Dear Readers: It will be my measure to chat with two dynamic men this Thursday…my friend Silvio Canto Jr. and Jonathan Taylor. Johnathan is the founder of the website,” A Voice for Male Students” will discuss his group that advocates fair treatment for men on campus, as well as current events viewed from a college perspective. (Click HERE for podcast link; the show will be this Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 pm PST/9 pm CT/ 10 pm EST).
My name is Jonathan Taylor. I am the founder of the website A Voice for Male Students and a former instructor of freshman composition and argumentation at Texas A&M University-Commerce. I’d like to thank Mr. Jacobson for inviting me to submit a guest post about my website, why I launched it, and what it aims to address.
AVFMS is part of an emerging presence of voices advocating fair treatment for men and boys. Some call us Men’s Rights Activists, or Men’s Human Rights Activists. I don’t claim to speak for all or most of them, however. Only myself. The motto of AVFMS is educational equity for men and boys. I started up the website and its adjoining Facebookpage and YouTube channel because men and boys are suffering in a wide variety of areas in our educational institutions, and because those issues are plagued not only with a lack of awareness, but also deliberate and systemic neglect.
I divide the issues into three main areas: educational attainment and well-being, the culture of our academic institutions and society at large, and rights and protections. If you would like a thorough list of those issues, I invite you to peruse the Summary of Issues page on the AVFMS website as well as the blog entries. I will also address the issues in brief below.
The site is on top of some fascinating stories…
All male students punished for bomb hoax. Girl made similar hoax last year. My email to administrators and their superiors.
And we will be chatting about the topics of the day, including Obamacare as it relates to this post…College student writes viral letter ‘Obamacare Has Raped My Future’
A University of Michigan graduate penned an open letter that went viral online as she described how President Barack Obama’s signature health care law hurts the working poor, and has “raped” her future.
Ashley Dionne, 26, posted the now-viral letter to conservative radio host Dennis Prager’s Facebook page earlier this week.
Here is the letter:
“My name is Ashley Dionne and I’m a 26-year-old recent graduate from Michigan.
The phony Obamacare signup poster boy made me want to send a message about how Obamacare is really affecting people.
I graduated from The University of Michigan in 2009. In my state, this used to mean something, but even with a bachelor’s I was told I was too educated and wouldn’t stay. I watched as kids with GEDs and high school diploma’s took the low-paying jobs for which I applied.
I went back to school and got a second degree and finally found work at a gym. I work nights and only get 32 hours a week for eight dollars an hour. I’m unable to find a second job at this time.
I have asthma, ulcers, and mild cerebral palsy. Obamacare takes my monthly rate from $75 a month for full coverage on my “Young Adult Plan,” to $319 a month. After $6,000 in deductibles, of course.
Liberals claimed this law would help the poor. I am the poor, the working poor, and I can’t afford to support myself, let alone older generations and people not willing to work at all.
This law has raped my future.
It will keep me and kids my age from having a future at all.
This is the real face of Obamacare and it isn’t pretty.”
Its a mixed bag, helping some, hurting others. Its a rushed piece of crap legilsation.
America deserves better.