MENZ Issues: news and discussion about New Zealand men, fathers, family law, divorce, courts, protests, gender politics, and male health.

Archive of May 2015


Sun 31st May 2015:

For anyone interested, you can find two songs here (more to come in due course) by Johan Laven, a supporter of the Ministry of Men’s Affairs. The songs are ‘New Flag’ and ‘My Revenge’. Both songs have some indirect relevance to the kaupapa of MENZ Issues. They will cost you $2 each to download, for […]

An Interesting Economics Article

I realise this might be seen as off-topic for MENZ Issues. However, I think men still concern themselves a lot with politics and economic theory and readers might find this interesting. I will understand entirely if it is taken down as being outside the scope of MENZ Issues.

Budget 2015: Men Don’t Matter

Thu 28th May 2015:

In yesterday’s parliamentary budget debate, Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox celebrated new funding of $2.1 million for suicide prevention tagged to rangatahi Maori, i.e. Maori youth. Allocating this money for youth suicide seems disingenuous given that youth suicide rates are actually lower than the average rate for older age groups, but it does seem reasonable […]

The feminist dichotomy

Fri 22nd May 2015:

Oh! how it gives me joy to see the discourse amongst women around the latest policy on solo mothers required to be abailble for work when their youngest is aged 3. Day care centres are a product of feminists demands as a way of releasing mothers from the ball and chain of children (placed on […]

Churches and the Men’s Movement

Sun 17th May 2015:

There have always been some areas of agreement between religious followers and the men’s movement. However, this overlap is probably quite small. When it comes to particular issues, the churches seldom acknowledge men’s issues or even the impact on families and societies of male denigration. Churches still tend to favour anachronistic discriminatory attitudes toward women, […]

Administrative review

Originally when my ex wife and I split we had two houses. One was the family home and the other, a rental we co- owned with my ex brother in law.We also had additional debts that my ex had raked up. So when I decided to keep the family home and my ex, took the […]

Is the worm turning?

Fri 15th May 2015:

Jeremy Kyle gives his audience a verbal thrashing after they laugh at a man who ended up in hospital after having to jump out of a 3 storied flat to escape after his female partner locked him in. Caught off guard by Jeremy’s anger the audience soon sobers up when they realise that the domestic […]

Sperm donor births; the best interests of children?

Sun 10th May 2015:

This article, ‘More career-minded single women seek IVF treatments’ informs us of the constant increase in the number of women seeking to be impregnated to have children with no intention of providing them with a father or contact with their biological father. As we have come to expect, the article avoids wasting time on any […]

Some Recent News Stories of Interest

Fri 8th May 2015:

Are man-minding services offensive? This humourous man-minding service is apparently spreading around retail places, offering to look after women’s husbands / partners to relieve the women from care-giving of their man-children and to let them shop in peace. Most men seem happy to take the joke in good humour but then most men don’t think […]

Section 139a COCA seeking leave

Tue 5th May 2015:

Hi Team, I am looking to vary a parenting order before the first two years are up and I first need to seek leave of the court for this to happen (the other side are opposing) Im looking for anyone who may know how to meet the threshold for overturning section 139(a) COCA, the section […]

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