Around the world men are waking up to the fraud of feminism and a gathering snowball of activism is rolling. This European meeting is supported by conscious men in Sweden, long recognized as a leading cesspit of female privilege and male enslavement. The translation is poor but you will get the picture.
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Mon 25th October 2010
Sun 24th October 2010
Greg Meads killed his wife by shooting her at close range and he has now been convicted of murder. His action was no more acceptable in a civilized society than a wife similarly killing her husband, and Mr Meads deserves appropriate justice. However, the case is relevant to the men’s movement for at least two reasons. Firstly, the story has been used by media as a feminist propaganda device, perpetrating unbalanced claims about domestic violence and painting Mr Meads as a controlling male who subjected his wife and family to past violence. Secondly, under previous legislation this case may have involved a successful partial defence of provocation that would have reduced the conviction to that for manslaughter.
The portrayal, by relatives of the deceased wife, of Mr Meads as a violent patriarch may or may not be accurate. (more…)
Thu 14th October 2010
Fom the ODT
More than 1250 submissions on the review of child support have already been made ahead of the October 29 deadline.
Revenue Minister Peter Dunne said there was a lot of interest in the reform of the child support system.
“Contributions received will have a big influence on ensuring that we have a child support scheme that works as effectively as possible for the well-being of our children,” he said.
Most of the submissions expressed dissatisfaction with the current system, Mr Dunne said.
“My aim is to make the scheme fairer and to take into account changes in society since the scheme was originally introduced………..”
Fri 8th October 2010
During the 1996 Women’s Refuge annual fundraising week, Paul Henry, (then) talkback host on Radio Pacific, commented on the disquiet many people feel about that organisation’s political activism. Barbara Faithfull, secretary of the (now defunct) Credo Society Incorporated, wrote to support him.
Re Women’s Refuge Movement
Congratulations on your comments on the above yesterday morning; i.e. in your mind, at least, “they are tainted by a sort of activist element” etc.
This is very true. In fact this movement is more than merely tainted; it is an ideologically-driven lobby covertly working for revolutionary social change, while striving to convey a public image of all that is noble, wholesome and socially acceptable. (more…)
Tue 5th October 2010
This was in Saturdays DomPost. (Front Page)
Police are preparing for a spike in violence if the All Blacks lose next year’s Rugby World Cup.
This follows surges in domestic violence overseas in similar situations.
Police Commissioner Howard Broad has said the “possibility that the All Blacks will lose has entered into our risk management”, and Superintendent Grant O’Fee, in charge of policing the cup, said police had done extensive research into the effects of test matches on crime rates………
In New Zealand, there was no discernable increase in domestic violence on test-match weekends whether the All Blacks won, lost or drew.
“That’s not to say nothing happens, because the refuge tell us that they definitely do notice a bit of a change but nevertheless it’s nothing like the significance of that one in Scotland.”
Not all violence that was reported to Women’s Refuge was reported to police, he said……..
Women’s Refuge said it had been working with police to counter the potentially negative effect of the World Cup on domestic violence.
International research showed that, when sporting events went wrong, there was a spike in domestic violence, spokeswoman Kiri Hannifin said. “So if the All Blacks, dare I say it, lose next year, those people who have a tendency to be violent, this may give them an excuse to be more violent or to be violent again.”…..
I’m sure someone has the time to pick this up and respond?
I’m too busy digesting Dunne’s attempt to fix child tax.
Mon 4th October 2010
Complaints were put in to the Advertising Standards Authority About the women’s refuge print ad and their television ad that ran during their fund raising week in July.
Both complaints were upheld.
The decision of the advertising standards authority can be found here.
10/424 – Womens Refuge Newspaper Advertisement
Decision: Complaint Upheld
10/433 – Womens Refuge Television Advertisement
Decision: Complaint Upheld
Both adds claimed that one in three women live in fear and need help.
