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Archive of June 2014

International Men’s Conference – the media effect

Mon 30th June 2014:

Congratulations AVFM and the international panel who took their expertise and passion to Detroit, to make this inaugural conference a success, and raise awareness, not just of men’s issues, but the significance of men’s issues. First up, there is something that has got me a little confused about the media.

International Men’s Conference Video Links

Sat 28th June 2014:

Opening Press Conference Conference Live Feed The Isolated Male I am hoping that AVFM will publish individual Youtube videos especially for Karen Straughan and Warren Farrell. Comment if you find them before I do. Warren Farrell Main speech. Karen Straughan aka ‘girl-writes-what You will find many other interesting videos from Karen on YouTube. This link […]

Rhiannon Brooker – jailed

Fri 27th June 2014:

You may recall the earlier post Rhiannon Brooker Cries Rape (April 2014) reveiling the shocking details surrounding the case of a English man, in which his partner, a trainee barrister, falsely accused him of rape and assault. One of the most disturbing aspects of this case was the extroidinary circumstances surrounding the police investigation, that […]

Family Violence Death Review

Thu 26th June 2014:

I wasn’t aware that New Zealand had a ‘Health Quality and Safety Commission’, but apparently so, and should I be surprised, they have a family violence death review committee. Their Fourth Annual Report for the year 2013 is available through the link supplied. History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with […]

BBC Live on Female Domestic Violence

Realistic reporting about domestic violence has arrived in the UK – watch this breakfast video. The number of women convicted of domestic violence offences has more than doubled in five years, according to figures obtained exclusively by BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast. A new report by the CPS states that the number of women convicted […]

International Men’s Conference – still on track

The first international men’s conference, to be held in Detroit this weekend shrugs off the recent threats of violence that forced a change in venue. The evolving story of the feminist backlash against men who dared to confer without consent was discused in an earlier post Feminist Extremists attack Men’s Conference. Conference organisers A Voice […]

Labour’s List Made on the Basis of People’s Genitals

Tue 24th June 2014:

The Labour Party has put into practice its ‘Man Ban’ policy even though Cunliffe previously made a show of rejecting it. Their list published yesterday was based on candidates’ genitals rather than merit in an effort to ensure a 45% female quota in their next caucus. By basing candidate selection on genitals and favouring vaginas […]

High Profile Protection Order

The husband of a well known Hamilton woman plans to fight two charges of breaching a protection order: The first relates to the man allegedly texting the woman just after being issued with the protection order, while the second relates to the man again, allegedly, communicating with the victim. Source story here This would be […]

Improving Prison Life

I grew up believing gaol was for the bad guys; that view would have been further influenced by television rather than any reality in New Zealand; it was not something I gave a great deal of thought to. One thing I can say now, is that in day-to-day life I have met more men who […]

Guilty Until Proven Innocent Pronounced

Mon 16th June 2014:

Story here: Glenn report released: Shift burden of proof An insane concept – But there it is. The last step to get rid of the 800 year old Magna Carta. All are guilty until proven innocent. Might as well pass the sentence first.

Man charged with assaulting infant

Sun 15th June 2014:

Bet 100 to 1, this is a mother on DPB, and the 32 year old her boyfriend. And the father kept away by CYF.

Protection Order Bloopers

Shocked residents are recovering from a raid on an Auckland suburban address by a team of armed police at 6.00 am Sunday morning. The stunned family, with three young children aged 4, 6 and 9, who did not wish to be named, were woken by Police looking for the previous occupants of their rented accommodation. […]

The Value of Your Own Legal-Worker?

Fri 13th June 2014:

Out on the street with a message By Louis Houlbrooke NZ Herald 5:00 AM Friday June 13, 2014 ……. The 61-year-old became a casualty of the leaky homes crisis after an apartment he bought in 1999 suffered water damage. When he disputed the repair bill, [his own] legal costs forced him into bankruptcy.

Feminist Extremists attack Men’s Conference

The first international men’s conference has been labelled controversial as feminist extremists move to inflict maximum damage and disruption. Threats against the Detroit hotel complex hosting the conference brought a prompt demand from the venue owners, for organisers, A Voice For Men (AVFM), to engage off duty police officers for security, adding considerable cost to […]

What was the Research Justification for DV Act?

Thu 12th June 2014:

International Research 1974 to 1995 The reason for looking at research available before the DV Act was passed in 1996, is to see whether the legislation was sensibly based on social research available at the time, or was based only on ideology? – ideology only If the legislation wasn’t based on research, then were there […]

CTU Pursues Forestry Prosecutions

If it had not been for the outcry from families losing loved ones, significant union pressure, and good media coverage, we would still be burying forestry workers, unaware of the growing callous disregard for human life within the industry. In two earlier posts New Zealand Forestry Industry out of control (Dec 2013) and more recently […]

Dairy owner murdered, 12 and 13 yo boys charged.

Fatal Stabbing: Boys Charged Thanks Sue Bradford and her arrogant feminist brigade that fought to erase male approaches, wisdom and strength from the area of disciplining children. We don’t know to what extent Bradford’s dishonest foolishness was a causal factor in this latest travesty, but we can confidently expect such events to increase into the […]

Statins for men

Wed 11th June 2014:

There has been some debate over statins in the British media in the last few days, which got me thinking, and of course this raises questions for the medical advisors to the site. Is heart disease more prevalent in men? I don’t know, I have never researched this, although I feel generally that I hear […]

Female assaults male

TVNZ’s reply to a complaint regarding the humorification (just invented new word :P) of a news item depicting female assaults male. Apparently, the complaints committee also thought that this was a mock-able event adding that it was a celebrity involved. We didn’t see them mocking when another celebrity was just held by the neck (not […]

Blatant Sexism ok for Fund Managers

Tue 10th June 2014:

This fund was set up to invest only in companies that have more women in top positions. Imagine the outcry, and probably much bullying from government departments, if a fund was set up for the purpose of investing in companies that only had males in charge! New index fund bets on women in charge 2:00 […]

Men’s Conference brings out the Feminasties

Sun 8th June 2014:

In a post late last year you may recall the announcement of the First International Conference on Men’s Issues, scheduled to take place 27-28 June 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. It has been revealed by conference organisers, A Voice For Men (AVFM), that feminist groups are intent on disrupting the conference and the nature of the […]

Boost in rape convictions wanted

Story here Why is it considered that the low conviction rate for sexual offences is letting so many women down? Interesting Yvette Cooper only says woman. Yvette Cooper must think the jury gets it wrong all of the time. Maybe she would like to change “beyond reasonable doubt” to something less like “possibly be […]

Australian Parliamentary Inquiry into Child Support

The Minister for Social Services, the Hon Kevin Andrews MP, has asked the Social Policy and Legal Affairs Committee to inquire into the Australian Child Support Program. Although it is not clear what the driving forces for the inquiry are this is certainly a far more substantial effort than we have seen in New Zealand. […]

Judith Collins Shows that Violence Towards Men is OK

Fri 6th June 2014:

This article is about our Judith Collins who will be paid by taxpayers to attend a celebrity-headed summit on ‘ending sexual violence in conflict’. Maybe that’s ok though it probably isn’t a good investment of NZ taxes. But the really objectionable thing about the article is the picture showing both Angelina Jolie and a smiling […]

Positive Changes in Family Law Under Attack from Feminists

The recent changes to family law are likely to lead to much greater safety because (i) contact with children will not automatically be wrecked by allegations of partner violence, (ii) disputing parties will be required to undertake either mediation (when there are no allegations of violence) or joint counselling (when there have been allegations of […]

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