Letter to Judge Boshier, White Ribbon Campaign
FYI, our recent letter. Note also that the White Ribbon Campaign maintains a block on correspondence from people it doesn’t like to hear from. It soon blocks anyone who expresses criticism or concern about the campaign.
MINISTRY OF MEN’S AFFAIRS
MINITATANGA MO NGA TANE
A Community Group because successive governments have failed to respect the voice and welfare of New Zealand men
PO Box 13130
Judge Peter Boshier
Chairperson, White Ribbon Committee
NZ White Ribbon Campaign
07 June 2013
Dear Mr Boshier
Re: NZ Herald article: Boy, 15, dies after school rugby attack http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10888941
The Ministry of Men’s Affairs, a community group, holds the White Ribbon Campaign in part responsible for this act of violence towards a teenage male, and for other violence against NZ males.
That schoolboys continue to see violence towards males as acceptable is in part a consequence of the messages implied by your campaign. Those messages are:
(i) that violence towards males is not important enough to oppose;
(ii) that violence towards males is more acceptable than violence towards females;
(iii) that male victims of violence are not worth being concerned about;
(iv) that only female victims of violence are worthy of consideration and protection;
(v) that males in general are bad and should atone for their sinful maleness by standing up against other males;
(vi) that in situations involving women and violence, only males will ever be the violent party and fully to blame for the incidents.
The White Ribbon Campaign is a campaign of anti-male hate speech through implication, with the result that attitudes towards males are becoming increasingly callous and hostile. Out of this attitude we see males being abused, harmed and killed at increasing rates.
Further, the White Ribbon Campaign uses scarce government money in a way that excludes efforts to address violence towards males, leaving this much more serious problem to continue unchallenged and unabated.
Contrary to the implied and sometimes expressed claims of the White Ribbon Campaign, men are much more often the victims of violence and the most serious violence in our society. To go on promoting a campaign that focuses only on violence towards women may be compared to promoting a campaign that encourages people to act against breast cancer in males and that uses the state anti-breast cancer budget to this end, without any attention to breast cancer in females.
Congratulations on the success of your campaign in achieving its goals of developing contempt and hatred towards males. As you can see from the violent homicide of this Kelston Boys Highschool lad, our youth are picking up your ideology nicely.