption by young feminists of the very lip-stick, high-heals, and cleavage proudly exposed by low cut necklines that the first two phases of the movement identified with male oppression. Pinkfloor expressed this new position when she said; “It’s possible to have a push-up bra and a brain at the same time.” here.

So what is it that will influence the world our children will inherit? Is it to be a continuation of feminism that this present generation of boys and girls will be influenced by? Is feminism to be the dominant ideological influence that informs the majority of public policy?

What WILL our soon to enter the adult world, children and young people be? In particular what will your sons be, or allowed to be?

Well, with each succeeding generation the influence of feminism has grown, has impacted not just on how we think and feel about men, women, children and human relationships, but insinuated its influence into the very political structure of our societies and cultures.

Before we go on, you might have noticed that I skipped a “wave” the first wave –

First-wave feminism arose in the context of industrial society and liberal politics but is connected to both the liberal women’s rights movement and early socialist feminism in the late 19th and early 20th century in the United States and Europe. Concerned with access and equal opportunities for women, the first wave continued to influence feminism in both Western and Eastern societies throughout the 20th century.” See here.

and

“The first wave of feminism took place in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, emerging out of an environment of urban industrialism and liberal, socialist politics. The goal of this wave was to open up opportunities for women, with a focus on suffrage. The wave formally began at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 when 300 men and women rallied to the cause of equality for women. Elizabeth Cady Stanton (d.1902) drafted the Seneca Falls Declaration outlining the new movement’s ideology and political strategies.” See here.

What is certain is that each generation, its mores, its thinking and its perspective impacts on the following generation. With each succeeding generation taking up the torch, so to speak, and running on ahead with it, making it their own.

It would be disingenuous to not acknowledge that with the birth of the information age, feminism has taken on a new energy, a more pervasive presence. Aligned to that is the rise of anti-feminism, of a growing counter/anti feminism known collectively as the Men’s Rights Movement.

We are now engaged in not just a battle to roll back and eliminate the insidious influence of feminism in our culture, but in a battle for the hearts and minds of the next generation. Unfortunately feminism has a bit of a head start on the Men’s Rights Movement and has, over the last two generations entrenched itself into positions of power and influence in politics, in education and in the judicial system. Particularly in education.

Sounds ominous, doesn’t it? actually yes and no, before the dawn of the information age, most people got their knowledge about feminism from very limited sources, now, at the click of a mouse anyone can literally go back in time and see just exactly what those early feminists really said, just exactly how feminism has managed to insinuate itself into those positions of power and influence.  More importantly anyone can track and plot how feminism has corrupted, has poisoned and has lied its way down the generations and brought us to the point we are at now. 

If you believed that feminism was about “equal rights” or if you believe that feminism is a benign influence in our culture that just wants boys and girls to have the same life chances and to stand shoulder to shoulder and side by side as equals, you are sadly mistaken. So, let’s just take a look at the end result of what three generations of feminism has achieved, in particular in education.  Because, apart from parental influences the second most powerful influence on young boys and girls comes when they go to school. Because it will provide an answer to the question “What Will I Be? If that question is asked by a boy.  Therefore:

Let’s talk about “The Boy Crisis”

“For more than three decades Congress has answered, “How high?” to the feminist command to jump, and provided millions in funding for the Women’s Educational Equity Act (WEEA). If legislation passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee in July 2006 was any sign, this year will be no exception despite the fact that the only inequity girls experience is being superior to boys on nearly every indicator of academic excellence.”

Boys are in trouble. Yet despite glaring inequities, the tired myth of the short changed girl remains strong enough to seize another $2.9 million from taxpayers last year for an outdated federal program. Even more unfortunate is how the myth of inequity is wielded to oppose real reforms that help boys and girls.”  See here.

Who is to blame for this “boy crisis? Well this is what Christina Hoff Sommers believes.*

“The American thinker Christina Hoff Sommers, author of the book The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men, wrote that “the idea that schools and society grind girls down has given rise to an array of laws and policies intended to curtail the advantage boys have and to redress the harm done to girls.”

