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Womens Election Agenda March 2014

Filed under: Child Support,Domestic Violence,Gender Politics,Law & Courts,Sex Abuse / CYF,White Ribbon Campaign — MurrayBacon @ 2:00 pm Tue 6th May 2014

A 100-point Women’s Election Agenda Aotearoa 2014 has been released, calling for action on violence against women and many other issues.
I don’t think there is a page in it, that wouldn’t breach the Human Rights Act, but for the Government exception. mcb.

womens election agenda march 2014 final.pdf
The link above was hurriedly password protected and later closed down completely.
Just read the text version presented below in the comments.


  1. They really do have a thing about getting everything done by 2020.

    Who writes this rubbish?

    Comment by Downunder — Tue 6th May 2014 @ 4:23 pm

  2. hey MB seems this link has expired, hopefully the insanity will follow suit! however I think not.

    Comment by V.O.F.M — Tue 6th May 2014 @ 5:34 pm

  3. WOMEN’S
    100 steps on the road to equality for the women of Aotearoa
    Women’s Election Agenda Aotearoa 2014 –
    ï‚· Violence against women “¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦.”¦ 3
    ï‚· Benefits “¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦4
    ï‚· The workforce “¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦..”¦5
    ï‚· Parenting “¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦..”¦6
    ï‚· Child support “¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦…7
    ï‚· Housing “¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦7
    ï‚· Wahine Maori .”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦.”¦7
    ï‚· Immigrant and refugee women “¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦…………7
    ï‚· Parliament “¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦8
    ï‚· Health and reproduction “¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦..”¦8
    ï‚· Sport “¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦9
    ï‚· Leadership “¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦…9
    ï‚· Disability “¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦.”¦9
    ï‚· Lesbian women “¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦.”¦10
    ï‚· Credit and financial literacy “¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦..”¦10
    ï‚· Media and internet “¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦10
    ï‚· Animals”¦…”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦ ..11
    ï‚· International “¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦.”¦11
    ï‚· Funding the Women’s Election Agenda Aotearoa 2014 “¦”¦”¦”¦”¦..”¦11
    The Women’s Election Agenda Aotearoa 2014 calls for all political parties in Aotearoa to commit to de facto equality for women by 2020.
    More than 120 years after women in Aotearoa won the right to vote, we are far from achieving equality. Women make up 51.3 per cent of the population, yet have the lowest incomes in the country and are grossly under-represented in all leadership positions in places ranging from Parliament to workplaces, unions, schools and businesses.
    In 2014, women in Aotearoa still do not have sovereignty over our own bodies, as is clearly illustrated by this country’s shocking sexual assault and domestic violence statistics.
    Research released on 14 March 2011 demonstrated that Aotearoa was the best country in the Commonwealth in which to be born a girl. The Royal Commonwealth Society and Plan UK study Because You’re a Girl: Growing up in the Commonwealth showed that, on the basis of eight indicators, there was a greater level of gender equality in Aotearoa than in any other nation in the 54-member Commonwealth. This country received an “A” in five out of the eight indicators and was reportedly the “star performer” in terms of pay equality.
    This is extremely sobering and a clear indication of the poor position of women both in Aotearoa and internationally. This country achieved top billing in terms of pay equality, yet the report recorded that women here earn only 72 per cent of what men earn.
    We live in a macho, male-dominated society in which male pursuits and achievements are glorified publicly and by the media, while those of women are often close to invisible. Government funding is readily provided for the America’s Cup and the Rugby World Cup, yet Women’s Refuges never have enough funding to provide adequate shelter and other services to family violence victims.
    New Zealand in global terms is a wealthy country and there is plenty of money to implement policies to end discrimination against women and to treat women and children fairly. The issue is whether or not we choose to spend money that way, or whether we continue to spend it on giving tax cuts and other benefits to the wealthy as has been done by all governments in recent years. The $14.2 billion spent by the Labour and National Governments in recent years on tax cuts for the wealthiest people in Aotearoa could instead fund the Women’s Election Agenda Aotearoa 2014.
    Further funding for the Agenda could be provided by –
    ï‚· closing loopholes to ensure that the $1 billion to $6 billion lost to the Government every year through tax evasion is instead paid by tax dodgers
    ï‚· making liable parents pay the $2.6 billion owing in child support (including by the more than 800 fathers earning over $100,000 a year who currently owe millions of dollars in child support)
    ï‚· collecting the $591 million owing in unpaid fines and reparation
    ï‚· taking further steps to collect taxes from property speculators – $68 million was clawed back by the Inland Revenue Department in the three years to 2013, with the total amount of unpaid tax yet to be detected still unknown.
    In 2014, it is time to put women and children at the forefront.
    Violence against women
    1. Provide the police with adequate resources to enforce protection orders and require police to act on all complaints of protection order breaches; and provide both the police and Family and District Court judges with further and more comprehensive training about domestic violence.
    2. Write into the Domestic Violence Act 1995 a prohibition on discharges without conviction for breaches of protection orders and amend the Sentencing Act 2002 to provide that domestic violence is an aggravating factor.
