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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.

Issues adversely affecting the male half of the population, their female friends and children continue to be neglected, asserted Mr Bevin.

The Men’s Summit in Wellington this week is focusing on the pro male vote for the election. Men are looking for a political party that recognises that they need some help.

“However, politicians enjoy the free lunch funded by hard working Kiwi men.”

Anti-male views still seem to be sloshing around in the Labour Party embedded during the Clark era.

National Party tokenism politely ignores male welfare.

The Green Party and New Zealand First are disinterested.

The only party that has shown any interest in Men’s Issues is ACT. David Seymour supports a Ministry for Men and has said so publicly, said Mr Bevin.

According to Mr Bevin, this insult to male wellbeing is no longer acceptable.

The Ministry of Men’s Affairs spokesman noted the rise in male suicide; three-quarters of suicides are male, boys underachieving in feminised Education, no subsidy for prostate screening, matrimonial property gold digging, denigration of males in the media, false allegations going untested in our Courts and military under-resourcing compromising our security.

While New Zealand men have been grappling with these issues, without any help from the government, women have had well over 100 million taxpayer dollars invested in their welfare through the Ministry for Women, said Mr Bevin.

He also pointed to the increasing number of men, disengaging from society ……… “Going on Strike.”

“Why would you work, pay taxes, become a father, help others or defend a society that abuses you, your children and your rights?” he asked.

The Ministry of Men’s Affairs is a community group because successive governments have neglected the voice and welfare of New Zealand men and boys, Mr Bevin concluded.


For further information, contact Kerry Bevin, Ministry of Men’s Affairs, 021 2698353.

Helen Smith PhD, Men on Strike, Encounter Books, 2015

3 Responses to “MPs Out to Lunch on Male Welfare”

  1. Tony Dye says:

    I couldn’t agree more. I have been subjected to ongoing mental, emotional and physical abuse over the past year and a half in my marriage. Last year, four months after kicking me out of my own home with the help of her friends, my wife falsely accused me of abuse and easily secured a court order (without notice protection order) based solely on her testimony. I was considered guilty until proven innocent by the courts and I paid $3,000 dollars in legal fees to prove my innocence and to have even the possibility of ever seeing my baby daughter who was about to be born at this time. My wife still holds all the power and regularly uses our daughter a leverage to control all contact. Our anti-male, anti-family laws are worse than discriminatory – they are criminal and are driving men to suicide. It is only by the grace of God that i have held on to my hope for the future. I fear for the sanity and life of many other men who have less hope in their circumstances.

  2. Mac says:

    Hello Tony,
    Your situation is not uncommon and I hope you can take control of your life and not let another person
    ruin your mental wellbeing.Getting out is the best thing you could have done here.The laws are ruthless and destroy families and caring parents.Your ex does have the power by law and your child is now being used against you.If she cared about the child then the child would be put first.Child support payments will no doubt be something you have to deal with now and for the next 18 years.I have been in this system for over a decade and its completely stuffed.Financially you are bled and emotionally you are used up.You have to be mentally tough to roll with this stuff and not let it bring you down.Its not easy when you want to be with your children and there were times when I was just getting through the day.My children were taken overseas for a time and then returned back but only after going through the courts and money wasted.
    Bottom line is if you have a parent who does not want to be reasonable and put the children first then you will end up in the court system fighting and wasting time and money that could be used on your kids.
    As hard as it may be youre better off mentally by looking after yourself and getting on with your life.
    Again dont let another person try and bring you down especially when they use your children as pawns.
    Be happy and find yourself a new life with a decent human being.

  3. Jerry says:

    Watch and see . . . I reckon our male MPs will back this item in STUFF this morning. Its women lobbying that the Family Court is against them and it takes the side of males – thus endangering the safety of women and children. I heard that song before somewhere.

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