Why Russia’s Decriminalizing Domestic Violence Is A Sensible Move

Earlier this year (2017), Russia’s parliament overwhelmingly voted 385/387 to decriminalize domestic violence first offenses.  Much has been written by the media and advocates of domestic violence prosecution decrying Russia’s move.  Feminists claim that Russia’s new law is tantamount to encouraging wife beaters.      Far from it, this law was backed by the majority of women and family rights groups in Russia.  The law merely puts domestic violence on par…

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Can I Stop Paying Spousal Support And Move On?

As a lawyer, my first disclaimer is this… this is not legal advice. It is information and opinion.  My second disclaimer is that these are not family court/social worker sanctioned opinions. OK, now read on. First, the basics. If you are the higher earning spouse and have been married for any length of time, in many jurisdictions such as California (and other states), you may have to pay spousal support…

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How the Third Wave of Feminism Hijacked The Legal System To Target Men

Feminism has gone beyond equal pay and equal rights. In the United States (and other liberal democracies) there have been three waves of feminism that have influenced our governments and legal systems. The first wave came after the civil war, where through the passage of the 19th amendment, women were given the right to vote and an equal voice in the government.  Other laws of the Constitution also provided women…

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“The Last Man” – How Legal and Social Policies Are Destroying Masculinity and Criminalizing Male Behavior

In 1992, political author and historian, Francis Fukuyama published a book, “The End of History And the Last Man“.  He argued that Western Liberal Democracy and its political establishments had reached a pinnacle. The U.S.S.R. had fallen, and with it, the threat of communism as an alternative or dominant force in the post-modern world was extinguished.  Liberal Democracy was spreading and reforming governments all over the world. Social, economic and…

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5 Reasons Men Are Going Solo

Are more Men going solo?  There has been a lot of talk about single mothers and women putting off marriage until their thirties or forties as part of the new “women’s liberation movement”.  But, no one is really talking about Men going solo.  Here are some important reasons why it makes sense to go solo as a Man: Increased freedom –  Going solo allows you to date who you want…

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5 Questions Men Should Ask Women Before Marriage

If you haven’t read my post, “Is Marriage Worth It“, you may want to back up and read that first.  But if you are ready to give marriage a shot,  you need to consider the legal and economic compatibility of your relationship as well.  After all, love is just one ingredient of the relationship and can quickly dissolve if you are not prepared for the financial and legal implications of…

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Will Donald Trump Support Men’s Rights?

I just watched the conclusion of  Donald Trump’s 2016 RNC convention speech and one thing that was left out was a discussion of Men’s Rights.  There was much talk about immigration, national security, law and order, and other issues that are hot button political topics.  Yet, the presidential political candidate has yet to seriously consider the issue of Men’s Rights. However, on balance, this author must conclude the Trump more…

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Is Marriage Worth It?

I know the title of this post sounds cynical, but it is not meant to be.  Relationships are a beautiful and necessary aspect of life.  Men and women are meant to be together, procreate, and complement each other through their respective strengths and weaknesses.  Relationships give us love, companionship, sex, and counterbalance our otherwise testosterone fueled lives.  But these needs and values are separate from the question of whether marriage…

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