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Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Irrationality of Feminism: Remembering the Sokal Affair

Some time ago I was talking with a feminist of long acquaintance about our different reasons for going to school. I wanted to learn something useful and dig myself out of poverty. She, quite to the contrary, had no interest in learning anything useful, only to learn how “to talk like academics” having overheard their discussions around town in cafes and the like. They had impressed her, using a language with unfamiliar words whose meaning she could only guess at, discussing such "impressive" and esoteric subjects as the construction of femininity in literature. Although she's never read Simone du Buvoir I'm certain that she would agree with her thesis that our understanding of the female mind as a consciousness quite different and distinct from the male mind has no origin in biology whatsoever. As I understand the theory, the female mind is completely an artificial construct forced on women by culture.

Which is nonsense. Women are not made; they are born. It should be inconceivable that the sex endowed with the biologic machinery to gestate, breastfeed, and nurture infants would not by necessity also be endowed with the mental machinery to use their sex-specific organs of procreation for maximal genetic and evolutionary advantage and it should not be a surprise that this template informs their entire psyche. Yet, this is exactly the message we get from the academy: there is no such thing as human nature.

The study of the biological provenance of human nature was at one time called sociobiology, but feminist and leftist propaganda has so demonized the word that it can no longer be used safely. Instead, euphemisms like “evolutionary psychology” were invented, but they too are used only with difficulty and with great resistance from most leftist academics. I remember reading how the progenitor of sociobiology, Edward O. Wilson, a venerable old Southerner who is perhaps the world's preeminent biologist and a writer of Pulitzer Prize-winning caliber was assaulted by members of the leftist International Committee Against Racism who dumped a pitcher of water over his head during a conference, chanting that he was “all wet.” Good thing they had never heard him say, “Karl Marx was right, socialism works, it is just that he had the wrong species.”
So much for the sanctity of reasoned academic discourse. But to my mind, there is no event that better illustrates the intellectual poverty of leftists and feminists and in particular the language they use in our institutions of higher learning than the Sokal affair.

In 1996 Alan Sokal, a professor of physics at New York University, became dismayed by the lack of intellectual rigor in the humanities and by the pervasive notion that science was socially constructedan unprivileged method of acquiring knowledge. Determined to do something, he submitted a paper to an interdisciplinary postmodern journal, Social Text. The paper, “Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity,” was a hoax. It was purposely crammed with obscure leftist and feminist jargon, appealed constantly to academic authority through the prodigious use of quotations, made outrageous scientific claims that anyone with some knowledge of physics would recognize as suspicious, and although grammatically correct was completely impenetrable. It made no sense at all. The paper was accepted uncritically and published without peer review. Here's a taste:

One characteristic of the emerging postmodern science is its stress on nonlinearity and discontinuity: this is evident, for example, in chaos theory and the theory of phase transitions as well as in quantum gravity. At the same time, feminist thinkers have pointed out the need for an adequate analysis of fluidity, in particular turbulent fluidity. These two themes are not as contradictory as it might at first appear: turbulence connects with strong nonlinearity, and smoothness/fluidity is sometimes associated with discontinuity (e.g. in catastrophe theory); so a synthesis is by no means out of the question.

Every statement makes an unsubstantiated claim, except, apparently, in Sokal's use of quotations which seem to be always taken out of context in a cut-and-paste approach to mimic the evidence-follows-claim convention of academic writing. Yet the evidence is false and nonsensical, in no way explaining his postulates. For example, what does he mean by "nonlinearity" in the context of an "emerging postmodern science" and how is it evident in chaos theory, phase transition theory, and quantum gravity? Phase transition is the transformation of the physical state of matter from solid to liquid, liquid to gas, etc. It is not a theory; it is a fact that anyone can observe by watching ice melt. In the sense that effect immediately follows cause (as when you apply heat to ice it turns to liquid water) it is also perfectly linear. As to quantum gravity, I've read that there's no evidence as of yet to show that it actually exists. It's still only a gleam in some scientist's eye. Being non-extant there is only one thing that quantum gravity can say concerning the philosophy of science or even of society: nothing.

On publication of his paper Sokal exposed his hoax in the journal Lingua Franca. The editors of Social Text immediately cried foul and added a misplaced criticism of Sokal's writing style. They missed the point, entirely. Sokal's intent was to write badly (and think badly) yet have his poor scholarship overlooked due to its superficial accordance with leftist ideology. It is very simple: most people will accept anything uncritically provided that it sounds like something they already believe.

The Sokal affair is described as famous but I have never heard anyone in the academy, student or instructor, discuss it or even to have heard about it without my introduction. I suppose this is because leftists find the Sokal affair so deeply embarrassing. They should. It exposes the deep poverty of intellectual discourse in our universities, a pry bar laying waste to rusting scrap, the impressive language so admired by my feminist acquaintance hot air.

I should point out that Sokal is not an anti-feminist. In fact, he is a leftist who wanted to point out that his compatriots were shooting themselves in the foot by accepting uncritically the kind of claptrap he parodies in "Transgressing the Boundaries." No matter. A writer takes what he needs where he finds it. I suppose I should also disclose that at one time I uncritically accepted the label of "leftist," though no longer. I am neither left nor right, only a man who out of life desires nothing more than for his mind to be completely free of false convention and ideology. And although such perfect freedom may be, as it is with the possession of perfect truth, unattainable it is nonetheless a very worthy goal on which to base a silly little life. There are indeed some people who will die for the fact that 2 plus 2 equals 4.

The entire text of Sokal's "Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity" is available in pdf form here.


Decline in values has led to violence against women

Nov 25, 2010

MYSORE: The Ashodaya Samithi, an organization helping sex workers and University of Mysore highlighted various forms of violence, harassment and exploitation faced by women in society, on Thursday. The event was held to observe international day for elimination of violence against women. It emphasized on the fact that decline in human values has led to various problems faced by women in society.

Southern police range departmental enquiry cell DySP Dharanidevi Malagatti said where there are no human values there will be more exploitation and harassment. Violence against women is always a violation of human rights and is still prevalent in society.

Demanding salary from women, restricting women's freedom, forcing women to go for work, etc., all amounts to crime under Domestic Violation Act. The fairer sex is still tolerating various kinds of harassment in their places of work and at home, said Dharanidevi and sought an end to violence against women.

Sociology department chairman Gururaj B felt the need to accelerate efforts to educate people, particularly those from the lower and middle classes, as they are usually the silent victims of harassment and exploitation.

