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Fri 29th November 2013
Wed 27th November 2013
Warning: not suitable for work or the psychologically vulnerable!
Mon 25th November 2013
This past Thursday a radical member of the United States Congress introduced the International Violence Against Women Act. Yes, I-VAWA has all the shameful biases!
Help us put a stop to I-VAWA and sign the petition:
Sun 24th November 2013
Friends and family members lost to suicide will be remembered at an event in Auckland today.
The non-denominational candle lighting service is organised by Solace Support Group.
Chief Coroner Neil MacLean will be there…he’s recently been pushing for a more open dialogue around suicide.
The service is at St Columba Church in Grey Lynn at 5.00pm.
This thread is for people who want to share their story about a suicide in their family.
Thu 21st November 2013
As White Ribbon invest their energy and our money in a bigoted social campaign against ‘male domestic violence’ the news this week has served up a chilling slice of reality, about life in New Zealand.
On Sunday, as fate would have it, the alleged attempted murder of a Hamilton man was captured by an in-store CCTV camera, as the offender ran a car into her partner, backed up, and as he lay injured on the footpath outside of a suburban shop, ran into the man a second time.
Wed 20th November 2013
Social science may have largely ignored men as individuals, but there is money to be had by listening to men……
Men’s Health Australia announce release by Saachi and Saachi:
Mon 18th November 2013
I live in Australia but the mother of my children lives in NZ and is in custody of 2 of my children. Recently she has applied to the Family Court to take my 14 year old daughter to Canada whilst at the same time trying to have my guardian rights removed so I won’t have a say in the matter.
The media likes to call the woman a victim even when the facts are obvious.
She was caught drunk driving, let off with just her keys taken, went out of her way to drive drunk again, killed herself and injured some mates in the process.
Sun 17th November 2013
The following is a conversation that took place at the Herald’s office yesterday……
Make sure you have some form of safety device holding you into your computer chair before listening to Paula Bennett on this one.
“At this time a male pedestrian has been run over by a car driven by his 44-year-old female partner at the Ohaupo Rd shops by the intersection with Normandy Ave,” he said.
Viewer discretion advised – contains graphic footage of female violence.
Fri 15th November 2013
Sun 10th November 2013
Sat 9th November 2013
The events of the last few days have seen shades of village green rising across the country as the Roast Busters story unfolds. Flaming torches and pitch forks are not going to promote any level of understanding as to why this has happened – I would suggest quite the opposite.
If there is any attempt to understand this behaviour it will be claimed as the sole right of women to analyse, understand and remediate society to protect women from sexual abuse.
Any man publicly attempting to do anything other than express condemnation, can only expect to be vilified for daring to offer an opinion, but the thing is men will talk about this in smoko-rooms and pubs and if men are publicly shut out of the debate – and the solution – then all that can be expected in return is disapproval and a level of indifference. (more…)
I would like to focus on what lead these boys (not men as the media first suggested becasue they were 15 and 16 at the time) and to a lesser extent the girls to the situation they find themselves in today. The mere fact the girl drank until she was drunk and boys posting a video on line is testimony the boys thought at the time it was funny or they were proud of their actions.
Wed 6th November 2013
A man’s home is his castle. That’s a saying, not so old as when knights were bold – that bastion of freedom, where every man had the opportunity to own and occupy his piece of land, with little interference from the state or another man.
But within the time of living memory this has changed rapidly to a point where the house is a source of revenue not only to the demands of the banks, the local bodies, industry and worst to the aggrieved wife, not happy with her lot in life.
Mon 4th November 2013
Is he being suppressed by the clobering machine?
Its worth “Googling” “Benjamin Easton” to see the causes he has fearlessky fought, including fathers rights.. I conjecture that his success gaining the publics eye championing his various “Causes” has caused the establishment to attempt to muzzle him.
Sun 3rd November 2013
This issue was discussed recently in the post Men’s Concerns Gaining Traction
The issue ‘portrayed’ as a man-ban might have not have gained traction but it would be naïve to think it doesn’t still exist in another form; that is exactly what this article says – the intent is still there, we’ll find another way to achieve this. (It turns up as number one hot potato in the leader’s debate. It has hardly gone away from within the party)
What if the Labour Party conference turned up a policy of such genius that it totally electrified the country and we all forgot about the price of power?
Labour has approved a gender quota that will ensure 45 per cent of its MPs are women after the next election and at least 50 per cent are women in 2017.