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Archive of August 2014

IRD’s Genocide of Separated Fathers

Sun 31st August 2014:

IRD pursued David Sharp for unrealistic fees and late payments for child support payments. Indeed there are three male suicides the news article. Establishing a pattern perhaps.

Research in Australia and New Zealand on shared parenting and related areas

Sat 30th August 2014:

Good Evening Everyone, I am doing research on fathers, shared parenting, and related areas. I have been working on this area for about 25 years, mainly in Canada. I am now looking at the Global Shared Parenting movement and would like to do interviews with those in Australia and New Zealand. Please let me know […]

The Culture of Denial and Feminism

Thu 28th August 2014:

When STUFF NATION put up their recent assignment, inviting writers to contribute to a debate on Equality in New Zealand (whether women have achieved equality in New Zealand society) I thought it might be interesting to look at this from the point of view of the background-role media play: whether media actually support equality of […]

Equality in New Zealand

Tue 26th August 2014:

A Stuff Nation Assignment running at the moment – Are Women Equal in New Zealand poses questions about equality: Maybe you think the fight for equality has gone too far the other way and it’s now men who are discriminated against in some areas…? What do you think it would take, and what should we […]

Police abuse ‘No smacking law”

Mon 25th August 2014:

You see someone doing something excellent for people and then you see them hurting people ….. which matters to you?

Tauawhi Men’s Centre

Sun 24th August 2014:

Tauawhi (Maori) to hug, embrace, support (one another) Tauawhi Men’s Centre is located in Gisborne and its co-ordinator Tim Marshall has announced via STUFF NATION their intention to hold a hui – a hui promoting a men’s response to violence in Aotearoa.

Child Abduction

Sat 23rd August 2014:

My 15 year old daughter was taken to Canada by her mother a few months ago. The Courts allowed this because they allow mothers to do most things don’t they, but I don’t know where she is now.

A Feminist Party?

Fri 22nd August 2014:

When I saw this article the other day it confirmed my thoughts – the ones I’ve been sharing in recent posts – that we are now seeing an overt feminist political-position. Internet-Mana is a feminist party. No I didn’t say that. They did. Dr Pani Farvid, an Iranian-born psychologist at AUT, [The Party’s gender issues […]

2014 suicide figures released

Wed 20th August 2014:

Chief Coroner Judge Neil MacLean today released the provisional annual suicide figures for the year ending 30 June 2014. The total for the year was 529, which is the lowest number by two since the annual coronial figures were first produced for the 2007/08 year. There were 12 fewer suicides compared to last year, and […]

Fathers Day Picnic BBQ at Ambury Park

Tue 19th August 2014:

Join us on Fathers Day for a Picnic/BBQ at Ambury Farm, on Sunday, September 7th 2014, from 11am – 4pm Father and Child Trust welcomes families and friends, come and enjoy the animal fun and lambing season. Low cost sausages, drinks, steak sandwiches, ice-creams and coffee will be available. Local music, community and dad support […]

Reproductive Rights For Men

Mon 18th August 2014:

The September 2014 issue of M2 magazine features several articles about fathers, “just in time for father’s day”. One that is likely to be of interest to MENZ readers is by family law researcher Zoë Lawton titled “The Rights Of The Father“.

Who are the Red Fems?

Sat 16th August 2014:

A comment from the post – Gendered Justice in New Zealand: Tell us more about the red fems. The way to sink em is to get women onside who see this too. It must be said that all this “system” does is perpetuate and create violence rather than reducing it. It’s a discussion we need […]

A mention of thanks to two fine women.

Fri 15th August 2014:

Three years ago I was newly separated in auckland and I joined the single parents trust. I wanted to see how other parents remained close to thier children after separation. I found support and new friendships and the experience was extremely rewarding. My daughter and I joined in many exiting activities, well organised and without […]

The Suicide of Robin Williams

Thu 14th August 2014:

If Robin Williams had been a New Zealander we would not be having a discussion about his suicide, and certainly not publishing the method of execution, but the law in the US state in which Williams died is exactly the opposite – police are required to release all the relevant details of his death. The […]

Gendered Justice in New Zealand

I’ve seen women’s advocates in the Waitakere Court. They wander around the court like they own it and make the judge look like a clingon to the proceedings. When I saw a news article showing their direct influence in sentencing, I put up the post Women’s Refuge Justice System I had been waiting for another […]

NZ Judge – Women’s domestic violence and anger OK

Wed 13th August 2014:

This is a staggering article that brings to life the feminist philosophy that many people cannot accept exists in the Family Court. Worse the article highlights the disparity between what would normally be considered intolerable domestic violence and what is increasingly being considered acceptable female violence.

Ripping your heart out through your wallet

In the last post we looked at Robin Williams as a men’s advocate and his political messages. Here is an article by Christopher Bucktin looking at Williams’ personal life and the cost of his two divorces.

Robin Williams – A Great Men’s Advocate

Yesterday the world reeled from the sudden death of Actor/Comedian Robin Williams. Today tributes will flow, and rightfully so, from all corners of the earth, from those who knew him and worked with him, to those who respected and enjoyed his immense talent – he was a rare talent that could seize any moment, and […]

Child Support amendments delayed a second time

Tue 12th August 2014:

Child support overhaul delayed Revenue Minister Todd McClay announced today the first of the reforms in the Child Support Scheme Amendment Act would be delayed a year because of the “complexity of the reforms”. “Inland Revenue has informed me… it needs more time to implement the new scheme to the high standard that the Government […]

Lonely old men

For someone who has lived a lifetime with a loving wife they could easily hold the view that all women are loving honest souls – then later in life – finding themselves alone in their old age could easily become the victim of the less honest. A woman has been held in custody following the […]

My real live dildo

Thu 7th August 2014:

A female paedophile has been jailed for having sex with an eight-year-old boy more than fifty times. That’s seems reasonable. Loren Morris, 21, started sleeping with the boy five years ago She continued doing it for two years, until the boy was ten She was convicted of sexual intercourse with a child last month Today […]

Universal Hot Crazy Matrix

Any man considering a new relationship should watch this video attentively.

Homes for women and Refuges for men

The current election campaign may not be offering much in the way of policy for men, but it has brought a few more commenters to this site and some interesting posts from new authors – which is great – we need to be our own media sometimes, it is the only way some of these […]

Children’s Commissioner failing Vulnerable Children

Wed 6th August 2014:

Child Youth and Family (CYF) have acknowledged that they did not conduct an investigation into the death of a 13 month old baby who died in a bath tub drowning in November 2012. The story was first discussed here in the post multi-tasking manslaughter. The victim’s mother was subsequently charged with manslaughter and found not […]

ATTN: Male input requested for new political group Law & Order policy

I don’t want to go into too much detail prematurely, especially without permission, but a new political group is in the formation stages and is looking for input on their law and order policy platform before registering as an official political entity. If you have any ideas, keyword “ideas,” not rants, and can put them […]

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