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MENZ Issues: news and discussion about New Zealand men, fathers, family law, divorce, courts, protests, gender politics, and male health.

Sat 1st November 2014

Preparing Legislation with the same care as Drugs?

Filed under: Domestic Violence,Gender Politics,Law & Courts — MurrayBacon @ 10:58 am

Legislation should be prepared and implemented with care. This is known as “legislation quality” and although given lip service in many countries, including NZ, it is more honoured in the breach! For example Attorney General reports noting that legislation breaches basic human rights, but it is passed anyway, under urgency. Fools rush in, where angels fear to tread.

It is difficult to communicate why this is so, as most people expect legislation to work fully with desirable effects and have no adverse outcomes at all. Especially in the social sphere, it isn’t that simple. Maybe an analogy with introducing new drugs will illustrate these types of issues?

Drugs are meant to be tested for efficacy before being introduced. Then they are meant to be carefully monitored for adverse outcomes.

Similarly, the efficacy of new legislation needs to be checked before passing into law. After passing into law, it also needs to be monitored for adverse outcomes, with the same care as drugs. If this is not done, then problems that could have been stopped while they are small, progress on to be unnecessarily huge problems. Again, this concept is called “legislation quality”.

In the same way that this concept may be taken from medicine to law, disastrous examples can also be taken from medicine to law.
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Sun 26th October 2014

Violent Women a Problem

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 6:51 am

MoMA Media Release

24 October 2014

MEDIA RELEASE

VIOLENT WOMEN A PROBLEM

Black Ribbon campaigners have noticed an increase in reports of female physical violence. On the streets this month they received disclosures such as a wife throwing knives at her husband, a partner assaulting her male friend with a bat, a girlfriend trashing a boyfriend’s computer, a woman smashing her partner’s cd collection, and a mother thrashing her children.

Spokesman Kerry Bevin said that the increase in reports could be due to a greater willingness by people to disclose what has long been a hidden problem of female family violence.

“Surprisingly, women are telling us about what happens to their brothers and what their friends are doing to their boyfriends.”

“Most people recognize that women commit significant verbal and emotional violence in the home, but women’s physical violence has been downplayed and excused. It’s time we came to our senses about women’s true contribution to the whole range of family violence.”

Bevin called for women to respect men’s requests to lay off, and to refrain from haranguing and provoking men and teenage boys in particular. He wanted women to realise that non-physical forms of violence cause serious harm too.

“Violence includes spending household money without consultation, bad behaviour through excessive drinking or drugs, blaming a man for not earning enough, constant attacks on his self-esteem, and forgetting that the home is a ‘shared’ environment that also needs to reflect men’s interests.”

Bevin also labelled as violence the readiness of women after separation to plunder as much as they can of a man’s assets, to exploit him financially in an ongoing way instead of allowing a clean break, and to manipulate contact with his children.

“All these forms of female violence need to be addressed because they cause immediate harm as well as downstream violent and suicidal consequences.”

“There is hope that real reduction in family violence will be achieved as people realise that true gender equality requires both men and women to take responsibility for their behaviour.”

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Fri 24th October 2014

Feminist Abuse Children To Get Point Across

Filed under: General — Lukenz @ 8:01 am

I don’t think I have ever seen a more offensive or abusive use of children to make such a video. The hard core feminists who wrote scripts and taught these young children to make this clip should be jailed for destroying these girls childhoods.

It’s up to adults to work out adult problems and not adults to exploit a child to make a point. And I simply do not believe the end justifies the means.

Extremists become dangerous to main stream society when left unchecked. That’s right. Officials from Government ministers, police and other child protection agencies that are more than weary to take any steps against feminists who abuse children like the ones who did in this video.

Thu 23rd October 2014

Affirmative Consent for U.S. Students: Stupidity that Feminists Will Try to Import into NZ

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 8:25 am

See here: http://www.the-american-interest.com/articles/2014/10/19/the-underside-of-affirmative-consent/

Wed 22nd October 2014

NZ Police Discriminate Against Men

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 11:03 pm

We all know that anti-male sexism is rife throughout our country including our police. We all know that police routinely discriminate against men and behave as ‘white knights’ serving the interests of women as if royalty. We all knew that ‘police safety orders’ would become yet another tool with which to blame and harm men while condoning violence committed by women. However, that police proudly parade pro-female sexism on their reality tv series ‘Police Ten 7′ shows that they fully expect most New Zealanders to agree with discrimination on the grounds of gender and is an indication of the degree to which feminist privilege has become normal.

