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 "March 24, 2004: Women Receive Special Awards for Being Women"

Did you know that New York City has an agency dedicated to women's issues? It's called the "Commission on Women's Issues (CWI)." It also has a slogan: "Making NYC Better for Women."  Surprised? Go read about it at http://nyc.gov/html/cwi/home.html -- a section within the official New York City website. Read Mayor Michael Bloomberg's message in which he promises to fight for women's rights. Take a look at the resource directory. You can find a list of resources to help women address issues such as health, education, finance, domestic violence (DV), etc. You can locate a support group for women singers. Check out the links to committees for childcare, economic development, women in government, etc.

Did you know that March is Women's History Month? Hope you didn't miss the awards ceremony on March 24, 2004 honoring 11 women who represent the theme of "Women Inspiring Hope and Possibility." (Is that the possibility of a woman taking away a man's children while she laughs all the way to the bank with the money he was forced to pay her in alimony and child support?)

Who pays for this website, the March 24th awards ceremony, and the Commission on Women's Issues? You do. Male and Female taxpayers. But where is the special NYC Commission on Men's Issues? Where is Mayor Bloomberg's promise to fight for men's rights? (Probably in the same place as his promise to create many new jobs in New York City when he campaigned for Mayor). Better yet, ask him:

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
City Hall
New York, NY 10007
PHONE 311 (or 212-NEW-YORK outside NYC)
FAX (212) 788-2460

E-MAIL:
http://nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mayor.html

A CALL FOR ACTION: 

Please review the website and offer your suggestions on how to fight and win this battle.  Special programs and services for women without corresponding programs and services for men is discrimination against men. Just the inclusion of a "special for women" section on a male and female paid for website is unethical and offensive to all thinking human beings.

Opinions are sought from both NYC and non-NYC residents. In the end it doesn't matter where you live. There are special resources dedicated to women, but not to men.  

Matthew Smith
New York, New York

April 2004

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