Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 2:03 pm
In what seems to be a recent development to increase the rate of conviction for men accused of sexual crimes, prosecutions are allowed to use innovative forms of ‘propensity evidence’. A couple of recent cases, ‘Auckland builder jailed for rape…’ and ‘West Auckland man jailed for sexual assault…’ have allowed complainants from previous acquittals to tell their unproven allegations again to the current jury, and unsurprisingly this resulted in convictions for currently alleged offending even though the evidence for that particular current offending may have been inadequate. (more…)
New Bill put forward by the Greens (Jan Logie MP), and it’s passing appears to be imminent:
Jan Logie states “The bill would extend leave provisions to include domestic violence leave as when women leave a violent situation it can be very hard for them to juggle court, counselling, housing and the needs of their children without extra leave. “, which isn’t too encouraging. However, on perusal of the draft it does appear to be inclusive of male victims also, as it refers to “his or her employers” when referring to victims.
Draft can be found at https://www.greens.org.nz/policy/fairer-society/domestic-violence-victims-protection-bill
Anyway. Just wondered how on earth can Harvey get a fair trial with all shows and media interviews before a trial even begins.
Rose Weinstein said at the end of the view. “We Win”. That part I agree she has won already. No need for a proper trial. No need to listen to facts or anything else. No need to look at the photos and video of Rose with Harvey after the alleged offences. No need to take into account the understood casting couch swap for fame. No need to take into account Rose McGowan arrest drug possession.
Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 4:10 pm
Kirsty Johnston’s article directed at ‘toxic men’ was published by the NZ Herald but they’re unlikely to publish even a letter to the editor with a similar reference to women or any other group. Only for men is it considered acceptable to publish such hate speech against them.
Ms Johnston’s vicious diatribe commenced with outlining her demeaning view of a man who offered to buy her and her female friend a drink in a bar. She saw his generous attempt to befriend them as somehow unacceptable. One cannot rely on her honesty concerning the alleged verbatim comments she attributed to the man. The way he made his offer may well have been more tentative and respectful than how she recounts it. Regardless, it was nothing more or less than a friendly offer to buy them a drink. (more…)
Probably been done before.
I am curious of Good vs inept counsels out there.
So name your good or evil Counsel and tell us why!
There are of course two categories. Lawyer for Child and parties counsels.
Good vs bad.
I suspect the same lawyers will be found in both categories at times while some will definitely only appear in one category.
And this may be a useful guide for some whom are approaching the death pit of litigation in the FC.
I note this may lead to controversy and even affect some litigants negatively if they are still in the FC.
I therefore extend this post only to those that have already concluded their litigation and are out there licking their wounds or celebrating their partial only emasculation at the hand of lawyers and courts.
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…)
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…)
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. (more…)