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The Ministry of Men’s Affairs

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 10:40 am Tue 22nd November 2011

Kerry Bevin with Craig Jackson set up a pretend ‘Ministry of Men’s Affairs’ in the grounds of parliament about two years ago to highlight male suicide rates. Kerry, Craig and I have now decided to form a group under the banner ‘Ministry of Men’s Affairs’ to distribute press releases etc. We think the title will have impact and will show up the ongoing sexism inherent in the existence of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs.

I will endeavour to publish on MENZ any press releases, submissions etc after they have gone through their intended process.

The proposed Ministry may develop into a political party in the future, but certainly will aim to advise all other parties on men’s issues and perspectives, something seriously lacking in NZ at present.

We are looking for staff to occupy positions in the Ministry. The positions will be unpaid at the present time (but you never know what the future may bring…). However, motivated applicants will find reward aplenty through contributing to an important and now fast developing social movement. Positions currently available are:
Phone Receptionists
Administration Personnel
Research Officers specializing in many different areas relevant to men
Art Director
Music Director
Proof Readers
Men’s Humour Officer
Social Director
Assistant Social Directors
Refreshment Advisor
Slogan Manager
Slogan Inventors
Fund Raising Director
Assistant Fund Raising Officers
Honorary Accountant
Honorary Auditor
Official Toilet-Seat Raiser
Membership Executive
Membership Executive’s Secretaries
Media Consultant
Human Resources Manager
Assistant Managers, Human Resources
Rugby Advisor
BS Detectors
Security Officers
Missionary Position

Or you can make up your own preferred role and title. Humour will be welcome. All appointed persons will be invited to write their own job descriptions; short and sweet is acceptable.

How to Apply: Simply send an email to [email protected] including your real name, phone numbers, contact email, snailmail address, the position you are applying for (or any other you may care to invent) and a short description of experience or qualities you have that may be relevant to the position.


  1. Just lost a mate to suicide today its so sad. He fell in love with this lady bonded
    with her child paid her debts around 30K gave her a flash car to drive,after to years she sleepn with nabour wants half his house his boat he fell over im heart broken as he helped me, when my ex tried to push me over the edge.A ministry for men is well over due.

    Comment by Danny — Tue 22nd November 2011 @ 10:52 am

  2. Very sorry to hear of your loss Danny. I would describe NZ’s relationship property laws as a scourge on our society. It amounts to legalized theft and violence towards grieving people often by ex-partners who were the ones to breach their partnership contracts. Although women are sometimes victims of this theft and violence it’s much more often men who are fleeced, and indeed the legislation appeared designed to transfer wealth from men to women. And some, like Personalized Plates NZ Ltd, find this funny…

    peggy's divorce

    To get post-separation property divisions they would consider fair, most people are currently forced to spend money on lawyers to opt out of the prevailing legislation. Any law that necessitates this must be bad law.

    Comment by Hans Laven — Tue 22nd November 2011 @ 12:07 pm

  3. Tell me what to do!

    Comment by Barnabus — Tue 22nd November 2011 @ 6:38 pm

  4. Thanks Barnabus (#3).

    Simply send an email to [email protected] including your real name, phone numbers, contact email, snailmail address, the position you are applying for (or any other you may care to invent) and a short description of experience or qualities you have that may be relevant to the position.

    Comment by Hans Laven — Tue 22nd November 2011 @ 7:11 pm

  5. #3 buy some reading glasses and i dont think your cut out to be a proof reader

    Comment by Ford — Tue 22nd November 2011 @ 7:55 pm


    Comment by Steve Taylor — Thu 24th November 2011 @ 6:14 am

  7. I would love to be part of this, but finding the time I have to pay $2400 a month in
    child tax befor income tax I just dont have time I gess I have been inslaved.

    Comment by Danny — Fri 25th November 2011 @ 1:37 am

  8. Any problems detected by BS Detector, can be passed on to me. I can solve them very formally, albeit very frenzied.
    MurrayBacon – unstoppable axe murderer.

    Comment by MurrayBacon — Fri 25th November 2011 @ 7:42 am

  9. 3 women in Norway win Nobel Peace Prize, call on repressed women to rise up against male supremacy.

    This is from the You’ve Gotta Be F#@king Kidding Me Department and I posted it twice to make sure everyone saw it because I didn’t know where to put it.


    Comment by Darryl X — Sun 11th December 2011 @ 5:49 am

  10. Yes, it turns the Peace Prize into a bit of a joke when it is awarded to women who promote war.

    Comment by Phoenix — Sun 11th December 2011 @ 8:54 am

  11. Yeah, Phoenix. That irony was not lost on me either. What a trio of lunatics. Of all the people I recall who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (including Obama), these three are the least deserving in the most conspicuous and offensive way. Instead of an award, they should have been hanged.

    Comment by Darryl X — Sun 11th December 2011 @ 9:41 am

  12. Unfortuntately the world at large does not seem to have learned that women, feminists in particular are conducting a war against society more destructive then any large scale conflict of the past. The thing that seems to have been overlooked is that while wars of the past focused on armed conflict, the current war against men is being fought in a different way.
    It could be said that men fight wars in one way, and women fight them in another, which is exactly what we should expect, because despite the feminist myths that are spread around, men and women are NOT equal (the same), and therefore pursue their agendas in different ways.
    The form of conflict that has traditionally been fought by men is not disputed as war. No one will dispute it when countries fight in armed conflicts and soldiers are killed. However, this is not the only type of war. Women have invented another kind based mainly on societal manipulation, and it is more destructive then any other type of war ever participated in by men. Feminist policy coming insidiously coming into every Western country is the ultimate “Weapon of Mass Destruction.” It is cheap to use, difficult to trace, difficult to stop, and destructive beyond measure. In many ways it is the ultimate weapon.
    Traditional war costs lives, but it doesn’t (usually) end civilizations. Feminism on the other hand, left unchecked WILL end Western Civilization, it is only a mater of time.

    Comment by Phoenix — Sun 11th December 2011 @ 12:24 pm

  13. Quite right Phoenix. The war being waged in Western countries means that the European race is now only 8% of the world population and in five generations it will be less than 1%. The same people who were behind WW1 & WW2 are also behind feminism.

    Comment by Doug — Sun 11th December 2011 @ 12:34 pm

  14. Wishing all Men’s Rights Activists a very Happy New Year.

    Remember Thomas Ball. He died to save our children.

    Comment by Skeptic — Sun 1st January 2012 @ 4:05 am

  15. thomas ball was a f%#king idiot..1 thing i have learnt is women are not worth your life…foolish man

    Comment by Ford — Sun 1st January 2012 @ 7:22 am

  16. p.s..he would have got more satifaction setting his wife on fire

    Comment by Ford — Sun 1st January 2012 @ 7:23 am

  17. #1,,, for Danny, for his friends story, for these lives.

    Comment by mama — Sat 1st June 2019 @ 10:24 pm

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