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Sun 25th November 2012

Feminazi Industry Identify Another Funding Source

Filed under: General — OMG! you're f%^^&*($@#! @ 6:09 pm

Schoolgirls’ binge drinking shame

I’ll leave you to read the article, but apparently schoolgirl binge drinking is now so bad that it’s starting to exceed school boy binge drinking.
So what?
Well now we get our femifolk calling on government action, because it’s girls that are affected! (more…)

25% chance of being a victim of Domestic Violence Crimes!

Filed under: Domestic Violence,General — OMG! you're f%^^&*($@#! @ 8:22 am

Yay! Domestic Violence is New Zealand’s growth industry! Women and children have a 25% chance of being injured, killed, assaulted or abducted in DV incidents in New Zealand! And that makes no mention whatsoever of victims who do not suffer one of these golden four physical violances – those that have no injuries etc.
Now, you ask me, how do I derive a 25% risk of being a victim of DV? (more…)

Fri 23rd November 2012

Safety of Children

Filed under: General — MurrayBacon @ 1:43 pm

Robert Whiston has republished a comparison of child safety in married families and other types of families.

There is quite a lot of public debate, where advocates present partial and misleading statistics. In my opinion, Robert has quoted the most credible international sources available.

Cheers, MurrayBacon.

Sun 18th November 2012

Jobs for the Girls

Filed under: Gender Politics — JohnPotter @ 1:13 pm

Addressing a meeting of MPs and staff in Parliament last week on child poverty, Professor Jonathan Boston noticed that he was the only man in the room. Boston is co-chairman of the Children’s Commissioner’s advisory group on solutions to child poverty.

The NZHerald article Men called to step up for kids, accuses men of “leaving it to the womenfolk”, “not stepping up and taking enough of a role in bringing up their own kids”, and being “deadbeat dads”. (more…)

Fri 16th November 2012

Leeanna Marie Hodgetts, rapes and abducts child.

Filed under: General,Sex Abuse / CYF — Vman @ 9:34 am

Leeanna Marie Hodgetts, 39, seduced, raped and abucted a child. However you will never see the NZ media report it that way. You certainly will never see NZ courts treat it that way.

The reason? Leeanna Marie Hodgetts, is a female. (more…)

Thu 15th November 2012

Benefit Fraud

Filed under: Child Support — rawkusworldwide @ 11:43 pm

Further to my post re: letter to Peter Dunne querying why CSA does not pass on allegations of benefit abuse to WINZ in the case of a custodial parent receiving voluntary child support payments; I have had a reply back from his office and have been advised ‘a change had been made to the Tax Administrative Act 1994 (TAA) that enables IRD to provide other Government Agencies with customer information from 31 May 2012. IRD officials can provide information within relevant parameters, to MSD where possible benefit overpayment or benefit fraud is identified’.

Based on this information received I made an official complaint to IRD/CSA citing the names and departments of staff including a Team Leader who had categorically told me it was not CSA policy to forward this information. (more…)

Masculine Empire by Peter Adams – Book Launch

Filed under: Domestic Violence,Gender Politics — JohnPotter @ 8:06 am

cover of Masculine Empire by Peter Adams

Judging by the list of organisations supporting this book, I doubt that it is intended as an instruction manual, so don’t get too excited. If keeping women in line was as easy as the White Ribbon hate campaign insists, I’m sure our society would be very different from the way it is!

I’ll read and review this book if I can obtain a copy for free, but I don’t think I’ll be able to bring myself to pay for it.

Masculine Empire
How Men Use Violence to Keep Women in Line

Invitation to Peter Adams’ Book Launch:

As part of the White Ribbon campaign, you are cordially invited to the launch of a new book on violence against women published by Dunmore Publishing Ltd.

The launch will include an acted scene from the book, readings of brief extracts and acknowledgements followed by drinks and nibbles.

Mon 12th November 2012

ENCYCLOPEDIA on Early Childhood Development

Filed under: General — MurrayBacon @ 9:58 am

There is an internet encyclopaedia which offers well written information about early childhood development:

ENCYCLOPEDIA on Early Childhood Development

Parents aiming for shared parenting will usually benefit from a better understanding of child development. I would suggest that all parents would benefit from a better understanding of this topic.

I have a USA Parent Skills Programme, of self paced learning available for loan. It is based primarily on negotiation and understanding and management of available incentives.

Tue 6th November 2012

Accountability that was never really intended to work !

Filed under: General — MurrayBacon @ 2:16 pm

Examples of Working Accountability

NZ Parliamentarians are required to register the nature of their assets. The public may use this to investigate possible conflicts of interest. This register is also available to profit media, although they don’t make much use of it, same say it is boring! UK Register of Members Interests UK Register

USA Federal judges are required to keep an up to date register of their wider family members and assets. This is used before assigning a judge to a hearing, to avoid mistrials due to later discovering a conflict of interest.

UK and USA judges have Judicial Complaints Commissions, that proactively investigate complaints about judges. In UK 2 judges per year are fired and about 10 disciplined to some extent.

NZ Medical Practitioners are supervised under the Health and Disability Act, Resolution, protection, and learning. Complaints are fairly promptly and actively investigated. Outcomes range from no further action, to remedial training, discipline and removal of practising license.

Examples of Deliberately Workfree Accountability

Mon 5th November 2012

Ireland to adopt “the best interest of the child” Dogma

Filed under: General — Scrap_The_CSA @ 8:30 pm

Interesting article from Ireland.

At issue is a referendum that would redefine the role of government in helping children the government determines may be in need of assistance.

While it sounds to some like a praiseworthy goal, the analysts have doubts.