Expressing concern over the misuse of laws, the chairman claimed that 75% of cases filed against men for harassment is false. Quoting a report of mid-1990s, he stated that over 1.25 lakh women had committed suicide over harassment in India, whereas the number of men who ended lives over similar charges had crossed 1.5 lakh. "We need to take a re-look at the dealings of Domestic Violence Act and Section 498a of the IPC. Also the women's movement should focus more on protecting families than fighting against men," he stated.

Earlier, Deepika briefed how she was harassed leading her to end up as a sex worker.

Akila Bharatha Janavadi Mahila Sanghatane state vice president Vimala, UOM women grievance cell head Yashodara K and Centre for Women's Studies director Indira spoke on the occasion. Ashodaya Samithi head Gauramma was present.

Source: TimeofIndia

Before he hits you, beat him with this!

 Great article, if you like Feminazi Rant, always making sure the Women is the victim and Man the aggressor. Remember even to dance takes two.

Nov 24, 2010

For 10year Nirmala put up with her husband’s abuse and mother in law’s taunts.Many times, she thought of leaving because of the mental abuse that she was subjected to, but didn’t because of her child. However when she realised that things would never change for the better, she gathered enough courage to walk out of her bad marriage. She is now the CEO of a multi-national company and is bringing up her daughter all alone.

My mother had been suffering physical and mental abuse through most of her married life. I remember her being resigned to her fate for most of her life. When she conceived my younger sister, desperately not wanting another child in her unhappy marriage, she tried to get the pregnancy terminated at home unsuccessfully. This attempt led to my sister getting birth defects. When I was 18, I went abroad to study.On my return, we found out that she had final stage breast cancer. She had not told anyone about the symptoms or bothered with going to a doctor and suffered in silence. I’m unsure what got to her finally- 25 years of abuse or cancer.


Ever wondered why women — educated or not, rich or poor —continue to be victims of violence? Why do they put up with so much without a whimper? As the examples above show that silent suffering is highly over-rated.

For centuries, society has delegated certain roles to women and expects them to be followed. For instance, it’s the woman’s job to take care of the house, children. The cultural ethos is such that women are bound by such labels.

Stepping out of a role is still considered a taboo in our society and women are oppressed and controlled by few, especially men, who enjoy certain privileges. “We might think that education will empower us, but it’s not true. Opportunities may have lead to modernisation but this can also trigger violence,” says Nandita Gandhi, co-director of Akshara, a non-profitable organisation that works to prevent violence against women.

Men are not blamed when a relationship doesn’t work out. So there is added pressure on women to hold it all together. “Even today many women don’t want to earn more than their husbands because it will hurt their egos and can cause a discord in a relationship,” says Flavia Agnes, a lawyer.

Women are vulnerable and it is because of this, many don’t raise their voice against violence.The question of power is the biggest reason behind it. Violence isn’t limited to physical but is also emotional, mental and economical.

Agnes points out the case of Sabah, singer Adnan Sami’s second wife, where an alleged blackmail and humiliation case was labelled as one property dispute. “Violence especially domestic violence isn’t limited to lower strata of society as perceived. Everyday we get three to four cases where women are tortured or humiliated. And they belong to different strata.”

Most lawyers and activists agree there is little or no awareness about the rights that women have and even if they are aware they prefer to keep quiet because of societal pressures. Pouru Chisti Wadia, a senior research and advocacy officer at Lawyers Collective’s Women’s Rights Initiative, says, “Most women put up with abuse because they feel that they have no option. They worry about support, where they’ll go after walking out of the relationship. Most of them hope that things will improve in the near future and stay put.”

The Constitution has various rights which enable women to give equally and freely in our society. Also, under Section 498A of the IPC, a woman can initiate proceedings for divorce and judicial separation on the ground of cruelty. However, the reluctance of women to approach the criminal justice system and the inadequacy of the criminal remedy itself are important realities of our social context. “There is a need for a civil law wherein women can get a protection order or residence order without fearing being thrown out their house if they go to the court,” adds Wadia.

According to Yusuf Matcheswala, a psychiatrist, the reason why women don’t come forward for help is because they are too attached and more emotionally dependent on their partners. “Such women tend to forgive easily and don’t have the power or self esteem to stand up to familial and societal pressures. Hence, they feel trapped and continue with the abusive relationship.”

Dr Lakshmi Lingam, a professor of women studies at TISS, agrees and says that the notion of love has to change. “Control and dependence is not part of a relationship. Living and expecting abuse — physical or mental — as part of a relationship has to stop. Women don’t have too many role models to look up to in times of crisis. Many of them are too ashamed to admit that their relationship is not picture perfect,” she adds.
While winds of change have begun sweeping, these are still largely metrocentric and limited to a niche. Activists who work with women say that awareness has to be created through education where women and men both are taught about rejecting all kinds of violence.

More campaigns like Bell bajao are needed, wherein society as a whole takes responsibility for preventing violence against women. At a time when we plan moon missions how long can we negate nearly half our population? A question that should vex us as we go around chasing superpower status. Are we up to it?

Source: DNA

Shades of grey, series on use and misuse of Sec. 498a

Urvashi Dholakia shot to fame with her Komolika act in “Kasauti Zindagi Kay,” and now she's hitting the small screen once again in a negative role, as a mother-in-law in “Apno Ke Liye Geeta Ka Dharmyudh.” The actress here talks about her career and her comeback of sorts. Excerpts from the interview: 

Tell us a little about the show and your role in “Apno k Ke l Liye Geeta k Ka Dharmyudh”?
The show deals with the use and misuse of Section 498A that empowers and protects women against domestic violence. My role is going to be something very different from what you have seen me play before. I play a mother of four and also the mother- in-law. But yes, my character does have shades of grey. 

You have been slotted into a lot of negative characters. Don't you wish for more variety at times and how has the portrayal of the vamp evolved since you played Komolika? 
It has never been my choice (to play negative roles). I have been offered these roles which I took up and the audience loved. I am very happy doing the roles that I do and consider myself lucky that I am still offered meaty roles. Regarding the portrayal of the vamp, see there will be a positive character and a negative character in a show. There cannot be a lot of change in that. But then I think the way vamps looked then was more glamorous then than now. 

Many new serials today are following the is new trend of basing the story on some real life issues, from child marriages to honour killings. One can see a soap based on the every latest issue hitting the headlines too. Comment on this trend. 
Well what do I say about that? I remember as kids we used to read our English textbooks.The point is we would be taught a chapter and then there would be a moral of the story. This is also almost the same. The serials too are telling a story, the difference is only the medium. They used to put it on paper and we are putting it in a frame. 

