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Sun 31st May 2015


Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 1:31 pm

For anyone interested, you can find two songs here (more to come in due course) by Johan Laven, a supporter of the Ministry of Men’s Affairs. The songs are ‘New Flag’ and ‘My Revenge’. Both songs have some indirect relevance to the kaupapa of MENZ Issues. They will cost you $2 each to download, for which no apology is considered necessary.

Interestingly enough, the birth name of Ministry of Men’s Affairs’ chief executive Hans Laven is also Johan Laven, named after his father, and at least one other Johan Laven exists, named after his grandfather.

An Interesting Economics Article

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 11:08 am

I realise this might be seen as off-topic for MENZ Issues. However, I think men still concern themselves a lot with politics and economic theory and readers might find this interesting. I will understand entirely if it is taken down as being outside the scope of MENZ Issues.


Thu 28th May 2015

Budget 2015: Men Don’t Matter

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 11:53 am

In yesterday’s parliamentary budget debate, Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox celebrated new funding of $2.1 million for suicide prevention tagged to rangatahi Maori, i.e. Maori youth. Allocating this money for youth suicide seems disingenuous given that youth suicide rates are actually lower than the average rate for older age groups, but it does seem reasonable to try to address the relatively small disparity between Maori and non-Maori suicide rates. The relevant proportion in suicide rate has been about 1.2 Maori to 1 non-Maori, so the much greater gender difference in suicide of approximately 3.5 males to 1 female would suggest that around $6 million should have been allocated for male suicide prevention. However, the amount specifically allocated to reduce the huge gender disproportion in suicide was exactly $0.00. (more…)

Fri 22nd May 2015

The feminist dichotomy

Filed under: General — triassic @ 1:41 pm

Oh! how it gives me joy to see the discourse amongst women around the latest policy on solo mothers required to be abailble for work when their youngest is aged 3.
Day care centres are a product of feminists demands as a way of releasing mothers from the ball and chain of children (placed on them by those bloody controlling partners) that halted all joy in life for them. Of course that is all bull shit as is most of their ranting. I await eagerly how history will record the events taking place now where the most important time in a young child’s life are thrown into a care centre that can never give the attention and emotional stability that a parent can provide. Some how I think they will manage to blame a pony tail
pulling PM for the debacle.

Sun 17th May 2015

Churches and the Men’s Movement

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 5:49 pm

There have always been some areas of agreement between religious followers and the men’s movement. However, this overlap is probably quite small. When it comes to particular issues, the churches seldom acknowledge men’s issues or even the impact on families and societies of male denigration. Churches still tend to favour anachronistic discriminatory attitudes toward women, something men’s movement people seldom agree with.

Here’s an example. A pamphlet from the Baptists was given to school students (to study in comparison with other points of view) and tells them that couples in de facto relationships who have children involve a father who is ‘such a coward he can’t even ask for her to be his wife’ and that the mother is ‘nothing more than a cheap prostitute who allows herself to be used for his sexual gratification in exchange for what seems to be a stable and secure home life’. (more…)

Administrative review

Filed under: Child Support — Time @ 4:54 pm

Originally when my ex wife and I split we had two houses. One was the family home and the other, a rental we co- owned with my ex brother in law.We also had additional debts that my ex had raked up. So when I decided to keep the family home and my ex, took the half share in the other home. I took on the extra burden of a much larger mortgage and took on much of the additional debt. Primarily so the children could come home to familiar surroundings. This was when we had a week about arrangement for child care. Unfortunately both children have since been brainwashed by their mother and mother in- law. And I no longer have custody and haven’t seen my children for over a year.

Ground 9
You are the paying parent and the assessment does not take into account that you have previously made payments, transfers or property settlements for the benefit of the child.

Does anyone know how I would approach this in a administrative review? Or if it is in fact even worth even attempting to challenge?

Fri 15th May 2015

Is the worm turning?

Filed under: General — triassic @ 11:07 pm

Jeremy Kyle gives his audience a verbal thrashing after they laugh at a man who ended up in hospital after having to jump out of a 3 storied flat to escape after his female partner locked him in. Caught off guard by Jeremy’s anger the audience soon sobers up when they realise that the domestic violence door swings both ways…good on you Jeremy.

Sun 10th May 2015

Sperm donor births; the best interests of children?

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 10:43 am

This article, ‘More career-minded single women seek IVF treatments’ informs us of the constant increase in the number of women seeking to be impregnated to have children with no intention of providing them with a father or contact with their biological father. As we have come to expect, the article avoids wasting time on any responsible journalism that might explore the consequences of this baby market to fulfill women’s self-serving wants. The article looks more like an advertisement to attract more sperm donors in support of the very lucrative fertility company, and given the corruption of modern news media it would not be surprising to find that the article was incentive for some hefty advertising planned by the fertility firm.

In my book planned single parenthood is premeditated child abuse. It’s also another example of feminist arrogance in acting as though men can be redundant for raising children. Time for a campaign to convince men not to become sperm donors. Such a campaign will at least stimulate discussion about issues around children’s interests and the importance of fathers.

Fri 8th May 2015

Some Recent News Stories of Interest

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 3:01 pm

Are man-minding services offensive?
This humourous man-minding service is apparently spreading around retail places, offering to look after women’s husbands / partners to relieve the women from care-giving of their man-children and to let them shop in peace. Most men seem happy to take the joke in good humour but then most men don’t think about the implications. Feminists of course, that group claiming to want gender equality, aren’t bothered when men are treated in ways that would be totally unacceptable for women.

Tue 5th May 2015

Section 139a COCA seeking leave

Filed under: General — jackboy @ 3:46 pm

Hi Team, I am looking to vary a parenting order before the first two years are up and I first need to seek leave of the court for this to happen (the other side are opposing)

Im looking for anyone who may know how to meet the threshold for overturning section 139(a) COCA, the section requires you to prove there has been a material change to circumstances of- any party/Child to the previous proceedings.

Any one with some case law that gives me some thing to reference when a judge actually approves the courts leave


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