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Sun 30th December 2012

Child support about to become sperm tax in Kansas

Filed under: General — Scrap_The_CSA @ 4:28 pm

Kansas seeks to force sperm donor to pay child support for lesbian couple’s kid.

With so called “gay marriage” on the political radar this makes interesting reading.

Mon 24th December 2012

Police Challenge Integrity of NZ DV Statistics

Filed under: General — MurrayBacon @ 12:11 pm

NZ Herald – Mallet attack sparked by car sale
By Edward Gay
Thanks to Bruce S for drawing this to our attention
Lance Bain loved Ferraris, but after an argument with his partner over a car he was attacked with a mallet and left with a leg wound that became infested with maggots.

He went to hospital 11 days later where he eventually died of a bacterial infection.

Mr Bain’s partner Natalie van Breugel, also known as Natalie Reader, had originally been charged with manslaughter which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Sun 23rd December 2012

Public Faith in Caughts is Against Evidence

Filed under: General — MurrayBacon @ 6:17 pm

NZ Herald Rodney Hide: Note to Collins: We want to see justice being done

By Rodney Hide
5:30 AM Sunday Dec 23, 2012

Imagine the scene at police HQ and Crown Law: Justice Binnie has done the unthinkable; he’s written an independent report. Worse, he’s damned Crown Law and Police to hell.

The Government response has been masterful … but hardly justice.

School boys rally to save teacher

Filed under: General — MurrayBacon @ 6:03 am

NZ Herald By Chloe Johnson
There is some focus on negatives. Sometimes I do wonder if men’s lives are valued less than women’s? Maybe I am just trying to delude myself?
Please notice that some of his most active benefactors were women….

Rodney Gordon has taught teenage boys for more than 20 years. Now some of them are combining their efforts to try to help save his life.

The Auckland Grammar School economics teacher and top triathlete was diagnosed with cancer this year.

He was devastated when doctors found an aggressive tumour the size of a walnut on his prostate in July.

Sat 22nd December 2012

Family Court Proceedings Bill Submission Kitset – Dark Side

Filed under: General — MurrayBacon @ 3:54 pm

Our lawyers are asking the public to help protect their paramount financial interests:

Call to Action – Lawyers want public to protect their Important Gravy Train

Wed 19th December 2012

Family Court Proceedings Bill Submission Kitset

Write Your own Submissions on Family Court Proceedings Reform Bill.

Submissions close on 13th February 2013

Tue 18th December 2012

Offender Anita Killeen Gets Special Treatment

Filed under: Boys / Youth / Education,Gender Politics,General,Law & Courts — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 8:39 pm

You might have come across this case last week in which a former Chief Prosecutor for the Serious Fraud Office was nicely discharged without conviction after pleading guilty to forgery charges for which she could have been jailed for up to 10 years. (more…)

Sun 16th December 2012

The Connecticut school serial killer moved to live with his mum after the divorce, 3 years ago

Filed under: Boys / Youth / Education,Domestic Violence,General — Divorced_Man @ 7:29 pm

Am I the only person NOT surprised to find that Adam Lanzra, who killed his mum and then killed 26 other victims (20 young children), experienced divorce 3 years ago, then moved to live with his mum that took him out from school for home-schooling. They were financially stable after the divorce, read the article it may give you a clue “why”!

Fri 14th December 2012

Femaleism at Work

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 5:30 pm

Or perhaps Womenism would be a better term… (more…)

Campaign Against White Ribbon

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 5:26 pm

I wish to mount a new challenge to the White Ribbon Campaign. I urge everyone here to copy and paste the letter below either into your email or to a printer, amend it if you wish, add your own details instead of the { } bits, then either send it or email it to the Human Rights Commission.

If you change the letter, please leave in a clear statement that you are or were offended by White Ribbon. I believe that if a reasonable number of people inform the HRC that they are offended by the campaign then the HRC has to accept it’s an offensive campaign.

I am highly offended by the campaign and its large poster that I frequently pass in my travels. Please email a copy of the letter to others, or print off a few copies of the letter (minus the { } bits) and ask men and women you know if they also would send one.

It would be great if people could mention here on MENZ Issues that they have sent or emailed their complaint, so we have an idea of how many complaints and notifications of offence the HRC has received.

{Your address here}


Human Rights Commission
PO Box 12411

OR: Sent via email to infoline@hrc.co.nz

Dear Commissioner

Re: White Ribbon Campaign

I hereby formally complain about the White Ribbon Campaign.

I hereby inform you that I am offended by the White Ribbon Campaign, its slogans and posters calling for men to show they are against violence only towards women.

The White Ribbon Campaign discriminates on the basis of sex, stereotyping men as the only people who commit violence that deserves attention and discriminating against male victims of violence as not being worthy of consideration. Men are much more frequently the victims of violence in our society than women are, as shown for example by our Ministry of Health data concerning assault, homicide and attempted homicide (see: http://www.health.govt.nz/nz-health-statistics/health-statistics-and-data-sets/maori-health-data-and-stats/tatau-kahukura-maori-health-chart-book/nga-mana-hauora-tutohu-health-status-indicators/interpersonal-violence)

I strongly object to my taxes being used to support the White Ribbon Campaign. It is unacceptable that our Human Rights Commission and other government organisations would support a campaign that practises blatant discrimination on the basis of sex.

I look forward to your stance against the White Ribbon Campaign. I would support a campaign against violence that does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender.

Yours faithfully

{Your signature and full name }
{Your telephone contact details }

Sun 9th December 2012

A Few of This Weekend’s News Stories

Filed under: Gender Politics,General,Law & Courts,Sex Abuse / CYF — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 1:10 pm

Story time children, time to analyze a few news stories from a men’s movement perspective. Once you start to do this it’s like enlightenment and you find you’re recognizing the broader reality in what you read. The stories covered here simply happen to be from this weekend’s news and there were more even in that pool that could have been included. If someone had time or could be funded for this, such analysis could be usefully done every single day because there are always examples from our news media of gender inequality and double standards disadvantaging men. However, the journalists seldom recognize the male gender implications of their stories and often come at the story from the still (but not for much longer) fashionable feminist “downtrodden women’ ideology. (more…)

Sun 2nd December 2012

Am I the only person

Filed under: General — golfa @ 7:33 pm

expecting a Press Release from Women’s Refuge saying that countless women have been assaulted by their boyfriends, husbands or sons after the All Black loss ?

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