    3. Implement the recommendations in all of the reports of the Family Violence Death Review Committee.
    4. Implement an integrated response to domestic violence modelled on that of the Victorian Government which has made a sustained effort to ensure that departments, agencies and service providers both within and outside government work together.
    5. Introduce comprehensive education programmes in both primary and secondary schools to teach boys respect for women and girls, educate boys about alternatives to violence and teach them to value gender equality.
    6. Introduce education programmes in schools to teach girls about intimate partner violence and the warning signs of power and control by male partners.
    7. Provide specific resources to the Ministry for Social Development to support women and children to escape permanently from violent relationships, instead of being forced to remain in or return to violent situations because of financial constraints.
    8. Extend the Safer Homes in New Zealand Everyday programme throughout Aotearoa so that domestic violence victims and their children can remain in their homes.
    9. Provide specific education to judges and lawyers about the Court of Appeal’s decision in Surrey v Surrey [2010] NZFLR 1 and ensure that the correct test of “necessity” under section 14(1) of the Domestic Violence Act 1995 is applied in relation to protection order applications.
    10. Family Violence Courts are to cease applying a therapeutic approach to domestic violence and instead focus on the safety of women and children.
    11. Amend the Care of Children Act 2004 to specify that domestic violence is a key factor in determining the welfare and best interests of children and reinstate the recently-repealed sections providing that there should be no unsupervised contact with children when there has been domestic violence.
    12. Amend the Care of Children Act 2004 to state that the two most important factors for children’s well-being post-separation are maintaining their relationships with their primary caregivers and minimising their exposure to inter-parental conflict; to provide that an assumption of shared parenting is not New Zealand law; and to state that all allegations of domestic violence are to be treated seriously and to be investigated, rather than being dismissed as examples of “parental alienation” by mothers making the allegations.
    13. Provide adequate, permanent and sustainable funding for sexual violence and domestic violence services.
    14. Provide adequate funding for immediate access to counselling by women and child survivors of domestic violence and conduct research into the effectiveness of stopping violence programmes provided to male perpetrators of domestic violence.
    15. Provide permanent, adequate funding to Women’s Refuges throughout Aotearoa.
    16. Provide women-only mental health services for women with mental health and drug and alcohol issues relating to domestic violence.
    17. Fully implement by 2017 all of the recommendations of the Ministry of Justice’s report Te Toiora Mata Tauherenga, Report of the Taskforce on Sexual Violence 2009.
    18. Action by 2017 all of the recommendations in From “Real Rape” to Real Justice: Prosecuting Rape in New Zealand and provide the Law Commission with resources to complete its work on alternative trial processes, with a commitment from political parties to implement the recommendations of the final report by 2017.
    19. Reinstate six free counselling sessions through the Family Court to ensure that as many cases as possible concerning contact with children and which do not involve domestic violence are resolved at an early stage and by way of decisions of the parents, rather than by judges imposing decisions.
    20. Reverse legal aid cuts and ensure that legal aid is available to those on low incomes and require the Ministry of Justice to prepare and implement a plan to ensure that lawyers and legal aid are available to domestic violence victims throughout Aotearoa.
    21. Introduce a universal basic income by 2020 and, in the interim, increase the level of benefit support provided to single parents to a sustainable level by reversing the 1991 benefit cuts, tying benefits to a figure which covers a basket of basic needs as is the case in Sweden, and indexing payments to wages.
    22. Amend the Social Security Act 1964 to provide that its primary objective is to provide a liveable income to those who are not in work, with a “liveable income” being defined as one which enables an individual or family to provide for all the necessities of life and to participate fully in the community.
    23. Amend the Social Security Act 1964 to make the welfare and best interests of children a primary consideration in developing and administering laws and policies relating to benefits.
    24. Carry out an independent and comprehensive review of the way in which the Ministry of Social Development, through Work and Income New Zealand, administers benefits and provide detailed recommendations for changes to ensure that all benefit recipients receive the full entitlements provided by law and are treated with dignity and respect at all times and that staff failing to provide full benefit entitlements to recipients are sanctioned.
    25. The investigation and prosecution of alleged benefit fraud is to be placed in the hands of an independent Commissioner and the Ministry of Social Development is to be required to reimburse people on benefits when their benefits have been unlawfully stopped or reduced.
    26. Amend the law to provide that mothers are not to be imprisoned following convictions for benefit fraud.
    27. Review benefit abatement rates and alter them so that high marginal tax rates no longer apply for people on benefits moving into paid employment.
    28. Abolish the Ministry of Social Development’s Benefit Review Committees and establish a fully independent process for reviewing the ministry’s decisions.
    29. Insert into the Social Security Act 1964 a legal presumption that mothers receiving benefits and who are convicted of benefit fraud will not be required to repay the sum if this would take longer than 12 months, thereby recognising that very large debts prevent the women from moving into the workforce and in fact penalise children as much – or more – than mothers.
