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Sat 31st January 2015

Why is Circumcision Not Treated as Sexual Abuse?

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 7:40 am

Circumcision is another example of duplicity in the way many people think about gender issues, and an incredible example of sexism that harms males. Here we see boys having their genitals mutilated through religious and allegedly cultural practice, in ways that cause serious infections placing at risk these boys’ lives, fertility and ability to enjoy sex in their lives. No doubt the pain and fear of the ‘operation’ will also result in post-traumatic problems for many of these boys. National Radio informed us of hospitalizations resulting from these infections, but nobody seems to question why these intentional injuries caused to boys’ genitals are not routinely treated as one of the worst conceivable forms of sexual abuse. If girls were subject to so much as a gentle touch of their genitals, regardless if this was an established cultural practice, our feminist-saturated National Radio would most definitely be calling for the perpetrators to be charged with offences carrying prison tariffs comparable with homicide. If you as a male take or possess a photograph of your daughter in the bath or in any situation where her genitals can be seen, you are at risk of imprisonment. Yet it’s ho-hum ok to take a knife to boys’ penises and that’s not considered a sexual assault. Even if that knife is not properly sterilized and therefore likely to cause serious illness. Incredible.

Tue 27th January 2015

New book: Murder that wasn’t

Filed under: Law & Courts,Sex Abuse / CYF — JohnPotter @ 8:19 am

George Gwaze made legal history in NZ when he was tried for murder a second time on the same evidence, after the Supreme Court ruled that double jeopardy does not apply until all appeals have been exhausted. Both juries acquitted him.

A DSAC doctor wrongly concluded that Gwaze’s niece Charlene was analy raped then suffocated, and this misguided medical opinion coloured the subsequent police investigation and media reporting.

A new book by Felicity Goodyear-Smith titled ‘Murder that wasn’t – the case of George Gwaze‘ outlines the medical evidence that Charlene died of the HIV infection which killed her mother.

Thu 22nd January 2015

What do you call organizations you are terrified of?

Filed under: Child Support,General — ashish @ 10:57 pm

What is the difference between IRD and ISIS? Both terrorize non-custodial parents. One kills quickly, while the other kills you slowly over time.

Examples of Family Court rulings on Admin Reviews?

Filed under: Child Support,Law & Courts — richardmills @ 10:43 am

I’ve been assessed at a ‘potential’ income which is three times greater than my actual income as a result of a staggeringly unfair Admin Review. As a result I’m launching a counter review, as well as taking the existing review to the Family Court to challenge the review findings.

I’m needing to find examples of rulings that the Family Court have reached in previous cases where non-custodial parents have appealed under section 103b of the Act. Does anyone know where I can find these?

First Woman On The Moon

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 6:03 am

Should we adopt a difference approach for 2015 and throw some humour into the fight against Feminism?

First Woman on the moon

Tue 20th January 2015

NSW Police acknowledge male victims of intimate partner violence

Filed under: Domestic Violence,Gender Politics,General,Law & Courts — MurrayBacon @ 8:25 am

One In Three Campaign


NSW Police today took the rare and long-overdue step of acknowledging male victims of intimate partner violence and their children with this post on their Facebook Page which is quickly going viral, with many supportive comments underneath it.

Mon 19th January 2015

Fatherhood in Victorian Times

Filed under: Gender Politics — JohnPotter @ 11:56 am

A new study concludes that Victorian men were the original hands-on father, far from their image as distant and severe.

Sat 17th January 2015

The Island With Bear Grylls – Masculinity in Crisis

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 10:54 am


Interesting concept for a TV show (and I haven’t seen it) if it does look at changes in masculinity, rather than simply being another survivor series.

Has anyone seen it?

But this is amusing.


Short News Review

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 9:52 am

Here are a few recent stories of interest to students of gender issues. (more…)

Thu 15th January 2015

The toothpaste woman escapes with the loot.

Filed under: Domestic Violence,General,Law & Courts — dunnuffinwrong @ 3:53 pm

I refer back to the first post I made 9 months ago back in may 2014 entitled Toothpaste accomplice. I had omitted in the post the fact that the woman had told me she was six weeks pregnant the week earlier. Months later police called me in to tell me “there is no baby”.

