Center For Military Readiness Issues Briefing, 12 October


Friends, be sure to attend

CMR’s Eleventh Annual Celebration

Thursday, 12 October 2006 in Washington, D.C.

The Military Is Not a Conservative Institution

It Is On the Cutting Edge of Liberal Social Change

Where Is the Military Taking Us Now?

Please join the Center for Military Readiness for our Eleventh Annual CMR Issues Briefing on October 12. We will explore the following questions and more:

Charges of sexual harassment or violence against women are in the headlines constantly. Is the military encouraging respect for women, or just the opposite?

Do female recruits know that rules regarding women in land combat have changed and put them at greater risk, or are not being observed at all?

Is violence against women OK — as long as it happens at the hands of the enemy?

Should the Defense Department give more money and power to professional “Victim Advocates” schooled in anti-male ideology?

Is it necessary to violate the due process rights of men in order to “protect” female “victims,” even with little or no evidence that a crime has been committed?

Are gender differences irrelevant, except when feminists demand special treatment or “Double Standards Involving Women (DSIW)?”

Are the military service academies going overboard in “sensitivity training” classes that excuse or ignore DSIW(Double Standards Involving Women)?

Do college-age women support feminist ideology and extreme demands for “equality,” even in direct ground combat?

Are feminist attitudes hurting social relationships between men and women?

Sixty-six servicewomen, an unprecedented number, have died in Afghanistan and Iraq. Is this a step forward for women, or a step backward for civilization?

Why is it so hard for some military officials to handle issues involving women?

For answers to these questions, and more, please join CMR on October 12


2006 CMR Celebration Events — 12 October 2006

CMR Issues Briefing: 4:00 PM — 5:45 PM

The CMR Issues Briefing panel will discuss the question “Respect for Women: Where is the Military Taking Us?” In addition to CMR President Elaine Donnelly, guest panelists include:

Kate O’Beirne Washington Editor of National Review, author of Women Who Make the World Worse, and former member of the 1992 Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces

Charles W. Gittins Noted attorney, USNA alumnus and former Marine naval flight officer and lecturer who has successfully defended many men who have been caught up in high-profile legal and cultural controversies at the service academies and in the military

Karin L. Agness Founder and President of the Network of enlightened Women (NeW), which helps female college students to confront radical feminists and liberals on seven college campuses. Ms. Agness is a Phi Beta Kappa member and student of law, University of Virginia.

CMR Celebration Reception: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Following the Issues Briefing, CMR friends will gather for hors’doerves, “adult beverages” and good conversation. During the reception CMR will present the CMR Spotlight Award to popular Salem Radio Network personality Janet Parshall of Janet Parshall’s America, and recognize 2006 Honoree Robert D. Stuart Jr., of the Stuart Family Foundation.

We will also provide background on finalists for the Inaugural CMR Patsy Award, which will go to An Official Whom Feminists Have Used to Impose Their Policies on the Men and Women of the Military. There is a lot of competition, and you will want to be there to learn who the “winner” is.

Presented by: Elaine Donnelly, President

The Center for Military Readiness

What/Times: CMR Issues Briefing 4:00 PM — 5:45 PM

CMR Celebration Reception ($50 per person) 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Announcement: Inaugural Patsy Award 7:00 PM

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2006

Where: National Guard Association of the U.S. Building — Hall of the States

One Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington D.C. 20002

Contact: Please RSVP to me

Contributions to CMR are tax-deductible.

There is no charge for the Issues Briefing, but the reception immediately following is $50 per person. Please RSVP by return e-mail to me, Jack Yoest, at, or make your tax-deductible contribution.

Even if you cannot attend, please consider becoming a member of the Host Committee by sending a generous tax-deductible contribution as follows: Benefactor, $2,500 or more; Patron, $1,000; Sponsor, $500; Friend, $250; Host, $150. All Host Committee names will be published in the event program and CMR Notes.

This is our main fundraising event for the year, and we hope to make it the best ever.

Thank you for your help — We hope to see you on October 12!



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