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Sat 22nd April 2017

I posted the following to Kelvin Davis and various labour MP’s

Filed under: General — Miles 64 @ 5:55 pm

Dear Mr Davis

I am writing to express general disappointment at your decision not to host the men’s summit in April. Apparently you had made a commitment around Christmas time but then pulled out with the statement “Not only will criticism of feminism NOT be tolerated, even ALMOST criticism will not be tolerated”. For an ex-Primary school Principal this is fairly questionable English!

I personally do not know what happened for you to change your mind. No-one was going to criticise women; the point of the summit was to highlight some of the issues men are increasingly facing every day. No-one begrudges women in their pursuit of what they perceive to be unfairness in society. However when that discontent manifests itself into verbal and literary ‘attacks’ against the male character what are men supposed to do? Accept it?

The media is awash with articles about how evil men are. The Herald has had, almost daily for a period, numerous stories citing women who have been the victims of domestic abuse. The stories are never validated, fictitious names abound and the man’s side of the story is never told. What are we to make of these ‘sagas’? Are they true? Where is the corroborating evidence?

What the media DON’T relate are the equally numerous incidents where women have abused men. Men tend to suffer in silence partly because their complaints are not taken very seriously. And they tend to only make a complaint in extreme cases of violence. Yet there is sufficient evidence to suggest that at least half the incidents of domestic violence are perpetrated by women against men.

Fathers are generally the ones that miss out in custody battles and are, almost exclusively, the ones that can find themselves the recipient of an ex-parte protection order.

Our suicide rate (amongst young men) is 2nd to none in the western world. Don’t you think that alone was reason enough for you to at least attend the summit? What were you afraid of? If you had gone and spoken with conviction about Fatherlessness, youth suicide, PTSS suffered by ex-servicemen, declining education standards of boys (compared to girls), shortage of male Teachers, ……’ how could that be contrary to Labour Party Philosophy? What possible damage could have ensued?

If you had attended you would have gained considerable respect and would have gone part way towards addressing what are real, salient issues for New Zealand men. I fail to see how it could have placed you at odds with your political affiliations? Your support and attendance could very well have boosted the support of a party that was partly founded to address unfairness and exploitation in society

Fri 21st April 2017

Promoting the Lucrative Industry of Prostitution

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 12:22 pm

Have you noticed the recent campaign across all media to increase the status and acceptability of prostitution (well, only female prostitution)?

This article is just one of many recent articles providing ‘findings’ and commentary that appear to be aimed at normalizing and sanitizing prostitution.

We wonder if brothel owners are paying for these articles in some way. This seems likely given the challenges facing media businesses and their reduction in standards, including product placement advertising and blurring boundaries between advertisements and news articles. Alternatively, perhaps the articles are being produced by femaleist groups who recognize the huge economic advantages yet to be gained for women through the sexual power that nature has given them.

We have no essential objection to prostitution but we would like to see realistic consumer protection law and a code of ethics for that ‘profession’ including customer privacy, fair trading and adequate warnings to customers about the risks of using the services. We would like to see increase in the workforce and therefore competition to bring down the ridiculously high fees charged by these essentially unqualified people.

The recent waves of pro-prostitution articles of course don’t consider much in the way of the real problems and issues related to this industry.

Thu 20th April 2017

Pay rise should be universal

Filed under: General — Miles 64 @ 4:59 pm

The news recently that workers in 3 female dominated areas (professions?) ie aged residential care, home support, disability services is to be heralded
It will cost $500 million a year and no doubt will be borne by the rest of us. Such a sweeping pay rise is not linked to productivity and so could set a precedent for other state workers to make a substantial collective claim. A pay rise of ,say, $10,000 a year multiplied by 20,000 secondary Teachers would still be less than half the overall cost to the tax-payer announced this week.
Indispensable that aged care givers and disability workers are, you nevertheless don’t usually see headlines to the effect ” residential care workers leaving Auckland” or “bosses look overseas for suitable disability workers”

Teaching and nursing are female dominated professions but their unions have been conspicuous by their silence. The NZEI are the only ones that have spoken out-and then only for Teacher Aides.

I am the first to applaud these workers for their victory but it still smells of misandry ie “victory for women” in the media.

There are equally deserving state professions/jobs-police, firemen, ambulance drivers, bus drivers, trades,………. All predominantly male. Where is the pay-rise for these workers?

