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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
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Date:  July 31, 2007
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Duke Case: "Eric" Tries to Educate a Credentialed Feminut

It was a "compulsory" party, so underclassmen who considered themselves team players came to what co-captain and host David Evans called "my party" in the list of attendees he gave to the police and, I am told, "many of them had NO idea that strippers were even hired until they were asked for money."

Andrea Lavigne's recent post on the Feminism/Radical Feminism blog is titled "The Duke Lacrosse Team and Their White Male Supremacy Ritual" and subtitled "The Duke Lacrosse Team and Their Supremacy Ritual." There is no explanation as to the need for a title and a subtitle or why they are the same but for the addition of "White Male" to the title, but the fundamental problem with the article itself seems obvious: Ms. Lavigne is in denial.

Ms. Lavigne:

"In April 2007, legal authorities announced that the Duke Lacrosse ‘boys’ were “innocent”.

"According to the mainstream media, the woman who accused some Duke Lacrosse players of sexual assault was a so-called evil black woman out to get white boys. Mainstream media dragged her through mud. And, while grossly trivializing the sexist and racist unethical behavior of the Duke Lacrosse team, they focused solely on the unethical behavior of Prosecutor Nifong, which pales in comparison.


"Just to shed some light on the misogynistic mentality of the Duke Lacrosse frat boys, check out this email by one of them, namely Ryan McFayden. I guess the email was sent out after the famous, “show”. Ryan had called out for his teammates to join him once again in another male supremacy / white supremacy ritual, see below:

'To whom it may concern:tomorrow night, after tonights show, ive decided to have some strippers over to edens 2c. all are welcome.. however there will be no nudity. i plan on killing the bitches as soon as the walk in and proceeding to cut their skin off while cumming in my duke issue spandex.. all in besides arch and tack please respond'

"If it is true that Eden was going to hold Ryan’s male supremacy / white supremacy ritual at his home, then that would make him Ryan’s accomplice or henchman.

"Nifong’s unethical behavior pales in comparison to the Duke Lacrosse player’s unethical behavior. These Duke Lacrosse male supremacists do something so unethical as to not only purchase female humans to sexually and racially objectify them, but to even suggest, 'killing the bitches' and 'cut their skin off' – this suggestion alone is a violation of human rights and dignity that pales in comparison to the unethical behavior of Prosecuting Attorney Nifong.

"Male supremacy / white supremacy correlation.

"Just look at the master/slave financial transaction: the Duke guys purchased this woman from a wholesale cargo of female humans from a strip club (i.e., female auction block) off the plantation.

"Women as the Other

"Sexual and racial objectification of the OTHER, like any other hate crime, serves as a prelude to commit sexual and racial violence (anywhere from light groping to murder) toward that OTHER. As John Stoltenberg in his book, Refusing to Be a Man: Essays on Sex and Justice, states, that

'Not all sexual objectifying necessarily precedes sexual violence [that is, if you don’t think all sexual objectification, in and of itself, is not violence], and not all men are yet satiated by their sexual objectifying, but there is a perceptible sense in which every act of sexual objectification occurs on a continuum of dehumanization that promises male sexual violence at its far end. The depersonalization that begins in sexual objectification is what makes violence possible.'"One thing we do know about male supremacy / white supremacy rituals is that it is a common patriarchal tradition in today’s class society where misogynistic and racist assholes like to form into groups in order to objectify several women at once time. Why do many heterosexual males in today’s world like to either individually or in concert sexually objectify women and girls? Let me ask this another way, 'Why do so many heterosexual males in today’s world organize themselves closely with hard-ons, under one roof / one room to make homoerotic sadistic attempts to prove their “manhood” by sexually objectifying the Other?' I guess my longwinded question answered itself.

"Bachelor parties serve to uphold male privilege

"Bachelor parties are a type of male supremacy ritual held most often by misogynistic heterosexual males as an 'innocent' rite of passage into so-called manhood, a way to uphold male privilege, and a homoerotic way to male bond. Their manhood, male privilege, and bonding is achieved via the sexual objectification of woman’s commoditized bodies. This parasitic process of jacking themselves up by exploiting women paradoxically proves that these guys are anything but real men.

