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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 30th December 2006

PC Supporters Latest Moves Played Down by Mainstream Media

Filed under: General — Intrepid @ 3:14 pm

Dateline: US
By: Pitbull
From: The Honor Network

Priority News Exchange Program News Item (PNEP)

Trash talk on the field moves to a whole new level as the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Joey Porter can attest. He has been fined by the NFL $10,000 for calling Cleveland Browns tight end Kellen Winslow a derogatory term normally used for gay men (no one seems to report what the actual word was out of fear of being targeted as well it would seem). Porter’s comments came last Thursday after the Steelers trounced the Browns 27-7.

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Meet Mrs. Shingo Same as Last Month Mrs. Killer

Filed under: General — Intrepid @ 3:03 pm

Dateline: Japan
By: Toshi
From: The Honor Network

Priority News Exchange Program News Item (PNEP)

Well only another month has gone by and we again have the same topic to deal with. Another woman has been charged with killing her boy (4 year old), and she too has another questionable death in her background being more closely looked at by police. Yet the excuse given for the murder is noteworthy and we will discuss this and its global scope too.

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Wed 27th December 2006

Australia Land of the Feminised Manginas

Filed under: General — Intrepid @ 3:03 pm

Dateline: Australia
By: Christian J
From: The Honor Network

Priority News Exchange Program News Item (PNEP)

This release from the Fathers for Equality should demonstrate to all a sundry the level feminism has scourged Australia.

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Mon 25th December 2006

Female Domestic violence in India

Filed under: General — Intrepid @ 1:33 pm

Dateline: India
By: 498A Crusader
From: The Honor Network

Priority News Exchange Program News Item (PNEP)

For centuries, married men have been brutally nagged and have considered it as part and parcel of a married life. There will be not a single married man who has never been emotionally abused, threatened, brutally nagged, and even physically assaulted by his wife. However, looking at the present scenario, it seems that men are the architect of their own precarious condition in the present woman’s world. (more…)

Sun 24th December 2006

Boston F4J Get Local Media Coverage

Filed under: General — Intrepid @ 4:33 pm

Dateline: Boston, USA
By: F4J(US)
From: Hands On Equal Parent
Via: The Honor Network

Priority News Exchange Program News Item (PNEP)

Steve McDonough and friends stage an event in Boston and successfully received some media attention. Click to watch the Boston action below:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=539756907024646890&pr=goog-sl

Fri 22nd December 2006

Interview With Mr. Liam Magill

Filed under: General — Intrepid @ 7:26 pm

Dateline: Australia
By: Ozy Dads
From: Dads—On-the-Air
Via: The Honor Network

Priority News Exchange Program News Item (PNEP)

For those of you who are unaware of Mr. Magill story here is brief summation:

Liam Magill, 54, sued his ex-wife Meredith, 38, in the County Court after DNA tests confirmed he was not the father of two of the couple’s three children. His former wife lied in court documents and in court about who the real parent was.

Mr. Liam was breifly awarded $70,000 for pain and suffering and economic loss, but three Appeal Court judges overturned the decision at a higher court level. They also awarded legal costs against Mr Magill, while Mr Magill drove himself into further debt on his own for the state doesn’t fund men so wrongly abused.

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Filed under: General — Intrepid @ 2:38 pm

Dateline: Atlanta, USA
By: Pitbull
From: The Honor Network

Priority News Exchange Program News Item (PNEP)

With stats from both the UK and USA governments showing that Deadbeat Mothers are worse than Deadbeat Dads you would think that they could jail at least one such woman, yet what is in fact happening is the state is trampling over itself and other departments (and all traditional laws and rights in many countries) in an effort to put fathers only in jail. In this head long rush innocent men are having their reputations destroyed and are being jailed, bankrupted and I’m sure in some cases much worse, from possible suicide from their unjust situations in jail. Why? Well the establishment wants money from those who have it, and thinks it can get more from bleeding a stone.

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Thu 21st December 2006

Bridge ‘Boy Wonder’ Loses Court Appeal

Filed under: General — Intrepid @ 3:40 pm

Dateline: BC, Canada
By: Tom Zytaruk at the Now Newspaper
Via: BC Fathers & The Honor Network

Priority News Exchange Program News Item (PNEP)

A New Westminster, BC man who dressed up as Robin and perched on the Pattullo Bridge for nearly five hours in 2004 has lost an appeal of his mischief conviction.

Hal Legere – a.k.a. the Boy Wonder – was arrested after climbing onto the girders about 50 feet above the bridge deck and unfurling a large banner supporting Fathers4Justice, a national organization for which he serves as B.C. coordinator.

