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Archive of May 2014

Child Neglect – The Bomb in the Brain

Sat 31st May 2014:

As a country, NZ does need to address the protection of several hundreds of thousands of children. Their happiness is seriously being disadvantaged, their ability to manage and organise their lives is compromised and their ability to take up education is being wasted by missing the opportunity to have a proper developing upbringing.

US slayings expose sick world of misogyny

Thu 29th May 2014:

Remember Elliot Rodger, the deranged 22 year old student who a few days ago killed 6 people before taking his own life? In an article titled US slayings expose sick world of misogyny published by, Washington Post reporter feminasty Petula Dovrak has this to say: Elliot Rodger has exposed the sick world of the […]

Make verbal abuse of kids ‘an offence’

Wed 28th May 2014:

Here’s a live one for you: Detective Sergeant David Beattie, of New Plymouth, is fronting a call for legislation that recognises psychological abuse as an offence. Any one remember the Bradford Bill? Of course it’s fathers that are the bad guys here: “I have examples of a father calling his 10-year-old daughter a “little whore” […]

Domestic Violence Video

Tue 27th May 2014:

See here: You’ll want to click out straight away but don’t, watch it to the end. Don’t comment unless you’ve watched the whole video – it’s making a point.

Quality of Care Standard for Children

Mon 26th May 2014:

Although children in NZ are “protected”, it isn’t to any specified Quality of Care. On the basis that no real duty of care is required for children, the NZ Government slipped off the hook for any accountability at all! Other posts show how the Government is substantially failing to protect workers from serious hazards in […]

Humorous songs

Sun 25th May 2014:

I happened across this song entitled, ‘She only bitches when she breathes’. I’ll have to sum it up this way She could turn a straight man gay She only bitches when she breathes. I am sure there are some other good songs out there. If you know of one, add a link in the comments. […]

NZ Forestry and Market Madness

While we can be grateful that we have not been burying forestry workers at the same rate, we cannot allow our forestry industry to continue to operate in the same way. We are a disgrace by international standards. The New Zealand forestry industry has been the subject of many recent media reports, some of which […]

Fighting Corruption overt and covert

Playlist: Depths of corruption 10 talks 2h 22m · Curated by TED Corruption manifests itself in many ways, some subtler than others. From anonymous companies to bribes to unjust electoral systems, these talks take you deep into ethically murky territory and offer bold ideas on what we can do about it.

Child Support Changes in UK

Thu 22nd May 2014:

As of yesterday the Tories in the UK have a plan to eliminate the public paying for parents unable to come to a voluntary arrangement for Child Support. I do not know the costs involved in an administrative review in NZ but it is bound to be a shit load. The threshold for obtaining one […]

What to do when your relationship is over (separate, breakup, split up, divorce), and want to sort out ‘Parenting’.

Tue 20th May 2014:

The internet is a wonderful tool to share information and menz is a popular site for New Zealand fathers looking for information regarding: separation and divorce parenting plans that become parenting orders Shared parenting Equal parenting Full Custody aka day-to-day care of children domestic violence child support and more One such father didn’t seem to […]

Toothpaste accomplice.

Mon 19th May 2014:

Please can anyone help with this very difficult situation i am in ? I am a tradesman here in chch and i have recently been accused and charged with assault. My partner has started an argument when I returned late – and then after attacking me with an electrical cord and then a wall hung […]

Parental jealousy exposed?

Sun 18th May 2014:

DailyMail – MailOnline Boy, 10, beaten black and blue by wicked stepmother becomes poster boy for anti-domestic violence campaigners in China Schoolboy Bin Bin tells teacher how his stepmother ‘beats me all the time’ Ten-year-old asked to show injuries as he was in pain whenever he moved His body was covered head to toe in […]

Shared Parenting – Evaluated honestly

Sat 17th May 2014:

A Short Treatise on Woozles and Woozling National Parents Organization May 14, 2014 by Robert Franklin. The excitement in the family law world occasioned by two papers – one by Dr. Richard Warshak that was endorsed by 110 eminent social scientists around the world and one by Dr. Linda Nielsen – has died down a […]

Budget 2014

Thu 15th May 2014:

Budget 2014 The Government has fairly successfully managed the costs and social upheaval associated with Christchurch Earthquake. The budget has addressed large tax cuts to the top end of earners and generally not addressed tax evasion, particularly by corporations and wealthy individuals. These problems pervade the western world, as a result of ownership of political […]

Female hits male makes a good bit of TV fun!!!

