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Archive of August 2010

Womens Refuge defends violent murderer

Tue 31st August 2010:

From the Dompost : A woman who fatally stabbed her partner in the chest with a kitchen knife has been sentenced to just eight years in jail. Jacqueline Elaine Wihongi, 33, “self-medicated” with alcohol after a tragic “history of victimhood”, a court was told yesterday. She is believed to be just the second person to […]

The Sex Abuse Counselling Empire Strikes Back

Sun 29th August 2010:

Felicity, my family and I feature prominently in the Sunday Star-Times today. On the bottom of front page: “Academic with links to sex abusers silent on role in drafting ACC rules“ Special Investigation, section C: “Conflicting interests?” The central message of these two stories; that Felicity was influential in the recent changes to ACC payments […]

Legal Aid in the Family Court

Sat 28th August 2010:

Last Wednesday I received a message on my voice mail from TVNZ looking for someone from a men’s group to comment on a recent speech about Legal Aid in the Family Court by Justice Minister Simon Power. Unfortunately, I didn’t get back to them in time to make any suggestions about who to talk to. […]

What Men Want – in bed

New book by Bettina Arndt Across the world, the story is the same. Sex scandal. Media frenzy. Another prominent man caught with his pants down. So why do men take such risks for sex? Sex therapist Bettina Arndt’s new book, What Men Want–in bed is all about why sex matters so much to men. Over […]

Child Support Profiling

Thu 26th August 2010:

While this is Austrailian I suspect that similar happens here. Fathers ‘stereotyped’ by Child Support Agency Paul Bibby WORKPLACE August 26, 2010 THE government watchdog responsible for overseeing child support payments has been unfairly focusing on parents who do not pay enough while ignoring those who are getting too much, the Commonwealth Ombudsman says. In […]

Simon Power, please give this Judge a job.

Tue 24th August 2010:

Plotting ex-wife gets 7-14 years in jail Kristin Ruggiero will spend 7 to 14 years in state prison for what police say was part of a years-long ploy to use the criminal justice system against her ex-husband, who was thrown in jail and nearly lost his career during a bitter divorce. Judge Kenneth McHugh said […]

A new paradigm for dealing with Men’s issues

Mon 23rd August 2010:

There has been a lot of debate recently on MENZ regarding the approach to solving the issues fathers/men face. A lot of it extremely negative and divisive. Most contributors use what is caused a deficit research approach characterised by : Identification of problems Analysis of causes Analysis of possible solutions Plan of action (How will […]

Protests + Men’s Rights in the Justice System

Sun 22nd August 2010:

A protest for men’s rights expresses a ……. strong reaction to the way father’s are treated through feminist anti father policy and procedure in New Zealand’s government departments, family and criminal courts and Child, Youth and Family Services (CYFS), ……… and a reaction against misandry – ‘the hatred of men’. Men’s Rights Protesters protest ……….. […]

Holocaust in hollow court or the 3rd world standard of the Nelson fc

Thu 19th August 2010:

“All it takes for Evil to win is for Good to do nothing”. Part 5 (continued from Part 4, Wed. 30th June 2010) (Like previously this story is not about the malicious mother (syndrome) since that is something I can’t do anything about. This post/story is part of exposing and dealing with the corruption of […]

Dunne and Income Splitting

Mon 16th August 2010:

More than 300,000 families will be able to split their income for tax purposes and reduce their liability under legislation announced today by Revenue Minister Peter Dunne. Mr Dunne has introduced the bill as leader of the United Future Party, and he has government support to get it through a first reading and into a […]

Coming home!

This’ll bring tears to your eyes!

Sexual Statism – The end of men

Fri 13th August 2010:

Sometimes an article is perfect the way it is, and sometimes an article is soooo good it needs to be copied and pasted in it’s entirety. This is one such article. (with permission). The decline of the male economy – and of fatherhood – arises less from the empowerment of women than from the government’s […]

Dunne on Closeup

Wed 11th August 2010:

Revenue Minister Peter Dunne is calling for a change to the child support system, saying “too many children are suffering”. Close Up revealed tonight that more than 500 parents earning more $100,000 dollars a year haven’t paid child support debts, and Inland Revenue seems powerless to do anything about it. Dunne said the child support […]

12 Steps to Recovering from being Male

Mon 9th August 2010:

I am concerned at the angst showing in many recent posts on these pages. Some men are taking too long to climb out of their hurt and see all of the faces of the world surrounding us. Are they taking responsibility for the hurts that they may have given? 12 Steps shows a good path, […]

Just for Dads – newly formed men’s group

Thu 5th August 2010:

There’s a lot of famous trios out there, …. the 3 musketeers, three wise men, Marx Brothers…. Groucho,Chico and Harpo and another to add …. 3 fathers – Alfred Ngaro, Jack Scanlan and Chris Makoare who have started the group ‘Just for Dads’. The fathers formed the group with the thought of it being more […]

Women don’t do as much housework as men.

Tue 3rd August 2010:

Women wash the care less often: Then there are the lawns, the garden, the rubbish, repairs, fixing the car, etc etc.

Dads say child support system is failing our kids

Sun 1st August 2010:

Union of Fathers president Allan Harvey says “The system is too crude at the moment and encourages one parent to be a care parent and one to be a cash parent. That’s not best for our children.” Child support reform advocate James Nicolle also said the system was failing both parents and children. “It’s just […]

Men Devalued in Suicide Strategy

Many people will have heard mention of the NZ Suicide Prevention Strategy but won’t be aware of exactly what it says, or that it was produced by the Ministry of Health and funded by our taxes. The Strategy was published in 2006 and is intended to be in place until 2016. Well, we all know […]

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