He was protesting against court bias in child-custody cases.

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Wed 20th December 2006

Feminists push for shutting down men’s-rights sites under the cover of hate speech legislation

Filed under: General — Intrepid @ 5:30 pm

Dateline: Canada
By: Jim Hodgins of The National Post (article now removed)
Via: The Honor Network

Priority News Exchange Program News Item (PNEP)

A federally funded report says “masculinists” are orchestrating a backlash against feminism and blaming women for oppressing and discriminating against men.

The report’s authors claim that masculinists portray men as victims and link feminism with boys’ poor performance in schools, male suicide, loss of male identity and discriminatory divorce and child custody laws.

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Mon 18th December 2006

UNICEF Now Feminist Agenda Pushing Instrument

Filed under: General — Intrepid @ 5:45 pm

Dateline: World
By: Carey Roberts
Via: The Honor Network

Priority News Exchange Program News Item (PNEP)

As early as 1980, UNICEF director Jim Grant championed simple yet effective programs to promote child welfare. These strategies included immunizations, promotion of breastfeeding, and training birth attendants. Grant’s initiative has been credited with saving the lives of over 25 million children.
But in 1995, Grant tragically died, and radical feminist Carol Bellamy took over. UNICEF was due for an ideological overhaul.

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Sun 17th December 2006

The False Allegations Option

Filed under: General — Intrepid @ 2:27 am

Dateline: UK
By: Daddy Ian
From: The Honor Network

Priority News Exchange Program News Item (PNEP)
(All Comments on Laws Relate to the UK Only)

This news story is exceptional for a number of reasons and highlights the problems men face in the UK.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/southern_counties/6037701.stm

1) After sex, a man is accused of rape. Under the current law in the UK, the accused man is named, the female ‘victim’ remains anonymous. This applies to accusations of sexual and other abuse against children as well. The inevitable result of that publicity is a ‘witch-hunt’ and the accused man is persecuted, threatened and otherwise bullied and in many cases either lynched or commit suicide. This is even before he has been to trial. Many, perhaps most cases collapse before trial. In rape cases barely 6% reach a conclusion with the accused man found guilty, around 300 per year. There has been a massive jump in rape accusations in the last few years, but the actual level of convictions has stayed at around 300 per year.

The feminists argue that the Police and courts are failing women. I argue that women are swamping the system with false accusations knowing they can destroy a man without actually having to stand trial or be named – the damage is done immediately.

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Fri 15th December 2006

Domestic Violence.

editor@kapiti-observer.co.nz

I am looking at a recent copy of the Kapiti Observor highlighting letters to the Editor on domestic violence. Three of the four authors of these letters are well known amongst men’s groups, of which I am sure you are aware. It is a small orchestrated effort to make a point and obviously one in which you have participated. While some will view this as a small victory to have their position recognised, and while many readers may welcome the acknowledgement of a male perspective, what you have done is illustrate the reality of how we deal with this issue in New Zealand. In a society that now seldom recognises male men’s fathers’ perspective, amongst published letters, (courtesy of a sympathetic editor), is about the only place you might find such perspectives, because it is seldom sought as an opposing or contributing view in either television or print media articles, which are generally obsessed with feminist perspective.

As Christmas nears what we will do throughout this country via the media is undertake our annual condemnation of what hasn’t yet happened, but is anticipated and expected, and media will give unlimited airplay to a particular theme from a small group of women.

When things fall apart at home, come to us, and we will make sure it never happens again.

What they don’t say is regardless of the circumstances we will rip your family apart, regardless of circumstances we will blame the man, and the women and her children, will live in the re modelled state sponsored family — just mum and the kids — that’s the kiwi way now.

Get help before it happens, and those with the courage to venture forth will find something even more insidious. It is a regime of excuses and condemnations, remarkably for the same behaviour, but your gender will determine whether such behaviour is excusable or condemnable. Every ounce of belief you once had in institutions of justice and help, will slowly drain away as you become aware that this is required behaviour from state employees. (Once called public servants)

What will many children get for Christmas this year — a fatherless home! This is the pathetic attitude that we as a society allow to pervade services that we will give money to, in order to create the perception that we are dealing with “the problem”
The same social personality that makes young New Zealand women unattractive enough to make young New Zealand men consider celibacy or relocation. The particularly venomous bite of these creatures elicits an increasing disrespect and disdain of women in general, and for the concepts of relationship and reproduction.

