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Thu 22nd January 2015

What do you call organizations you are terrified of?

Filed under: Child Support,General — ashish @ 10:57 pm

What is the difference between IRD and ISIS? Both terrorize non-custodial parents. One kills quickly, while the other kills you slowly over time.

First Woman On The Moon

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 6:03 am

Should we adopt a difference approach for 2015 and throw some humour into the fight against Feminism?

First Woman on the moon

Tue 20th January 2015

NSW Police acknowledge male victims of intimate partner violence

Filed under: Domestic Violence,Gender Politics,General,Law & Courts — MurrayBacon @ 8:25 am

One In Three Campaign


NSW Police today took the rare and long-overdue step of acknowledging male victims of intimate partner violence and their children with this post on their Facebook Page which is quickly going viral, with many supportive comments underneath it.

Sat 17th January 2015

The Island With Bear Grylls – Masculinity in Crisis

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 10:54 am


Interesting concept for a TV show (and I haven’t seen it) if it does look at changes in masculinity, rather than simply being another survivor series.

Has anyone seen it?

But this is amusing.


Short News Review

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 9:52 am

Here are a few recent stories of interest to students of gender issues. (more…)

Thu 15th January 2015

The toothpaste woman escapes with the loot.

Filed under: Domestic Violence,General,Law & Courts — dunnuffinwrong @ 3:53 pm

I refer back to the first post I made 9 months ago back in may 2014 entitled Toothpaste accomplice. I had omitted in the post the fact that the woman had told me she was six weeks pregnant the week earlier. Months later police called me in to tell me “there is no baby”.

So I’ve lived for the past nine months accused of savagely and brutally repeatedly, assaulting a pregnant woman.

Feminist Psychology

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 1:20 pm

We are all well aware of the more recent involvement of psychologists in demonising men, but wait till you get a load of this.

The book ‘Inferiority Feelings’ first published in 1951 and authored by Oliver Brackfeld, translated from French, is online (complete text) in the International library of Psychology

The loquacity (talkativeness) which the experts of last century numbered among the sexual traits of females, homosexuals and effeminate men is the direct outcome of the fear of not being taken seriously.


Wed 14th January 2015

Gravel Soup

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 7:56 am

It’s an expression I’d not heard before and I went looking for an explanation on the net and came across this.

The concept of gravel soup is a soup from left over’s – a bit of anything and everything – that can be added to if not consumed in one day.

A bit of a rough brew.

This guy has drawn an analogy between gravel soup and his father. I can relate to this in my father, but I’m wondering if it is something, as a consequence of metropolitan life, we are less inclined to see in men.

Have men become both less sophisticated and more sophisticated as the environment has changed around them?


Tue 13th January 2015

The discussion on suicide in NZ

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 11:25 am

It’s been a long time coming but with the recent changes around reporting restrictions the subject has received considerable media attention in recent months.

For those that are interested there is a discussion in progress here on Stuff Nation.

Naturally the article is female focused but the comments have attracted some male perspective.

Sun 11th January 2015

Is it failure?

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 4:09 pm

This is NOT a post about suicide.

Japan’s fight to change suicide culture hurt by latest recession

“The economy plays a big role,” in the nation’s suicide rate, said Mafumi Usui, a psychology professor at Niigata Seiryo University. That compounds the problem in Japan, because “the notion lingers that taking your own life is something resolute and decisive, something that’s not wrong,” he said.

There’s a reason this caught my attention. Earlier in the day I had seen one of those social media statements that float around, that said surveys on fears put FAILURE as number one ahead of DEATH.

I have no idea of the truth of that statement, it may or may not be correct.

Putting this together: (more…)

Sat 10th January 2015

‘Rape Culture’

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 8:03 pm

If you want to be reminded of how extreme and irrational mainstream feminism has become, and of how much our taxes are funding the forces of feminism in demonizing men, you might like to listen to this programme played on National Radio on 7th December 2014 and broadcast again this week. It’s called ‘Rape Culture and Consent in New Zealand’ and you can find it on the Radio NZ web page here: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/sunday/20141207. The following critique is somewhat lengthy but I hope worth the read, and certainly won’t take as long as listening to the programme. (more…)

Fri 9th January 2015

Men and Women in the age of Feminism

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 4:59 pm

Men and Women in the age of Feminism

Tue 6th January 2015

Actions by Parents of suicides

Filed under: General — MurrayBacon @ 12:26 pm

I was reading Alan Turing: The Enigma, by Andrew Hodges.