Tue 13th May 2014:

What a weird and hypocritical society we live in. Beyonce’s sister, Solange Knowles, attacks Jay Z and most media see it as a joke. This is not a slap but punches and kicks over a period of minutes with intent to injure. TVNZ 7 Sharp’s Mike Hosking treated it as good humour. This message of […]

Single mum hopes ad will help her have second child

Mon 12th May 2014:

Story here. I’m not sure how this would work for the father of the first child. Does he get to pay for the mother and both children? Does the state get to pay for the baby that derives from the sperm donor? Or should the mother pay for this one? Maybe the sperm donor […]

Labour’s compulsory kiwisaver will kill dads

Sun 11th May 2014:

With all the discussions going around Labour’s proposed policy on compulsory Kiwisaver, I was quite surprised there was hardly any discussion around how this would impact the non-custodial parents in this country, a group that consists mostly of males. Labour wants to make a compulsory 9% off the gross wages. Anyone paying child support is […]

Public Masturbation to raise awareness?

Sat 10th May 2014:

This, apparently, is to raise awareness of female circumcision. It is doing the rounds on social media and has a discussion here. One astute commenter (male obviously) making the observation; Strange how this bird can ride a sex toy in public and no one says a word but … if I used a Masturbator in […]

Pussy Pass (3) for Judith Collins

We know, and it is often discussed on Menz, how women are held to different standards of accountability. In this post I want to look at a social anomaly in the way society responds to women. The recent post Pussy Pass for Judith Collins looks at how British Prime Minister David Cameron and New Zealand […]

CYF caregiver found guilty

Thu 8th May 2014:

CYFS demonstrates, yet again, their complete and utter incompetence by placing kids in the care of a rapist! When will the New Zealand public demand the dissolution of this gaggle of amateurs? I fail to understand how anyone with one ounce of compassion can see how CYFS benefits our children and our community. If the […]

Woman appeals divorce money split

Wed 7th May 2014:

From STUFF today (7 May 2014) A woman says she should not be responsible for half her former husband’s secret borrowings against their million-dollar family home. The woman thought they had a debt-free home and they even had a party to celebrate paying it off, the Court of Appeal was told today. Court hearings have […]

Just go elsewhere is the answer …. ?

A suggestion to have women-only swimming sessions in Hamilton has caused plenty of waves, with some people saying there should be male-only sessions as well. Hamilton City Council’s manager for recreational swimming, Mathew Baylis says the proposal is not do to with segregation, but more to do with making women feel more comfortable being in […]

Ideology and Dysfunction in Family Law canada by Grant Brown

By Grant A. Brown | May 6, 2014 For several decades now, fathers have faced significant, widespread bias in family courts across Canada. But as author Grant Brown shows in this free e-book, many of the popular prejudices behind this bias simply have no basis in law or fact. In Ideology And Dysfunction In Family […]

2014 Election Questions

One of the issues being canvased in the lead up to this year’s election, is why a growing number of New Zealanders are not voting. Over 800,000 voters chose not to cast a vote in our last parliamentary election, and we’ve had a couple of spats amongst regular commenters here at Menz, about the validity […]

Legislation and Policy Changes for this Election?

Work Required to Change to Open Marketplace for Parenting Plan Certification Services Below is a list of areas of legislation needing to be changed. This has been taken from my Submission to Review of Family Court. Please add points left out into comments. Where suggestions I have made are unrealistic or unfair to women or […]

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