"Why not male bond through the purchase of a blow-up doll? Why not bond by purchasing a 1930’s Dancing Samba or Dinah Coon doll to celebrate their stupid whiteness rather than purchase a human? No! Firstly, that is just too 1930ish. Secondly, the life of women, especially if she is black, is so very cheap and affordable these days for even the poorest of males, why not purchase the real thing!

"At many of these male supremacy rituals, males can freely enjoy going so far as prostituting the female 'entertainers', because in class society with one of its pillars as patriarchy, as it exists today as Capitalism, money absolves men from the crime of rape for pay. And, if you treat her like she is not a real human being in a world where women are not real human beings, she is not a real human being. You’re, therefore, legally off the hook.

"Our Patriarchal Legal System

"Just because our local and federal patriarchal, and Capitalistic legal system allows for the purchase of women for sexual objectification, via “adult entertainment”, the commoditization/objectification of women is still a violation of human rights and dignity.

"Firstly, our legal system does not take into account the context for which a woman, black, or any other minority “consents” to being objectified for money. In our legal system, consent has become the defining factor in determining whether violation has occurred. In this way the human experience and self is reduced to will, intent or consent, as if that is all that is involved in violation. In this way, liberal legal theory does not consider the oppressive condition of class domination which invokes consent. It sees just the “consent”.

"Secondly, our legal system, regarding men’s purchase of women, also believes that if there is money involved in the purchase of a woman, (where the woman pimps herself or is pimped by a strip club owner aka legitimate business man), that that absolves the strip club pimp and male purchasers from a crime.

"Thirdly, our legal system also supports property rights over human rights when it comes to male property owners owning women as property.

"Male supremacy should be left behind, back with the dark ages."

First, "Eden" is not "a henchman." It's the name of a Duke residence hall.

Second, black strippers were NOT ordered for the party. Whites were ordered, a white and a Hispanic were promised, and neither of the two strippers who came is white or Hispanic, but they were accepted without objection and none of the players anticipated, much less knew, that there had been a bogus gang rape claim when that email was sent.

Third,for months the so-called "mainstream media" treated the "fantastic lies" (nice phrase, David Evans) of the ex convict stripper complainant as credible and members of the 2005-2006 Duke Men's Lacrosse Team as gang rapists, the kind of young men who would tolerate gang rape in their presence, or, at least, the kind of young men who would cover up for gang rapists because the gang rapists are on the same team. That's a feminut fantasy.

Fourth, while wealthy white women like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan were jailed or may be jailed for traffic offenses, false accuser Crystal Gail Mangum has not been prosecuted for making false rape reports. Does that mean the law favors poor black women over wealthy white women?

Fifth, the Duke men's basketball team and women's lacrosse team also had stripper parties, so the glib claim that there is a white problem or a male problem ignores facts that don't fit. Also, the lacrosse team's black player was at the party. It was a "compulsory" party, so underclassmen who considered themselves team players came to what co-captain and host David Evans called "my party" in the list of attendees he gave to the police and, I am told, "many of them had NO idea that strippers were even hired until they were asked for money."

Sixth, www.socialphysics. info states:

"Andrea Lavigne is an experienced feminist psychotherapist who is committed to helping clients understand and resolve inner contradictions that result from patriarchy’s prescribed social roles and familial upbringing.

"Andrea Lavigne received her Masters Degree in Social Work at Wayne State University in 1994. Andrea is currently in an independent private practice as a licensed clinical social worker (LMSW). Andrea is credentialed as a Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW) and an Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW). Andrea is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Michigan Psychoanalytic Counsel (MPC). Andrea is also an activist and educator in women’s liberation movement."

That's proof that credentials can't be trusted blindly. Ms. Lavigne is no Kathleen Eckelt, a registered nurse with over 30 years of clinical nursing experience combined with paralegal, forensics, fraud and medicolegal death investigation training who practices as a certified Forensic Nurse Examiner, is an independent forensic nurse consultant.and actually focuses on facts instead of promoting an agenda regardless of "pesky facts."

"Eric" posted this comment on the website setting forth Ms. Lavigne's diatribe:

"Since only one person sent the email you quote, and the others merely committed the crime of being 'sent' the email, asserting that all of them are thereby worse than Nifong is perhaps a tad over the top. The man who sent the email was not even one of the men charged with crimes.

