National MP Claudette Hauiti, previously warned about breaking Parliament’s rules by employing her civil union spouse (presumably on a state payroll) in her electorate office, has now been caught out using her parliamentary charge card for completely personal travel to Australia and other illegal spending. She has not been disciplined and has been allowed simply to pay the money back and to trivialize her actions as “a big boo-boo”. The details of how much she spent have not been made public. She claimed it was “about $200″ but that seems unlikely given what she was said to have purchased. (more…)
MENZ Issues: news and discussion about New Zealand men, fathers, family law, divorce, courts, protests, gender politics, and male health.
Thu 17th July 2014
MoMA has nothing against homosexual people and strongly supports their right to get on with their lives without discrimination or abuse. The history of horrible violence against gays (ongoing still in a number of countries) shows human irrationality and cruelty at its worst.
However, the pathetic performance of NZ’s first same-sex marriage couple highlights the degree to which the institution of marriage will be further trivialized and damaged by its redefinition for gays to use. (more…)
Here’s an interesting case. A lawyer is suspended for 9 months (is that a pregnant pause in his career?) for certifying a separation agreement that he knew the woman was being forced by her husband to sign. It seems from the Tribunal’s decision that the woman approached the lawyer to have a separation agreement signed that she knew contained falsehoods. On the basis of some of the woman’s comments and the fact that her husband phoned her twice while she was with the lawyer, that lawyer was concerned she was signing under duress. He advised her she didn’t need to and advised her against signing if the document contained falsehood, but she insisted on signing it. The NZ Lawyers and Conveyancers Tribunal then decided it was proven that the woman signed under duress, and the media turned this into a finding that she was ‘forced’ to sign it. A vague reference was made in the Tribunal decision to the risk the wife might be emotionally or physically abused, but there was no mention of any evidence to support this risk. Certainly, nothing approaching reasonable proof of this was evident. Never mind, let’s just decide that the woman was another victim of a man’s complete control so no blame can be directed her way.
This would be the problem with any written consent to have sex. Women will simply claim they signed under duress. The rape would then be seen to be aggravated by the written consent. (more…)
Tue 15th July 2014
The Marlborough Express has today released an opinion piece that reveals just what’s at stake with regards to the Labour Party’s proposed changes to the our justice system. It’s refreshing to a see a newspaper refuse to be a dead fish in a populist tide.
Mon 14th July 2014
I am interested in hearing from those that have grievances with either VonDaelszen and or the Family Court, grievances will need to be clear acts unbecoming of a FCJ such as contempt of Court, breach of Human Rights Act/ DV act/ CoC act etc. I will be taking significant action for such acts myself, the more evidence of offences in general the better. All correspondence will be strictly confidential, details of those who contact me will be protected at all times.
I will also be taking action against Bruce Andrews.
Nice post by an ACT candidate. Not sure if she’ll get enough percentage to enter parliament, but should be interesting to see what her response to my question is:
Excellent family-oriented approach for tackling domestic violence. What are your views on the domestic psychological abuse carried out against the males? Society still has not come to a point where a male can confidently come out and talk about this abuse without being looked down by other males and discarded as rubbish by liberal feminist groups.
The Fourth Estate as we know it today generally refers to the media. It has been an evolving entity since the concept came to life in the middle ages, with the progressive development of social structures.
It depends on whose interpretation you prefer as to who or what the first three estates represent; there are differences between various countries and social periods, but this is not a debate about origins, rather the continuing evolution, and the dangers of any possible direction the fourth estate might take.
The estates represent divisions of the realm described in various ways, but might generally be held to have religious leadership (God) as the first estate, aristocracy (excluding the monarchy) as the second estate, and commoners (the mob) as the third estate.
Many quotes from Oscar Wilde can be relied upon to furrow a brow, no less so than this one; (more…)
Sun 13th July 2014
Many times throughout the life of this site authors have raised concerns about media reporting, and often blatant reporting, of news written to favour women or to demonise men. After years of harping we less often see the obvious one liners like ‘the deadbeat dad’.
But there is something more sinister afoot when it comes to media engaging in the practice of gendered reporting; it is the indirect effects, rather than the obvious, that can be the most influential and damaging.
With New Zealand’s 2014 election campaign ramping up for a 20 September polling day expect to see more gendered reporting; especially with the Labour party leading the left with a domestic violence/rape culture campaign. Yes, it is unfortunate to see the political position of ‘rape culture’ surface during our election campaign and that has been fuelled by the diplomatic incident discussed in the post The Essay of Tania Billingsley.
This incident is also fuelled by what is called ‘yellow journalism’ which is the media tuned into sensationalism rather than journalism, simply because it makes more money.
Very interesting article. With some percentages that clearly shows the Labour party needs to brush up on their research skills.
Sat 12th July 2014
Please invite all your friends to like and share, locally and internationally, to raise awareness on this upcoming issue in this country.
Fri 11th July 2014
The Essay of Tania Billingsley is published at TV3 the source of the quote below:
This matter arose out of allegations by Billingsley against a Malaysian diplomat who fled the country under diplomatic immunity.
Regardless of the diplomatic circumstances the possibility of the alleged offender’s return was still being considered as was an application by the police for deportation.
Billingsley a self-confessed activist, weeks out from the election has chosen to use her case as a crusade for her cause. The case will likely never come to court given the trial by media that has taken place.
It is a choice this young lady may come to regret, as her choice is now the subject of legitimate debate as is her essay shown in full below. (more…)
Thu 10th July 2014
Like most men, I seek an intimate relationship with a woman.
