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Wed 30th March 2011

Need parents paying child support

Filed under: General — Julie @ 7:04 pm

We need parents to come forward for a TV interview in May when the budget comes out.

One group we need to go on TV is having an income over $100,000 and how IRD family support will affect them when it is ditched.

We want second families to come forward and we want them to show how child support plus no more family support will affect them.

Also needed is second families (you don’t need to both be in 2nd marriages/separation with children for this and above) to show how the new child support payments will affect you…. when they come out.

If you are willing to be on TV and share your story as well as encourage others to share theirs, we will definitely send you flowers, lol and support you as advocates.


You will never get a better opportunity for advocacy – flowers are nice.,lol.

Fri 25th March 2011

Parents Sentencing Their Children To Death

Separating Parents Sentencing Their Children To Death

Quote #1: In an eight-decade study, parental divorce in childhood was the strongest predictor of early death in adulthood.

Quote #2: The early death of a parent had no measurable effect on children’s life spans or mortality risk, but the long-term health effects of broken families were often devastating. Parental divorce during childhood emerged as the single strongest predictor of early death in adulthood. The grown children of divorced parents died almost five years earlier, on average, than children from intact families. The causes of death ranged from accidents and violence to cancer, heart attack and stroke. Parental break-ups remain, the authors say, among the most traumatic and harmful events for children.

Fri 18th March 2011

Why Would a Woman Assault Her Husband?

Men Don’t Tell 1993 TV Film

Man repeatedly assaulted by his wife TV film – based on true story
The Other Face Of Domestic Violence

On March 14, 1993, CBS aired “Men Don’t Tell,” a TV movie about domestic violence starring Peter Strauss and Judith Light. The twist: Strauss’s character, construction executive Ed MacAffrey, was abused by his wife Laura, played by Light.

The movie is now available to watch on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_gLDF2dGLY.

Based on a true story, it dramatizes the story of a loving husband, who is terrorized by the violent behavior of his wife. (more…)

Mon 14th March 2011

NZ Girls Gender Advantage

Filed under: General — Scrap_The_CSA @ 4:11 pm

Study: NZ best Commonwealth country for girls

The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) study showed there was a greater level of gender equality in New Zealand than any other country in the Commonwealth – which has 54 member countries with a total population of nearly two billion.

New Zealand’s Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner, Judy McGregor, said the research results were “wonderful” news for the country but added there was still room for improvement. “We are leaders in gender equality but we can’t sit on our laurels,” Dr McGregor said.

UPDATE 17 March

This Report was discussed on Back Benches 16 March – Note the claim of one in three women being victims of domestic violence from Green MP, Sue Kedgley.

Wed 9th March 2011

Finally the message is getting through

Filed under: Gender Politics,General — Vman @ 9:47 am

IN all the bullsh*t of international womens day, I found a woman who identified the real issues.

Mon 7th March 2011

Grants should be given to women and not men because ‘women look to fix the whole problem, while men tend to reinvest in other men’

Filed under: Gender Politics,General — Darryl Ward @ 7:04 pm

This outrageous story is based on one unqualified opinion. Helen LaKelly Hunt claims grants should be given to women and not men because ‘women look to fix the whole problem, while men tend to reinvest in other men’ which is quite bizarre given she got her privileged start in life from her oil tycoon father.

Japan – the child abduction capital.

Filed under: General — Vman @ 2:58 pm

Child abduction laws were originally proposed and introduced based on the ideology that fathers would take their children overseas in order to prevent courts separating them from their kids. The reality is that most international child abductors are mothers. This often causes embarrassment for courts who find themselves forced by international law to return children to daddy.

However not so in Japan.

Read about it here.

Thu 3rd March 2011

Read Witness for the Defence – North & South

Filed under: Sex Abuse / CYF — JohnPotter @ 3:16 pm

If you missed out on reading the February 2011 North & South article about my wife Dr Felicity Goodyear-Smith, here are the scanned pages – re-published with permission from APC Media. North & South website

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