Greg Meads killed his wife by shooting her at close range and he has now been convicted of murder. His action was no more acceptable in a civilized society than a wife similarly killing her husband, and Mr Meads deserves appropriate justice. However, the case is relevant to the men’s movement for at least two […]
Archive of 2010
Fom the ODT More than 1250 submissions on the review of child support have already been made ahead of the October 29 deadline. Revenue Minister Peter Dunne said there was a lot of interest in the reform of the child support system. “Contributions received will have a big influence on ensuring that we have a […]
During the 1996 Women’s Refuge annual fundraising week, Paul Henry, (then) talkback host on Radio Pacific, commented on the disquiet many people feel about that organisation’s political activism. Barbara Faithfull, secretary of the (now defunct) Credo Society Incorporated, wrote to support him. Dear Paul, Re Women’s Refuge Movement Congratulations on your comments on the above […]
This was in Saturdays DomPost. (Front Page) Police are preparing for a spike in violence if the All Blacks lose next year’s Rugby World Cup. This follows surges in domestic violence overseas in similar situations. Police Commissioner Howard Broad has said the “possibility that the All Blacks will lose has entered into our risk management”, […]
Complaints were put in to the Advertising Standards Authority About the women’s refuge print ad and their television ad that ran during their fund raising week in July. Both complaints were upheld. The decision of the advertising standards authority can be found here. 10/424 – Womens Refuge Newspaper Advertisement Decision: Complaint Upheld 10/433 – Womens […]
I have been in Australia recently and this story has received quite a lot of publicity. What do you thnk?
An analysis of the New Zealand sex abuse industry’s witch-hunt against Professor Felicity Goodyear-Smith In June 2010 I wrote an article entitled Rape activism and the undermining of culture, which was published on the MENZ Issues website on 8th September last. I sought to demonstrate there, by documented examples, “where radical rape activism is at […]
When familycaught personnel utter these words, they are really refusing to look at the parental competence of the mother. Although perhaps well meaning, for many cases where both parents are sufficiently competent in parental skills and mental health, their do-gooder approach completely fails to address the job entrusted to them by Parliament, for a significant […]
Virginia is due to execute a woman, the first in the US state since 1912 and the first anywhere in the country for five years. But why is the execution of a woman such a significant event? Is Teresa Lewis an unusual death row case?
Journalist Tim Hume must deserve an award for services to radical feminism. [Edit Aug 2013: Yep sure enough, the story was Highly Commended: best investigation, Canon Media Awards 2011.] His fabricated story in the SST at the end of August claiming that my wife, Professor Felicity Goodyear-Smith was contracted by ACC to advise on recent […]
Of course this is old news…to some…for the rest, it’s time to become aware…so we can kick some ass together…for our children (‘s children…) sake…because that is also part of our responsibility as fathers… http://fathersforlife.org/perseus/overview.htm
Southern Star Charitable Trust presents a “Kids In Show Seats” benefit in aid of ‘worthy charities’ and have kindly given Auckland Single Parent’s Trust free tickets to give out to separated families.
This article entitled “Why Do (Some) Men Cheat?” seemed worth some comment. In the article, three prostitutes asked customers about their experience of and reasons for using their services. The title of the article was noteworthy to begin with. Putting the “some” in brackets served to imply that it may be not some but all […]
A female principal has hired a female teacher who previously, when aged 23, “had an affair with” her 16yo pupil (and who had been teaching illegally without legitimate qualifications at the time). Feminists have long bemoaned the “old boys club” that they accused of showing favouritism to men. Of course, feminists would never do anything […]
I came across this research done on a US dating site called OkCupid. Of particular interest was the graph with the title “How Many Messages a Man Gets, By Age & Income”. The authors sum up the situation: …if you’re a young guy and don’t make much money, cool. If you’re 23 or older and […]
This piece of propaganda today deserves mention. It’s typical of domestic violence claims: vague, unaccountable and misleading. Vague, because the article gives no indication of what the claimed “increase of 53% in family violence offences since Saturday morning” was based on, how this figure was measured, exactly what it was measuring, or what the number […]
It was Radio N.Z. news, with political correctness at its most blatant. On 23rd June 2010 Morning Report was covering a report by the Commission of Enquiry into police conduct, investigating the handling of the Louise Nicholas case and other matters. Of 47 recommendations in the report, so far only seven had been fully acted […]
Hail men! Here’s one who put his life at risk to save his neighbour from a burning house. When such heroic rescues are made, it’s nearly always men who did them and from time to time the man gives his own life in the process.
Many of you who read this will be fathers and you will be spending some or all of fathers’ day with your children. This is a day to celebrate your role, a role that all too often is not only overlooked and underestimated, but undermined and maligned. This is a day for all of you […]
Dr Janet Fanslow at University of Auckland’s medical school has again been given extensive publicity for ongoing findings in her study on violence against women in NZ, e.g. 1. “Ten per cent of pregnant women victims of violence” NZ Herald 13/08/2008 2. “We all need to be aware of how to protect our country’s young” […]
The MENZ site owner has suggested that new matters be contributed by way of new posts rather than being included as comments on historical posts. This for various reasons including that new posts include titles for search engines to find, and comments will only stay on the “new comments” list briefly so won’t be seen […]
I just caught a glimpse of the advance news summary on TV3. There was a shot of Peter Dunne taking a seat in front of microphones, a fat report in his hand and the commentary ‘the big plan for child support and how it affects you’ (or something like that). This could be the plan […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]