Frankly, it’s rare to watch an epsiode of ‘Police Ten 7′ without noticing that police handle males much more harshly and punitively than females. Even the narrator often refers to male suspects in dehumanizing ways (“these animals”, “these violent morons” etc) but you will never hear such hate speech directed at female suspects. Quite often you will see blatant examples of pro-female, anti-male sexism in the way police carry out their work. I decided to share a few notable examples in recent episodes. (more…)

MoMA Black Ribbon Campaign 2014

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 9:58 pm

Some supporters of MoMA will be out campaigning against White Ribbon and in favour of the MoMA Black Ribbon Campaign, encouraging people to show they are against violence towards men, women and children rather than supporting misandry.

We will be at the MT MAUNGANUI MAIN SHOPPING CENTRE this FRIDAY 24th OCTOBER from 11am to 2pm approximately.

Please do come and join in, or just drop by to show some support if you can.

In the last few years we have taken our Black Ribbon Campaign to a number of centres but this year time and resources allow only this one outing. This year MoMA will focus more on some press releases and political lobbying. There is also a significant report in preparation responding to a number of official reports on family violence released this year, all either useless or dangerous because they have distorted the truth in order to promote feminist models and propaganda.

Tue 21st October 2014

Is IRD showing increasing awareness of self-harm?

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 2:21 pm

I didn’t see this article published back on the 8th October.

Includes comment from Union of Fathers (New Zealand) (more…)

Who really murdered the “angel”?

Filed under: Child Support,Gender Politics,General — ashish @ 9:51 am

Cold case: Death of ‘angel’ devastates dad – National – NZ Herald News

The biggest crooks here are the IRD and everyone involved with the Child Support system.

The father in all faith would have complained to the Police, should he have had the slightest inkling of his daughter missing. But the Child Support system kept on claiming money. Coupled with the fact that the wife’s disappearance was nothing out of ordinary, there were no warning triggers that something was amiss. The father has to be applauded for taking the initiative to hire a private investigator despite being leeched by Child Support system.

The Police are quick to acknowledge the fact that a late complaint made the investigations late. They should be taking this time to review their policies of treating males as criminals, and making modifications to the system such that the Family Law is not looked upon as a threat and something to stay away from.

A woman separating from her husband and disappearing does NOT always mean that she has been abused or the man has been violent or abusive.

There are other factors that also happen, such as, the woman getting into extra-marital affairs, or the woman’s family inciting her to live less like a couple and treat the family unit more like a matriarchy. Yes, in-law influence is an unfortunate fact in many cases also.

And the biggest botch-up has been made by the previous leftist Government. Having made the solo-mum-by-choice lifestyle so lucrative through WINZ and other benefits, they have created heaps of solo mums by choice and investment children.

My thoughts are with the father. Poor guy, caught up in a culture clash from a conservative developing country and a “all rights and no responsibility” Western country. Having lost an “angel” through the crooked system at such a tender age.

There are a lot of male suicides that have happened by evil feminist-run Family Courts and Child Support system. This is not so much an issue as men usually have lived most of their lives, but the loss of a daughter at this tender age, having caught up in this mess, is too tragic.

This murder’s blood had not only tainted the hands of the two accused, but has also tainted EVERYONE that supports this messed up system setup by the feminist liberals to oppress ALL males regardless of whether they are guilty or not.

Thu 16th October 2014

The boy school leaver

Filed under: Boys / Youth / Education — Downunder @ 6:53 pm

NZCER was contracted by the Association of Boys’ Schools of New Zealand (ABSNZ) to undertake an analysis of student achievement in New Zealand boys’ schools, and to identify approaches and strategies used by high-achieving boys’ schools.
In 2012, 28 percent of boys leaving school came from boys’ schools: a total of 7,439 students, increased somewhat from 7,390 in 2010.
The quantitative analysis provided here compares the achievement of boys in state and state-integrated boys’ secondary schools with the achievement of boys in state and state-integrated co-educational secondary schools over the period 2010–12. It uses data on secondary qualifications, namely: …

NZCER New Zealand Council of Educational Research

Pater Invisiblis photographic exhibition

Filed under: Gender Politics — JohnPotter @ 4:26 pm

Carl Lea wrote:

I am a Photographer / Artist from Raumati, near Wellington.

I have an exhibition running that opened last weekend. “Pater Invisiblis”(invisible Father) is a photographic exhibition about my experiences as an absent father.

The exhibition is at the Bach Gallery, Waikanae Beach and only runs until 19th October.