"Also, the email is an obvious parody of American Psycho. I don't approve of the book, and I really don't like this parody. But judging it as though it were literal is unfair. Jonathan Swift was roundly condemned by many for the atrocious human rights issues in 'A Modest Proposal' (which appeared to advocate simultaneously solving the overpopulation and food-shortage problems in Ireland by simply eating the children) because they did not understand the satire. Was Swift's suggestion horrific? Yes. Was it meant to be taken literally? No.

"I strongly disapprove of the party, and the actions of some of the men at the party. So did at least one of the men who was indicted. When Reade Seligmann saw what was happening, he called for a cab and left.

"I also strongly disapprove of attempting to use the power of the State to railroad men when you have no reason to believe they committed the charged crimes.

"Which do I think is worse? Nifong -- hands down."

Right. You don't have to be Ryan McFayden's mother to know that's absurd.

Speaking of Mrs. McFayden, I received this unsolicited email from her last December:

"Just read your article from yesterday, 'Why I Focused...'. All along I have been very grateful for your articles but as THE mom of the e-mailer I was upset today when you stated that Ryan deserved to be suspended. Was the language family was obviously embarrassed and horrified by the experience...especially the media frenzy. BUT...we also knew from the minute we heard about Nifong releasing it that it was released to cause a community uproar...successful...yes!! Exactly what [he] wanted. You need to please read KC piece from September 12, 2006...'Mysteries of the McFadyen E-mail' and the comments.

"That article may shed some light for you know KC has been amazing to the players, Ryan included.

"I WILL NEVER EXCUSE WHAT RYAN was to his teammates (IT WAS NOT POSTED ON A PUBLIC BLOG REMEMBER!!!) ...apparently that is how the team jokes with one another...AND had the 20+ responses also been released...the WORLD would have know it was from the American Psycho movie and it would not have been such a frenzy over it.

"All I am asking is to read the article...AND Thank you for your time with this bogus case."

I responded:

"Obviously Ryan did not foresee what might happen as a result of sending the email, and his audience was select, and the email I am told by reliable sources is within the range of college humor these days and based on the American Psycho movie (which I have not seen, and don't plan to see, but have learned something about).

"I have heard very good things about the team, including Ryan. But I am an independent commentator, not a spokesperson for any lacrosse player, and I criticize lacrosse players for what i believe they did wrong as well as condemn Nifong for selling his soul to win an election by persecuting innocent people and defaming many more innocent people."

"I re-read KC's article and also the comments, including these two anonymous ones that reminded me of your email to me:

Anonymous said... I applaud your post regarding the e-mail. Knowing this kid personally, yes the language was vile but let us remember that it was sent ONLY to other lax players. He really is the most polite, greatest kid ever who made a bad judgement in words.

Anonymous said... Really amazing what the DA has done to so many families. Your perspective on the e-mail is enlightening. Seems like a perfect article for the McFadyens to start a law suit if they have not already. For a private e-mail to his buddies (only) to be intentionally used by Nifong to cause such furor is inexcusable. He knew all along that if he had published the 20 or so responses to McFadyens e-mail it all would have been put in context instead of making this kid out to be some sick monster. WHAT CAN BE DONE TO THIS DA? WHERE DO THESE FAMILIES GO FROM HERE?!!!!"

Ms. Lavigne's article is one more example of the damage generated by Ms. Mangum and Mr. Nifong. The truth is that it suddenly became in the interest of Mr. Nifong, the political correct extremists and the feminuts to demonize the members of the 2005-2006 Duke University Men's Lacrosse Team. So they did. At the urging of the families of the indicted players, the families of the unindicted players did not do anything that might somehow jeopardize the indicted players. But the indicted players now are safe from prosecutorial abuse and it is time to undo as much as possible of the damage done to the unindicted players and to expose what others, including Duke, wrongly did to them. Compared to Mr. Nifong, Ms. Mangum, Duke President Richard Brodhead, Duke Dean of Student Sue Wasiolek, the notorious 88ers and Ms. Lavigne, the players' sins are small. AND THEY ADMITTED AND REGRETTED THEM!

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Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to,,, and and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

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