Please join MoMA in Wellington when we raise awareness of men’s issues in the lead up to the election. We have sent the following invitation to various MPs and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs:
MINISTRY OF MEN’S AFFAIRS
MINITATANGA MO NGA TANE
A Community Group because successive governments have neglected the voice and welfare of New Zealand men
PO Box 13130, Tauranga 3141
Contact Hans Laven (07)5712435 or (0274)799745; or Kerry Bevin (09)4747762; firstname.lastname@example.org
27 July 2014
On Friday 1st of August representatives of the Ministry of Men’s Affairs, an NGO, will be
– outside Bowen House from 11:00am to 12:30pm,
– at parliament grounds from 1pm to 2.45pm, and
– outside the Ministry of Women’s Affairs from 3pm to 4pm.
We warmly invite you to meet us there, to learn a little about the serious issues of concern to us, and to show your support for gender equality in New Zealand.
For many years politicians have believed that acknowledging men’s issues may jeopardize their public support, but the tide is now turning. People are starting to recognize how important for our country it is to address men’s issues such as huge male suicide rates, male health, huge male workplace deaths, ongoing and new sexist laws that only discriminate against males, bias against males at all levels of law enforcement and Courts. Women are increasingly seeing how exploitative and unfair New Zealand has become towards their brothers, fathers, uncles, sons and grandsons. David Cunliffe’s apology for being a man would have been tolerated a few years ago as “possibly fair enough’ by many New Zealanders, but not now.
This is an opportunity for you to ride the new tide of public opinion. We believe it will be advantageous to politicians now to show the country they can think fairly about gender issues. Increasingly, being seen to support unbalanced feminist claims will be punished in the polls.
Please do put a few minutes aside to meet us on the 1st of August. We will inform NZ men’s networks that you cared enough about men to show some interest.