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MENZ Issues: news and discussion about New Zealand men, fathers, family law, divorce, courts, protests, gender politics, and male health.

Mon 27th February 2017

MENS SUMMIT

Filed under: General — triassic @ 8:21 am

Here is your opportunity to create change on April 6th. Politics is about power and this summit is an essential platform in creating the ground work for a healthy future.

Men’s Invite pdf

Thu 23rd February 2017

Dropping Defense of Protection Order

Filed under: General — martin @ 4:45 pm

Can anyone tell me how I drop my defense of a protection order?
Thanks

Research on Body Image

Filed under: General,Men's Health — JohnPotter @ 3:55 pm

Message from Darren Elliott:

Kia ora.

Together with Geoff Lealand and Lisa Perrott in Screen and Media Studies at the University of Waikato, I am researching and writing about perceptions of body shape and image, and the role of the media in shaping or reinforcing such perceptions. I am focusing on notions of body and gender, with particular attention to the connections between perceptions of the body and masculinity/maleness (which is a rather under-investigated area of life which I am rectifying).
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Tue 21st February 2017

Pharmac Called Upon to Subsidize Feminine Products

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 11:13 pm

The claim is that schoolgirls are missing school because women can’t afford tampons so Pharmac is being asked to subsidize them and other ‘feminine hygiene products’. Pharmac seems to be taking the request seriously and checking to see if its role could include this. Will the National govt court the female vote again for this year’s election by throwing money at this demand as they did for Herceptin?

Our internet search found no research or statistics to support the claim that girls are missing school in significant numbers because they can’t afford tampons. The claim seems a cheap attempt to justify yet another demand for special treatment of females.

Feminine hygiene products are claimed to be basic essentials, and they include deodorants. No statistics are provided to show the level of educational or health problems resulting from a lack of deodorant.

Exercise is important for health so perhaps Pharmac should buy us all sports clothes and equipment. Toilet paper and soap are quite important to health and if neither are used this will probably impact on school attendance, so perhaps Pharmac should subsidize those. Shoes are a reasonably fundamental need and without them we are susceptible to foot injuries, so free shoes all round courtesy of Pharmac? The problem is that all these health essentials apply equally to males so that would be no fun at all.

The femaleists calling for Pharmac money for tampons dismiss any special need for boys such as hygiene products or shaving gear, even though boys are not allowed to attend most schools if they don’t shave.

Food is a pretty fundamental need for health so perhaps Pharmac should buy us all food. Or maybe just free food for women; now there’s a good idea. AND YOU HAD BETTER NOT DISAGREE BECAUSE THEN YOU WILL BE MISOGYNIST.

Is it worth it fighting for my children.

Filed under: Law & Courts — aanz @ 10:49 pm

Been separated for 9 months now with a 5 and 9 year old and fighting for shared custody. I have picked away and gained a 40:60 split interim parenting order so far – wasn’t cheap going to court to get that. Now going for the full order. I have always made it clear from the start I want 50:50 and believe this to be in the best interests of the children who are happy in both houses – and it seems logical and fair – and i work from home so am always there even if they are not at school. Today at a settlement conference the judge basically tore me to shreds saying “it makes you look controlling if you want 50:50 as it gives you a change to take control” – (yes I or my lawyer have no idea what SHE was going on about either) and “you’d be wasting your time trying for 50:50 at a final hearing. Is this normal? I’d kinda assumed only my ex’s lawyer was so spiteful. Is it worth me fighting for 50:50 shared care or am I simply wasting my time and money.

You are invited for a Pre-planning meeting in Auckland against the family court system

Filed under: General — Zayne @ 10:26 pm

G’day brothers,

A pre-planning meeting will be held in AUCKLAND at 1.30pm to 3.30pm -Saturday 25th February 2017 at Glen Eden Public Library. Click here Poster

The attendees are just a group of fathers – mothers- grandparents -step mothers and fathers who are victims of the corrupt family court system. The response have been very good and many people interested but would love to have more people on board.

We need to keep trying … we cannot just give up and ignore.

The main meeting agenda is organizing a demonstration/ march at auckland district court and other locations.

Please join us … RSVP please email Zayne zayne44@hotmail.co.nz

Poster

We would love to have all men groups current and ex-organizers and leaders at the meeting.

Lets stand up together and be heard …

Psychologists Board

Filed under: General — Eric @ 3:04 pm

I have recently lodged a formal complaint to the Psychologists Board regarding the professional negligence of Sarah Calvert in her role as court appointed psychologist. This relates to her conduct back in 2011 when she was engaged to write a s133 report.

Has anybody had any experience in these matters and what was the outcome?

Sun 19th February 2017

Alien

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 12:42 pm

The Alien series with Sigourney Weaver are well known science fiction movies.

