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Archive of November 2010

Pike River Mine Disaster

Tue 23rd November 2010:

Although a minority of news reports use the term “men” to refer to the miners, I have not come across one discussion of men’s roles in maintaining the infrastructure of our privileged lifestyle, or the fact that men have always comprised very close to 100% of workplace deaths in NZ. Today I sent the following […]

Cutting access to jury trials

Sun 21st November 2010:

Simon Power has tried to cultivate an image of being an active Minister of Justice. Jury trials ruled out for smacking He is in stark contrast to previous Ministers of Justice, such as Phil-(Peter Ellis)-Goff (who was inconsequential and seemed to follow official’s advice and contribute no initiatives himself) and The-Right-Honourable-Douglas-Graham [legal-worker] (who introduced the […]

Requesting “judges” to follow existing laws?

Trust in “judges” The USA Government provides lowest tolerable level benefits for returning war veterans. Although these “benefits” are provided, to pay for ongoing more essential and basic medical needs for the war damaged veteran, wives who Ex-ed after they became aware of the degree of damage, have been awarded half of the veteran benefit, […]

Competently addressing men’s suicide as well as women’s

Sat 20th November 2010:

I and other contributors on MENZ have criticised NZ suicide researchers for showing relatively scant interest or care in younger middle aged men’s suicides, particularly if not coloured. This criticism seems to apply to all NZ suicide research published in the last 20 years. Although some commentators put this down to callous disregard for men, […]

Protection Order

What can you do if what she says are lies ?

Professor Felicity Goodyear-Smith Inaugural Lecture

Fri 19th November 2010:

On 23rd September my wife Felicity delivered her Inaugural Lecture at Auckland University’s Tamaki Campus. This is now available on video. In parts one and two she talks about how her career has developed and the projects she is currently working on, which will mostly be of interest to those of you who have met […]

False Memories

Tue 16th November 2010:

The intense scientific and courtroom debates in the 1990’s and early 2000’s, referred to as “the memory wars”, have largely settled now because of the large amount of research demonstrating beyond doubt that, through a variety of simple influences, children and adults can easily develop memories for events that never happened and that existing memories […]

Peter Hodgson’s Misandry

Tue 9th November 2010:

Peter Hodgson, Labour Party Defence Spokesman yesterday showed how well he was trained in misandry under Helen Clark’s tutorship. He was interviewed on National Radio Morning Report about the SAS doing a training day for a group of businessmen in order to raise money for a trust fund helping soldiers’ families. Here is an excerpt […]

Big Buddies for boys with ‘violent’ fathers

Wed 3rd November 2010:

Dear John Potter In February last year you wrote a comment supporting the Big Buddy organisation, in which you said that buddies would not be assigned to boys with a father present, but excluded by the Family Court. That’s certainly what I believed when I became involved. But now I hear on the grapevine that […]

Empty Pushchair Attacks Whitehall – again

Fathers Need Families UK are organising a march on Whitehall, to support shared parenting and a less profit driven family law (ie less adversarial) approach in UK. Such an approach would improve the situation of children, rather than financially pilfering and socially damaging families, as familycaughts in UK and NZ are currently operating. This brings […]

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