To Continue, Sommers in a scathing criticism lays the blame squarely at the feet of…….one particular feminist.

“Sommers traces it back to the work of one academic feminist, Carol Gilligan, a pioneer of “gender studies” at Harvard University. Gilligan’s speculations launched a veritable industry of feminist writers, citing little or no reviewable data, lamenting the plight of girls “drowning or disappearing” in the “sea of Western culture”

 “Most of Gilligan’s published research, however,” Sommers points out, “consists of anecdotes based on a small number of interviews.

“Sommers has identified the work of Gilligan and her followers as “politics dressed up as science” and points out that she has never released any of the data supporting her main theses. Nevertheless, the idea that girls are lagging behind boys continues to lead the discussion at nearly every level of public policy on education, and not only in the U.S.”

 “The global reach of American left-wing feminism has led to similar changes, and similar outcomes, in nearly every Western nation.” See here.

*Sommers is a feminist, or at least self-identifies as one, which I personally find a bit strange.

The answer for your son is that he will be:

Four times more likely to take his own life if suffering from depression.

”Although girls are more prone to depression, the suicide rate among teenage boys is four times higher. One theory as to why is that girls generally have more intimate friendships than boys do. In times of stress, girls can often lean on one another for emotional support, whereas boys tend to internalize their feelings” See here.

In extreme cases his rage and pain will explode.

Suicide is decreasing for our daughters as we increase our daughters’ ways of succeeding; it is increasing for our sons as we increase our sons’ ways of failing. Our schools are focused on raising the self-esteem of girls, on special programs for girls in math and science, on scholarships for females only. But it is our sons who are more likely to have ADHD, be loners, anti-social, and have run-ins with the law, like Robert Hawkins… Any parent knows that if we pay attention to one child and ignore the other, there is no question that the ignored child will act out; the only questions are how and when.” See here.

Your son is more likely to drop out, be medicalised/drugged, fall behind, and fail to get into college. 

“The statistics tell an alarming tale: According to the National Center for Educational Statistics:

Boys are 30 percent more likely than girls to flunk or drop out of school;

When it comes to grades and homework, girls outperform boys in elementary, secondary, high school, college, and even graduate school;

Boys are four to five times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD);  

Women outnumber men in higher education with 56 percent of bachelor’s degrees and 55 percent of graduate degrees going to women.

According to the U.S. Department of Education:

Boys make up two-thirds of the students in special education and are five times more likely to be classified as hyperactive.

Parents of boys — stay calm! While the statistics are disturbing, they don’t describe every boy — or necessarily your boy — but they do raise concerns about many boys’ school experience. “The odds are that if you come from a family that values education, your boy will be successful in school and will go on to college. Most boys do. However, the average American boy is struggling in school,” advises Michael” Thompson.” See here.

In a side bar on the site that I took the above quote from is a question.

“Is It the Boy — Or is It the School?”

Joseph Tobin PH.D Professor of Early Childhood Education answered that question so:

“The culture of schools, especially for young children, is much more feminine than masculine. There are almost no male early childhood educators. Many teachers of young children find boys’ interests in violence, gross things, and bodily functions to be boring or stupid. We need to recognize that many of us have ‘internal prejudices’ against these interests. Just as we used to ask ourselves in the ’70s, ‘In what ways am I being sexist in my treatment of girls?’ we now have to ask, ‘In what ways are we disapproving of boys’ interests in our classrooms?’

Joseph Tobin, Ph.D.  Professor of Early Childhood Education, Arizona State University. Author, Good Guys Don’t Wear Hats” http://www.pbs.org/parents/raisingboys/school.html

Perhaps the question for your son, instead of What Will I Be?” should be “What Will I Be Allowed to BE?”

But more important is to do something now to change the toxic atmosphere that boys have to navigate in school and not accept  – Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) You could start with your own son. or godson, or nephew. Because…….it’s just a song and the future IS ours, maybe not to see, but at least to steer it away from making it unbearable for our sons, and all boys just setting on their future?