I was struck by The Author’s Note, on page 667:

One person was not satisfied with this assessment, and sensed that some other kind of recognition was due. This was Mrs. Turing, who in 1956 embarked upon writing a biography of her son – an extraordinary development by any standards, in which a seventy five year old Guildford lady, hitherto not notable for literary or social confidence, and knowing almost nothing about science, was left to piece together some of the debris from the wreck of the modern world’s dream. Her Victorian values still unshaken, she retained a strong belief that Alan’s work had been and would turn out to be of benefit to humanity.

This mother of an apparent suicide, shook off the crushing feelings that surround such a cruel and stigmatising event and did her utmost to make the best possible out of this painful predicament.

Boys are to blame

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 7:14 am

Now this is an article that will rock your socks.

He said schools were constantly having to keep on top of new technologies and seek clarification from police when images being shared involved students under the age of 16.

Of course you’ll remember a few years back the last labour government wanting to lower the age of consent to 13 years of age.

“We’re at the point where principals are proposing that parents be prosecuted for parental negligence when they’re aware of the inappropriate and sexual behaviour going on with their children online, yet choose to do nothing about it.”


Wed 31st December 2014

2014 for men in New Zealand

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 6:59 am

New Zealand is not a country that has a great deal of respect for it’s men – well those it still has.

It shows in the country’s demographics with the ratio to women in some areas now as low as 87:100. Men are happy to leave, find more congenial environments, and not come back.

Many will not return, as they are now a criminal in their homeland, liable to arrest for not paying the state debt for their education or (more…)

Tue 23rd December 2014

Why New Zealand schools will continue to fail

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 12:20 pm

Efforts to get more male teachers failing

Schools are failing our children, especially boys. That’s another debate but it’s a simple reality that has existed and has been worsening for more than 20 years, and directly impacts the male teacher issue being raised in this article.

The headline can be read two ways; firstly that we are failing to attract more males to teaching (which is not true) or that there are efforts to get more male teachers to fail (which not surprisingly is exactly what this feminist country does). (more…)

Sat 20th December 2014

Shared Care Research

Filed under: General — nzleagle @ 10:42 pm

Hi there,

Just under 2 weeks ago I seperated with my Wife, we have two school aged children, and I will be moving to an area where I will Pass by the school on the way to work.

I have proposed working towards a 4/5 shared care arrangement, where as she is proposing Alternate Weekends plus 1 Week day a fortnight. Obviously I don’t feel its fair that I am limited to such a short amount of time with my Kids, when I will be passing by where they go to school every day anyway.

Looking for some websites, Data on the pro’s and cons of Shared Care as I have heard that in situations where it is viable, the Family Court is moving towards Shared Care as the ideal situation. If i can present a Case to my ex showing that its not detrimental to Children to be in a Shared care situation, I may have a better chance of having her agree….

Tue 16th December 2014

What makes nice guys turn nasty

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 2:55 pm

Iraq war vet suspected of killing 6 family members

The pair had been involved in a protracted custody battle over the pair’s two daughters, Matthew Schafte, 42, a friend of Bradley Stone’s, told the Los Angeles Times.

“She was trying to hold the kids from him, and he just snapped,” guessed Schafte, of Harleysville, who said he’s known Stone for 20 years. “But to snap by killing her family members is not the Brad that I know. … He was a nice guy.”

Just doing his job – trained to kill the enemy?

Officials in a Philadelphia suburb have yet to capture an Iraq war veteran they say carried out a shooting rampage early Monday (local time) that left six of his estranged family members dead, including his ex-wife and her 14-year-old niece.

He also apparently briefly abducted his two daughters from his ex-wife’s home before dropping them off with a neighbour and vanishing.

Article text in full below.
(Comments also include a similar situation developing in Cairns Australia where a mother has been arrested for killing 8 children.)