Most serials start on the right note with a seemingly steady and interesting plot but suddenly everything goes haywire and the moral of the story is left far behind and we are back to square one. Don't you think so?
I know what you mean. But as actors we don't have a say in the creative department. It is the creative team that decide how the story and the plot should move forward. And it is not that the audience don't like and accept it. They watch the show and as long as the show is getting the TRP's, I don't think there would be a problem. 

You did a few reality shows like “Comedy Circus” and “Ustaado ke Ustaad.” How was that experience?
Lovely. It is a different experience all together. Working with Shakeel ji was wonderful and it was like a whole new world of comedy, because doing comedy serials is different and live stand-up comedy is different and Shakeel ji has so much experience in this field that his work speaks for him and working for him is a pleasure.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Delhi call centre worker gang rape: Two arrested

Dec 2, 2010

Two men have been arrested in connection with the abduction and gang rape of a call centre worker last week in the Indian capital, Delhi. 

A third accused has handed himself in at a court in neighbouring Haryana state, a senior police official said.
The victim was attacked in the early hours after an office cab dropped her off near her home in south Delhi.
The 30-year-old told police she had been abducted by men in a pick-up truck who took turns to rape her.
A female colleague who was walking with her managed to escape.
Both women were from the north-eastern state of Mizoram.

The case has received a lot of publicity in India with students from north-eastern states participating in protest rallies in Delhi.

MPs from the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party called for the resignation of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit over the incident.

Police said 25 teams had been formed to find the rapists and sketches of suspects had been released.
A senior police official said more than 500 people had been questioned over the past few days and several hundred pick-up vans had been checked.

On Wednesday, police announced a reward of 100,000 rupees (£1,413; $2,209) for information about the culprits.

The Indian capital and its satellite cities of Gurgaon and Noida are a hub of the information technology industry and have hundreds of call centres employing large numbers of women.

Delhi is often called the "rape capital of India" - police say they have recorded 402 cases of rape so far this year.

Source: BBC

Who needs marriage? Kids do

Nov 29, 2010

In a culture that glorifies unwed parents like “Brangelina,” Jamie Lynn Spears and Bristol Palin, is it any wonder that Time magazine has declared the institution of marriage to be on the verge of extinction?

In a recent cover story entitled “Who Needs Marriage?” the news-weekly (itself on the verge of extinction) unveils Pew Research Center findings that today fewer American adults are married than ever before (about 50 percent compared to nearly 70 percent in 1960), only 46 percent of unmarried people would like to get married and almost 40 percent of American adults think marriage is obsolete.

Why? In part, because Americans no longer consider “tying the knot” a prerequisite for sex or child-rearing. So while many Americans continue to celebrate marriage (witness the appeal of shows like “The Bachelor” and the collective obsession with the engagement of Prince William to Kate Middleton), they no longer view it as necessary.

America’s view of marriage as just another “lifestyle choice” is not without costs. Although Time attempts to paint a rosy picture of changing families and alternative parenting arrangements, the Pew study contains some sobering facts about American children:

Only 64 percent live with married parents, as compared to 87 percent in 1960.
Some 41 percent of babies are born out of wedlock (an eight-fold increase since 1960).
Today 72 percent of black babies are born out of wedlock.

Before they turn 15, 21 percent of children will see their mothers cohabitate with two different live-in-partners. (An additional 8 percent will see their mothers serially cohabitate with three or more partners.)
When it comes to marriage, political correctness has given birth (literally) to an epidemic of illegitimacy and single-parenting. And these demographics have important social and economic consequences.

In 2008 the median household income of married adults was 41 percent higher than that of single adults after adjusting for household size. So children of unmarried parents are, on average, financially disadvantaged.
Although Time suggests that economic inequality leads to lower marriage rates in some communities, the magazine has cause and effect reversed. In fact, as Kay Hymowitz clearly explains in her book, “Marriage and Caste in America,” single motherhood is a primary cause of entrenched poverty, not the other way around.

If these economic disparities aren’t enough of a reason to stop celebrating single motherhood, Hymowitz shows that even controlling for income, race and education level, children of single mothers are less likely to succeed academically and are more likely to suffer from substance abuse, commit crimes and have children at a young age (often when they are themselves unmarried).

The Pew study is frightening precisely because it reveals a “tale of two cities” - one where babies are born to two-parent families and lead successful and essentially middle-class lives, and another where babies are born to single moms and lead economically and socially disadvantaged lives because of it.

Two generations ago, adults viewed marriage in practical terms. Yes, marriage served a romantic purpose. But it also served as the primary vehicle for socialization and economic advancement of the next generation.
Having divorced marriage from sex and child-rearing, American marriage today serves only the narcissistic need for self-fulfillment. We have forgotten that marriage is not just about adult happiness, but also about the responsibilities of parenthood and preparing future generations to thrive and succeed.

So “who needs marriage?” Despite the hang-wringing at Time magazine, the answer is really quite obvious. Kids do.

Source: Boston

Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 , Section 468

 Please read very closely, if your very dear Bahu Wife has not filed 498a case against you in the last 3 years of you living seperately she is sadly out of time read the Sec 468 that the Honorable JUSTICE SHIV NARAYAN DHINGRA, refers to in the below judgment. Please comment.

468. Bar to taking cognizance after lapse of the period of limitation.
(1) Except as otherwise provided elsewhere in this Code, no court, shall take cognizance of an offence of the category specified in sub-section (2), after the expiry of the period of limitation.

(2) The period of limitation shall be-

(a) Six months, if the offence is punishable with fine only;

(b) One year, if the offence is punishable with imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year;

(c) Three years, if the offence is punishable with imprisonment for a term exceeding one year but not exceeding three years.

1[(3) For the purposes of this section, the period of limitation, in relation to offences which may be tried together, shall be determined with reference to the offence which is punishable with the more severe punishment or, as the case may be, the most severe punishment.]

1. Ins. by Act 45 of 1978, Sec. 33 (w.e.f. 18-12-1978).



Slain woman's sister says Panghali defensive after wife's disappearance

Jasmine Bhambra said her brother-in-law, Mukhtiar Panghali, didn’t seem concerned when talking about his missing wife in the days after she disappeared.