Unfortunately, I am family court tainted, and seek only a woman who is fully my equal.
Equal. Similar age; similar education and qualifications; similar income; similar asset base; similar debt ratio; similar religion; similar criminal history (i.e. none); similar driving habits (i.e. rarely receives any infringements etc); similar work history and hours; similar financial contribution to all things; similar physical contribution to all household chores. [I accept doing ‘half’ the housework. I accept her doing ‘half’ the lawns and maintenance (there’s a ‘Tui’ ad in that somewhere)]. I accept equal input into decision making (which on the law of averages, means sometimes you get your way, sometimes you don’t. Consensus is perfect). I like a woman who is not ‘butch’, yet is willing to change a tyre.
I have a thing about the ‘gotta-have’ spenders. Fashion isn’t important. You do not need to spend everything on clothes. I am anti-credit; and sadly will not cohabit with a spend-on-credit woman. I have a thing about obesity; and will not accept the ‘larger’ models. I am not Mr Universe; and don’t expect Miss Universe either. But sorry, looks do count. And I don’t do screamers. You want a shouting match? Tell you what. I’m outta there before you finish the second one.
I do not accept shared bank accounts etc. So let’s make a deal. What’s yours is yours; what’s mine is mine. You can have and keep everything you earn. Me too. Separate accounts. Lets split all shared expenses (which includes mortgage and maintenance, and purchase of major assets), roughly 50/50.
Now I have my friends, my hobbies; I have my space, my man-cave. Any potential partner is welcome to her own friends, hobbies space, woman-cave. This is not controlling. It does not worry me at all, what she does or has. But I will not cede my ‘fun’.
Of course, I know my chance of securing a normal intimate relationship based on all of the above is less than zero. Welcome to reality.
As the saying goes, a week in politics is a long time. Yes, it is less than a week since Cunliffe made his declaration of shame – apologising for being a man – and the media fisticuffs for the moral high ground is showing no sign of losing intensity, case in point this editoral from NZ Herald.
There’s been numerous articles written by various media throughout the country, and I’ve made a contribution to the debate here already however I think this particular incident will be remembered long past this election campaign, for a variety of reasons.
The moment I saw the first report of Cunliffe’s apology, my instant personal-response was … (more…)
Wed 9th July 2014
As one commenter reminded us recently, Barack Obama won his last presidential campaign by chasing the female vote.
I have made the point before that feminism is not a viable economic model, and taken to its natural conclusion there will be a point, at which it breaks the back of the federation – obviously that raises the question, who will be the last president of the United States of America?
Ask yourself this; what would an extreme feminist campaign look like and would it be easily identifiable?
There would be three key elements to look for; (more…)
Tue 8th July 2014
Labours Justice spokesman Andrew Little thinks the 1% conviction rate of sex cases shows the system is broken. Rather than a trial Mr Little wants;
1. No defence council to question the victim. A judge would do it.
2. Wants the defendant to be questioned by judge instead of a trial.
The Law Society has argued strongly against inquisitorial systems in the past for obvious reasons.
You know Mr Little when you call a complainant a victim even before a trial you are already convinced the defendant is guilty.
There are already some innocent men in jail right now that have been convicted of rape. How could you possible even think of trying to make it possible for more men that may be innocent to be locked up.
Mr Little said he acknowledged the change would be a “huge leap”. I say it’s a huge leap alright, off the deep end!
Mon 7th July 2014
Not sure what we are getting into here. But these ‘sex contracts’ seem like a awesome idea. Written consent to navigate around the ‘guilty unless proven innocent’ concept
There is a growing trend of men who are beginning to realize the risks around the concept of marriage.
Feminists claim that women who do not want to marry are ‘empowered’, and that marriage is an institution that gives rise to abuse. (more…)
Those who pay attention to New Zealand parliamentary debates will be well aware that there is seldom if any male perspective offered in our debating chamber to balance the overwhelming feminist dogma that has become a visibly dominant and mostly unchallenged voice – and even when challenged – that generally concerns financial priority and affordability of legislation.
Sun 6th July 2014
It is interesting to follow the evolution of the New Zealand Labour Party, from its originally fractured beginnings in the early 1900s, through a long period as one of New Zealand’s two main political parties, and now its descent toward being one of the participants in our fractured left wing of politics.
Sat 5th July 2014
This site has strangely been silent over the fate of Mr Harris.
Even if Rolf has taken advantage of girls under the age of consent, is 5 years and 9 months a fair and right sentence for an 86 year old man and his 20 to 50 year old historical crime?
For the first time, there is something both me and the famous femnazi, Clementine Ford, actually agree on. Although my reason on this topic is – “Marriage is the financial rape of men”.
Fri 4th July 2014
Yes, today, New Zealand Labour Party leader David Cunliffe, apologised for being a man.
“I don’t often say it – I’m sorry for being a man,” Cunliffe said, “because family and sexual violence is overwhelmingly perpetrated by men.”
What a statement made by someone intending to be our next Prime Minister. By this apology he has painted every single male in this country as an abuser and a rapist.
Another MAN BAN policy by the Labour Government. I KEEP SAYING – Labour is ANTI-MALES. Any men who supports the Labour Party is either a half-man or a faggot.
Why is there NO consideration given to any of the male victims here?
It’s a dangerous occupation drawing comparisons between people, as you run the risk of bumping into other’s preconceptions and opinions.