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Ministry of Gender Affairs

Filed under: General — Scrap_The_CSA @ 8:55 pm Tue 9th September 2008

Rumour from the  corridors of Parliament is  that United Failure is promoting a Ministry of Gender Affairs.  There is a proviso however the Ministry of Women’s affairs remains sacrosanct and will continue to promote single issue feminism.

Let’s look at what this will mean for Men. Given the track record of the Femilies Commissariat, that other United Failure creation, effectively there will exist two Ministerial Lobby groups who will promote single issue feminism and advance the interests of women.

Note United Failure remains dismissive of a Ministry of Men’s affairs which many consider the only way to redress the balance of discrimination against Men in New Zealand.

The Republicans remain the  only party promoting a Ministry of Men’s affairs ,equal parenting and fair and reasonable Child Support.

A vote for United Failure is a vote for claytons shared parenting and punitive child tax and another voice for women.




  1. YO! -Onward – Jim

    Comment by Jim Bailey — Tue 9th September 2008 @ 9:08 pm

    (read the last sentence, the boy has no say in the matter)

    Mother who beat son with gumboots remanded on bail
    12:23PM Tuesday September 09, 2008

    A judge has called for a victim impact report on a six-year-old boy who was lifted by the ears and beaten with a gumboot by his 28-year-old mother.

    Helen Dawn Jones admitted both the charges of assault on a child when she appeared before Judge Stephen Erber in Christchurch District Court today.

    Police prosecutor Trudi Aickin told the court both assaults occurred between June 7 and 10 at the mother’s Christchurch home.

    On the first occasion the boy ignored his mother who had asked him to go to his room.

    Jones grabbed him by the ears and pulled him up, leaving the ears bruised and bleeding.

    A health nurse later noticed blood behind the ears and bruising.

    A few days later, the boy threw a gumboot at his mother. She then beat him with the gumboot on the back of his legs and feet. The significant bruising was noticed by a caregiver when she was bathing the boy, Miss Aickin said.

    Judge Erber remanded Jones on bail to November 17 for a probation report and sentence and also ordered a victim impact report on the boy.

    Defence counsel Andrew Riches asked for a variation of Jones’ bail conditions so that she could have contact with the boy who was now in Child, Youth and Family care.

    Judge Erber altered her bail to allow the contact.

    – NZPA

    Comment by Colin B — Tue 9th September 2008 @ 10:15 pm


    Comment by Colin B — Tue 9th September 2008 @ 10:16 pm

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