Radical Feminists Get Corporate Support

Students of corporate responsibility have a useful lesson studying the philanthropic practices of Avon, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Mary Kay Cosmetics. These organizations irresponsibly provide funds to anti-family radical feminist organizations promoting widespread family civil rights violations.

Mary Kay Ash sponsored "Breaking the Silence," a shifty PBS documentary fabricating an impossible illusion: known male abusers are winning custody of their children in courts of law in order to continue abusing their children or an ex-spouse.

In the resulting uproar, "Breaking the Silence" was slammed by both the CPB and PBS ombudsmen, and it was quietly withdrawn. PBS is making a forthcoming documentary (at its own expense) that is expected to be reasonably truthful. But Mary Kay Ash continues to promote hate on the front page of her website.

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) provides funding to the entire law enforcement system and legal profession only if a man is arrested or prosecuted. For this reason, it is quite difficult (if not impossible) for men living with violent spouses to find help or legal assistance. This is in spite of the fact that all major studies on domestic and dating violence tell us that women initiate slightly over half of all serious spousal altercations.

As a Fathers’ Day "celebration," Avon and the Rockefeller Foundation funded a hysterical public lynching of husbands and fathers in New York City, featuring known lesbians, man-haters, and supporters of child sexual predation such as Rosie O’Donnell, Jane Fonda, Eve Ensler, and Marlo Thomas. Consumers should avoid the products of these shady companies as if their children’s futures depended on it.

Avon is spending millions perpetrating misandry in American culture. The Avon Foundation strongly supports VAWA, and has a number of pamphlets and programs promoting knuckle-dragging radical-feminist agitprop.

Corporate public relations advisers have not heard the message yet. Hate based on race or sex (or both with regard to black men) is not an acceptable corporate philosophy. They believe it is reasonable to pretend that all spousal conflict is somehow the man’s fault, when in fact women are responsible for slightly over half of it. They believe that "diversity" and "equality" means citing unscientific feminist "reports" that intentionally leave half of the population outside the statistical sample.

Feminists have succeeded at this game for many years by heaping guilt on males, thus institutionalizing hard bigotry and irrational privilege for women via uncouth identity politics. George F. Will recently opined that liberal black organizations have applied a similar game for years, as unofficially admitted in Shelby Steele’s book, "White Guilt."

Reason supports only one conclusion: these corporations are actually sponsoring organized violence against men by projecting women’s violence on the backs of men. They prevent women with alcohol, drug, and other problems from getting well by telling them that it is OK to continue their behavior. In doing so, they destroy thousands of families every year, leave troubled women in much more trouble than before, and children at great risk for child abuse and neglect at the hands of a drunk or drugged mother.

For Father’s Day this year, you can give a wonderful gift by calling Avon, Mary Kay, and the Rockefeller Foundation, and asking them why they spent millions destroying fathers instead of giving them a fair shake in society.