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Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 10:59 am Thu 1st June 2006

FYI, my email to Radio NZ news desk this morning, regarding the story below.

To the News desk, Radio New Zealand

I note that in your story about a group of pre-schoolers being walked through a dangerous tunnel, you referred only to “two adults” as the culprits. Was this because they were women? If so, was their gender kept from the public out of deference to feminism, fear of retribution from a feminist government, anachronistic special empathy for what used to be the downtrodden gender, feminist allegiance by the news writer, or some other reason? I bet that if it had been two men leading the children this would have been specified.

Hans Laven

(From Radio NZ website)
Children taken on “very dangerous” SH1 tunnel walk
Posted at 10:45am on 1 Jun 2006

Transit New Zealand says that taking a group of pre-schoolers through a State Highway One tunnel in Wellington yesterday, was very dangerous.

Motorists alerted police to a group of eight pre-schoolers being led through the Terrace Tunnel by two adults.

The children were from an Early Years Childcare centre in the central city, and were later picked up by police.

Wellington Operations Manager for Transit New Zealand, Mark Owen, says the speed limit in the tunnel is 100km an hour.

He told Morning Report the group would have had to climb over a barrier to enter the tunnel at its northern end.

There are signs at both ends of the tunnel prohibiting people from walking or cycling along there. There is no footpath – only a very narrow ledge beside the motorway.

One parent says she found out about the incident when she was called by the police. She says the officer told her that walking through the tunnel is extremely dangerous, and the police were looking into the incident.


  1. unbelievable lack of mentality regardless of gender to pull a stunt like that. but yes if it had been men then it surely would have been gloated over

    Comment by Mark Lloyd — Thu 1st June 2006 @ 3:24 pm

  2. Lack of mentality is putting it mildly. I note that the article was on the news tonight after a piece that was just as stupid. Again the sex was not specified, but it appears that a mother in Rotorua left her 4 year old child in the car and went into the doctors office for a ‘few seconds’, during which time her car got stolen with the child in it.
    The Family Court pursicutes me while there are stupid parents and caregivers out there putting children in serious harm.
    Go figure!

    Comment by Wayne — Thu 1st June 2006 @ 6:31 pm

  3. lets all use tactics used by the feminists… make as much noise as possible to embarass these biased authorities to be forced to take notice and be forced into the right direction.

    Comment by starr — Thu 1st June 2006 @ 6:52 pm

  4. The child in the car was actually left in the care of her male partner. The male partner left the child in the car alone when he went to see where she was. Let’s get our facts straight chaps or run the risk of being seen to be totally biased.

    Comment by George — Fri 2nd June 2006 @ 3:58 pm

  5. When I first heard about this I actually thought it would be more likely to be a male childcare worker in the tunnel – pushing the boundries, taking risks etc.

    The reporting of it might be a gender issue (TV3 news last night did not mention gender of workers), but the incident itself is not, in my opinion.

    I don’t see any benefit from trying to claim that women have a monopoly on stupidity!

    Comment by JohnP — Sat 3rd June 2006 @ 9:26 am

  6. here is some interesting reading about Feminists

    Comment by Mike — Mon 5th June 2006 @ 6:43 pm

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