    30. Encourage women on benefits to study and provide financial support for them to gain qualifications, rather than cutting benefits for mothers who engage in study.
    The workforce
    31. Extend paid parental leave from 14 to 26 weeks and increase payment levels to 100 per cent of the average male wage.
    32. Implement pay equity and commit to abolishing the gender pay gap by 2020, with the Living Wage to be implemented immediately for all workers and a Pay and Employment Equity Commission to be established.
    33. Require all organisations applying for and obtaining government contracts to have in place policies to promote diversity in their workplaces and to ensure that their organisations have 50 per cent female leaders by 2020.
    34. Ensure that flexible working hours are actually available in reality to parents in the workforce and that parents who make use of flexible working hours do not suffer discrimination and lack of promotion.
    35. Conduct a comprehensive survey of New Zealand workplaces to provide statistics about the numbers of male and female leaders in workplaces and develop and implement a detailed strategy to significantly increase the number of female leaders in the workplace by 2020 and to remove barriers to women’s advancement in the workplace.
    36. Provide funding to extend the availability of safe and high-quality childcare.
    37. Research and implement detailed steps to encourage child-friendly workplaces.
    38. Make full employment Aotearoa’s key goal and take steps to ensure that workers have permanent, full time work by halting the on-going casualisation of the workforce.
    39. Provide funding for women to complete apprenticeships and introduce incentives to encourage women into male-dominated industries.
    40. Abolish the 90 day trial period and youth wages.
    41. Offer education and mentoring to women seeking to establish their own businesses.
    42. Introduce a Universal Child Benefit, comprising a non-income tested, non-transferable payment made to the primary caregiver.
    43. Extend the Working For Families package to all families, regardless of whether or not the parents are in paid work.
    44. Provide support to parents in the first year of a child’s life, including making additional funding available to Plunket to ensure that all children can be visited regularly in the first year of their lives.
    45. Provide funding to for counselling and single mothers’ support groups.
    46. Ensure that parenting is recognised as an important and demanding job and recognise the contribution that single parents make to Aotearoa, including by an education campaign to inform the public about the difficulties faced by single parents and the way in which public stigma undermines their role and makes their lives more difficult.
    47. Do not separate mothers and babies when jail terms are being considered for women convicted of offences.
    48. Extend education programmes for mothers in schools.
    Child support
    49. Reverse the changes to child support laws which were due to be implemented on 1 April 2014 and have now been delayed until 1 April 2015.
    50. Make the provision of adequate, healthy housing for all New Zealanders a government priority, including by introducing a legal requirement for all rental houses to have warrants of fitness and providing funding for inspections to ensure that this law is complied with.
    51. Draw up and then implement a detailed plan setting out how to provide enough houses and make them financially affordable so that all New Zealand families have a realistic prospect of purchasing their own homes.
    Wahine Maori
    52. Provide funding for hui of wahine Maori throughout Aotearoa to discuss and decide priorities and implement an information programme about Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
    53. Conduct research into the disadvantage of wahine Maori and draw up a detailed plan to address it.
    54. Require all government agencies and those receiving funding from the Government to give priority to measures to improve the position of wahine Maori.
    55. Research and implement measures to address the discrimination suffered by wahine Maori through their reduced benefit from national superannuation due to their shorter life expectancy.
    Immigrant and refugee women
    56. Provide adequate funding to Shakti and other organisations which provide support to immigrant and refugee women.
    57. Increase funding for English language and other courses aimed at assisting immigrant and refugee women to settle in Aotearoa and abolish barriers to their participation in the workforce., as well as ensuring that benefit support is readily available to immigrant and refugee women.
    58. Enact legislation to protect women and children from forced and underage marriage and strengthen legal protection for women coming to New Zealand via male sponsorship and who are then abused either in the workplace or in marriages and relationships.
    59. Implement a public education programme to provide information about the difficulties faced by immigrant and refugee women both before and after they arrive in Aotearoa and to overcome prejudice from New Zealanders towards migrants.
    60. Amend the Immigration Act 2009 by inserting a section stating that the welfare and best interests of the children are to be treated as the paramount considerations in immigration cases involving children and introduce a legal requirement that mothers and children are not to be separated by immigration or refugee decisions – for example, that a mother who does not hold New Zealand citizenship is not to be returned to her country of origin when she has children who are legally entitled to remain in Aotearoa.
    61. Increase Aotearoa’s refugee quota from 750 to 1500 a year, ensure that the quota is filled every year and give priority to providing asylum to women and children.
    62. Reverse the 2006 law change which provided that children born in Aotearoa do not become citizens at birth.
    63. Withdraw the Government’s one general and two specific reservations to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and implement all obligations under the convention.
