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Archive of February 2009

Could you imagine if this was a Father ?

Thu 26th February 2009:

A 36-year-old mother who had sex with an under-age boy has been allowed to keep her interim name suppression for the sake of her two daughters. The girls, aged 10 and 15, were described as vulnerable during the suppression appeal before Justice Christine French in the High Court at Christchurch today, the Christchurch Court News […]

Critique of the Axioms Maxims and principles of Feminism

Wed 25th February 2009:

Critique of the Axioms Maxims and principles of Feminism If our old adversary feminism, had principles, axioms, tenets or maxims to which it adheres, what would they be? A suggestion list please. I would like to have a go with a critique of these… IE, ‘equal pay for equal work’, ‘our bodies, our selves’, ‘biology […]


Tue 24th February 2009:

Julies post gives greatly distorted view: She says ‘At the moment women are outliving men by 5 years ‘ quoting a news item from AMERICA that actually says ‘babies born in 2009’ so postulated effect is 77 years in future! A gross distortion of reality. I do not now think ‘julie’ so masculinist friendly.

Life expectancy increasing for men

Mon 23rd February 2009:

In the battle of the sexes, life expectancy is one area where women are still ahead of the game. At the moment women are outliving men by 5 years but according to a new study, the life expectancy gender gap is closing and could have vanished for good within just two generations. Researchers say that […]

Masculinist Economics

Six tenets of a comprehensive masculist Economics. Population economics for the masses.

Gender Disparities in Democracy Are Fatal

Sun 22nd February 2009:

Women’s vote strength is powerful indeed, having three times as much influence, where it counts, than men. people commonly believe they ‘know that it is 49% to 51% ‘ but that is population proportion overall: we are concerned here with political power and influence only in the voting cohorts above the voting age of 20. Women as a whole get to vote two elections more than men PLUS in slightly greater numbers… giving overall in voting strength more like 45% to 55% advantage in western societies to women. 10 is twice the vote power where it counts. Thus men CANNOT support democracy! … as currently configured. Some solutions proffered.

Man in coma made father without consent.

Fri 20th February 2009:

ROME – Prominent Italian gynecologist Severino Antinori will artificially inseminate a woman with the sperm of her comatose husband, in a first in Italy that has drawn Vatican criticism, press reports said on Wednesday. “I decided to act because … there’s a woman who wants to become a mother to overcome the immense sadness” brought […]

Mel B’s Tui Billboard

Sun 15th February 2009:

Eddie Murphy : Eddie Murphy’s multi-million pound child support deal with Mel B The latest Child Tax Tui Billboard Suggestion. “Mel is delighted that the case is over as she just wanted what was right for her girl. It was never about money – it was Mel’s way of asking Eddie to show consideration for […]

America the free

Thu 12th February 2009:

Check this out for some humour. The US Women’s Media Center calls for a public apology from Fox News because some male presenters humourously criticized the work of an ageing female journalist. I provided the following response on their comments blog, though as they are moderated my contribution may not be considered politically suitable. Others […]

Big Buddy- Dangerous Window Dressing?

Tue 10th February 2009:

The Big Buddy program is based on the philosophy that boys need good male role models in their lives to become good men. Implicit is that good male role models provide a substitute for a father. There is no provision to provide good male role models in the lives of girls to become good women. […]

The Silent Killer

Sat 7th February 2009:

This is an article I wrote awaiting news paper publication. THE SILENT KILLER There is a killer moving among us that can strike at anytime. It’s been with us for the better part of thirty years becoming more lethal as time goes by. In 1991 it gained strength and became virtually unstoppable. Although it has […]

Men’s sperm belongs to MEN

What’s the difference between sperm samples and discarded toenails? Answer: A landmark case in the UK has ruled the former is still a man’s property. Sperm samples – given by the men after they were warned by doctors that chemotherapy might damage their fertility – were the property of the six NHS patients who can […]

Family First newsletter (3 Feb 09)

Thu 5th February 2009:

1. Vaccine Drug Company Targeting Boys For Profit Family First Media Release 3 February 09 Family First NZ says that calls for the cervical cancer vaccine to be given to boys as well as girls is based on shonky research, marketing pressure, and wrong spending priorities. “The claim that Gardasil prevents penile cancer is based […]

The women’s refuges in the news; And the funding crisis

I have often found it hard to believe women’s refuges would stand and say, “Women are only victims” because women’s refuges often take in women who are part of the problem. They work closely with CYFS and I have known of board members being on both boards. Sometimes women’s refuges take children away from the […]

Mother loses custody for alienating dad

Tue 3rd February 2009:

In a stunning and unusual family law decision, a Toronto judge has stripped a mother of custody of her three children after the woman spent more than a decade trying to alienate them from their father. The mother’s “consistent and overwhelming” campaign to brainwash the children into thinking their father was a bad person was […]

NZVPA Symposium on Violence Prevention – Early Intervention and Therapy

Mon 2nd February 2009:

Director of the N.Z. Violence Prevention Association Warwick Pudney has organised a Symposium at AUT University on: Preventing violence and making our communities and homes safer.

Until Proven Innocent – David Dougherty – TV1 Sunday 8th

This week’s Sunday Theater at 8.30 pm on TV1 is a feature-length drama about the wrongful conviction and imprisonment of David Dougherty – falsely accused of rape. After serving three-and-a-half years of his wrongful sentence, he received a public apology from Justice Minister Phil Goff and compensation of almost $900,000. This case has been documented […]

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