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MENZ Issues: news and discussion about New Zealand men, fathers, family law, divorce, courts, protests, gender politics, and male health.
Wed 22nd May 2013
Tue 21st May 2013
Having been deprived of the pleasure of active fatherhood by the State I was pleased to see that I am now able to ensure a more secure opportunity of fathering a child into adulthood. All I need do is enter a marriage with another man and adopt. Should we ever part company and the matter of access go before a court I could then be sure that I would be treated as an equal parent.
I started looking for a partner as soon as the law was passed but my problem of sexual attraction has dogged me. I approached social welfare with my problem and was offered funding to undergo aversion therapy. For two weeks I was forced to read hundreds of affidavit’s from females wishing to destroy their male partner. At night I was made to sleep with headphones delivering speeches from third wave women’s rights groups. My room had full length posters of Helen Clarke, Judge Somerville and Louise Nicholas, however this had no effect. The State is very keen to offer me funding to have a full sex change but, alas, that will not assist me to become a homosexual.
Being an active father and experiencing the joy of raising my children is an integral component for the meaning of life to me so i am at my wits end. Has anyone any ideas of who or what might help me?
Response to Steve Kilgallon’s reporting of Ruth Herbert 12th May 2013 in Sunday Star Times
Mon 20th May 2013
I have heard comments about feminist training in Law School and feminist training supplied to newly appointed familycaught$ judges. I was sceptical that any such “training” could subvert human minds, as to completely undermine their ability to carry out their job competently and roughly fairly.
However, read the comments of a Canadian judge, who minimised the cold blooded murder of two young girls by their own mother:
Sat 18th May 2013
FYI, our media release today:
MINISTRY OF MEN’S AFFAIRS
MINITATANGA MO NGA TANE
PO Box 13130, Tauranga 3141
Contact Hans Laven (07)5712435 or (0274)799745; or Kerry Bevin (09)4747762; firstname.lastname@example.org
18 May 2013
Sole Parents Blamed for High House Prices
A community group calling itself the Ministry of Men’s Affairs has criticized the budget for failing to recognize sole parenthood as an important factor in overvalued house prices.
Auckland spokesman Kerry Bevin said “We have almost 100,000 DPB beneficiaries and many more sole parents not on the DPB. This puts great pressure on demand for houses because instead of one shared property between the parents, two separate properties are usually required to raise the same children.”
“Children raised by sole parents are much more likely to become sole parents themselves. Rather than pandering to this never-ending trend by encouraging a wild west approach to subdivision and building, the government would have much more impact on house prices by reducing demand.”
Kerry Bevin called for more investment in programmes to encourage parents to stay together and for much stricter controls on the availability of the DPB. “The government pays people, mainly women, to break up their children’s family units rather than rewarding or encouraging them to keep their families together. ‘Feeling dissatisfied’ should not be a sufficient reason for the state to pay someone to live in separate accommodation.”
“Issues such as proven serious domestic violence or recurrent serious addiction may justify the state’s facilitation of family separation. If the government made immediate DPB available only to only those cases, this would result in greatly reduced demand for accommodation.”
Tue 14th May 2013
What a difference 50 years (2 generations) make.
Woman begins an affair and has extensive written conversations with her lover. They head off to Aussie for a while. Her husband is distressed; he discovers the stash of love letters and follows them to Aussie but fails to locate them there. The lovers return home and come to the family farm to collect her belongings and tell husband that she is leaving for good. An argument ensues, the lovers leave in their motor vehicle, Husband follows and three shots are fired. Driver of car is killed and husband is arrested.
Sat 4th May 2013
FYI, our letter to journalist Simon Collins regarding this recent article about Women’s Refuge complaining because they are not getting their way completely.
Really Simon, I expected you to rise above such spin rather than spread it. Women’s Refuge are not being “kept in the dark” about proposed changes to family law. Judith Collins has already announced the back-pedalling concessions she is prepared to make, and that she does not wish to abandon other changes including removal of the Bristol clauses. Reframing “we are angry because we’re not getting our way” to “we are being kept in the dark” is typical of the dishonesty we have come to expect from Women’s Refuge, and it’s sad that you have allowed yourself to collude with it.
It’s very difficult for me to understand why journalists and especially you would choose to avoid giving fair representation to the facts and arguments from the men’s and fathers’ side. Significant events and issues raised in our media releases are routinely ignored by most news media. Your recent longer article gave cursory attention to our arguments (for which crumbs we are however grateful) and now you provide further voice for fake claims by Women’s Refuge and their demand that they receive special treatment from the legislators. No mention that other groups such as men’s and fathers’ groups have also been given no special audience by the Minister (except perhaps lawyers who always seem to hold a lot of sway in government circles), or even that not one dollar of support is provided by government for men’s refuges at all.
Thu 2nd May 2013
From the BBC: The number of international family legal disputes, in which UK courts intervene, has quadrupled in four years, a new report has shown.
A total of 253 cases were handled in 2012 by the Office of the Head of International Family Justice for England and Wales, up from 65 in 2008.
Sun 28th April 2013
This article tells us that today is Workers Memorial Day to remember those killed and injured on the job. However, it seems that everyone involved takes great care to avoid mentioning that men make up the vast majority of such workers. Not once is the word ‘men’ even used. The 28 forestry ‘workers’ who have died since 2008 will all have been men. Why do people wish to deny and hide the contribution of men in our society? Avoiding mentioning they were men implies that gender equality applies to this issue. It doesn’t, but as is the case for all other matters in which men are disadvantaged, male disadvantage is denied and ignored. Rather than honouring the men who have sacrificed their lives or bodies in their jobs, for me this dishonest way of remembering them insults their memory.
Thu 25th April 2013
Hi All…I had a process server deliver an affidavit and protection order application at my door a couple of weeks ago. My mental ex is asking the Family Court to place a Protection Order against me protecting my daughter and her from me. (more…)