    64. Follow the examples of more than 100 other nations and introduce specific measures to increase the number of female MPs from the current 34 per cent to 50 per cent by 2020 and ensure that the level of female representation in the House remains permanently at 50 per cent.
    65. Review the Ministry of Women’s Affairs’ funding to ensure it is adequate and implement measures to enhance its visibility and status and to ensure that all government agencies consult it during policy development and are required to implement its recommendations.
    Health and reproduction
    66. Create a Bill of Reproductive Rights.
    67. Decriminalise abortion.
    68. Provide free contraception.
    69. Provide radiotherapy for breast cancer within 12 weeks of surgery.
    70. Implement the recommendations of the Report of the Ministerial Inquiry into the Under-Reporting of Cervical Smear Abnormalities in the Gisborne Region.
    71. Improve access to family planning and sexual health services and prepare an Infertility Prevention Plan.
    72. Improve access to mental health services for women and girls and conduct research into the high levels of anti-depressants prescribed to women to ascertain whether these are being prescribed as a “quick fix” by busy doctors and what alternatives would be preferable.
    73. Create a New Zealand Co-ordinating Group on Women and Sport and set up a Women in Leadership Development Programme to address the low numbers of women in senior sporting administrative roles and ensure that 50 per cent of sports funding at all levels of sport from local areas to High Performance Sport New Zealand goes to sportswomen.
    74. Provide funding matching that paid to the Rugby World Cup 2011 and America’s Cup teams to women’s sport to ensure that female sports players have the same
    opportunities and support to develop skills and sports-based careers as do their male counterparts.
    75. Set a target of 50 per cent female judges at all levels of the court system by 2020 and draw up and implement a plan to achieve this.
    76. Set a target of 50 per cent female board members by 2020 and draw up and implement a plan to achieve this.
    77. Introduce a legal requirement that 50 per cent of chief executives in government agencies be women by 2020.
    78. The Government is to sign and ratify the protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
    79. Enact legislation modelled on the United Kingdom’s Disability Discrimination Act to protect disabled women.
    80. Include schools in the New Zealand Disability Strategy and provide them with proper resources to educate disabled children.
    81. Introduce employment initiatives to encourage employers to employ disabled women.
    82. Implement an affirmative action/access plan to provide more opportunities for disabled women to participate fully in society.
    83. Establish a Disability Issues Commission and ensure that all domestic violence and sexual violence services are fully accessible to disabled women and that staff are trained to work with the issues presented by disabled women.
    84. Implement initiatives to provide security for disabled women.
    85. Ensure that all new houses, buildings and means of transport fully comply with disability access requirements.
    86. Provide funding and other support for advocacy services for disabled women to ensure they have sufficient resources to participate fully in the community.
    Lesbian women
    87. Amend the law to provide that lesbian women have the same rights to adopt children and to have the day-to-day care of children as do heterosexual people.
    Credit and financial literacy
    88. Use Kiwibank to provide funding and support for microfinance schemes such as the Angel Fund to offer affordable loans to women throughout Aotearoa, thereby keeping them out of the hands of loan sharks and enabling them to access financial support when they seek to return to the workforce.
    89. Provide comprehensive financial education programmes to women throughout Aotearoa to ensure that they can manage their financial affairs, and in particular to inform them of the dangers of signing up as guarantors to husbands’ or partners’ loans.
    90. Establish a government-run scheme enabling women to buy cheap and reliable cars financed by way of microfinance.
    91. Amend the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 to provide that interest of no more than 20 per cent may be charged on loans in Aotearoa and draft regulations strictly limiting the fees which can be charged on all types of loans.
    Media and internet
    92. Toughen laws aimed at preventing online pornography, sexual grooming of children, bullying and harassment.
    93. Establish courses to educate women about the internet and to encourage more women to pursue careers in the IT industry.
    94. Require film and television producers receiving funding from government agencies to employ 50 per cent women in their productions and ensure that 50 per cent of characters, including main characters, are female. The taxpayer funding provided to subsidise major films made in Aotearoa in recent years has almost exclusively benefited men, with the movies employing male producers and directors and the characters being almost exclusively male.
    95. Prepare and implement a plan to reduce violence on television.
    96. Decline funding for films, books, movies and other forms of entertainment which portray and encourage misogynistic attitudes.
    97. Abolish sow stalls, battery cages and all intensive farming in New Zealand by 2020 to end the torture suffered by female animals and implement a Declaration of Sentience in the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 and the Animal Welfare Act 1999 to recognise in law that animals are sentient beings and not objects.
    98. Implement the recommendations arising from all periodic reviews of Aotearoa’s implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women.
    Funding the Women’s Election Agenda Aotearoa 2014
    99. Increase the top tax rate to 39 per cent and do not provide any more tax cuts for the wealthy.
    100. Introduce a capital gains tax on property and abolish tax exemptions for family trusts to ensure that the wealthy pay their share of taxes and to provide funding for the Women’s Election Agenda Aotearoa 2014 and programmes for the economically disadvantaged.

