Stop right there. It’s not a religious post.
I know how much some of you detest … the slightest incandescence … of religion gracing the texts of this site but I can’t help seeing the humour in the fact that our current Women’s Minister has the surname Adams.
Before I go any further, I’d like thank another poster ‘Equality’ for raising this issue in the previous post. Good spotting, and I don’t mean to make light of the topic. It’s very serious indeed.
This is the sort of thing that would easily slip under the radar, in the Rucks and Malls of Xmas, and is typical Silly-Season behaviour from politicians, while each of us is running around like a ‘Bat out Hell’ trying to create a little peace and paradise for the kids.
There’s an opinion piece here, that cuts to the chase,
Secret Santa is alive and well, handing out the big Xmas pressy to White Ribbon and the billion dollar Domestic Violence Industry that exists in this country. Yes, this is an industry that rivals Fonterra, it’s now the backbone of the country.
It sounds a bit tongue in cheek, but the DVI (Domestic Violence Industry) is probably a bigger contributor to our GDP (Gross Domestic Product), than the US election is to the American economy, but please get an independent opinion from an economist before you quote me on that.
What also interested me was another recent post about progress on men’s human rights in New Zealand and what we might expect from the HRC and their current engaging with some NZ MRAs (Men’s Right’s Activists’) I’ve expressed a candid opinion here, and suggest we’d more likely get sympathy and support from Black America, than any elevation of our social status to ‘equal with women’.
But let’s put aside the gold, frankincense and mirth for a moment (I do know it’s myrrh) and get back to the serious part.
The bottom line of the article linked to above is a bit Orwellian,
Instead of having a policy that will create the mandatory gossip-gossip ‘Oh, what came back in his Police check’ and a further lowering of our marginal birth rate, why don’t we pass a law that says that all men must have their domestic-violence clearance papers on them at all times. (We’ve already got a similar policy for child-support defaulters to stop them escaping the country)
What do you think?