Wed 29th September 2010
An analysis of the New Zealand sex abuse industry’s witch-hunt against Professor Felicity Goodyear-Smith
In June 2010 I wrote an article entitled Rape activism and the undermining of culture, which was published on the MENZ Issues website on 8th September last. I sought to demonstrate there, by documented examples, “where radical rape activism is at today in New Zealand, with all its intimidating tactics and general news media posturing”.
I concluded by suggesting that the NZ police “should be ever on guard against too-readily kowtowing to the raucous demands of such crafty, manipulative activists and their equally manipulative news media sympathisers, as more and more social problems become politicized for the revolutionary cause”.
I was led to write the article following the release of a report from the Commission of Enquiry into police conduct regarding the handling of the Louise Nicholas rape case and other matters, and the ensuing highly contentious media coverage.
As I asserted in that article, political rape activism indeed has much to answer for. Take the current highly controversial case of Auckland University Medical and Health Sciences Professor Felicity Goodyear-Smith who for many years now has been the target of what I can only conclude to be a malicious and orchestrated witch-hunt to discredit her and her academic reputation.
Sun 26th September 2010
Our legal system is based on British law (the Westminster System) but I am fast becoming a ‘fan’ of the originating source. For example, just this month the British Government has abandoned following the lead of New Zealand and other countries introducing police safety orders that would have seen Police given on the spot discretion to ban (without evidence of a crime) one partner to a relationship (no doubt the man) for up to 14 days from his home and children. (more…)
When familycaught personnel utter these words, they are really refusing to look at the parental competence of the mother.
Although perhaps well meaning, for many cases where both parents are sufficiently competent in parental skills and mental health, their do-gooder approach completely fails to address the job entrusted to them by Parliament, for a significant and fairly large minority of cases where one or both parents are dangerous or hazardous.
Even if the couple were effective as together-parents, through complementing each others skills, this is only a very weak guarantee?? that each can be effective as separated-parents. In fact, many will not be sufficiently skilled as separated-parents and our society must protect children from hazardous or dangerous parents, whether dangerous by attitudes, mental health issues or outright physical violence.
Fri 24th September 2010
Virginia is due to execute a woman, the first in the US state since 1912 and the first anywhere in the country for five years. But why is the execution of a woman such a significant event?
Is Teresa Lewis an unusual death row case?
Journalist Tim Hume must deserve an award for services to radical feminism. [Edit Aug 2013: Yep sure enough, the story was Highly commended: best investigation, Canon Media Awards 2011.]
His fabricated story in the SST at the end of August claiming that my wife, Professor Felicity Goodyear-Smith was contracted by ACC to advise on recent changes to the Sexual Abuse Counseling Pathway, is now being quoted as an authoritative source of information all over the Internet. [Edit Aug 2013: Here is Felicity Goodyear-Smith's response to this attack.]
History repeats, unless we learn
Smear campaigns and dishonesty are standard modus operandi for the NZ sex abuse industry. (more…)
Tue 21st September 2010
Of course this is old news…to some…for the rest, it’s time to become aware…so we can kick some ass together…for our children (‘s children…) sake…because that is also part of our responsibility as fathers…
Southern Star Charitable Trust presents a “Kids In Show Seats” benefit in aid of ‘worthy charities’ and have kindly given Auckland Single Parent’s Trust free tickets to give out to separated families. (more…)
Sat 18th September 2010
Here are two US websites relating to men’s issues I would recommend following.
The first ‘A shrink for men’ is a blog written by female (that’s right female) Clinical Psychologist Dr Tara Palmatier. (more…)
Sun 12th September 2010
This article entitled “Why Do (Some) Men Cheat?” seemed worth some comment.
In the article, three prostitutes asked customers about their experience of and reasons for using their services. The title of the article was noteworthy to begin with. Putting the “some” in brackets served to imply that it may be not some but all men who cheat. And why would the man be the one being seen to cheat when visiting a prostitute? Isn’t the prostitute also cheating a customer’s wife and family, not to mention any social obligation to respect boundaries around marriage?