Bhambra, Manjit Panghali’s older sister, testified Wednesday at Panghali’s B.C. Supreme Court trial.
Panghali is charged with second-degree murder and interference with a dead body in connection with Manjit’s death. Manjit disappeared after a prenatal yoga class on Oct. 18, 2006, and her burned body was found off Deltaport Way five days later.

Bhambra said she found out her sister was missing when her mother phoned as she was about to leave on a trip to Edmonton on Oct. 19, 2006.

The next day, Bhambra called her mother and found out that Manjit was still gone.
Bhambra said she tried to get in touch with Panghali after he left a message on her home phone, but couldn’t.
She booked a flight home the following day.

Bhambra finally talked to Panghali on Oct. 21, and he told her she didn’t need to come home.
Crown prosecutor Dennis Murray asked Bhambra about Panghali’s demeanour during the call.
“Very unconcerned — he wasn’t concerned at all,” she said.

Bhambra said although Manjit had left before, she became worried because Manjit didn’t take her daughter with her and hadn’t called anyone in days.
“It wasn’t right,” she said.

When Bhambra returned home, she went to Panghali’s house.
Bhambra testified that when she asked Panghali if they should hire a private investigator, he didn’t respond.
She said he also suggested that Manjit had an affair with a man named Tony and left with him.
“He just didn’t want us to be there,” Bhambra said of Panghali’s demeanour. “He wanted us out and he didn’t want to answer any more questions.”

On the Sunday after Manjit went missing, Panghali and his family went to Manjit’s parents’ house, Bhambra said.

She said Panghali told them Manjit was depressed and tried to kill herself.
He also said that Manjit sprayed bleach in his eyes.

“He was just disrespecting her and making her look really bad . . . He was just going on and on about what a bad person she was.”

At that meeting Bhambra said Panghali was defensive.
“He was acting like he was the victim,” she explained.
Bhambra said her older brother asked the Panghalis to leave.
The man Panghali thought his wife was having an affair with also testified Wednesday.
Sukhwinder (Tony) Phunal said he and Manjit “had a great friendship.”
Phunal and Manjit worked together at a sporting-goods store in the mid-1990s.
They reconnected after seeing each other at a wedding, and talked on the phone often.
They also had lunches, went on walks and saw each other at events.
“She looked up to me as an older brother, in a sense,” Phunal testified.
He said they talked about all sorts of things, including personal problems.
“Our friendship was based on trust and honesty,” Phunal said.
Phunal said Manjit phoned him a few days before she went missing, to talk about a walk they had been planning.

He said Manjit also told him that she had kicked Panghali’s brother out of her house, and that she was pregnant.
The trial continues.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

How to get Anticipatory Bail ?

The information your about to read is not from my personal experience and I am only passing on information, to all who are interested to gain knowledge. I am merely spreading awareness.

I wish to share my experience that one should not be overconfident in courts as anything can happen there. Therefore in criminal matters, on the day of order, all accused must be ready with applications for (1) Bail - Cash Bail and for that keep sufficient money say about Rs.15K per person, and (2) suspension of order for appeal to higher court.

If AB is rejected on authenticity of voice recordings - exhaust your chances before going to below points -file a revision petition challenging the rejection of the audio recording. Then try
1. State's Forensic Lab
2. A private organisation called Truth Labs, Hyderabad. Not sure, if their findings are admissible in the court. their website linked here : http://truthlabs. org/services. php
Bail commonly means release on one’s own bond, with or without sureties. The purpose of bail is not to set the accused free, but to release him from custody and to entrust him to the custody of his sureties who must produce him at his trial at a specified time and place. Every accused person is presumed under law to be innocent until proved guilty. An opportunity is given to him to prove his innocence by granting bail.

The offences committed by an accused fall under two categories:
Bailable offences are offences mentioned in the I schedule of the Indian Penal code as bailable offences. When any person accused for a bailable offence is arrested or detained without warrant by police officer or is brought before a Court, he must be released on bail, if a request for bail is made. In case of a bailable offence, bail is a matter of right . If such officer or Court thinks it fit, such person maybe released on a personal bond without sureties. If for any reason, the police doesn’t give bail, the arrested person must be produced before a Magistrate within 24 hours of arrest.
In case a person is accused of a non-bailable offence it is a matter of discretion of the court to grant or refuse bail and and application has to be made in court to grant bail. A person will not be released if there are reasonable grounds for believing that he has been guilty of an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life; (or) Such offence is a cognizable offence and he had been previously convicted of an offence punishable with death, imprisonment for life or imprisonment for seven years or more, or he had been previously convicted on two or more occasions of a non-bailable and cognizable offence. However a person under the age of sixteen years or a woman or a sick or infirm person may be released on bail. If, at any time after the trial of a person accused of a non-bailable offence and before judgment is delivered, the Court feels that the accused is not guilty of any such offence, it shall release the accused on bail.
3. Anticipatory Bail :
If a person believes that he may be arrested for a non-bailable offence, he may apply to the High Court or Court of session for anticipatory bail i.e, in the event of arrest, he shall be released on bail. While granting anticipatory bail, the court may impose certain conditions in the interest of justice and to ensure that no obstructions are created on the path to justice. The accused may have to take the permission of the court before leaving the country. The anticipatory bail is valid during the whole proceedings of the case unless cancelled earlier.
PROCESS FOR SOLUTION…………Complaint Under which Section ?
Section 436 - 450
Whom to complain / where to complaint? ……
• The police officer himself grants bail in bailable cases
• The Magistrate grants bail in non-bailable cases
• The Court of session & High Court have special & wide powers to grant bail.
How to file the Case ? ……………………
• For non-bailable offences, apply to the concerned magistrate setting out the grounds for the grant of bail.
• In case the court is convinced that bail should be granted, it passes the order after hearing the arguments.
• At that stage fill in the bail bond duly signed by the surety and to be filed through his advocate. The surety takes the responsibility for producing the accused person in the court.
• The amount of every bond executed shall be fixed with due regard to the circumstances of the case.
• A High Court or Court of Session may direct that any person who has been released on bail be arrested and commit him to custody on an application filed by the complainant or the prosecution.
• In case of a bailable offence, only the bail bonds must be filed. No application is required to be made.
What Next ? ………………………
• Where a person is released on bail he should make himself available to the police whenever they need him
• If he is released on a conditional bail, he must fulfill all the conditions
• If he refuses to comply with the conditions, the court will refuse any further applications for bail.
• A person released on bail by police must seek fresh bail from court.
There are no Alternative remedies 
Format :
What should be written in the application?
In the application always mention the following things:
• Name :
• Offence for which he was arrested :
• Date of arrest :
• Address, years of residence and description of family :
• To whom the house belongs
• If a tenant, details of landlord:
• Place of work and other details:
• Mention whether arrested earlier or not, if not involved in any crime then mention it :
• Write " I promise that I will not abscond/mislead the witnesses/manipulate or destroy the evidences/whenever called I will appear before the court of Police Station."
• Request to be released on bail :
• Give Details like I Stay_____ ( place ) or I belong to ________ community. People from_____ Community know me very well therefore there is no apprehension of my absconding.
• This application should be placed before the magistrate on first hearing.
• It could be given either in writing or in oral.