I have never thought of them with a feminist/anti-feminist twist before, and I have no idea why this suddenly occurs to me now.

Weaver portrays the futuristic ultimate feminist independent amazon warrior and if you’ve seen the movies falls in love, so to speak with the Alien.

If you look at the Alien’s behaviour, destroying anything around it in order to provide a safe ‘nurturing zone’ regardless of the consequences, you could view the Alien as a portrayal of the ultimate feminist – the superfeminist of the universe – based on an extended view of our own extreme feminist.

I’m left wondering if that is simply coincidence or whether the script writer was thinking along these lines?

But then, I’ve always wondered about that part of the movie – the relationship between the Alien and this human female, and the captivating fascination the Alien had to the mind of a ‘human female’.

Tue 14th February 2017

How did they determine that 1 in 3 women REPORT experiencing (IPV) Intimate partner violence ?

Filed under: General — Zayne @ 11:36 pm

NZ women refuge, NZ white ribbon and the Its not Ok campaign, SHine org and all other feminist/ government organisations get the DV statistics from NZ violence clearing house at Auckland University.

I have been in touch with the NZ violence clearing house and they made it clear for me that all their statistics and figures, so they clarified that their statistics and figures are determined from the New Zealand Medical Journal .

Those bias misleading statistics ” 1 in 3 women REPORT experiencing violence in NZ” are determined based on a research and study which was done back in 2004 (12 years old ) by THE NEW ZEALAND MEDICAL JOURNAL ( attached the link) funded by some feminists and many other biased corrupt government departments. The outdated research/ study authors were two feminists (Janet Fanslow and Elizabeth Robinson).

If you read the research, you will find that the survey/ study/research was done using 2,855 women aged 18–64 years from north Waikato and Auckland only, which make up 0.0017843% which is less than 1% of the total NZ females population ages 15-64 years old. ( No figures or stats how many women are partnered or ever partnered ).

And don’t forget that those women ONLY REPORTED experiencing violence ) so there are no evidence or proof or any police convictions or charges or any evidence that if they have really experienced Violence. They just completed the survey and their experience of Violence never checked if its was genuine or not. I assume that many of those will be psychological ( i feel scared / threatened / harassed ).

I agree that many women and men victims are out there and both need support regardless of their gender, but the stats “1 in 3 women experience violence in NZ” is just SCAM.

What the hell do you call this ? They are just brainwashing people and putting fear in them based on a rubbish research and study was done 12 years ago.

Mon 13th February 2017

Logie’s Bill Will Increase False Allegations

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 10:19 pm

Jan Logie’s Domestic Violence – Victims’ Protection Bill won’t be supported by government but may get through with support from the government’s minor coalition parties.

In principle it may be reasonable to require employers to provide paid leave and flexible hours to assist someone who has been subjected to domestic violence, especially if they are in the process of changing residence or taking other steps to deal with it. However, this Bill is a dangerous ideological onslaught and contains no safeguards against misuse. (more…)

Information and Education meeting in Wellington this week

Filed under: Child Support,Events — realkiwi @ 8:36 pm

Hi All Child support/tax paying Dads around Wellington,

Father and Child and Kidsneeddadz are hosting an information and education evening

Thursday 16th in Lower Hutt/Petone Wellington
7.30-9pm at the Public Library 7 Britannia St, Petone

The speaker is Elizabeth Moss from the IRD talking on the subject of Child Support, with lots of time for questions plus discussion afterwards and refreshments.

Contact Stu Miller 021 810 321 or
Peter Crosland 027-281-6272

Further education and Info evenings will be held in Wellington and Lower Hutt,
topics include; Parenting Skills/Courses, Healthy Nutrition and Getting Ready for Baby.

Sun 12th February 2017

Family Court Judge Somerville Retires

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 11:45 am

Perhaps of interest to the many fathers who were shafted and their children who were harmed by this particularly male-blaming judge.

Thu 9th February 2017

Extremely experienced McKenzie Friend required for complicated PRA proccedings

Filed under: General — Andy @ 12:25 pm

Can anyone recommend a top professional McKenzie Friend specialist in Auckland.
The case is complicated and involves real estate based on a claim of a constructive or sham type trust, company that was simply an extension of a person, a business and de facto relationship. Large amount of evidence and most probably end up in HC or higher. Over $28k down the gurgler and I hadn’t even got into court fro a hearing. Had 4 FAM Court hearings since (self rep) and case going to be assigned to one judge. Been going on for year and half

Can’t borrow any more from friends/family and can’t get legal aid according to lawyers. Learnt if you provide to much factual evidence to prove untruthfulness and dishonesty in ex’s affidavits, Judges indicated and supported by ex’s lawyer to much to read and it gets struck out.

