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Sex Wars – Gender wars

Filed under: General — Julie @ 4:29 am Sun 22nd April 2007

I am hoping that readers were able to watch the first documentary of four episodes being televised by ‘Inside New Zealand’, TV3, Thursday nights.

I found the first to be a laugh and was happy ‘Kim and Corbett’ were a part. Alot of discussion is happening about Genders on many radio stations presently.

But it is not just New Zealand who is questioning our roles and feminism.

Support for feminism took another hit this summer with the airing of a Swedish television documentary called “The Gender War.” A wrenching debate was set off by the film, which showed militant feminism to be widespread, reaching into official circles: Ireen von Wachenfeldt, the chairman of Roks, Sweden’s largest women’s shelter organization, for one, was shown asserting that “men are animals.”

Suddenly the belief that politics, business, even private life should be reformed to allow a more equal society – a belief that has permeated Swedish politics for several decades – is being openly questioned.

“This could be a backlash,” said Yvonne Hirdman, a professor of history at Stockholm University, adding that she believed many people were glad.

There is also a feminist political party that seemed to be in a position to take 25 percent of the votes for the next election but have dropped to a meager 1.3 percent. This might be what is behind Labor’s push for state funding. ????

The party wanted to ban marriage altogether and make all children have neutral names only.

Sweden and New Zealand as well as many other western countries are following an International feminist movement. Everything New Zealand is doing, Sweden has done including the allegations of abuse on the police force.

We are to shortly see the feminist plan to give 20 hours a week free childcare from July 1st which they intend to increase full-time and have paid for by the state. Sweden has already fulfilled this and has free full time child care for children from age one.

The No Smacking Bill is just a tool to help get New Zealand to where Sweden is.

What comes next for feminism and equality in Sweden is an open question. Some observers believe that the recent wave of criticism and introspection will die down. But others think that social reforms will start to be rolled back, and that even the belief in equality that has been the pride of many Swedes for years may be in jeopardy.

“Testing times have arrived,” said Hirdman, a history professor. “Now we’ll see how deeply rooted this really is.”

International Herald Tribune


  1. A little more info;
    If you dare,GGLD:2007-08,GGLD:en

    Onward – Jim

    Comment by JimBWarrior - HandsOnEqualParent — Sun 22nd April 2007 @ 4:40 am

  2. Here’s a link to some commentary on Sweden’s ‘prorgessive’ social engineering.

    Comment by Stephen — Sun 22nd April 2007 @ 4:47 am

  3. Kerry Bevan, leader of the Republicans, says it like it is in NZ’s Sex WAR -/- Gender WAR.
    Go Story 43 BOTHERED Stories

    Onward – Jim

    Comment by JimBWarrior - HandsOnEqualParent — Sun 22nd April 2007 @ 9:07 am

  4. It will be interesting to hear the Republics opinions and policies for next years election today (Sunday 22nd) at;

    Avondale College Auditorium; 1pm

    BTW, Jim

    Happy Birthday

    Comment by julie — Sun 22nd April 2007 @ 10:03 am

  5. Julie,

    Thanks for the B/Day wishes
    Real B/day 23-4-48/2007
    Big celebration at **Bacon Sandwiches** 28th 1pm all welcome BYO

    The more KIDS, the better. I will supply the Kid stuff

    Others BYO, the more rich red, Speights Porter and meat the better even a Spit if someone will bring the meat friday.

    It will be a party week for me, I simply did not think I would get here>

    Starting with a shouted Breakfast at the Hum Highbury 0730 tomorrow, KFC for dinner with Javan and several other plans durring the week

    Javan is with me all the way Praise the Lord in spit of HELEN and his MUM’s HenchMen/Women