    Comment by WOMEN'S ELECTION AGENDA AOTEAROA 2014 — Tue 6th May 2014 @ 6:46 pm

  4. This is their recommended funding source:

    The $14.2 billion spent by the Labour and National Governments in recent years on tax cuts for the wealthiest people in Aotearoa could instead fund the Women’s Election Agenda Aotearoa 2014.
    Further funding for the Agenda could be provided by –
    ï‚· closing loopholes to ensure that the $1 billion to $6 billion lost to the Government every year through tax evasion is instead paid by tax dodgers
    ï‚· making liable parents pay the $2.6 billion owing in child support (including by the more than 800 fathers earning over $100,000 a year who currently owe millions of dollars in child support)
    ï‚· collecting the $591 million owing in unpaid fines and reparation

    I have to wonder if this was written by an insane feminist or a satirical axe-murderer?

    Comment by Downunder — Tue 6th May 2014 @ 6:53 pm

  5. The pay equty equal sex quater.

    This is not the way to equal socaity it’s down right equal out come moving on to women domination pushing women on the high profile job or CEO. This is job you have to earn not to be given just because you are women. This feminist BS makes me angry wentever I read it.

    Comment by Shinhee Yi — Tue 6th May 2014 @ 7:14 pm

  6. I managed to find an online .pdf copy that is “almost” identical to that originally posted in the first post of this thread that doesn’t work now.

    wiminz election agenda march 2014 final.pdf

    Comment by soMENi — Tue 6th May 2014 @ 8:55 pm

  7. Dear Shinhee Yi,

    maybe you are not being sympathetic enough to our thankfully distantly related sister species, who were built naturally testosterone underprivileged. Like all incompetents, they don’t know about all the issues they are below standard at, just like the concreters shown up on Fair Go and judges and conmen. So let them dribble on about future equality, if it can keep them quiet for a bit. The effects of testosterone deprivation have been influencing the development of their brains, from before birth – when the women couldn’t even fight back to protect themselves. This was happening inside the body of their mother, who should have been protecting their brain development from such deprivation.