Underpinning these perceptions attitudes and many organisations is a government who’s most politicised issue and policy vehicle is domestic violence. Not for the purpose of helping families, but to underpin its policy position on the unqualified definition of family, the increasing funding of single parenting and the evolution of child tax.

This is the manner in which we socialise help and protect thousands of children, and yet there appears to be some inconceivable mystery behind the increasingly brutal, bizarre and more frequent headlines that dominate the daily news line up. Perhaps it may occur to some people one day that their reaction is much more understandable than our own contributing behaviour.

Bevan Berg
Project Re-Union.

Thu 14th December 2006

Men’s Legal Rights Being Swept Aside in Broad Brush Strokes Now

Filed under: General — Intrepid @ 4:49 pm

Dateline: USA
By: Fielder
From: The Honor Network

Priority News Exchange Program News Item (PNEP)

Under a bill recently passed by the Michigan House of Representatives, fathers & men are reaching all time lows in any kind of legal rights, and this is sure to increase the marriage strike by men along with their fleeing from western nations as fast as they can.The House Bill 5882 creates the Coercive Abortion Prevention Act. The purpose of the bill is to prohibit the putative father of a pregnant woman’s child from coercing or intimidating the woman into terminating her pregnancy.

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Study finds natal support services focus on women

Filed under: General,Men's Health — JohnPotter @ 11:51 am

Stuff: Men marginalised as parents

A Nelson research project on fathering has revealed natal support services focus on women, marginalising men and their role as parents in their own right.

Men interviewed said they lacked preparation and information, and the process stressed their relationship.

While this is not exactly earth-shattering news, it’s great to see the Nelson-Marlborough District Health Board funding this kind of study. Men in other parts of New Zealand might find it interesting to check what kind of similar initiatives their health boards are involved with.

Co-author and NMIT lecturer and researcher David Mitchell said the project highlighted the continuing difficulties midwives and support agencies, such as Plunket, had in engaging with and understanding the roles of fathers as a parent in their own right.

I know a lot of young men feel dis-empowered around childcare issues when confronted by assertive women, especially en mass which is the likely experience in female dominated organisations.

Co-author Philip Chapman, a Public Health Service fathering promoter, said the research showed men wanted to be better informed about fatherhood.

If there ever is any genuine commitment on the part of the government to encouraging males to be more involved with fathering, I think programmes targeting young men are likely to be extremely effective – provided they are delivered by experienced fathers!

Wed 13th December 2006

Hellentine Christmas.

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 2:40 pm

Brash, but not to labour the point,
cooked to perfection, a dash of Hagger,
well done, basted turkey, Christmas style.
The cook licked her lips, left drumstick held high,
and said, what a good girl am I.

Tue 12th December 2006

4 Year Old is Suspended for Sexual Harassment Of Adult Female

Filed under: General — Intrepid @ 1:03 am

Dateline: USA
By: Fielder
From: The Honor Network

Priority News Exchange Program News Item (PNEP)

A four-year-old boy made the mistake of hugged his female aide to his teacher and was put into in-school suspension, according to the father. But La Vega school administrators have a very different story. Mr. Blackwell’s four-year-old son was lining-up to get on the bus after school last month, when he was accused of rubbing his face in the chest of a female employee. What on God’s green earth was the boy thinking!!!

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Sun 10th December 2006

Feminists Storm, Disrupt and Verbally Abuse Battered Men’s Conference

Filed under: General — Intrepid @ 11:59 pm

By: Pit Bull
From:The Honor Network

I’ve said in the past that I don’t know why men aren’t jumping to find ways to unify. If this video clip doesn’t get you to place your ego in check for the greater good of men…well nothing will. This Gender War is now getting very hot very fast. For those of you who say men’s pain is to be respected, well you should check with the feminists first to get their OK, for this clip will set you straight on whether your pain really means anthing to these ****!!!

CLICK YOU TUBE

Fri 8th December 2006

The Pope and the Turkish Patriarchy

Filed under: General — Intrepid @ 10:55 pm

Dateline: Turkey
By: Harry Stanton
From: the Honor Network

Entrenched

(Turkey’s Entrenched Patriarchy or Retrenched Feminism?)

With the Popes visit to Turkey it would be a fiting time for me to talk of Turkey as the crossroads to various civilisations, the land that bridges West with the East, and of course the six hundred plus years of Ottoman rule.

So what! I hear you say, well, during the last five thousand plus years, the Turks were ruled with an iron hand both by conquerors and Sultan’s. Men were ruling the land, men were making the crucial decisions and men were assigning their successors to rule the land.