“The threshold of intervention “¦ reveals this new approach: “when the safety or welfare’ of children “is likely to be prejudicially affected’, the state can intervene,” they write, “and take various kinds of measures, from family support to compulsory adoption.”

The current standard allows government to intervene “when the parents fail.”

On the run in OZ? Dunne’s hit squad is coming for you!

Filed under: General — OMG! you're f%^^&*($@#! @ 6:31 pm

Hit squad targets parents on run in Oz

That’s right. Track you down; seize your assets, seize your partner’s assets. Seize your house (who needs a place for the kids to sleep when they come to stay?). House arrest in the country of your choice.
You can’t escape me! You can’t outrun me! I’m Peter Dunne, I am….

Sat 3rd November 2012

Should I hug my daughter in public?

Filed under: General — OMG! you're f%^^&*($@#! @ 1:59 pm

This is just sick. Wtf has our society come to?
This is anti-male bias at it’s best – or worst, which ever way you look at it. Welcome top New Zealand 2012.
I was out in public last week. With my daughter. She was clinging to me as little miss’s are prone to do.
The local community constable saw us. I remember him. He looked at me kinda funny once or twice.
Why? Well my daughter was holding my hand. Occasionally threw her arm around me. Enven pronounced to me at least twice ‘I love you daddy’.
Should I be worried? When are the boys in blue coming to lock me up?

Fri 2nd November 2012

VAWA will change after this in the USA. Yeah Right

Filed under: Domestic Violence,Gender Politics — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 12:01 pm

Mother stabs son 100 times: US prosecutor
Sara Burnett, AAPUpdated November 2, 2012, 11:06 am
A Polish-born woman in suburban Chicago stabbed her seven-year-old son 100 times then turned the knife on a five-year-old girl who witnessed the killing, as both children begged for their lives, a prosecutor says. (more…)

Gender Obfuscation in Workplace Deaths

Filed under: Gender Politics,General,Men's Health — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 9:43 am

FYI, I sent the following to Francios Barton, Ministry of Innovation, Business and Employment concerning a news article today:

I sent the following to journalist Natalie Akoorie regarding her NZ Herald article on a construction work safety campaign. The article suggests that the use of the word ‘people’ in referring to workplace deaths and injuries may have come from you. As a representative of community group ‘The Ministry of Men’s Affairs’ I urge you to start being honest about the true gender nature of this issue.

“While your article was commendable for raising awareness of workplace risk, your use of the word ‘people’ in refering to 100 workplace deaths per year served to hide the true gender nature of the statistic. The fact is that most years 100% of those deaths are suffered by men while female deaths seldom reach even a few percent. For any problem that kills or victimizes mainly women the gender of the victims would be emphasized in any journalist’s story. Why is it then that the male gender’s contribution or suffering is routinely hidden by those same journalists? Instead, media constantly support bitter complaints from feminists portraying it as unjust that women earn on average about 12% less than men across the much safer jobs women do.”

Thu 1st November 2012

Dunne claims child support amendment formula will be fairer: Yeah Right

Filed under: Child Support,General — Scrap_The_CSA @ 7:06 pm

Media Release

Dunne claims child support amendment formula will be fairer: Yeah Right

Long time child support reformer, Jim Nicolle, describes Peter Dunne’s claim that the new child support formula would be fairer as a ‘Tui Billboard’.

Police Admit False Claims about Rugby Domestic Violence

Filed under: Domestic Violence,General,Law & Courts — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 9:55 am

The Ministry of Men’s Affairs recently challenged the NZ police for making a public claim that domestic violence call outs had increased during an All Blacks match. The police have finally responded acknowledging that they had not been able to find any significant link between family violence and rugby matches. (more…)

Boshier’s Last Salvo

Filed under: Domestic Violence,General,Law & Courts — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 9:33 am

Principal Family Court Judge Boshier has made what is described as his last speech in the role. Guess where? Yep, at the Women’s Refuge annual conference. Radio NZ has today been pushing his call in that speech to make domestic violence a separate criminal offence. Various feminist sympathizers have agreed but the only real advantage they point to is to ensure better statistics about such violence. I think those statistics already exist, and it would be much more useful to gather data to highlight the amount of false allegation and suicide (for each gender) in Boshier’s Court.

FYI, our media release today:


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

1 November 2012


Men’s Affairs Group Criticizes Judge Boshier

Community group The Ministry of Men’s Affairs expressed concern today about the extent to which Principal Family Court Judge Peter Boshier had sided with feminist groups during his tenure. Spokesperson Kerry Bevin claimed that Judge Boshier’s frequent involvement with feminist groups had encouraged the Family Court to take his lead in favouring female litigants and prioritizing women’s concerns much more than issues affecting men and children.

Judge Boshier’s final speech in his role was at a conference of Women’s Refuge, described by Kerry Bevin as “an organisation that encourages women to blame almost any relationship dissatisfaction they might experience on male partners and to trash their children’s family units on that basis.” In contrast, Bevin said that Judge Boshier has simply refused to meet with fathers’ groups or men’s representatives throughout his tenure.

“Boshier’s call to make domestic violence a separate criminal offence seems difficult to understand because such violence is already a criminal offence, but it sure plays into the hands of anti-family and anti-male groups. He could have used his last speech to try to impact positively on our society by, for example, calling for initiatives to keep families together, to reduce the high suicide rate among those who go through Family Court especially fathers, or to reduce the huge problem of false accusations that are made in his Court and that unnecessarily damage relationships between children and their fathers.”

Kerry Bevin claimed that most men who had endured Family Court proceedings would be glad to see the end of Judge Boshier, and hoped that his replacement would show gender neutrality and more concern for children’s welfare.

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