    It would be ungentlemanly to point these things out to them, its just not fair, they would just bite all the skin off your fingers….

    Wouldn’t it be cruel to have to bear children, but then observe that all of the leading visionaries at child development were testosterone surplus. By logic and for safety, all children would be removed from the women at birth, to be brought up mainly by men?

    psychosexual theory of human development Sigmund Freud
    theory of cognitive development Jean Piaget
    Ecological systems theory Urie Bronfenbrenner
    Psychosocial development Erik Erikson
    Cultural-historical psychology Lev Vygotsky
    Attachment theory, John Bowlby and developed by Mary Ainsworth
    Behavioural theories B F Skinner

    Observe that every single developer of a new theory and domain of child development was a man.

    Certainly, genetics gambles more wantonly with men and we take more Nobel Prizes and patents and fill more beds for the criminally insane and dangerous in Mental Hospitals. One is but a small price for the other. (See – even the inventor of bloody dynamite was a man.)

    Similarly, testosterone gives more sexual enjoyment, so please don’t draw their attention to what we enjoy without a thought:

    Romantic relationships and fatherhood
    Falling in love decreases men’s testosterone levels while increasing women’s testosterone levels. There has been speculation that these changes in testosterone result in the temporary reduction of differences in behavior between the sexes.[32] However, it is suggested that after the “honeymoon phase” ends-about one to three years into a relationship-this change in testosterone levels is no longer apparent.[32] Fatherhood also decreases testosterone levels in men, suggesting that the resulting emotional and behavioral changes promote paternal care.[33] Men who produce less testosterone are more likely to be in a relationship[34] and/or married,[35] and men who produce more testosterone are more likely to divorce;[35] however, causality cannot be determined in this relationship. Marriage or commitment could cause a decrease in testosterone levels.[36] Single men who have not had relationship experience have lower testosterone levels than single men with experience. It is suggested that these single men with prior experience are in a more competitive state than their non-experienced counterparts.[37] Married men who engage in bond-maintenance activities such as spending the day with their spouse/and or child have no different testosterone levels compared to times when they do not engage in such activities. Collectively, these results suggest that the presence of competitive activities rather than bond-maintenance activities are more relevant to changes in testosterone levels.[38]

    Men who produce more testosterone are more likely to engage in extramarital sex.[35] Testosterone levels do not rely on physical presence of a partner for men engaging in relationships (same-city vs. long-distance), men have similar testosterone levels across the board.[34] Physical presence may be required for women who are in relationships for the testosterone-partner interaction, where same-city partnered women have lower testosterone levels than long-distance partnered women.[39]

    Testosterone and sexual arousal
    See also: Hormones and sexual arousal
    It has been found that when testosterone and endorphins in ejaculated semen meet the cervical wall after sexual intercourse, females receive a spike in testosterone, endorphin, and oxytocin levels, and males after orgasm during copulation experience an increase in endorphins and a marked increase in oxytocin levels. This adds to the hospitable physiological environment in the female internal reproductive tract for conceiving, and later for nurturing the conceptus in the pre-embryonic stages, and stimulates feelings of love, desire, and paternal care in the male (this is the only time male oxytocin levels rival a female’s).[32]

    Testosterone levels follow a nyctohemeral rhythm that peaks early each day, regardless of sexual activity.[40]

    There are positive correlations between positive orgasm experience in women and testosterone levels where relaxation was a key perception of the experience. There is no correlation between testosterone and men’s perceptions of their orgasm experience, and also no correlation between higher testosterone levels and greater sexual assertiveness in either sex.[41]

    An increase in testosterone levels has also been found to occur in both men and women who have masturbation-induced orgasms.[42][43]

    Reference: testosterone Wikipedia

    Equality in Image

    Maybe we have to put a sign on the broom cupboard under the stairs, saying Female CEO, just to keep them happy. They don’t want to be the real thing, just to be able to wear a pointed conical hat labelled CEO and give them some teddy bears to manage and counsel and make cups of tea for.

    Comment by MurrayBacon — Tue 6th May 2014 @ 9:02 pm

  8. Yeah right. A list of selfish, self-absorbed, short-sighted demands. Only a small proportion of them seem to involve any shred of wisdom or fairness.

