time we get some gender bias in federal law. Here is my proposed letter to Sen.
Since you are on the cutting edge of gender issues in our society today,
being an enthusiastic supporter of VAWA, the Violence Against Women Act,
which was based on the theory that the vast majority of victims of domestic
violence are women, it is requested that you sponsor some other much-needed
gender-based federal laws. Here are a few suggestions:
VAMW: Violence Against Men in the Workplace. Since 95 per cent of
workplace mortality is suffered by men, a federal law addressing men's
disproportionate victimization is way overdue.
MSPA: Male Suicide Prevention Act: Since the vast majority of suicide
victims are male, we need federal monies earmarked exclusively for males who
may potentially become victims of suicide.
FCAA: Father Custody Assistance Act: Since men are robbed of custody of
their children in divorce cases at alarmingly high rates, the Federal
Government needs to withhold welfare monies to any states that have less
than 50 per cent of custody awards going to men.
EISKA: Equity in Spider-Killing Act: Everyone knows that men are
overwhelmingly saddled with the unpleasant task of spider-killing by their
wives and girlfriends. This federal law would earmark funds for males to
train and assist females in spider-killing and carcass disposal, in full
compliance, of course, with EPA regulations.
VMAREA: Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Equality Act. How many times have
you ever seen a woman changing a tire or checking the oil in a car while the
man sits inside listening to the CD player? This law would mandate vehicle
repair classes for women before they are granted driver's licenses, and
provide additional funds to state police to enforce the requirement that
women get out of the car and get their clothes wet and greasy just as many
times as men.
These are only a few examples of the many areas of gender bias and gender
discrimination in our society that the Federal Government urgently needs to
address. We will expect your enthusiastic support for these proposals.