Call to people caring for families involved with CYFS

Perhaps the main highlight of this website ‘MENZ’, for me, was the connection to men caring about families dealing with Child, Youth and Family Services aka CYFS.
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Fairways Mediation Service

Filed under: General — allan harvey @ 9:44 am

I have been asked for feedback on this new service (active since 1 April 2014).

http://www.fairwayresolution.com/got-a-dispute/family-dispute-resolution

If you have any feedback that you wish to have passed on; good, bad, anonymous then please respond either here or to me at allan.harvey@xtra.co.nz
We will be meeting with their team leader of mediation services early next month.

Sun 12th October 2014

Kiwi tinder gang rape claim

Filed under: General — Lukenz @ 8:17 pm

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11341284

Ide like to know what the Oz cops spent on this woman and her false gang rape claim.

I note the Oz law is 7 years for a false complaint. NZ is only 3. But in reality it’s nil because they almost never charge and if it ever goes to court there’s just a warning.

Fri 10th October 2014

Male Victim of Serious Violence Doesn’t Get Justice

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 8:32 am

Here is a good example of New Zealand’s attitude regarding violence towards males. A man had almost every bone in the right side of his face broken, underwent numerous facial reconstruction surgeries, has titanium plates in his skull and suffers permanent damage and ongoing complicaitons. The attacker was charged with the serious offence ‘injuring with intent to injure’. Court delays ensued for various reasons and because of this the case has now been thrown out by a judge. The victim claims he was ready to go on all of the previous hearing dates that were adjourned. (more…)

Tue 7th October 2014

And now, the Brenda Leyland Pussy Pass!

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 10:00 pm

Brenda Leyland committed suicide (apparently), a few days after a tv crew ‘outed’ her for making thousands of tweets under a false identity mostly expressing blame and hatred towards Madeline McCann’s parents. For example “I fear, that we are in this 4 long haul, up to all of us to a) Bang home the facts b) make mccann s live in shame for years”. (more…)

Mon 6th October 2014

Report of a fault with this site

Filed under: Gender Politics,General — JohnPotter @ 6:38 pm

This message was recently sent to me via the contact form. I will advise Tammy to check the comments her message receives.
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Police Interference

Filed under: Law & Courts — 11girls @ 6:31 pm

Recently, the local Police Family Violence Coordinator rang me on behalf of the ex, who has a Protection Order against me. He offered to mediate an upcoming contact, which to me wasn’t that bad anyway. I politely refused his offer on these two grounds:
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Sat 4th October 2014

The White Fibbin’ Anti Male Propaganda Campaign

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 7:18 am

Misguided men continue to be hoodwinked into supporting this discriminatory campaign. Note the trickery where this campaign that cares only about women and demonizes only men, refers to itself as “inspiring and equipping men to help stop violence in their communities” and “this Hui effectively engaged men, educating and inspiring them about violence”. So these white knights are redefining ‘communities’ as consisting of women as the only significant members and redefining ‘violence’ as something done only when it’s against women.

Feel free to provide some feedback to contact@whiteribbon.org.nz but be aware that these arrogant ideologues have absolutely no interest in discussing the issues and will soon block anyone who dares to raise any concerns about their divisive, discriminatory, misandrist hate campaign. (more…)

Mon 29th September 2014

The Men of Middle Earth

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 12:27 pm

Affectionately named Middle Earth after our involvement in The Lord of the Rings production, one can’t help thinking, that to the rest of the world New Zealand might look like the scene of one of Tolkien’s legendary battles, following our recent and ugly parliamentary election; just how you would characterise the Labour Party after their tragic loss, I will leave to the imagination of the reader.

But what of the men of middle earth – where has that left us?

That discussion started in the post, The Killing Power of Feminism, and drew the conclusion; (more…)

Sat 27th September 2014

Are All Men Pedophiles?

Filed under: General — triassic @ 4:01 am

sex

This documentary is a great study into male sexuality. Be sure to watch it past the end credits for a commentary by the Director Jan-Willem Breure. The amount of information on female sexuality has nearly filled the universe so this doco is very welcome. Male sexuality hardly gets a mention other than the negative aspects. There are many things that we know about the subject but an abundance of things we don’t. What I liked about this doco is its juxtaposition of the medias interpretation of pedophilia to that of sexologists. The disgust men feel about pedophilia, and those that practice it, prevents healthy discourse. The male desire for the shape of the female body past puberty is NORMAL, HEALTHY and should never bring a sense of shame. What is shameful is when males have no control over that desire and no respect for the person, whose body it belongs to.

Fri 26th September 2014

The Killing Power of Feminism

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 10:42 am

Election 2014 for New Zealand is over.