    Funny isn’t it that for feminists employment equality is only about the privileged and powerful roles. For real employment equality we will need to see women suffer death and injury at the same levels that men do instead of about 1% of the level as currently occurs. And we will need to see women as often as men crawling in drains, wading through shit from sewers and clearing shit from people’s toilet pipes, sweating in mines, suffering in the heat, noise, dust and discomfort of building sites and on the roofs of houses, being tossed and turned on fishing boats with little sleep, hard physical demands and high danger, and so forth, and mostly for modest wages. Yes, let’s see employment equality.

    Incredible too that these feminists are demanding laws that ensure women are never imprisoned for certain crimes that men would be.

    The demand that women on parental (read ‘maternal’) leave be paid the average male salary highlighted the ill-considered ignorance of this stuff. ‘Average’ income is not the same as what is generally earned but will be heavily skewed by the small number of very high incomes. To pay mothers the nation’s average income would be to pay them much more than most people earn. And of course, like most of the items on this “me, me, me” list it will be unaffordable to the nation’s economy.

    Oh, and the bit about protecting (only) female animals from exploitation, that was priceless. The sisterhood wants to extend her subscribers across species. Hey, we could pay every female cow, sheep and fly the average male wage too…

    Comment by Ministry of Men's Affairs — Tue 6th May 2014 @ 11:53 pm

  9. Will someone compile a Men’s Election Agenda? Please include some common sense, reasoning, wisdom and foresight in the items though. An opportunity to demonstrate male qualities and the intelligent, fair nature of a lot of what the men’s movement says, and to contrast this with feminist speak.

    Comment by Ministry of Men's Affairs — Wed 7th May 2014 @ 12:01 am

  10. i think we need to do the sexist test on all female superiority (similar to Hitler’s Aryan Race superiority agenda) propaganda and simply change the sexes on their propaganda and then put hard hat on and wait 2 seconds for the flak! Then just refer them to their own propaganda. Simple and effective!

    Comment by Phil Watts — Wed 7th May 2014 @ 12:11 am

  11. Dear Moma, yesterday evening a group of small men started work on a list of proposed legislation changes, along the exact lines that you suggest. A couple are considering standing as election candidates, so a list of centrist and justifiable policy changes is needed to give exact direction to that charge.

    One item provides for that necessary feminist pay, that can only be spent in women’s wear shops, on clothes for BMI under 20 and size not exceeding 14. All of the numbers have 10 zeroes after the main digits and the notes are sequenced 1, 3, 6,8, 10, 16, 35, 85. The coins all have holes punched in the centre, so that children can see through them.

    Due to the multiple divisions among us several contact points are needed. Schizoids and OCCs can contact Paul Catton. Paranoids and schizophrenics can contact myself. Further details have been printed into the white spaces between the lines of text in all newspapers and magazines and the white spaces between the blue in the sky. Multiple personalitys can contact both of us. Paul and I both need to be contacted first. The coding has yet to be decided. Contact details are in the sky.

    Comment by MurrayBacon — Wed 7th May 2014 @ 7:50 am

  12. Hi murry thank you for your explanation on the issue. You are right I do not condone or have zero sympathy for these women I been living in nz for now fifteen years but never learn to embrace women rule mentality. Well I do not see the need of it happening. As far as I am concerned these feminazy are cencer to nz socaity maybe it’s cancer of world next alquida terrorism.
    If marriage ment bow down to femininity n submit to wife be almost slave like I would not have married at all I rather be single and visit prostitute to relive sexual need. If I understood it right man with lower testastron level keep their marriage longer. If this was fact we all will have successful family if man physically castrate them self wouldn’t it?
    It be nice to catch up again sometime. I would like to visit u again when you are free.

    Comment by Shinhee Yi — Wed 7th May 2014 @ 7:58 am

  13. A friend has pointed out that the Dropbox page, which had been hurriedly password protected, has now been closed down completely. Funny, as politics is trying to persuade the masses and get their voluntary agreement, so it is hard to see what their objectives really are? MurrayBacon – axe murderer!

    Comment by MurrayBacon — Wed 7th May 2014 @ 12:23 pm

  14. Murry thank you for your update. By the way how are you these day drop me an emailnor txt. Catch up sometime.

    Comment by Shinhee Yi — Wed 7th May 2014 @ 12:32 pm

  15. Downunder says:
    Tue 6th May 2014 at 4:23 pm

    They really do have a thing about getting everything done by 2020.