One thing to remember is after getting bail according to The Andhra Pradesh Criminal Rules of Practice and Circular Orders, 1990 says that - Rule 30: When an accused is released on bail during investigation, he shall be bound over to appear in Court after the chargesheet is filed and summons served on him. It is not necessary to bind him to appear on any earlier date or dates. 

This rule is framed in almost every state which the High Court of that respective state enforces on ALL magistrates or criminal courts under it(their jurisdiction). Basically it dictates the code and procedure/guidance to be followed in the criminal courts. It derives its power from the Cr.P.C 477 and is notified. Hence, mandatory. 

I request the moderator to put this rule in the front page. Unnecessarily many people are attending court and many Magistrates are issuing Non-Bailable Warrants i.e exercising their powers ultra vires the rules. They are bound by it. This must be brought to the notice of the magistrate and if he does issue , then HC will give you respite even after chargesheet - dispense with appearance petition. These rules are mandatory and binding not directory on them but due to ignorance and prodding by opposite side lawyers to make arrest for all silly reasons. The fear of arrest is pervasive and must be resisted by all. 

There is a direction/order given by Justice Raja Elango of AP High COurt in one of the petitions warning the Magistrate in Karimnagar to not issue NBW's until chargesheet is filed in all criminal cases. It was commented that this is atrocious behavior of Magistrates and should be curtailed. It cannot be seen on net though. Don't know why. Transparency is lacking and one of the ways to deal is to fight for computerization of the courts. If we write letters to Chief Justices - maybe in 10 years it might be all computerized. 

Bail before jail to protect a persons reputation says Supreme Court.
Here is one important point to be kept in mind with regard to anticipatory bail: The filing of First Information Report (FIR) is not a condition precedent to the exercise of power under Section 438. The imminence of a likely arrest founded on a reasonable belief can be shown to exist even if an FIR is not yet filed.

Here is the coverage from The Hindu Supreme Court of India explains the meaning of Anticipatory Bail and lays the conditions for granting it. Here are the 9 guidelines as laid down by a constitution bench, which the Courts are required to keep in mind while dealing with an application for grant of anticipatory bail:

i) Though the power conferred under Section 438 of the Code can be described as of an extraordinary character, but this does not justify the conclusion that the power must be exercised in exceptional cases only because it is of an extraordinary character. Nonetheless, the discretion under the Section has to be exercised with due care and circumspection depending on circumstances justifying its exercise.
ii) Before power under sub-section (1) of Section 438 of the Code is exercised, the Court must be satisfied that the applicant invoking the provision has reason to believe that he is likely to be arrested for a non-bailable offence and that belief must be founded on reasonable grounds.
Mere “fear” is not belief, for which reason, it is not enough for the applicant to show that he has some sort of vague apprehension that some one is going to make an accusation against him, in pursuance of which he may be arrested. The grounds on which the belief of the applicant is based that he may be arrested for a non-bailable offence, must be capable of being examined by the Court objectively. Specific events and facts must be disclosed by the applicant in order to enable the Court to judge of the reasonableness of his belief, the existence of which is the sine qua non of the exercise of power conferred by the Section.
iii) The observations made in Balchand Jain’s case (supra), regarding the nature of the power conferred by Section 438 and regarding the question whether the conditions mentioned in Section 437 should be read into Section 438 cannot be treated as conclusive on the point. There is no warrant for reading into Section 438, the conditions subject to which bail can be granted under Section 437(1) of the Code and therefore, anticipatory bail cannot be refused in respect of offences like criminal breach of trust for the mere reason that the punishment provided for is imprisonment for life.
Circumstances may broadly justify the grant of bail in such cases too, though of course, the Court is free to refuse anticipatory bail in any case if there is material before it justifying such refusal.
iv) No blanket order of bail should be passed and the Court which grants anticipatory bail must take care to specify the offence or the offences in respect of which alone the order will be effective. While granting relief under Section 438(1) of the Code, appropriate conditions can be imposed under Section 438(2) so as to ensure an uninterrupted investigation.
One such condition can even be that in the event of the police making out a case of a likely discovery under Section 27 of the Evidence Act, the person released on bail shall be liable to be taken in police custody for facilitating the recovery. Otherwise, such an order can become a charter of lawlessness and a weapon to stifle prompt investigation into offences which could not possibly be predicated when the order was passed.
v) The filing of First Information Report (FIR) is not a condition precedent to the exercise of power under Section 438. The imminence of a likely arrest founded on a reasonable belief can be shown to exist even if an FIR is not yet filed.
vi) An anticipatory bail can be granted even after an FIR is filed so long as the applicant has not been arrested.
vii) The provisions of Section 438 cannot be invoked after the arrest of the accused. After arrest, the accused must seek his remedy under Section 437 or Section 439 of the Code, if he wants to be released on bail in respect of the offence or offences for which he is arrested.
viii) An interim bail order can be passed under Section 438 of the Code without notice to the Public Prosecutor but notice should be issued to the Public Prosecutor or to the Government advocate forthwith and the question of bail should be re-examined in the light of respective contentions of the parties. The ad-interim order too must conform to the requirements of the Section and suitable conditions should be imposed on the applicant even at that stage.
ix) Though it is not necessary that the operation of an order passed under Section 438(1) of the Code be limited in point of time but the Court may, if there are reasons for doing so, limit the operation of the order to a short period until after the filing of FIR in respect of the matter covered by the order. The applicant may, in such cases, be directed to obtain an order of bail under Section 437 or 439 of the Code within a reasonable short period after the filing of the FIR.
Here is the judgment:
The main conditions for AB i sthat you have to prove that you have
1> Roots in society and that you will comply with the investigation. Since it is a familial matter and that you are separated - there are chances of the wife filing a case on you.
2> Show the court that you will not abscond and are willing to put up a surety amounting to Rs 5000 or something like that.
3> Show the court that you have been threatened of false dowry harassment case on you and your entire family. AB will cost only Rs 12-20 as court fee. Your lawyer may charge you and is one of the main sources of income for many lawyers and advocates.
4> Mention in court if all else fails - that you be given atleast 7 days notice to comply with investigation and apply for regular bail at the minimum.
Read the recommendations of the law commission which were made in 2007.
File CRLP in High Court for Anticipatory Bail like as under:
Example: Petition under Section 438 of Crl. P.C. praying that in the circumstances stated in the grounds filed herein, the High Court may be pleased to direct the Station House Officer, XXX to release the petitioner on bail in the event of execution of Non Bailable Warrants issued against the petitioner in P.R.C.No. XX of 2008 on the file of Judicial Magistrate of First Class, Special Mobile Court, XXXX. See below information on using your AB to maximum use.
If the accused of 498a or any one is arrested as per record, because a person is in arrest even if he is released on Anticipatory Bail and his Life and Liberty is restricted and can has the Right to Information within 48 hrs u/s 7(1) of RTI Act.
You will also get replies within 48 hrs of your RTI application under life and liberty section. So this is a great new for all people arrested and this will really let the police think before unnecessory arresting innocent people as this may lead flooding with asking information within 48 hrs.