So I’ve lived for the past nine months accused of savagely and brutally repeatedly, assaulting a pregnant woman.

Feminist Psychology

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 1:20 pm

We are all well aware of the more recent involvement of psychologists in demonising men, but wait till you get a load of this.

The book ‘Inferiority Feelings’ first published in 1951 and authored by Oliver Brackfeld, translated from French, is online (complete text) in the International library of Psychology

The loquacity (talkativeness) which the experts of last century numbered among the sexual traits of females, homosexuals and effeminate men is the direct outcome of the fear of not being taken seriously.


Wed 14th January 2015

Gravel Soup

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 7:56 am

It’s an expression I’d not heard before and I went looking for an explanation on the net and came across this.

The concept of gravel soup is a soup from left over’s – a bit of anything and everything – that can be added to if not consumed in one day.

A bit of a rough brew.

This guy has drawn an analogy between gravel soup and his father. I can relate to this in my father, but I’m wondering if it is something, as a consequence of metropolitan life, we are less inclined to see in men.

Have men become both less sophisticated and more sophisticated as the environment has changed around them?


Tue 13th January 2015

The discussion on suicide in NZ

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 11:25 am

It’s been a long time coming but with the recent changes around reporting restrictions the subject has received considerable media attention in recent months.

For those that are interested there is a discussion in progress here on Stuff Nation.

Naturally the article is female focused but the comments have attracted some male perspective.

Sun 11th January 2015

Is it failure?

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 4:09 pm

This is NOT a post about suicide.

Japan’s fight to change suicide culture hurt by latest recession

“The economy plays a big role,” in the nation’s suicide rate, said Mafumi Usui, a psychology professor at Niigata Seiryo University. That compounds the problem in Japan, because “the notion lingers that taking your own life is something resolute and decisive, something that’s not wrong,” he said.

There’s a reason this caught my attention. Earlier in the day I had seen one of those social media statements that float around, that said surveys on fears put FAILURE as number one ahead of DEATH.

I have no idea of the truth of that statement, it may or may not be correct.

Putting this together: (more…)

Sat 10th January 2015

‘Rape Culture’

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 8:03 pm

If you want to be reminded of how extreme and irrational mainstream feminism has become, and of how much our taxes are funding the forces of feminism in demonizing men, you might like to listen to this programme played on National Radio on 7th December 2014 and broadcast again this week. It’s called ‘Rape Culture and Consent in New Zealand’ and you can find it on the Radio NZ web page here: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/sunday/20141207. The following critique is somewhat lengthy but I hope worth the read, and certainly won’t take as long as listening to the programme. (more…)

Fri 9th January 2015

Men and Women in the age of Feminism

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 4:59 pm

Men and Women in the age of Feminism

Tue 6th January 2015

Actions by Parents of suicides

Filed under: General — MurrayBacon @ 12:26 pm

I was reading Alan Turing: The Enigma, by Andrew Hodges.

I was struck by The Author’s Note, on page 667:

One person was not satisfied with this assessment, and sensed that some other kind of recognition was due. This was Mrs. Turing, who in 1956 embarked upon writing a biography of her son – an extraordinary development by any standards, in which a seventy five year old Guildford lady, hitherto not notable for literary or social confidence, and knowing almost nothing about science, was left to piece together some of the debris from the wreck of the modern world’s dream. Her Victorian values still unshaken, she retained a strong belief that Alan’s work had been and would turn out to be of benefit to humanity.

This mother of an apparent suicide, shook off the crushing feelings that surround such a cruel and stigmatising event and did her utmost to make the best possible out of this painful predicament.

Boys are to blame

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 7:14 am

Now this is an article that will rock your socks.

He said schools were constantly having to keep on top of new technologies and seek clarification from police when images being shared involved students under the age of 16.

Of course you’ll remember a few years back the last labour government wanting to lower the age of consent to 13 years of age.

“We’re at the point where principals are proposing that parents be prosecuted for parental negligence when they’re aware of the inappropriate and sexual behaviour going on with their children online, yet choose to do nothing about it.”


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