However Judge says can reapply to have parts admitted but puts hurdles in way. Don’t think lawyers/judges like self-litigants playing in their sandpit, so to speak… I don’t blame them, but I misguidingly believed it was a justice system NZ ran and not a legal system where it appears lies can be told with impunity and when you produce evidence of such, you get whacked by the system.

Any help would be appreciated… ideally need high profile ex-lawyer, QC or Judge that has seen the light:) and is now a professional McKenzie Friend specialist

Cheers

Wed 8th February 2017

Snake Oil Advice from ‘Relationship Expert’

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 11:05 pm

This article is typical of the trivialization of marriage and relationships in western countries. This ‘relationship expert’ encourages people to trash their marriages and disregard any commitments they made simply because they are experiencing a bit of lust towards others or a desire for ‘a bit of excitement’. No mention that any research supports his beliefs. His advice is terrible, and if children are involved it’s very irresponsible. One may as well advise parents to put their children up for adoption if they find themselves feeling dissatisfied as parents, or to commit a bunch of crimes if they find themselves wishing they could have free accommodation.

It’s incredible that a major NZ newspaper like the Herald would think it’s ok to publish such socially destructive stuff especially when it’s not based on anything reliable.

Sun 5th February 2017

Did you hear the one about the bloke that walks into the police station?

Filed under: General — dunnuffinwrong @ 6:34 pm

A man walks into a police station at 9 am one sunny Saturday morning with an incredible story.

He says to the police officer behind the counter that he is here to report an violent brutal assault that occurred to him a couple of hours earlier.

The officer ushers the man into an interview room and LISTENS to the mans tale. (more…)

Sat 4th February 2017

Women Should be Allowed to Murder

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 1:44 pm

Or so many people believe. This case in which a mother murdered her autistic young adult daughter is another incredible display of justice favouritism towards women. While one can empathize with her difficulties, she deliberately murdered her daughter when she had other options. Who the hell gets 4 years imprisonment for murder? Oh right, a woman does. (more…)

Thu 2nd February 2017

Misleading researches and information about the ‘1 in 3 women”

Filed under: General — Zayne @ 10:38 pm

The IT’S NOT OK CAMPAIGN which is run by the MSD appears to have deliberately misquoted the research of the NZ violence clearing house. I have been struggling to get clear information and stats from the NZ violence clearance house which is run by two feminists – Ms. Gay Richards and Ms Nicola Paton.
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On the It’s not OK campaign website its stating that

** 1 in 3 women experience physical and/or sexual violence from a partner in their lifetime***

On the NZ violence clearing house its stating that;

**** 1 in 3 (35.4%) ever-partnered New Zealand women REPORT having experienced physical ****
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There is a significant difference between what one experiences and what one reports experiencing. Its obvious that the Its Not OK campaign have deliberately misquoted the research to make it more appealing for the public and ensure the message that 1 in 3 women are definitely experiencing violence in NZ.

Screen shots

It is NOT OK campaign It is NOT OK campaign
NZ Violence clearing house NZ Violence clearing house

More Prisons, more police, intimidation of beneficiaries equals a better NZ

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 7:22 pm

Our government’s idea of changing people’s lives for the better: more prisons, more cops, uniformed guards intimidating beneficiaries at WINZ offices; yeah, nice.

English has set new targets for police and one of them is reducing family violence deaths. A laudable aim but if the government thinks that will be achieved by their discriminatory ‘protection’ order system, greater enforcement of unjust ‘protection’ orders, greater persecution of men and more white knighting to rescue women from domestic arguments in which they’re not getting their way, then the government had better think again. The current draconian, discriminatory system will only serve to increase division, fear, resentment, violence and domestic killings.

Meanwhile the social justice warriors are over-reacting to the Trump policies on visitors and refugees from certain countries, largely Muslims. That policy results from the many victims of Muslim terrorists in the US and is intended to protect US citizens from future Muslim terrorists. The policy will result in inconvenience to a number of innocent Muslims who might have planned to travel to the US. NZ’s domestic violence and sexual offence laws treat men with a much greater level of injustice in honour of alleged victims of domestic violence and sexual offences, and the effects of this injustice on falsely targeted, accused and convicted NZ men include imprisonment, life-long labels and discrimination, trashing of their families, damaging or trashing men’s relationships with their children and damaging numerous children’s lives through father deprivation. Trump’s order has nothing on the injustice and stupidity we practise every day towards innocent NZ men. And now English will provide many more police to enforce that injustice more effectively. Nice work.

Men commit suicide several times more often than people are killed through domestic violence. Wouldn’t a campaign and funding to improve the lives of NZ men and to reduce men’s suicide rate be a much more effective way of changing NZ for the better?

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