Regular Bail under U/s.437 and 439 Cr.P.C
See the link:what-is-anticipatory-bail/
Anticipatory bail is a direction to release a person on bail, issued even before the person is arrested.
Here is an explanation of Anticipatory bail given by the
Supreme Court (Gurbaksh Singh Sibbia v The State of Punjab AIR 1980 SUPREME COURT 1632). A person can apply for AB even after the FIR is filed, but not if the person has been arrested. Read the excerpts to get an understanding of AB:
  • 35. Section 438 (1) of the Code lays down a condition, which has to be satisfied before anticipatory bail can be granted. The applicant must show that he has “reason to believe’ that he may be arrested for a non-bailable offence. The use of the expression “reason to believe” shows that the belief that the applicant may be so arrested must be founded on reasonable grounds.
  • Thirdly, the filing of a First Information Report is not a condition precedent to the exercise of the power under S. 438. The imminence of a likely arrest founded on a reasonable belief can be shown to exist even if an FIR is not yet file.
  • Fourthly, anticipatory bail can be granted even after in FIR is filed, so long as the applicant has not been arrested.
  • After arrest, the accused must seek his remedy under S. 437 or Section 439 of the Code, if he wants to be released on bail in respect of the offence or offenses for which he is arrested.
The four factors, which are relevant for considering the application for grant of anticipatory bail, are :
  1. The nature and gravity or seriousness of accusation as apprehended by the applicant;
  2. The antecedents of the applicant including the fact as to whether he has, on conviction by a Court, previously undergone imprisonment for a term in respect of any cognizable offence;
  3. The likely object of the accusation to humiliate or malign the reputation of the applicant by having him so arrested; and
  4. The possibility of the appellant, if granted anticipatory bail, fleeing from justice
  1. Anticipatory Bail Order For An NRI:
When Can A Person Apply For AB ?: When any person apprehends that there is a move to get him arrested on false or trump up charges, or due to enmity with someone, or he fears that a false case is likely to be built up against him. He has the right to move the Court of Session or the High Court under section 438 of the code of Criminal Procedure for grant of bail in the event of his arrest, and the court may, if it thinks fit, direct that in the event of such arrest, he shall be released on bail.
Conditions That May Be Imposed By The Court: The High Court or the Court of Session may include such conditions in the light of the facts of the particular case, as it may think fit, including:
· A condition that the person shall make himself available for interrogation by the police officer as and when required;
· A condition that the person shall not, directly or indirectly, make any inducement, threat or promise to any person acquainted with the facts of the case so as to dissuade him from disclosing such facts to the court or to any police officer;
· A condition that the person shall not leave India without the previous permission of the court.
Arrest: If such person is thereafter arrested, and is prepared either at the time of arrest or at any time while in the custody of such officer to give bail, he shall be released on bail and the magistrate taking cognizance of such offence decides that warrant should be issued against that person, he shall issue a bailable warrant in conformity with the direction of the court granting anticipatory bail.
Anticipatory Bail Not A Blanket Order: The applicant must show by disclosing special facts and events that he has reason to believe, that he may be arrested for a non-bailable offence so that the court may take care to specify the offence or offences in respect of which alone the order will be effective and it is not a blanket order covering all other offences.
Cancellation: An accused is free on bail as long as the same is not canceled. The High Court or Court of Session may direct that any person who has been released on bail be arrested and commit him to custody on an application moved by the complainant or the prosecution.
Anticipatory Bail Not Available In Uttar Pradesh & Uttaranchal
Two-month-old Zoya Khan is perhaps the youngest person to get bail. Her entire family was accused by her step mother of harassment for dowry. Says lawyer Anil Bole: "Her stepmother Shakila lodged a complaint of dowry harassment against her father. In the complaint letter she is also mentioned as an accused."
Zoya's ordeal started last Friday when her stepmother filed the complaint. The Khans were summoned to the police station. Zoya spend over ten hours there with her biological mother before anticipatory bail was granted to them.
Says Zoya's mother Reshma Khan: "My daughter is two months old. I have to breast feed her in every ten minutes. If I am not around who ill take care of her." The police says the complaint letter mentions everybody, including Zoya. In their FIR, obviously, a minor Zoya is not an accused.
Sample order:

Dated this the 16th day of July 2007

Application for anticipatory bail. The petitioners are the husband and step-mother of the husband of the de facto complainant. The marriage between the spouses took place on 13/2/2006. The petitioners face allegations under Section 498A I.P.C. A crime was registered inter alia under Section 498A read with 34 I.P.C on the basis of a private complaint filed before the learned Magistrate and referred by the learned Magistrate under Section 156(3) Cr.P.C. Investigation is in progress. The petitioners apprehend imminent arrest.

2. The learned counsel for the petitioner submits, the learned Public Prosecutor does not oppose the said prayer and I am satisfied that the petitioners can be granted anticipatory bail. In coming to this conclusion, the reality that if the petitioners were arrested and detained in custody, that would mar all possibilities of harmony in the marriage, does weigh with me considerably. No specific allegations of overt physical violence is made also.