Maybe it is time for men to lodge a complaint with the Human Rights office of discrimination based on gender.

Media Release: Kelvin Davis Left Men Hanging

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 1:37 pm

Media Release today: (more…)

Sun 16th April 2017

Child Support when Child is 18 but at some form of school???

Filed under: Child Support,General,Law & Courts — Had_Enough @ 10:10 am

Does anyone know what my liability situation should be after my child turns 18?; i.e. child will soon be 18 (next month) but mother has a history of allowing child to take multiple days off school and consequently impaired the child’s education. Child is currently not enrolled at any school that I know of because she left her last overseas school several weeks ago without a graduation certificate and mother, being an obstructive psycho, has made no effort to let me know what school my child is now enrolled in. She is now back in NZ so god only knows if her Canadian credits are worth anything as far as contributing to NCEA credits are concerned??? Can she just chop and change schools and still expect me to pay child support even though child will be 18, has only 60% of necessary overseas school credits which are the rough equivalent to Year 11 NCEA credits? Like I mentioned, I don’t know if these are transferrable. I hasten to add that my child is gifted in the most positive sense of the word and her academic achievements have been greatly hampered by her mother keeping her out of school, sometimes 12 months at a time. The mother has manipulated the system very well over the last 15 years and keeping my child at school until she’s 19, despite having almost zero chance of attaining her certificate in that time, is just another example of this. As a caring dad, I would love to think that one more years’ child support would help my daughter gain her NCEA and help set her up for life but my fear is that she will be setup to fail and face humiliation from fellow students just so her mother can get another year’s child support. I have every reason to believe this because her mother has seen to it that my daughter has only been attaining about one half of the necessary points per year so far and at that pace would need at least 2 and a half more years at school and graduate when she’s 21 (approx.). I have posted a similar post previously but the situation is now different as my child is back in NZ. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I have included some excerpts from the IRD site below:=== http://www.ird.govt.nz/help/demo/cs-changing-vid/cs-qualifying-age-transcript.html
From 1 April 2016, the qualifying age for children to be included in a child support assessment is under 18 unless the child is aged 18 and enrolled at and attending a school. This change applies to children you receive or pay child support for and children you’ve named as dependents.
“Child support stops when your child turns 18. But there’s an exception to this. If your child is enrolled and attending secondary school in NZ or an overseas school, child support will continue. But you need to tell us their plans.”
“But since Tom will still be at school after his 18th birthday and we are told straight away, child support will continue until the day before he turns 19 – or the day before he leaves school – whichever comes first. However, if the school year finishes before his 19th birthday, payments will stop on the 31st December.

Sat 8th April 2017

Anti-masturbation ‘bill’ – For males only

Filed under: General — Lukenz @ 3:50 pm


A US female lawmaker has put forward a bill that would require men in Texas fined US$100 if they have masturbated without supervision.

I note that no such anti masturbation law is required for woman. Just males. Fine is US$100.

Mon 3rd April 2017

MPs Out to Lunch on Male Welfare

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 11:40 pm

Media Release

Ministry of Men’s Affairs

3 April 2017

MPs Out to Lunch on Male Welfare

Despite long-standing concerns about the welfare of Kiwi men and boys, our politicians are “out to lunch” on Male Welfare, claims spokesman for the Ministry of Men’s Affairs, Kerry Bevin.

Drama Continues for the Men’s Summit

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 7:35 pm

Hello everybody

The drama continues. Disgruntled members of the Miramar Golf Club don’t like MEN meeting to discuss well-being and gender equality at their club.

New venue: The Boardroom, Level One, Wellington Master Builders House, cnr Willis and Vivian streets.

Sun 2nd April 2017

Petition for Chris Ferguson?

Filed under: General — Miles 64 @ 6:14 pm

How do you all feel about some sort of a petition for Mr Ferguson; requesting that he receive compensation for the State’s error in convicting and jailing him? At the very least he is entitled to an apology from the Minister of Justice.
Are there any IT experts who could draft up an on-line petition?
Your thoughts are appreciated

Male Contraceptive Safe and Effective

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 5:26 pm

But of little interest to pharmaceutical companies. Interesting article.

A Developing Feminist War on Pornography

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

Feminists, white knights and moralists are currently mounting a campaign against pornography. False propaganda is rapidly being invented and disseminated (no pun intended…) through our media: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

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