    Who writes this rubbish?

    Catriona MacLennan, Leonie Morris and Debbie Hager.

    NZ Family Violence Clearing House

    There’s a link to their Facebook page in the last paragraph.

    Comment by soMENi — Wed 7th May 2014 @ 12:52 pm

  16. This is a joke right? Issue #97 – end the torture suffered by female animals – is on a par with land rights for gay whales.
    On the plus side i’m pleased that these nutters see the recent changes to child support as a bad thing – there must be some merit in the changes after all.

    Comment by Daniel — Wed 7th May 2014 @ 2:10 pm

  17. Declaration of Sentience in the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 and the Animal Welfare Act 1999 to recognise in law that animals are sentient beings and not objects.

    This might mean that men are treated equally under the Bill of Rights Act – then again this is a feminist document. Nah, that is probably expecting too much.

    Comment by Downunder — Wed 7th May 2014 @ 3:22 pm

  18. This is why woman shouldn’t be pushed in to payment. They will only try to push through womens issue and neglet mans right even kill mans rights to develop womens right. I will never vote for party pushing gender quoter.

    Comment by Shinhee Yi — Wed 7th May 2014 @ 3:32 pm

  19. Shinhee, that raises another point. Say you wanted to vote for the Green Party but they have a feminist MP like Jan Logie who wants to introduce gender quota, and she could do this through a private members bill rather than party policy.

    What are you going to do?

    A. Still vote for the Green Party.
    B. Vote for your next best option.
    C. Not vote because you only wanted to vote for the Green Party.

    Comment by Downunder — Wed 7th May 2014 @ 3:45 pm

  20. Downunder I will still vote for the next best option. If worst comes to worst and feminist take over the country and my life as man is affected I might just leave the country.

    Comment by Shinhee Yi — Wed 7th May 2014 @ 6:20 pm

  21. Clearly the real problem is men. The solution is easy, men, all men should be put down. Thank you Catriona MacLennan, Leonie Morris and Debbie Hager for keeping me educated and updated. I’m sure you’ll approve of the solution.

    Comment by Ken — Thu 8th May 2014 @ 10:08 am

  22. We should put their head on contract first.
    I rather see those feminazy out of the picture before they do something.

    Comment by Shinhee Yi — Thu 8th May 2014 @ 12:34 pm

  23. So is this the same Catrionna Maclennan, lawyer, who writes for the NZ herald?

    Comment by Daniel — Fri 9th May 2014 @ 1:16 pm

  24. #23 Daniel: Yep. And she is often interviewed on publicly funded Radio NZ as a ‘legal expert’ which however seems to be a front for her to spouts man-hating, woman-privileging ideology.

    Comment by Ministry of Men's Affairs — Fri 9th May 2014 @ 1:49 pm

  25. Do you think I could get paid for saying women should stay at home doing the housework and punished by the state if they don’t do it right? Of course not but what’s the difference?
    There is another one called Clementine Ford who writes for one of the papers the most appalling hardcore feminist drivel you could imagine. I suspect the papers do it just as something sensational to get people onto their sites. I also suspect that I’m not paranoid in thinking there is a conspiracy out there, after all you only read this sort of hate speech when it’s a woman aiming it at men…

    Comment by Daniel — Fri 9th May 2014 @ 2:32 pm

  26. Hi,
    I find this all really interesting, considering my X-Partner (One child with) put a false protection order on me, so she can 100% for sure stay in the country. That’s correct for Visa purposes. Could not fight it as i was left with the bill’s and her getting a protection order, she not only got on the benefit, she got legal aid. Free lawyer lol.
    She is walking pack of lie’s and just recently got a new boy friend to hope she will marry, she just found out she could be still kicked out of the country latter date.
    Poor bloke. I never here anything about my daughter. Long time now.
    What is more disturbing is my name could go on the list, I’m nice guy. I came home one day and she had left and flew 400km’s away with my daughter and staying with friends i never new about!! Dam well planned for a few year’s. Found out latter she had ripped off 1000’s in her country and that’s the reason she needed to leave in the 1st place.
    This (Me) a man with really no right’s. I’m Kiwi born lol

    Comment by Jason — Wed 14th May 2014 @ 11:47 pm

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