3. In the result, this petition is allowed. Following directions are issued under Section 438 Cr.P.C in favour of the petitioner.

i) Petitioners shall surrender before the learned Magistrate having jurisdiction at 11 a.m on 23/7/2007. B.A.No.4312/07 2 ii) They shall be released on regular bail on condition that they execute bonds for Rs.25,000/- (Rupees twenty five thousand only) each with two solvent sureties each for the like sum to the satisfaction of the learned Magistrate. iii) The petitioners shall make themselves available for interrogation before the investigating officer between 10 a.m and 3 p.m on 24/07/2007 and 25/07/2007 and thereafter on all Mondays and Fridays between 10 a.m and 12 noon for a period of two months and subsequently as and when directed by the investigating officer in writing to do so. (iv) If the petitioners do not appear before the learned Magistrate as directed in clause (i), directions issued above shall thereafter stand revoked and the police shall be at liberty to
arrest the petitioners and deal with them in accordance with law, as if these directions were not issued at all.

(v) If they were arrested prior to 23/7/2007, they shall be released from custody on their executing a bond for Rs.25,000/- (Rupees twenty five thousand only) without any sureties, undertaking to appear before the learned Magistrate on 23/7/2007.

Women’s Votes Key to Nitish Kumar’s Bihar Victory

Nov 25, 2010

Woman power appears to have played a pivotal role in Nitish Kumar’s landslide victory in the assembly elections in Bihar, an eastern Indian state that is notorious for its lawlessness and corruption but that also appears to be slowly overcoming that reputation.

Women voters turned out at a higher rate than men, with 54.85% of registered female voters casting a ballot in state assembly elections that were spread over a month compared to 50.70% of male voters, according to an election commission official in Patna, the state capital.

“The turnout of women voters was over 60% in nine out of 38 districts in Bihar, while women outnumbered men in 23 other districts,” Rakesh Kumar, the election official, told India Real Time Thursday.

In the wake of Mr. Kumar’s victory, news reports pointed to his endeavors to put more power in the hands of the state’s women through programs like reserving 50% of seats in village councils for them or offering cash grants to girls who achieved high scores in school exams.

“We got reservation in local bodies, employment and social security and above all respect and dignity, which is hard to find in a male-dominated society,” said Pallavi Singh, a school teacher in Patna.
Since Bihar’s high rate of crime made women’s lives particularly restrictive, women also voted for Mr. Kumar’s focus on law and order. Nivedita Sinha, said that in the past girls used to leave the state for jobs in other places but now they don’t.

“With more job opportunities in the state, our girls are sticking to their home ground for work,” said Ms. Sinha, a house wife.

She added: “We can send our daughters for work, not fearing they won’t come back safe. I voted for this security.”

Nihrora Prasad Yadav, the spokesman for Mr. Kumar’s Janata Dal (United), gave the party chief the credit for the win.

“It is the personality of Nitish Kumar that motivated women to turn up in large numbers at the polling booths,” said Mr. Yadav.

Mr. Yadav said that Mr. Kumar had provided medical facilities even in farflung parts of the state and made it easier for children from poor families, and especially girls, to get an education by distributing books, uniforms and even bicycles to young girls to ride to school.

The focus on women appeared to distinguish Mr. Kumar from his main rival, the Rashtriya Janata Party’s Lalu Prasad Yadav, who presided over the state for 15 years until being ousted by Mr. Kumar five years ago. Mr. Kumar will now begin his second term as chief minister of Bihar.

According to the Indian Media, Mr. Yadav, on being asked about the high female turnout, suggested that women vote as told to by their menfolk: “Rabri Devi will vote only where I ask her to,” the paper reported him as saying.

Prabhat Ghosh, political analyst at the Patna-based Asian Development Research Institute, says the growing participation by women in Bihar’s assembly elections should be interpreted as a confirmation of the beneficial effects to political parties of carrying out programs of affirmative action for women, including reserving seats.
“The obvious message is that the state governments need to be more receptive to the needs of women,” Mr. Ghosh said.

Still, it could be a while until women are looked at as a key constituency to be wooed across India, in the way religious and caste groups are.

“Though the gap between men and women voters is narrowing down, it is still huge,” says Sanjay Kumar, a fellow at the Center for the Study of Developing Societies, a think-tank in New Delhi.


Butcher of Srikakulam hacks 7 to death

Former Central Reserve Police Force CRPF constable creates real hell, more evidence Police are scoundrels. Look at the blood bath this guy created.

Dec 1, 2010

In a 30-minute bloodbath that covered two square kilometres, a former CRPF constable, clad in combat uniform, hacked to death seven people including his own children on Wednesday morning.

Carrying country-made bombs and knives, Metta Sankara Rao chased and hacked each one of them before surrendering to the police. 

The incident took place in Mettapeta village of Jalumuru mandal in this district. According to the police, Sankara Rao had lost his job after he killed his wife five years ago. Since then he had been living in his village after being released on bail. While the police said he had decided to wipe out all witnesses, the carnage did not stop with the killing of witnesses. Sankara Rao started his killing spree by hacking off the heads of his two children and hiding them in the sanctum sanctorum of the Someswara Temple in Srimukhalingam. 

The police said after killing his wife Vijayalakshmi, Sankara Rao had made all-out efforts to hush up the case. But his close relative Boddepalle Koteswara Rao, alias Appanna, had objected and made Vijayalakshmi’s relatives lodge a police complaint. 

Sankara Rao was arrested and came out on bail but he lost his job. Since then he had been hatching plans to wipe out the witnesses. On Tuesday at about 10 pm, he set ablaze a hut and a heap of dry grass to divert the villagers’ attention. He also hurled bombs and created an impression that dacoits were raiding the village.

Source Deccan Chronicle 

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

17-yr-old jumps into girlfriends funeral pyre, kills self

SIRSA: In a shocking incident, a 17-year-old boy allegedly jumped into the funeral pyre of his girlfriend who had committed suicide after her parents refused to accept their relationship.

The incident took place in the Rori village of Sirsa district on Monday. While the girl, Veer Pal Kaur, was a student of Class IX, her boyfriend, Bittu Singh, a native of Malsinghwala village of Punjab, studied in Class XI. The two had been studying in the same school and had been going around for the past couple of years.

On November 26, Veer Pal immolated herself by pouring kerosene on her body after her family scolded her for her relationship with Bittu.

She was rushed to Sirsas civil hospital where she succumbed to burns on Monday evening. Sources informed that Bittu lived with his maternal grandparents.

