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Tue 17th July 2018

Failing Boys

Filed under: General — Hugin @ 6:48 pm

An honest question that I hope will create some discussion. Is society’s failure of boys is evidence of sexism against males?
If boys are so easy to raise, why are we so shit at it?
If as I suspect they require the same attention girls do, does the fact we give them less reflect the value we place upon them?

Fri 13th July 2018

Toxic Femininity

Filed under: Gender Politics — JohnPotter @ 9:41 pm

The misuse of female sexual power is seldom discussed, or even acknowledged. Here is an exception: On Toxic Femininity written by Heather E. Heying, published in Quillette.

About Feminism

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 12:55 pm

For the average bloke it’s about the monkey on your back and how to get rid of it.

When it comes to making some sense of Feminism perhaps the first reasonable answer that identifies with your circumstances and the way it has affected you is sufficient.

But when it comes to change within Feminism (more…)

Thu 12th July 2018

Laud the Innovators ..can we?

Filed under: General — mama @ 4:49 pm

Phil and Anthony Butler and their x-ray machine MARZ… wowee.

Russell McVeagh – Woman decide to side step due process, sully a law firm and are surprised when it didn’t work.

Filed under: General — Lukenz @ 12:52 pm

New Story Here

What has happened here is a bunch of woman thought they would arrange a protest and somehow engineer Dame Margaret Bazley to investigate and write a review on the conduct of two unnamed lawyers and shame a legal firm for having boozy parties. It turns out to what appears to be at the minor end of sexual misconduct. i.e. drunk, groping, trying to kiss a woman and at a later time acting in a sexually inappropriate way. I note the two lawyers in question deny the allegations.

Steph Dyhrberg goes on camera claiming it was allegations of serial predator, sexual assaults and it was really serious stuff.

In my view Steph Dyhrberg clearly can’t tell the difference between what is serious stuff and what isn’t. Steph Dyhrberg seemed surprised when the two lawyers were deemed fit and proper and issued with there practice certificates. Former lawyer Olivia Wensley believes the law society was just looking after its own.

Steph Dyhrberg said that if there was misconduct then the accused lawyer should do something to change and Dame Margaret Bazley has come up with a real blue print for change.

I am completely in the law societys corner on this one. You only have criminal history when a judge or jury says so. Not when a self appointed bunch of old woman want to make up a process of their own.

In my view the complainant if she though she was harmed and not a willing participant in the moment should have gone to the police and the matter be investigated, charges laid if necessary. And the two lawyers should have enjoyed the process of innocent until proven guilty.

I encourage people who don’t normally comment to put their view forward here.

Wed 11th July 2018

Radio NZ promotes Clementine Ford

Filed under: General — Jonathan @ 7:41 am

It seems Radio NZ is happy to give their support to radical feminist and man hater Clementine Ford (
The RNZ discussion gives her free forum and unchallenged air time to promote her new man bashing book, and her feminist assertions that toxic masculinity is rife. It can be found at
Anyone in media will know who this woman is and what man hating ideology she represents, so it clearly shows RNZ is fine with such misandrist views and promoting it to the unknowing general public.

Tue 10th July 2018

Men Make Better Teachers

Filed under: Boys / Youth / Education — mama @ 8:41 pm

Recently I remembered back to my school years and recalled how much I enjoyed my male teachers and one nun!
Anyway I decided to scan the net to see what people thought of the differences between men and women as teachers and came up over numerous articles that men were resoundingly said to better.

More open minded, funny, witty, engaging, diciplinery where necessary to hold attention and better academic results , all according to students, both male and female.

You bet they make great parents.

No Basis for a 50/50 partnership…

Filed under: General — mama @ 8:11 pm

I have to say I have not seen any basis for a 50/50 partnership, if up to women , with immediacy, on the running of our planet.
In any case how would this be possible, maybe communism could get in vogue and we could start new schools rolling out 50/50 engineers, airline pilots, car mechanics, all manor of trades people.

Or maybe women just want to pick and choose the jobs they wish to partake in, if we all do this then who will do the jobs no one wants to do.

So far any basis for major change seems to be largely sexually and monetarily.

Mon 9th July 2018

A Hero – The Glorious Click-bait

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 12:28 pm

In a land far far away a man steps out of his daily life into international limelight and heroism, as he attempts to rescue 12 boys and their unfortunate coach.

Doctor, Diver, Risk-taker, Survivor.

The story is enlarged, and highlighted as with other big stories on (more…)

Sun 8th July 2018

Disrespect for Free Speech

Filed under: Gender Politics,General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 12:41 pm

Free speech, a prerequisite for democracy, is under attack by the self-proclaimed ‘social justice’ warriors. In this last week we have seen two appalling examples of disrespect for free speech. (more…)

Fri 6th July 2018

Social Intimidation of Young Men

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 1:33 pm

Boys, you look at each one as they come along and question how well they are making the step up to young man.

Given the numbers that would now rely on a mother whose primary concern is how he might treat a future partner rather than how he might survive in the world and the workforce, there has to be 000’s of young males who are open to varying degrees of intimidation.

The political gender-neutral buzz word is (more…)

Google Custom Search

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 9:35 am

As a frequent user of this site function I am noticing a change in the results returned.

Simply put, it is returning a scrambled bunch of results avoiding the search criteria.

I can use Google independently and that search will produce what I know is there as the first match.

Tue 3rd July 2018

Principal Family Court Judge Retires

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 3:50 pm

The country’s principal family court judge will retire next month after 22 years on the bench.

Mon 2nd July 2018

Domestic Violence Workplace Policy

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 4:28 pm

Haven’t they been working hard on this.

Jan Logie’s Bill is just the legal trimmings. Behind the scenes the Human Rights Commission has been busy producing a major media platform to launch with it.

