Kerry Bevin with Craig Jackson set up a pretend ‘Ministry of Men’s Affairs’ in the grounds of parliament about two years ago to highlight male suicide rates. Kerry, Craig and I have now decided to form a group under the banner ‘Ministry of Men’s Affairs’ to distribute press releases etc. We think the title will have impact and will show up the ongoing sexism inherent in the existence of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs.
I will endeavour to publish on MENZ any press releases, submissions etc after they have gone through their intended process.
The proposed Ministry may develop into a political party in the future, but certainly will aim to advise all other parties on men’s issues and perspectives, something seriously lacking in NZ at present.
We are looking for staff to occupy positions in the Ministry. The positions will be unpaid at the present time (but you never know what the future may bring…). However, motivated applicants will find reward aplenty through contributing to an important and now fast developing social movement. Positions currently available are:
Research Officers specializing in many different areas relevant to men
Men’s Humour Officer
Assistant Social Directors
Fund Raising Director
Assistant Fund Raising Officers
Official Toilet-Seat Raiser
Membership Executive’s Secretaries
Human Resources Manager
Assistant Managers, Human Resources
Or you can make up your own preferred role and title. Humour will be welcome. All appointed persons will be invited to write their own job descriptions; short and sweet is acceptable.
How to Apply: Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including your real name, phone numbers, contact email, snailmail address, the position you are applying for (or any other you may care to invent) and a short description of experience or qualities you have that may be relevant to the position.