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Archive of October 2012

Ministry of Men’s Affairs Officially Recognized

Fri 26th October 2012:

Well, sort of. The Prime Minister’s office replied to a letter from MoMA, addressing it to Kerry Bevin and myself at the Ministry of Men’s Affairs. No response was included regarding our request for $5 million (somewhat less than is spent every year on the Ministry of Women’s Affairs), but the welfare of men was […]

MoMA’s Black Ribbon Campaign

Representatives of the Ministry of Men’s Affairs have campaigned each Saturday in October handing out leaflets, badges and sensible gender politics. So far we have campaigned in Manurewa, Tauranga and K Road Auckland.

International Day of the Girl Child

Last Thursday was the first International Day of the Girl Child, started by the UN to “recognise girls’ rights and the unique challenges that girls face around the world”. (From this Herald article) The UN also strongly promotes International Women’s Day. But the UN runs no International Day of the Boy Child or International Men’s […]

Survey: Does PND affect infant-mother attachment and is the role of the father a moderating factor?

Sun 21st October 2012:

New dads are needed to take part in a 25 minute online survey entitled: ‘How does postnatal depression affect infant-mother attachment, and is the role of the father a moderating factor?’

The framing and econometrics of child support

Thu 18th October 2012:

This paper: The framing and econometrics of child support by Stuart Birks is well worth a read. Paper for the New Zealand Association of Economists Conference Wellington, 29 June – 1 July 2011 Abstract The approach taken to child support in New Zealand has shaped perceptions and outcomes. Despite ongoing dissatisfaction, substantial changes to the […]

Of marriage and men: stereotypes that ignore half the story

Mon 15th October 2012:

I don’t think this needs a summary. Just read it: Of marriage and men: stereotypes that ignore half the story

DIY submissions to family court

Sat 13th October 2012:

Good morning fathers, I don’t have any intention to flood you with all my legal documentation, however as part of my theory that family court is a “zero-sum game”, I take action and not letting any response from the other side to be left without an answer.

Boshier on the couch with Women’s Refuge

Fri 12th October 2012:

At the end of October, Women’s Refuge held their 2012 annual conference at The Winery Riverlands, Blenheim. They “planned a ground breaking conference on how we can build safer futures for women, children and families in Aotearoa.” Based on what I have heard from hundreds of men who have come in contact with Women’s Refuge […]

Feminist ‘facts’

Wed 10th October 2012:

Hate statistics This does not need a summary – just watch it:

Review: Buck Up – the Real Bloke’s Guide to Getting Healthy and Living Longer

Thu 4th October 2012:

Last night Felicity and I attended a function at the Millenium Centre to celebrate the launch of a new book for men by Buck Shelford and Dr Grant Schofield.

Lawyer for Family Court Hearing for Child Support

Does anybody have personal experience or know of a lawyer well versed in the Child Support Act, they would recommend for a Family Court hearing for child support. Alternatively, any feedback on the best way to proceed with the Family Court if a lawyer is not engaged. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

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