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Sat 25th April 2015

Who are the Female Heroes of today?

Filed under: General — triassic @ 5:36 pm

The pony-gate scandal fascinates me due to the interest given to its trivia. It has piqued my scientific curiosity concerning the human brain and the paradox of its complexity and how poorly this potential is utilised.

I recently attended a public lecture at Waikato University from Warwick Holmes, an Avionics engineer who worked on the European Space Agencie’s Rosetta space project, where, after 10 years of orbiting the solar system 4 times, the landing craft touched down on a comet after travelling 16.5 billion KM. That’s around an hours travel from Earth at the speed of light. This feat is incredible and an outstanding achievement. It not only reflects the brilliance of the crew who worked on the project for 25yrs but it also has ongoing importance in discovering how life began. This comet is made from matter created before that of our solar system 4 billion years ago. I eagerly await the outcome.

The point of this post is to juxtapose the media’s poor coverage of this event last November as well as the recent visit of Mr Holmes in comparison with the coverage of the pony-gate affair. We live in a dumbed down society where scientific achievement is poorly reported.

Man shaming and victim blaming by Karen Woodall

Filed under: Gender Politics — MurrayBacon @ 10:48 am

Man shaming and victim blaming: an A-Z of male suicide
Apr 14, 2015
I caught the end of the Panorama Programme on male suicide in the UK last night. Whilst I know something about the statistics around male suicide and understand some of those things which stack up against men, causing loss of hope and a spiral into despair, even I was shocked that 100 men are killing themselves every week in the UK.

100 men every week. It is the leading cause of death for men under the age of 50. It is happening in our country right now and yet, apart from the exhortation to ‚Äútalk about it’, we have, as yet, no national strategy, no national awareness of what is happening and no real idea of what to do about it other than telling men they need to talk about it.

Wed 22nd April 2015

The ponytail ‘pulling’ prime minister

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 12:26 pm

Today Prime Minister John Key sparks debate on the issue of ponytail pulling. (I’m not pulling your leg)

Should men be allowed to pull women’s pony tails?

Should men in power be allowed to grab hold of a woman’s power pony? (more…)

Sun 19th April 2015

Sexism in Television

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 12:35 pm

I just watched what I think was the first episode of “I am Innocent” (TV1 18/03/15), that I recorded some weeks ago. Interesting that it focused on three female teenagers unfairly convicted and jailed for a sadistic mob attack on another young female teenager. I guess the show’s management team realised that they could only attract public sympathy from the outset by focusing initially on unfair treatment of females even though this is a relatively rare event. The episode also gave some indication of how much more humanely women prisoners are treated than men. For example, the young women although convicted of extremely violent offending were allowed to have their own television sets and to wear their own comfortable night attire.

I also just watched an episode of ‘Fair Go’ from some weeks ago. It involved someone getting a ticket for driving offences based entirely on allegations from a member of the public claiming to see the offending actions. The Fair Go team and some others they interviewed were appalled that police would ticket and prosecute based simply on one person’s accusations in the absence of any other evidence. They must not be aware that for sexual allegations men are routinely prosecuted and that juries are allowed to convict on exactly that basis. For other offences carrying significant penalties, police do not prosecute and depositions hearings do not allow cases to proceed in the absence of good corroborating evidence. Unfortunately for men, sexist stereotyping will have more influence on a jury considering uncorroborated sexual allegations than on the judge who will rule on this man’s uncorroborated ticket.

The denigration of men: Ridiculed, abused, exploited

Filed under: General — Lukenz @ 10:25 am

I suspect most of the men here already know how poorly they and their mates have been treated in today’s society. Left broken and unable to recover financially and mentally. Barred from some professions, less covered with health issues and totally unprotected in regard sexual allegations the moment the allegation is made. Paying for but being unable to see their own children.

The constant mainstream bellowing of feminism is at odds with statistics compiled in this article.
OK so this clipping is from a UK newspaper. But I see little difference between any western democracy and NZ.

One of the things this news story reported on is the future of boys and just how many will be treated so badly by feminism as they get older in life. Quite a grim outlook for the next generation of men.
There is such a wide range of topics in the news story touching on almost every imbalance that has made men second class citizens.

Seems odd to read it in a main stream newspaper. Story here.


Thu 16th April 2015

Photographing Boobs and Bums is ok

Filed under: Men's Health — Downunder @ 1:24 pm

The case of Errol Standeven

The police had no complaints from any of the women, who did not know that Standeven was photographing them walking and exercising, but it had a complaint from a man who said he was “disgusted” when he saw what Standeven was doing.

These are photos in the open in public places. (more…)

Mon 6th April 2015

Student Loan Debtors Choosing Bankruptcy

Filed under: Child Support,General — Downunder @ 9:59 am

The big question here; If a student loan debt (a debt to the State) is expunged by bankruptcy, why does a child support debt still exist after bankruptcy?

Sun 5th April 2015

Japan’s Support of International Child Kidnapping Continues

Filed under: General,Law & Courts — sharingiscaring @ 5:12 pm

(despite its ‘show signing of the Hague convention’)

In the first known case to make it to Court after Japan’s signing of the Hague Convention the judge did exactly as many of us knew it would. It made its entire rulings based entirely on Japanese Family Law and ignored The Hague guidelines which Japan stated in the year previous that it would uphold.

Thu 2nd April 2015

How to have a working Child Support system.

Filed under: Child Support — Vman @ 5:14 pm

I have been on both sides of the NZ child support system. It is a system that has completely failed by any useful measure. It is an income tax on some people based on their marital status which has nothing to do with supporting children.

Opposition parties welcome CYF overhaul

Filed under: General — pcObelix @ 11:03 am


Anoither possible waste our taxpayer money…….

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