The loop includes known Feminists groups such as Shine and Women’s Refuge.

There is also a link into a Government data base at the Ministry of Business.

Unless you’re part of that then you’re out in the cold but you already knew that.

Sun 1st July 2018

The Modern Addictions

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 12:30 pm

Sitting quietly in the suburbs is a retired 60 something woman who calls herself a gamer. Perhaps a little unusual to see a woman of that age with such a high degree of familiarity with technology and the net, and she is retired, so is it an addiction and does it matter?

For her (and I suppose it could equally be a guy, I don’t know) (more…)

Sat 30th June 2018

Jarrod Ramos and the Capital Gazette Newspaper

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 1:22 pm

It’s unbelievably terrible and totally unacceptable for someone to commit murder, or indeed to ‘take the law into his own hands’ through violent retribution of any kind. Our compassionate thoughts go out to the families, associates and communities of the murdered employees of the Capital Gazette in Maryland, U.S. and to those injured and terrorized by Jarrod Ramos. (more…)

Wed 27th June 2018

Cannabis prohibition is mostly anti-male

Filed under: Law & Courts — Vman @ 7:06 pm

Hopefully the readers of this website are mostly well informed about the problems of prohibition of cannabis versus the advantages of legalization and regulation of this plant. If not I’ll be happy to outline them for you.

What I’d like to focus on in this post is how the current cannabis prohibition laws disproportionately criminalise men for doing something that causes no harm to others.

One of the problems with prohibition (more…)

IRD System in Crisis

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 6:01 am

Accountants have gone to the media to highlight the failing computer system at IRD.

They do not mention child support as a specific issue and it may not be part of the same computer system.

Is anyone experiencing online issues trying to sort out child support?

Tue 26th June 2018

Men & Children DV shelters… many….if any?

Filed under: Domestic Violence — Jonathan @ 8:16 pm

Does anyone know how many mens DV shelters there are in NZ…say compared to womens DV shelters?
I realise they are grossly under represented but would like to find out exactly what the figures are, and where the information can be sourced.
Additionally would be useful to have an idea of what kind of comparative funding each get.
Any information welcome and would likely be of use when putting forward reasoned arguments, in conjunction with DV stats, to those who may suggest male shelters are not necessary.


MeToo Hysteria hits New Zealand

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 10:40 am

New Zealand may never be the same again.

No, it’s not an update on the Prime Minister’s baby.

The breaking news this morning; (more…)

Labour Youth Camp

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 9:11 am

The breaking news this morning;

A 20 year old man is facing charges in relation to a Labour Youth Camp at Waihi.

As the matter is now before the courts I’ll keep this post brief but it is available for comments.

Copied from Stuff News:

The arrest came after allegations the man sexually assaulted four teenagers, all aged 16, including putting his hands down the pants of at least three of them during the Waihi camp in February.

The Young Labour supporter was ejected the morning after the alleged incidents took place and barred from future events. There was alcohol at the summer camp despite some people in attendance being underage.

Copied from Radio New Zealand

Four teenagers reported being harassed at a Young Labour camp in Waihi in February.

Police said a man has been arrested and and bailed to appear in court on four charges of indecent assault, following an investigation into allegations relating to the summer camp.

The man is due to appear in the Auckland District Court on 5 July.

Copied from the Newsroom:

The young victim said: “It’s been such an unnerving time. To know that four months after the assaults occurred, that some action is finally being taken is fantastic. It feels like there’s some closure. After months of backtracks, lack of support and media coverage, its all coming to a head.

“[…] now the arrest…. and the release of the independent report in the next few weeks is really going to put the assaults and response to the assaults seriously in the spotlight.

“I’m hoping that some good will come out of it and the [man] begins to realise the seriousness of his actions and the awful position it has put not only me in, but the other three victims and the Labour Party too.

“This whole ordeal has detailed perfectly the party’s failings regarding sexual assault as a whole, yet somehow I am confident and remain hopeful that the party will not let something like this happen in the future”

Mon 25th June 2018

Ministry for Boys and Men

Filed under: General — JustCurious @ 8:59 am

There is a ministry for every thing and everyone in this country.
Even for sheep, cows and manure.
I want to setup a party for men and boys.
Or at least a ministry for men.
How can we achieve that?

Fri 22nd June 2018

Propensity Evidence

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…)

Wed 20th June 2018

Men and Relationships in 2018

Filed under: General — allan harvey @ 6:27 pm

You are warmly invited to join us at Kidz Need Dadz Conference 2018.

We are discussing a subject that touches many in our community – Men and Relationships in 2018 – Te tangata me te whanaungatanga i roto i te 2018.

Key Note Speakers:

Chris Bowden Victoria University; Male Suicide, Risk, Relationships and Responses

Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft; Men, their children and the importance of this relationship

Minister of Children The Honourable Tracey Martin; Governments policy approach to the interconnectivity between children and their fathers

Oranga Tamariki/Ministry for Children Deputy Chief Executive Hoani Lambert; Ministry’s approach to the environment that exists between children and their fathers.

Philip Chapman Male Survivors Aotearoa ; How Men Survive Sexual Abuse

We look forward to you joining us at this critical event – Titiro matou atu ki a koutou hono tatou i tenei hui tino.

After you have registered we will be in touch via email to capture dietary requirements and any other additional information.

Foetal Drug Issues

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 3:16 pm

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome became a recognisable problem and while this remains an issue for pregnant women we may be on the cusp of a much larger problem.

These are issues that I don’t have any great understanding of so I’m writing generally about recently expressed concerns that prompt this post as I can see the need to be concerned.

Meths may be the first drug to significantly impact our education system by complicating learning difficulties and even creating new ones.

I understand that the relationship between meths (more…)

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