Tue 9th December 2014

John Key’s Duplicity Regarding Chinese Accused

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 10:59 pm

People with $10m can buy their way into New Zealand. That policy was always going to involve a proportion of crooks. In his recent visit to New Zealand the Chinese President Xi Jinping asked NZ to send back a number of wealthy Chinese immigrants who he claimed had fled China with the proceeds of corruption. Mr Key responded publicly that because NZ has no extradition treaty with China (because China tortures accused to gain confessions, uses the death penalty and harvests the organs of those killed) we won’t be sending the allegedly corrupt millionaires back. However, there is one case involving allegations of ‘sexually inappropriate behaviour’ and Mr Key said NZ probably will be sending ‘that person’ back. For some reason, sending back a ‘person’ accused of sexually inappropriate behaviour doesn’t require any extradition treaty but sending back crooks and fraudsters does.

Does anyone understand the legal basis for Mr Key’s claim?

If this ‘person’ is sent back to face Chinese justice for what China defines as sexually inappropriate behaviour, would the same apply to, for example, a lesbian wanted by any of the 79 countries that illegalize homosexuality as sexually inappropriate behaviour and demand she is returned for trial and punishment for her crimes? (more…)

The Sexodus – Men giving up on women

Filed under: Gender Politics,General — ashish @ 1:06 am

This article is a very informative and critical analyses on why today’s males are giving up on women and how the feminist movement has played a major role in this imbalance of society.


Andrew Little, White Knight, Jousts For Women’s Salaries

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 12:36 am

Mr Little claimed that he could not think of any reason that female public servants in leadership roles were currently being paid 8% less than men in similar positions. (Or was it 14%? The article threw around several figures.) Little blamed the average salary difference on ‘a lack of leadership’ on the part of the State Services Commission, implying that the difference reflected sexism against women. (more…)

Sat 6th December 2014

The Roger Sutton Saga Continues

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 7:17 am

After having read this article the one piece that sticks in my mind is this:

The hug, which caused so much offence, had happened when his PA suggested he go to X’s unit where he was told everybody was in tears over some bad news the unit had had.

That’s what we expect from our civil servants; when the going gets tough, sit down and have a little blubber about it.

The article is copied in full: source

Cera chief executive Roger Sutton walks into a press conference to announce his resignation, holding wife Jo Malcolm’s hand. Iain Rennie, State Services Commissioner, is behind.

The complainant at the heart of the Roger Sutton harassment allegations described his behaviour as unacceptable for someone in a powerful position, it has emerged.

Sutton resigned on November 17. (more…)

Sun 30th November 2014

Why did your man get violent?

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 4:23 pm

It will be a real interesting day when a woman runs a course of what women do wrong.

I work as a men’s behavioural change practitioner.

In the group, we talk about how it’s the ‘pattern of coercive control’ rather than the violence itself that actually causes the most damage to women’s lives, and it’s important to us to get participants to take that really seriously. Instead of allowing them to focus on a singular incident and its smokescreens (for example, ‘she was provoking me’, ‘I’d had too much to drink’, ‘I’m just really stressed’), we aim to restructure what it means when we talk about domestic or family violence – that it’s actually about a spectrum of abuse that’s occurred, with the physical violence itself being only a small part of that. It’s about looking at the root behaviour rather than just the surface visibility.

Sat 29th November 2014

Feminist Media

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 8:20 am

The NZ Herald this morning has shown the extent of its white knight complex as it gallops to rescue the honour of the Samoan woman in Australia accused of throwing her baby down a drain to kill it.

Apparently, she is

a loving auntie who adores children and appears entirely devoted to her family in Australia and Samoa.

and (more…)

Do Our Judges Live In The Real World?

Filed under: General — triassic @ 4:36 am

I asked myself that question many years ago and after being through the mill came to the conclusion that they do not.

If you live in NZ, or in a Western country for that matter, you probably know who DOTCOM is and what he does for a job. Well, not apparently if you are on the bench.

Judge Nevin Dawson asked what his post-raid business was, Dotcom said he helped create Mega, a “cloud storage website”.

Judge Nevin Dawson: “A what website?”
Dotcom: “Cloud storage.”

Judge Dawson noted and said: “Cow storage.”

Dotcom, looking exasperated, corrected: “Cloud storage.”

I rest my case….

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