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Thu 24th May 2018

Australian Favouritism Towards Female Offending

Filed under: Gender Politics,General,Law & Courts — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 10:40 am

Professor Janice Fiamengo’s latest video exposes in her part of the world what we have frequently exposed in our part of the world: the devaluation of men and the favourable treatment of women including in the justice system. Evidence abounds, and on the very day Prof Fiamengo’s video was published there was an article in the NZ Herald (written in Australia) demonstrating the issue. (more…)

Sun 20th May 2018

Budget 2018

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 1:17 pm

We note that the Ministry for Women received an increase of 1.9% in this year’s budget. (more…)

Sun 13th May 2018

Dame Denise Demonstrates Femaleist Reasoning

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 11:36 am

Dame Denise L’Estrange-Corbet was given her title last year for ‘services to fashion’. It has since been discovered that her clothing company has been putting ‘Fabrique en Nouvelle-Zelande’ (‘Made in NZ’) tags on clothes that were made in Bangladesh. According to her reasoning, that should be all ok because the tags themselves were made in NZ! Oh, and also ‘99%’ of her products are made in NZ so that somehow makes it ok to claim the rest that weren’t made in NZ actually were. The clothing items in question were said to have another tag at the collar saying they were made in Bangladesh, but those tags were not the ones prominently displayed on the clothes. Instead of acknowledging her wrongdoing in misleading customers and misrepresenting NZ around the world, Dame Denise was incensed and she implied a threat to discontinue her ‘commitment to New Zealand’ because someone had dared to call her out. (more…)

Stay at home, Dad.

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 10:41 am

This appears to currently be topical.

Is it amongst the banter in the smoko rooms of our workplaces?

Will Clarke rise above the Feminist soap opera – you know, the how we think it should be done?

Have you been a stay-at-home Dad?

“Mate, there’s nothing to it, you can work and look after the kids at the same time, without falling asleep at the wheel,” said the blind man.

Let’s hear the breadth and depth of the MENZ experience.

Sun 6th May 2018

Man ablaze outside Dunedin church dies

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 1:16 pm

Protest, suicide, despair, a message yet to be heard.

I have no idea but if you know anything about this gruesome death please comment.

The First to …

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 11:17 am

It’s an essential element in humanity, isn’t it?

Most recognizable in New Zealand by … what’s your uh ha moment there?

Perhaps the immortal words of, you know, that fellow that climbed Mt Everest.

“We knocked the bugger off.”

More recently this has been suceeded by a procession of … (more…)

Wed 2nd May 2018

CASA New Zealand Cluster Suicide

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 1:08 pm

Some of the old timers will be more familiar with the acronym COSA (casualties of sexual allegations) associated with the MENZ site.

CASA (Clinical Advisory Service Aoteoroa) chief executive Dr Maree Inder;

Census 2018

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 12:50 pm

I have not seen any comments about bias in this census on this site.

Having seen this in the past I’m wondering if it is only because of the absence of a post.

Here it is.

Sun 29th April 2018

Improving Submissions by Understanding Public Policy Analysis

Filed under: General — MurrayBacon @ 5:03 pm

Many submissions to Governments are based along the lines of “I Want”. These submissions often fail to respect the reasonable interests of other affected parties. As a result, they tend to be less persuasive to politicians, when the consider making changes to Government policies.

More persuasive submissions will be based on offering the politician a workable policy option. To be workable, it must respect all affected parties.

Making United Nations Human Rights Submissions (and Date)

Filed under: General — MurrayBacon @ 4:35 pm

Universal Periodic Review from NZ Human Rights Commission website
This process allows NZ citizens and residents to make a complaint directly to UN. In other words, the NZ Government cannot suppress the complaint.
Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights provides a more detailed summary about the UPR here.

Fri 27th April 2018

I am campaigning to increase child and spousal support payments

TV3 The Project yesterday had a sympathy based item about how men have it so easy after separation and women need more Government supports with no strings attached.

Tue 24th April 2018

Archive ?

Filed under: Gender Politics — MurrayBacon @ 12:55 pm

I had a look at the Feminist Art Exhibition, on at the Auckland Art Gallery. It is showing until Sunday 16th June 2018.
I was quite surprised that the painting that I thought had the most “feminist” punch, was not in the Feminist Collection. It is in the Main Collection, nearer to the entrance.

The Life and Times of Clarke Gayford

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 12:27 pm

Jacinda Adern is our 3rd female Prime Minister, however what is substantially different is the public inclusion of her partner (Clarke Gayford) by comparison to the husbands of her predecessors Jenny Shipley and Helen Clark.

With the presence of social media it has been much easier for Gayford to put his political oar to the airwaves and this may be taken by the media as an invitation to publicly dissect him.

While Gayford had his own visible career prior to the 2017 election campaign and subsequent political pregnancy the couple may now be exposed to Gayford’s maleness according to Feminist media.

Would you like to be in his shoes?

Might he have been better to stay quietly in the background?

Has he been forced into the politicaly charged life of their expected child regardless?

I expect there will be some interesting news around this.

Picture: Courtesy of Twitter 24th April 2018

Sun 15th April 2018

The Mothers Project

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 11:15 am

The Mothers Project: connecting women in prison with their kids

People’s right probably needs to be respected to provide support for whatever particular group they wish to. Others, especially men, perhaps could set up a similar support system to help male inmates locate and reconnect with their children, including help to understand Family Court documents and to participate to the full extent of their rights in processes concerning their children.