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Thu 7th December 2006

Manginas Must Cross Over the Rubicon to Help Men Rights

Filed under: General — Intrepid @ 1:13 am

Dateline: US Elections
News Item From: Glenn Sacks
Comments: Sarge
From: The Honor Network

Mangina Definitions (from Urban Dictionary):

1) Derisive term for a man’s feminine side – especially when he’s picky, touchy or emotional about something seemingly minor.

2) Pussy whipped male. Named due to the taking on of feminine tendencies rather than masculine ones. Caused by extreme need to seek approval from females to the point of eradicating his own self and becoming a servant eunuch. Is a man, but may as well have a vagina.

3) A male lackey of the feminist hate movement (usually called a ‘male feminist’), who views women as superior to men and always bows down to and agrees with women in an attempt to curry favor. Abused man who never gets angry at women even when screwed over in the divorce court, has his life and reputation ruin and still identifies with women pain over men’s pain and suffering. Obsessed with the mating ritual and never turns off appealing to women, and transfer this mating to established authority. Always works with in the system, but never outside of it for that is risky.

4) A man-slave. Most to many men that are married these days are Manginas, and so are a slightly less number of single men.

5) A guy that acts too much like a girl in a relationship. Very clingy and codependent. Cries a lot and expects the girl to have no other life but the one with him.

6) Created by placing the penis in between the legs of a male. Gives the effect of a vagina, hence the name Mangina.

7) Rationalizes all fears into acceptable behavior, just like a woman.

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Mon 4th December 2006

Domestic Violence and United Nations

Filed under: General — Julie @ 3:14 pm

Wha’s going on? I know this is long but well worth the read.

Wendy McElroy

November 29, 2006

ifeminists

In October, the United Nations (UN) released its much-anticipated
Secretary-General’s Study on
Violence Against Women (SVAW) – a global overview and update on the issue.
The SVAW is a lumbering 139-page behemoth of a document that is
embarrassingly inaccurate, ideological and biased against men.

Before critiquing the study, however, it is useful to sketch its message.

The study’s

Executive Summary states, “[V]iolence against women is not the result of
random, individual acts of misconduct, but rather is deeply rooted in
structural relationships of inequality between women and men…in
historically unequal power relations between men and women and pervasive
discrimination against women in both the public and private spheres.”

Thus, the definition of violence against women is extremely broad and
“includes acts that inflict physical, mental or sexual harm or suffering,
threats of such acts, coercion and other deprivations of liberty.” It
includes economic and psychological violence, such as “humiliating or
embarrassing [a woman].”(p.38) The definition is also extremely limited in
that it does not address the categories of ‘woman against woman’ and ‘woman
against male’ violence.

The solution offered? Use global government to eliminate “patriarchal power
disparities” and to restructure cultural and economic norms.

How?
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Sat 2nd December 2006

Vindictive Attitude from a Vindictive Pro-Feminist Politician

Filed under: General — Intrepid @ 1:43 pm

Dateline: New York, USA
From: The Honor Network
Contributor: Jeffery Zeth

A father’s rights lobbyist claims he’s getting targeted for reprisals as
a result of work he did for the loser of the most recent state senate
election.

I first heard of Greg Fischer during Juan Pagan’s bid for New York State
Assembly. Pagan lost that election, but since then I’ve remained on
Greg’s mailing list for information on fathers’ and families’ rights
activities and, in particular, progress on shared parenting initiatives
in the New York State Assembly and Senate.

Now, however, the news coming from Greg is about himself (more…)

Soft Gender Wars

Filed under: General — Intrepid @ 2:41 am

From: Canada
Author: Canada.com
Commentary: Sergeant Preston
Via: The Honor Network

With the Gender War rising you can always count on a frivolous effeminate look at the problems that restates the social destruction being rot in away that reaffirms the let’s talk nice about men’s problems, while we point out things women do that are kinda cute. For example here is just such an attempt from a Canadian media site:

Are you exasperated when you lose your way on a road trip but your boyfriend refuses to stop and ask for directions? What’s up with that?!

And what’s with girls and their shoes and purses? Why can’t they share the closet 50/50 with their guy?

The differences between the sexes are undeniable, and sometimes intolerable. That’s why in this week’s Boy v. Girl Bobby and Amanda help you put your finger on those things that he/she does that drive you zany.

