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

Fri 1st August 2014

Minimum Wage and Child Support

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 3:11 pm

Minimum wage is a political toy in the sense that it can be abused at election time with promises that have notable flow-on effects and manipulated between elections; it is a cabinet decision as to what the minimum wage is set at.

When you look at our position in world statistics we are amongst the best at maintaining our minimum wage levels – our economic issues are not wages, but our spending power.

So what happens when we hike the minimum wage $2 an hour (more…)

Ministry for Women’s Affairs and their Dodgy Calculations

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 12:13 pm

The previous post Minimum Wage and Feminist Entitlement opens up the discussion about how feminist monetary policy is driving men backwards into a slave culture.

Now let’s have a look at the good work The Ministry for Women’s Affairs does to help out. (more…)

Thu 31st July 2014

Minimum Wage and Feminist Entitlement

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 3:23 pm

When it comes to election campaigns and gender politics there are only two policy positions, female and gender neutral; and yes, that is just a different way of saying there are no male specific policies, but is that true.

If there were male specific policies you would expect them to be gender positive – I’d like to give you an example but I can’t find one, so I’ll have to use a female positive one; like Labour’s push to move the burden of proof in rape cases, it’s gender positive toward women, negative toward men.

There is something much more subtle going on when it comes to financial policy. (more…)

Wed 30th July 2014

Identify domestic abuse before it turns violent

Filed under: Domestic Violence — ashish @ 9:52 am

She doesn’t have to hit you for it to be abuse:
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Sun 27th July 2014

Join MoMA in Wellington on 1st August

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 4:48 pm

Please join MoMA in Wellington when we raise awareness of men’s issues in the lead up to the election. We have sent the following invitation to various MPs and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs:

MMA
MINISTRY OF MEN’S AFFAIRS
MINITATANGA MO NGA TANE
A Community Group because successive governments have neglected the voice and welfare of New Zealand men

PO Box 13130, Tauranga 3141
Contact Hans Laven (07)5712435 or (0274)799745; or Kerry Bevin (09)4747762; mmainnz@gmail.com

27 July 2014

Dear

On Friday 1st of August representatives of the Ministry of Men’s Affairs, an NGO, will be
- outside Bowen House from 11:00am to 12:30pm,
- at parliament grounds from 1pm to 2.45pm, and
- outside the Ministry of Women’s Affairs from 3pm to 4pm.

We warmly invite you to meet us there, to learn a little about the serious issues of concern to us, and to show your support for gender equality in New Zealand.

For many years politicians have believed that acknowledging men’s issues may jeopardize their public support, but the tide is now turning. People are starting to recognize how important for our country it is to address men’s issues such as huge male suicide rates, male health, huge male workplace deaths, ongoing and new sexist laws that only discriminate against males, bias against males at all levels of law enforcement and Courts. Women are increasingly seeing how exploitative and unfair New Zealand has become towards their brothers, fathers, uncles, sons and grandsons. David Cunliffe’s apology for being a man would have been tolerated a few years ago as ‘possibly fair enough’ by many New Zealanders, but not now.

This is an opportunity for you to ride the new tide of public opinion. We believe it will be advantageous to politicians now to show the country they can think fairly about gender issues. Increasingly, being seen to support unbalanced feminist claims will be punished in the polls.

Please do put a few minutes aside to meet us on the 1st of August. We will inform NZ men’s networks that you cared enough about men to show some interest.

Yours sincerely

Hans Laven
Chief Executive

The Feminist Effect On Culture Jokes

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 10:21 am

I would like to blame the Aussies for starting it, but history tells a different story – yes, this goes way back.

Even, back past the Condom War. You haven’t heard of the Condom War? (more…)

Sat 26th July 2014

Many shades of Gay

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 10:30 am

In a recent post first NZ gay marriage fails questions were asked as to whether this site was anti gay-men and if that particular debate was homophobic; distinguishing politics from the personal does not reside ouside of discussions on homosexuality, even if some would have us believe that.

New Zealand is no stranger to the presence of gay men – many have come here from overseas because of the current social climate or more recent social climate, it wasn’t always this way. (more…)

Thu 17th July 2014

MP Hauiti’s ‘big Boo-Boo’ a Blatant Pussy Pass

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 9:59 am

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…)

First NZ Gay Marriage Fails in Less than a Year

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 9:08 am

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…)

Men Blamed for Women’s Wrongdoing

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 12:02 am

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 – A Paper with a Backbone

Filed under: Gender Politics,Law & Courts,Sex Abuse / CYF — Mana Male @ 6:42 pm

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.

If you have a Stuff account, be sure to leave a comment and let the Marlborough Express know we value their commitment to reporting things for what they are;

http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/opinion/10268063/Guilt-by-accusation

Mon 14th July 2014

VonDadelszen/Family Court grievances

Filed under: General — mopardad @ 7:44 pm

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.

Ritchie, slapperfreeman@yahoo.com

Domestic Psychological Abuse

Filed under: General — ashish @ 4:17 pm

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:

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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.

http://www.act.org.nz/?q=posts/domestic-violence

The Fourth Estate – feminist style

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 11:03 am

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

Political outcomes by gendered reporting

Filed under: General,White Ribbon Campaign — Downunder @ 11:57 am

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.

TV3 reporter Paula Penfold is the latest to suffer a major lapse in judgement (more…)

Children most often killed by mothers

Filed under: General — ashish @ 12:41 am

Very interesting article. With some percentages that clearly shows the Labour party needs to brush up on their research skills.

http://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/227441/children-most-often-killed-mothers

Sat 12th July 2014

The Labour Party’s War On Men

Filed under: General — ashish @ 1:11 pm

Please invite all your friends to like and share, locally and internationally, to raise awareness on this upcoming issue in this country.

https://www.facebook.com/nzlpwaronkiwimen

Fri 11th July 2014

The Essay of Tania Billingsley

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 2:12 pm

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

Wanted: A new Partner ….

Filed under: General — OMG! you're f%^^&*($@#! @ 7:54 pm

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.

The conceited Cunliffe and the ingratiating editor

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 3:59 pm

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

NZ Labour – The Feminist Election Campaign

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 11:38 am

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

Rape accused would have to prove consent under Labour plan

Filed under: Law & Courts — Lukenz @ 11:28 pm

Story here:
Rape accused would have to prove consent under Labour plan

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

Sex Contracts

Filed under: General — ashish @ 4:06 pm

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 :P

http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2014/07/sex_contracts.html

The rise of the man-child

Filed under: General — ashish @ 11:49 am

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…)

The Politically Unrepresented Male

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 11:34 am

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.
(more…)

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