    Onward – Jim

    Comment by JimBWarrior - HandsOnEqualParent — Sun 22nd April 2007 @ 10:34 am

  6. Good link Stephen and helpful – thnax

    Comment by julie — Sun 22nd April 2007 @ 7:59 pm

  7. some really goods points julie, i think considering the plan for 20hrs free child care a bit more consideration that just a feminist scheme. firstly early child education is very important for childrens social devalopment, sure when theyre young ost of their learning is at home and a natural thing(eg. speaking) rather than something that is taught, but theuy need to become comfortable in social situations early to prepare them. the other thing i ask is that you provide reasons why this is a feminist plan? i dont mean to sound critical but the way it is written sounds very negative, i know for a fact alot of couples who require a two incomes just to get by with the housing prices a bit of subsided childcare can be a saviour, i think its providing something for our kids

    Comment by chris — Sat 12th May 2007 @ 7:37 pm

  8. We seem to be making so called logical excusses for following blindly into assisting Parliament to tear our families apart

    While working comes before Parenting, our Kids become the ever increasing bad Stats that prove beyond doubt that much is wrong in the matrix of Family Law and Social Policy.

    HandsOnEqualParenting be Best-4-Kids from conception NOT farming our to others while Mum and or DAD work

    Onward – Jim

    Comment by JimBWarrior - HandsOnEqualParent — Sat 12th May 2007 @ 7:58 pm

  9. is there not something paradoxal about combining “logical” and “excuse”? for aan excuse is not based upon though through reason, an excuse is finding loophole. i totally agree with compised postion the family is in these days,but it seems strong stand and protest needs to based on reson and thought through not just jumping to intail assertions about any matter before parlimenyt or any social issue. for this i believe detracts from the stremngth of the cause(people notice weakneses in protests more than strength). now i am strongly against the situation we are in that encourages people to tear families apart and remove fathers from there childrens live(i.e divorce laws, family courts, DPB etc etc) but when we discuss these thing we need do do so fully. it seems that (some) people against these laws are rightly angry and fair enough, but making unfounded assertions on any law to do with children uis not the way to go, pick the battles, provide reason and SHED LIGHT ON THEIR ABSURDITY AND PROBLEM . dont just make assertions “this is another feminist plot” indeed alot oof laws are feminist schemes but when it comes to providen children with education that alot pof families cant afford thinlk about the whole issue. besides why is this only to help women? im a father and have been the prime carer of my young children in the past. there seems to be a contradiction that firstly mens organisations are against women fincially relying on men(which i personally am against) and secondly that women are the ones who shpould get to stay at and bond with kids whild dad slogs away allday at work. i think mums and dads should be in the workplace, its only fair.

    Comment by chis — Sun 13th May 2007 @ 4:47 pm

  10. Hi Chris,

    There is nothing wrong with logical reasoning IMO. I understand exactly what you are saying and I understand that mum and dad NEED to both work in many relationships especially if they want to own a house and many times want a house that is rented. Having a family and living at your parents house would not be much fun. Especially if it was your outlaws. (inlaws) LOL

    Also I do believe it is important for children to be around other children and to learn before they go to school. Even if it is writing their own name and knowing how to count, paint and other similar things. I also think teaching them to sit for a length of time like in church is important to know how to do before going to school.

    But, what I am saying is one of the agendas the feminists have had on their list since 1973. They believe ALL children from young infants should be raised by the community (state paid for) till they are of age. Infact they feel parents are NOT good for ALL children. They believe and have stated that feminism equality will not work if they even have 10% of women or men being stay at home parents. The reason why Governemnts and the World Banking system are funding this move and backing it is that they think similar to you. They think it is beneficial for the tax system if all women are at work alongside all men.

    The problem with their thinking is that they are suggesting they have an elite group of Alpha males running the world and will choose who does what jobs. (Communism) They WILL have us all barcoded/chipped from birth and they WILL treat us like robots.

    We may not even be part of the war against the future but at least we can be aware and teach our children that there was once something called a family. Don’t underestimate the chaos we are in. Don’t think that it is just the way it is by accident and that the governments will be making things easier for us. These plans were made a long time ago and they have been achieving them step by step.

    What’s really going on in New Zealand

    How they teach your daughters to hate men

    BTW, there ar comments in cirlces that all this social engnieering is not going as planned. They weren’t expecting men to have natural instincts so ingrained. Lol

    Comment by julie — Sun 13th May 2007 @ 7:15 pm

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