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Bank of NZ “Get Organized” Campaign

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 10:36 am Tue 15th April 2008

My letter today to the “Get Organized” Campaign. I will direct the letter to all of the sponsors of this campaign.

“While I congratulate your efforts to reduce domestic violence, I note that your information entitled “The Numbers” is biased and sexist. You give information about how many women are killed by their (ex) partners but no information about violence against men. You will find that, although the number of murdered men by intimate partners is lower at about one quarter of the female rate, it is still significant. Further, men are much more often than women the victims of murder and other violence in society generally. To ignore the victimization of men either at the hands of women or the small proportion of other men who would commit such violence, is typical of male-denigration in the feminist era.

Would you publish information only about pakeha victimization by Maori violent offenders? No, because that would be blatantely racist. However, the imbalance between Maori and Pakeha violent crime is greater than the imbalance between male and female domestic violence.

When state-sanctioned forms of domestic violence are counted (e.g. evicting men from their homes in only the clothes on their back purely on the basis of a woman’s unsubstantiated allegations under the DVA, denying children adequate relationships with their fathers), then the imbalance between male and female domestic violence becomes even smaller.

It is time for domestic violence campaigns and services to become honest and to stop ignoring almost half the problem.”


  1. DV has become an cash cow industry for lawyers, psychologists and womens’ groups, they are the evil ones who deserve receiving a little violence

    Comment by ZubbaZubba — Tue 15th April 2008 @ 10:45 am

  2. Don’t forget the most dangerous person in a childs life is it’s mother. I have got reasonable numbers from Violent females if it is of use Hans. Reading the Chris Kahui case presently before the courts, the defence is that it was the twins mother, and Chris was to scared of accusations.

    Comment by Alastair — Tue 15th April 2008 @ 10:47 am

  3. And it sounds like the Kahui defence case is strong. However, the mother has been well trained to cry a lot during her cross-examination. The jury may well be susceptible to the chivalry that still persists in the feminist era, and convict Chris Kahui anyway.

    More generally, I notice that murders often seem to be prosecuted on the basis of poor corroborating evidence and the argument that “It can’t have been any of the other people involved therefore it must have been the accused”. This was the basis of David Bain’s conviction and seems to be what the Kahui prosecution is also relying on. It surprises me that such argument could ever succeed beyond reasonable doubt.

    Comment by Hans Laven — Thu 17th April 2008 @ 10:29 am

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