A week of this would make me even more cynical, so I passed on more of Bobby & Amanda’s happy talk. If talking about the problem is supposed to fix things then why do these effeminate rags never actual talk about the problems with women for real- just for once? They can certainly lay out the case against men, though often in an indirect way. I know business must cater to the spending sex at all other times, yet to try and solve something without a looksey at the googooly woogooly problemze is madingly ironic!

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Tue 28th November 2006

National Party has a new leader. What does that mean?

Filed under: General — Julie @ 8:48 am

Political correspondent John Armstrong outlines the main priorities for National’s new leadership.
Tuesday November 28, 2006

Top ten Keys to success

3 Reach out to the country’s women voters.

National desperately needs to address the imbalance which has the party drawing far more support among males. The party needs to move beyond relying on tax cuts as its major branding device. Women voters want reassurance that tax cuts do not entail pillaging Government services. Labour will anyway try to neutralise National on tax cuts by putting forward its own package. Up for review will be whether National continues to pitch its message around Don Brash’s five core priorities – tax cuts, welfare reform, one law for all, law and order, and choice in education.

Now we have both main parties for women. Labor and National. What does that mean for men?

It might be a good idea to either get out of New Zealand ASAP (before they stop you from being able to) or put all assets into Trusts, visit Mental health for depression, sit on a benefit and go fishing or bush until it all comes crumbling down.

$14 a week in Child Support, no interest added, no stress.

Sun 26th November 2006

Woman Spends Thanksgiving On Billboard

Filed under: General — Julie @ 7:44 am

e-mail from Teri Stoddard

Shelly Barreras says sometimes you have to do whatever it takes, in a peaceful way, to get results, especially when you’re dealing with government.

New Mexico Governor Richardson has apparently reneged on a promise to help the Barreras family recover $15,000 collected by the state as child support from Steve Barreras, for a child that never existed.
foxnews.com

At half-past four Thursday morning Barreras climbed a ladder to her perch above I-40 to hang a large banner. Emergency vehicles and crews from three television stations arrived and the roads were closed.

*VIDEO: Barreras planned on spending four days atop the billboard at I-40 and University youtube.com in Albuquerque, until…

more…… mensdaily.com

Sat 25th November 2006

Domestic Violence is going too far

Filed under: General — Julie @ 10:56 am

I think it is wonderful that everyone is doing something whether it be making a political party to influence from the inside, here posting to open eyes of others or protesting or writing to polititions or speaking amongst friends or pamplet drops and especaiily giving their support to others. (walking them through child support issues and the FC)

But the reality is that family life has also deteriorated over the years because women fought for rights to get out of DV and the state stepped in to provide for them. There is so much history about the good femenism has done in NZ for women and for children. And not just for women who were victims of DV but also for those whose husbands died and other situations.

But before these things came into play women did find ways to deal with it and they mostly helped each other out.

Now we won’t do much without some sort of Government assistance (funding) and the Government has become the power to fix all our problems. Not only that but it provides us with free education if we are single mothers and everything else from free books to almost free (or Government assisted) massages. Soon we will have cheap nail care. LOL.

But many of these women are not happy. It is really tough work raising families and even tougher on your own. All the counselling that is government funded is not really helping.

The young mother’s groups that are Government funded are not filled with mother’s getting advice for their children or making friends to support each other but becoming a gossip centre to see who is getting more sex and what else is free and so on.

Then there are the mothers who are a bit older and are trying to get off benefits and have lives but they are now chained to benefits and are unhappy because all their life is about is raising a child on their own and schooling part-time or full-time or working part-time or full-time.

Women are doing all sorts of strange and wonderful things to get their inner needs met and as our young men they don’t see anything really worthwhile in their futures.

Of course you have the women who are trying to balance big careers with children but they are finding it reallly tough and exhausting.

The happiest women of all seem (generalising) to be the one’s that are married and have been through their ups and downs with a partner they trust and appreciate.

But many, many women and men are coming from single parent families and have no knowledge of relationships ups and downs and how they become as solid and as trusting as their family was when they were children. We are already in our third generation for this.

But as NZ people leave the country so do these stats and then immigrants who are 2 parent families come in and lift the stats so from the outside we look pretty good (balanced).

Femenism will also break these families up and they will become unhappy and their chances of real success or retiring comfortably will decrease. It will sweep the world into devastation and it will become hard work to bring it out and even many generations.

Funny enough is that there are heaps of groups and individuals that already know all this. It is about everyone speaking up because we can stop alot of devastation. Is that not what people are also doing about our environment? And we should have sorted that out 2 decades ago but as femenism there are players making money who do not want the truth revealed. People run countries, not Governments.

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