It’s been an interesting election in many ways, some of which are discussed on this site in posts over the last 6 months while others are so not relevant to us here; collectively this has been overwhelming, in the media and on the outcome of the election, but what should not escape us is the dramatic and very real depiction of political feminism in action. (more…)

Thu 25th September 2014

Child Support and Salary Sacrifice. Are they F’n Serious!!!!!!

Filed under: Child Support,General,Law & Courts — Had_Enough @ 4:22 pm

Hi Folks,

Well there I was thinking I could salary package my car and try and save a bit on tax and running costs each year. But, stupid me hadn’t realised, until I read the following article http://www.salarypackagingcards.com.au/index.php/child-support-salary-packaging/ , that if I salary package my car I will have to pay even more in Child Tax. I confirmed this with the Novated Leasing agent and it is in fact true. I still can’t believe it and I hope it isn’t the same in NZ but it’s certainly the case over here in Oz. So, by some magic form of creative accounting the CSA people calculate that I am being given a car which I’m actually paying for and calculate the whole thing as a fringe benefit. It seems that I can’t even take a dump without incurring more child tax. I am utterly gob smacked. Have any of you guys come across a similar thing. It seems like discrimination is a bad thing unless the discrimination is against a liable parent. I feel like a social leper. All my colleagues are salary sacrificing their cars and are saving money but it will actually cost me money because I am a liable dad!!!

Wed 24th September 2014

Social Workers Day – lest we forget

Filed under: General — Bruce S @ 8:25 pm

Courtesy of YAHOO NEWS – Comments were disabled (no surprises there)

Social Workers Day a time to celebrate – PSA
PSA, Fuseworks September 24, 2014, 7:49 pm

The Public Service Association (PSA) is celebrating Social Workers Day today, and congratulates the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) on 50 years of being the voice of the profession.

Glenn Barclay, PSA acting national secretary, said “social workers help countless New Zealanders every year,” “The PSA is proud of what our social work members do to help improve the lives of people across the country. “As the union for social workers, we represent over a thousand highly skilled and hardworking people who are passionate about helping people thrive. “Social workers do their jobs in a wide variety of settings, including District Health Boards; Child, Youth and Family, and across the community sector. “This year is the 50th anniversary of ANZASW, and we’re proud to work alongside them to help social workers do their best. “Thank you to all social workers, we truly value your skills, expertise and passion,” said Glenn Barclay.

Surely Barclay wasn’t referring to CYFS was he? Improving “the lives of people across the country”; maybe improving the lot for employees of CYFS but certainly not the children and families who have had to suffer their PC, bureaucratic and autocratic intolerance.

Social workers day – surely a day to forget.

Men’s Rights Sydney

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 1:36 pm

The MRS website It’s a terrible acronym, isn’t it. Maybe even worse than MOMA (Ministry of Men’s Affairs).

They exist, it’s a point of contact, and they hold meetings. So if you’re a male escaping New Zealand and headed to Sydney, could be a good place to start.

Men’s Rights Sydney usually meets once a month in the suburb of Newtown. As we are still a fairly young group, meetings are being organised on an ad hoc basis. If you are interested in attending, just send us a PM containing your name (first name is fine) & your email address & we will email you the details of our next meeting.

There could be an opening for reciprocal trade in males escaping the tyranny of the system, if we had a comparative organisation in Auckland (MRA)

On a historical note – we’re probably in better position than the Woman’s Libbers. Wellington organisation for women (WOW) was ok, but Christchurch and Southland groups had a bit of a problem with the format.

Tue 23rd September 2014

Non Resident for Tax Purposes. Does IRD still enforce Collection now that she’s abroad permanently?

Filed under: Child Support — Had_Enough @ 7:41 pm

Sorry about the boring title folks but I am a bit curious about how IRD can force me to pay Child Support after the mother has been out of the country for a year or more. The mother of my children has taken my 2 kids to Canada to live permanently. All 3 (her and the 2 kids) have both NZ and Canadian citizenship. They relocated about 3 months ago. So, they now live permanently in Canada and I live in Australia where I’ve been for the past 5 years. IRD seem to think that I will have to keep paying and paying and paying until my youngest is 19. It seems a bit odd to me that they can enforce this when she’s living in another country and they have no way of knowing if, for example, my daughter is working full time. Come to think of it IRD don’t really have any way of keeping tabs on her at all now that she’s under a foreign countries jurisdiction. Does anyone out there know anything about the IRD CS laws and how they apply to this situation? Can she initiate an Admin Review against me for example now that she’s permanently relocated overseas? Thanks in advance.

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