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?