The men’s answers provide insight into prostitution and contradict the “poor exploited women” picture. (more…)
A female principal has hired a female teacher who previously, when aged 23, “had an affair with” her 16yo pupil (and who had been teaching illegally without legitimate qualifications at the time). Feminists have long bemoaned the “old boys club” that they accused of showing favouritism to men. Of course, feminists would never do anything like that! (more…)
Sat 11th September 2010
I came across this research done on a US dating site called OkCupid. Of particular interest was the graph with the title “How Many Messages a Man Gets, By Age & Income”. The authors sum up the situation:
…if you’re a young guy and don’t make much money, cool. If you’re 23 or older and don’t make much money, go die in a fire.
This of course was a US population, but I doubt it would be significantly different in NZ. Men seem to be in a double bind: on the one hand they are despised for earning a bit more for the kinds of jobs they tend to do while on the other hand they are valued and selected for earning more. (The only significant remaining justification now put forward for maintaining the NZ Ministry of Women’s Affairs is the mission to correct the sickening outrage that men earn around 20% more for the jobs they do, jobs that place men at about 100 times the risk of being killed or maimed relative to the jobs preferred by women).
Wed 8th September 2010
This piece of propaganda today deserves mention. It’s typical of domestic violence claims: vague, unaccountable and misleading.
Vague, because the article gives no indication of what the claimed “increase of 53% in family violence offences since Saturday morning” was based on, how this figure was measured, exactly what it was measuring, or what the number of “offences since Saturday morning” was being compared to (Friday morning? Average for the year? Number for the corresponding period last year?). (more…)
It was Radio N.Z. news, with political correctness at its most blatant. On 23rd June 2010 Morning Report was covering a report by the Commission of Enquiry into police conduct, investigating the handling of the Louise Nicholas case and other matters. Of 47 recommendations in the report, so far only seven had been fully acted upon and Radio N.Z. and certain others were indignantly asking “Why?”
Tue 7th September 2010
Hail men! Here’s one who put his life at risk to save his neighbour from a burning house. When such heroic rescues are made, it’s nearly always men who did them and from time to time the man gives his own life in the process. (more…)
Sun 5th September 2010
Many of you who read this will be fathers and you will be spending some or all of fathers’ day with your children. This is a day to celebrate your role, a role that all too often is not only overlooked and underestimated, but undermined and maligned.
This is a day for all of you to be thanked for all that you have done for your children, whether it was sacrificing precious time (that you would rather have spent with them) working to ensure that there was bread on the table, or spending a weekend building a doll’s house. (more…)
Voices of reason on MENZ have frequently challenged exaggerated claims made by feminist groups and the domestic violence industry concerning violence against women in NZ and other western countries. Those challenges pointed to high-quality research studies showing much more moderate findings about violence towards women and that might have bothered also to measure violence towards men. In society generally, men are much more often than women the victims of violence and the most serious violence. And that’s not taking into account the huge gender inequality concerning men killed or disabled in wars, civil emergencies and the work roles expected of them.
So how are feminist groups allowed to make continued claims like “1 in 3 women will face violence from their partners”? Those groups will point to their preferred research in support of their claims, and a closer look at their methodology, definitions and questions asked will show how they managed to obtain their figures. The “1 in 3″ figure appears to have come from Dr Fanslow’s research. (more…)
The MENZ site owner has suggested that new matters be contributed by way of new posts rather than being included as comments on historical posts. This for various reasons including that new posts include titles for search engines to find, and comments will only stay on the “new comments” list briefly so won’t be seen by many visitors. My previous idea of a “Rolling News” post was not such a good idea! Therefore I am presenting several of my recent comments as new posts, and I apologize to those who have read them before.
Further to Scrap’s expose “Women’s Refuge defends violent murderer”, we see constant examples of women’s violence being excused or minimized. (more…)
Thu 2nd September 2010
I just caught a glimpse of the advance news summary on TV3.
There was a shot of Peter Dunne taking a seat in front of microphones, a fat report in his hand and the commentary ‘the big plan for child support and how it affects you’ (or something like that).
This could be the plan he hinted at a week or two ago as being close. That’s all I’ve got – you’ll need to keep an eye out to get the rest: TV3 6pm.