As he came to know about the incident, he got upset and rushed to the cremation ground where Veers family had performed the rites. Investigations revealed that Bittu had gone missing from the house since Monday evening. His cycle was found from near the cremation ground. In fact, he had gone to the cremation ground after everybody had left the place around 3pm.

He might have jumped at that time, hence nobody came to know about his death until the family found two sets of mortal remains in the ashes of the pyre, sub-inspector Bachan Singh, the investigating officer from Roris police, station said.

The boys family members found his cycle and mobile phone from near the cremation ground, added the police official. Meanwhile, Sirsa SP Satinder Kumar Gupta denied any kind of foul play like honour killing into the incident. Prima facie, it appears to be a case of suicide. We have sent the bodies for post-mortem, Gupta added.

Source: timesofindia

HC quashes FIR against DU professor

Justice S N Dhingra once again proves to be hero in fight against Feminazi atrocities, and gender biased laws. 

Oct 5, 2010

NEW DELHI: In a relief to Delhi University professor, the Delhi high court has quashed an FIR registered against him accusing him of sexual molestation.

Justice S N Dhingra put an end to the proceedings against the accused, Bidhyut Chakraborty, saying he didn't molest or threaten the victim.

Chakraborty, who was working as an honorary director on deputation in Gandhi Bhawan, was accused of molesting an employee of the Bhawan. Subsequently, the police filed an FIR.

Once the probe got over, a chargesheet was filed in the court which revealed that the investigating officer conducted several inquiries with different staff members of Gandhi Bhawan tea vendors and other witnesses available outside the Bhawan to find out the truth. The IO submitted in the chargesheet that not even one witness was found who could support the allegations levelled by the victim and said no evidence could be found against the professor to warrant his arrest.

However, keeping in view the complaint made by the victim, the IO left it to the court to issue summons to Chakraborty if needed.

HC was surprised to note that despite no evidence, the police was reluctant to file a closure report. The court next turned its attention to the inquiry report of Delhi University that had examined the complaint of the woman. It revealed that on the day of the alleged incident, Chakraborty found all employees missing from Gandhi Bhawan even though lunch break had long got over. This infuriated him and he scolded the employees including the complainant, ordering them not to come to office for a month. The IO seconded the inquiry of DU and added that when the victim was being scolded, she kept saying "sorry sir''.

This convinced HC that after being scolded by Chakraborty, the victim levelled the allegation of being molested and granted him the relief.

Source: TimeofIndia

Feminism Meets Terrorism

Jan 23, 2002

One of the unintended consequences of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 was the dashing of feminist hopes to make America a gender-neutral or androgynous society. New York City's fireMEN dared to charge up the stairs of the burning Twin Towers, and the firefighters' death tally was: men 343, women 0.

It is a testament to their courage and skill that many thousands of people were successfully evacuated despite mass confusion. The fewer than 3,000 officeworkers who died were mostly trapped above the explosions and could not have been evacuated under any scenario.

The feminists had made repeated attempts to sex-integrate New York's fire department through litigation, even though the women could not pass the physical tests. They even persuaded a judge to rule that upper body strength is largely irrelevant to firefighting.

September 11th called for all the masculine strength that strong men could muster. Firefighting is clearly a job for real men to do the heavy-lifting, not affirmative-action women.

President George W. Bush sent our Special Forces to the rugged and remote Afghan hills and caves to get the terrorists, dead or alive. Fighting the Taliban is a job for real men.

When the national media interviewed some of our Marines, one of our guys said, "There's no place I'd rather be than here." America is fortunate that the warrior culture has survived 30 years of feminist fantasies and that some men are still macho enough to relish the opportunity to engage and kill the bad guys of the world.
Watching the war pictures on television, we almost expected to see High Noon sheriff Gary Cooper or John Wayne riding across the plains. I suggest the feminists go to see the new movie "Black Hawk Down" and reflect on the reality that women could not have done what our men did in Somalia.

For several decades, the feminists have been demanding that we terminate the discrimination that excludes women from "career advancement" in every section of the U.S. Armed Forces, assuring us that hand-to-hand combat is a relic of the past and that all our wars will now involve only pulling triggers and pushing buttons. Tell that to our troops who trudged over land mines and jagged rocks where there are not even any roads.
In the eighties and nineties, the feminist assault on the right to be a masculine man became increasingly obvious and hostile. It was not just a semantic parlor game when they insisted that the words manly, masculine and gentleman be excised from our vocabulary.

The feminists are playing for keeps. They attacked the right to be a masculine man in the U.S. Armed Services, the kind of man who would rush into a burning building to save a woman or search the Afghan caves for Osama bin Laden.

The feminists have intimidated our military into using a training system based on gender-norming the tests, rewarding effort rather than achievement, and trying to assure that females are not "underrepresented" in officer ranks. It's bad enough that men are forbidden to question the double standards or preferential treatment given to women; it is dishonorable to induce them to lie about it.

The feminists have used the courts to try to criminalize masculinity. Feminist lawyers first created judge-made law to expand the statutory definition of sex discrimination to include sexual harassment, and they now prosecute sexual harassment on the basis of how a woman feels rather than what a man does.

The feminists' attack on the right to be a masculine man is in full swing at colleges and universities. Feminism is a major tenet of political correctness, and the female faculty are the watchdogs of speech codes.

Subservience to feminist orthodoxy on campuses is not only mandatory, it is nondebatable. Women's studies courses and many sociology courses are tools to indoctrinate college women in feminist ideology and lay a guilt trip on all men, collectively and individually.

The feminists use Title IX, not as a vehicle to ensure equal educational opportunity for women, but as a machete to destroy the sports at which men excel. Since 1993, 43 colleges have eliminated wrestling teams, 53 have eliminated golf, 13 have eliminated football, and the number of colleges offering men's gymnastics has dropped from 128 to 23.

The feminist battalions are even on the warpath against the right to be a boy. In elementary schools across America, recess is rapidly being eliminated, shocking numbers of little boys are drugged with psychosomatic drugs to force them to behave like little girls, and zero-tolerance idiocies are punishing boys for indulging in games of normal boyhood such as cops and robbers.

Of course, when you wipe out masculine men, you also eliminate gentlemen, the kind of men who would defend and protect a lady -- like the gentlemen who stepped aside so that, of the people who survived the sinking of the Titanic, 94 percent of those in first-class and 81 percent of those in second-class were women.