Gov. Patrick's Office Double Standards. Once Again Allows Jane Doe Hate Banner on Mass. State House
After the Fatherhood Coalition expressed its opposition last year to Jane Doe Inc.'s hateful 'White Ribbon Campaign' banner being hung on the Massachusetts State House we were then denied permission to hang a banner in honor of Fathers' Day. Gov. Patrick's administration was quoted in a WCVB-TV news report as saying the Jane Doe banner was a mistake and should not have been allowed. Turns out, though, not really and the excuse was just that, an excuse. The Jane Doe banner is once again up on the Mass. State House. We oppose the 'White Ribbon Campaign' and Jane Doe's banner because they falsely promote the hateful idea that only men commit violence. Under this premise it is too easy and common to throw a father out of his home and take his children away. Even incarcerate him. All without real justification. The reality, as everyone knows, is that men and women are equally capable of violent acts. Singling out men, and the governor's approval of this message, is sexist and discriminatory. The governor also needs to answer for his double standards for it's clear that only banners with 'approved' messages are allowed under his administration. One that honors fathers is not while another that spews hate against fathers and young men is fine and dandy. Call the governor's office at 617.725.4005 and demand he stop this unequal and unfair treatment. Jane Doe Inc.'s sexist and hateful banner should come down immediately.