But are there ethical problems with the Mothers Project? (more…)

Mon 9th April 2018


Filed under: General — triassic @ 2:44 pm

Tony Robins is another celebrity to be brave enough to come out against the #metoo movement. He joins feminist Germaine Greer And Catherine Deneuve to name a few. Article here

The celebrity life coach told the audience he wasn’t “knocking the #MeToo movement,” but was “knocking victimhood.” He addressed the crowd, asking them to consider the impact of it while saying “anger is not empowerment.”

Is this a sign of the tide turning or is the tsunami of post modernism ideology unstoppable?

Sun 8th April 2018

Walking Wounded

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 9:51 am

Picture: courtesy of The Alexander Turnbull Library

Walking Wounded is a picture taken by Henry Sanders (New Zealand official war photographer) 100 years ago, at Courcelles 6th April 1918 – who knows if they ever made it out alive, or what their lives may have been like afterwards.

It was the title that caught my attention; like it or not, that’s what we called the troops in UOF, the walking wounded, casualties of The Family Court. Fighting back from the hospital tent, but without the ‘stench of war’ as was said of WW1.

While the casualties of peace suffered the smell of their isolated battle alone, at least UOF did not have any fatalities. Better still a later analysis even showed our efforts disturbing the upward trend of male suicide.

As we head to Anzac Day 2018 and the remembrance of this sacrifice in the name of freedom, that will take place not only in NZ but at our memorials in Europe as well, we have to question the attitude we take in this age to the welfare of men in our ‘civilised development’.

Certainly we have to question the disrespect shown by the Green Party both to our RSA members during the campaign and their current disrepect to our older generation of men since the recent election.

Let’s keep an eye out for the attitude in the next few weeks in the lead up to Anzac Day, and please do feel inclined to name and shame in the comments.

Nicola Willis and Agnes Loheni

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 6:54 am

As a result of recent resignations within our opposition National Party two new faces head for parliament from their current list.

48 Nicola Willis – central Wellington

49 Agnes Loheni – Mangere

The anti-male attitude of the left wing is well entrenched and well known – if we weren’t recently reminded with Genter’s little outburst against ‘old white men’.

These two new entrants may shine a light on the current gender attitude in Simon Bridges ‘diverse party’.

Fri 6th April 2018

Resigned from Society

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 2:12 pm

This is an issue that I’ve been watching for a while but wasn’t decided how to pitch it.

Basically my concern is, that too many men after years of dedication to a career are unceremoniously retired from their position based on bias against men.

In saying that, (more…)

Professor Jessica Palmer

Filed under: Gender Politics,General,Law & Courts — Downunder @ 12:37 pm

Long serving dean of the Otago Law School Professor Mark Henaghan is stepping aside from his position and will remain at the University for the remainder of the year, while his deputy Professor Jessica Parker will fill the position.

Henaghan is not unknown for his recognition of men’s issues within the legal system, and his departure from the University may represent a significant loss to our advocacy within the legal framework.

The lead-in to other recent articles directly below the news item (as pictured) suggests there may have been some pressure on Henaghan to depart, given the nature of the media coverage shown.

Screen shot courtesy NZ Herald – links not included.

Judge Stephen Coyle – Whāngai Decision

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 10:36 am

It is, as we know, unusual to see Family Court decisions in the media. While this one has its basis in a dispute between the court and the Ministry of Social Development over a Whāngai (informal adoption) case I have highlighted the authoritive statement by this judge which I am sure many will find interesting.

Judge Coyle said that attitude was concerning on several levels, and was an example of the agency showing indifference to the courts.

“If a court duly constituted by law makes a positive finding that there has been no abuse, then it is inexcusable for the executive arm of government to think it knows better than the rule of law and to ignore findings made by the court.

The Case of Tania Baron

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 9:25 am

Recently employed as a Police Inspector, Tania Baron’s exit from her position has been closely examined by the media.

Stuff News understands:

That her departure is related to Ms Baron forming a relationship with a 17 year old boy whom she met at a local cycling club.


Tue 3rd April 2018

Warwick Pudney in AA Magazine

Filed under: Domestic Violence,Events — JohnPotter @ 3:15 pm

Warwick Pudney is profiled in the autumn 2018 AA magazine, as part of their feature “We can be heros”.

Warwick will be speaking at the NZ Men’s Summit 2018 this Friday 6th April.
His presentation is titled: A short history of the Family Violence Industry and a glimpse of the Future for Working with Intimate Partner Abuse. (more…)

Sun 25th March 2018

Counting Down to Men’s Summit, 6 April 2018

Filed under: Domestic Violence,Gender Politics,General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 11:53 am

The NZ Men’s Summit 2018 is on Friday 6th April, the Friday after Easter, so sign up today!

Those who have registered to attend already include leading lights of the NZ men’s movement.


Fri 23rd March 2018

Media Awareness

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 8:35 am

The media face within the country is undergoing some significant changes.

This is a subject I’ve posted on before and it has upset some of our previous regular commenters, mainly because this has conflicted with the way they approach their use of the internet. Habits can die hard but we live in a dynamic fast paced environment and we need to keep pace with these changes.

There are two that need particular mention at this time; (more…)

Thu 22nd March 2018


Filed under: Gender Politics,General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 9:20 am

Our email to Radio NZ regarding recent developments from the anti-Rodeo activists. Thoughts?

Dear Radio NZ

Mammals have evolved with a stress reaction that needs some exercise. They are designed to be able run away from a ‘predator’ and to buck and shake off a ‘predator’ on their backs. Their bodies are capable of running, being attacked and tackled. Some experience of such activity is likely to enhance their lives. The animal rights people appear to believe that a life of quiet grazing in a paddock is somehow better for these animals, but they are mistaken.

Although many women enjoy rodeos and some participate as competitors, rodeos are based essentially on male instinctual interests. Maclennan’s report can only be expected to reflect her femicentric arrogance and endless criticism of men.

Kind regards

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