Labour MP Kelvin Davis mocks men with a white ribbon
We noticed that Labour MP Kelvin Davis wore a prominent white ribbon in parliament and during subsequent news interviews when he challenged the government about a possible cover-up concerning the death of an inmate who was thrown off a balcony in one of our privately-run prisons. Hey, it’s great to see any politician pay any attention to the welfare of a man no matter what the motive, this happens so rarely. However, Mr Davis’ white ribbon made it clear that his stand was nothing more than political gamesmanship. It can only be disingenuous to pretend that you care about a man while you overtly support a campaign that deliberately and pointedly excludes men as deserving of called-for protection from violence and that promotes false propaganda that only men commit violence worthy of concern. Wearing a white ribbon while pretending to care about a male victim frankly amounts to mocking men and their welfare concerns. Ha ha, we get the joke Kelvin. One may as well wear a Ku Klux Klan outfit while grandstanding about the misfortune of an African-American. For anyone who thinks honestly about it, a white ribbon is like a Ku Klux Klan badge promoting gender discrimination against men.
It’s true that the National government deserves a bit of balcony therapy for ever allowing people to make profit from imprisonment of NZers. It’s no better than a slavery industry in which people, mainly men, are deprived of their liberty by the state then handed over to private owners for profit. Particularly concerning is the degree to which this process relieves government of direct responsibility for the treatment of prisoners. National was very happy to milk this silly little scandal of prison fights and drug use (who would have thought?) to distract the public from other politically sensitive issues such as foreign manipulation of our property market and government’s intention to breach its UN charters by pushing through retrospective legislation (in this case to ensure that illegally obtained fine revenue wasn’t compromised). National knows that most of the public has been captured by ‘sensible sentencing’ lynch mob mentality and cares little about the welfare of criminals, especially males. By ordering an enquiry into the Serco prison events this ensures the matter will dominate news media for some time but in the end can simply be attributed to male badness and passed off on the contracting firm who will agree to be scapegoated and fined if this enables them to keep on profiting financially from this human trade. National may not have counted on the balcony-throwing issue complicating the matter, but in the end that won’t affect their ploy because balcony-throwing (or falling, as now ridiculously claimed by Corrections Dept) too will be kept at arm’s length and blamed on Serco.
Some people have put their hopes for a brighter future into this person ‘Labour MP Kelvin Davis’
Sadly the white ribbon proves that all those hopes were based on smoke and mirrors.
Can you imagine the compromises a male would have to make to be given the candidacy for an electorate, or a list position, for Labour.
What is the price for selling your soul to the devil?
Guess he does not notice that Labour created the Ministry for Women and continually express their underlying hatred of men in parliament.
Maybe when he looks in the smoky mirror, he does not see a real man.
A real man would not participate in a campaign of bigotry, or be a part of the culture of man hating, sexual bigotry that the Labour party has become.
After all the male electorate has noticed, and has abandoned Labour.
I have concerns for this persons intellect, due to the continued membership.
Soft sell for women. Hard Labour for men. Gynocracy rules ok?
As gang patches are being banned – will we see the end of this white ribbon gang. ?
Mr ward. This is what I have been saying for a while now……just what forms of entrapment are some of our politicians under?????
I understand your cynicism.
However, I believe that Kelvin Davis was a successful school principal. To perform that role means teaching skills (these people listening and relating skills would be essential in familycaught$ – but somehow just don’t seem to be present there) and practical people and money management skills for serving people (these should be very useful in Parliament).
You are challenging his credentials.
If you look around Parliament, these human skills are not in good supply.
There are too many legal or money men. And these are the areas in which NZ is having difficulty in getting the legislative and policy settings right. These men are more serving piles of money and narcissistic greed, than protecting children or functional families. They serve their friends with excess money, more than their ostensible voters.
By contrast, Kelvin Davis appears to be a man with empathy and a heart – fairly close to what NZ needs, in my opinion.
Post him a few black ribbons and see what happens?
Who else in Parliament is serving families or fathers or mothers better?
Put yourself in his position, for a few days, could you do better? (Among a group of women….of the Wobbly Labour Party.)
Put yourself in the position of a familycaught$ “judge” for a few days, could you do better?
(A monkey could answer yes to the second question…)
Disclosure of conflict of interest:
I have previously voted for Green, Values, Sky City/National Party and Wobbly Labour Party and am embarrassed of all of them.
I haven’t voted for Screaming Lord Sutch or the Loony Party, but I wish I had.
So, I see more hope through Kelvin Davis, even though he is in the Wobbly Labour Party, than in any of the others?
Yes I agree with the cynicism comments Murray.
Guilt by association, ignores the realities of the individual. Sorry Kelvin.
For example it is clear that Labour don’t like private operators in our prisons, and neither do I. Sooner or later the operator was going to show their true colours. Moving prisoners ‘to state run prisons’ that would otherwise give bad resultants to the organisation is an example of manipulation that fits into the category of corruption. This case could even show an example of false reporting, hence the attack by Labour.
Is it about caring about men? No, absolutely not. Unions yes. Look at the resultant actions in this case. The prisoners are on an extended lockdown and for the majority it will not be due to their actions. We have already seen what happens when prison groups are abused in this way with the Hampton Downs riot, and subsequent cover-up by corrections. The future looks even bleaker, as this event will be used by man-haters to make prison conditions ‘only in mens prisons’ more oppressive.
OOPs they already have with the human rights violating lockdown.
To Hornet. Yes I have read what you have put on those sites.
Can you imagine all the Wolf of Wallstreet type parties that John Key attended in his youth? Do you think he is now a corporate puppet?
Kelvin Davis now a White Ribbon Ambassador
So let’s examine this feminist crap.
‘One of my priorities coming in to Parliament was to stand up and say enough is enough over sexual violence,’ says Kelvin Davis.
Well that would be nice Kelvin, you have said a lot in parliament but for some reason you have said nothing about the real epidemic of sexual violence. Coming from the north one would think that you would have noticed how getting pregnant without consent is like a rite of passage for northlands female population. How about he asks in parliament, at what rate does northlands female population, not named the father on birth certificates. If he does that maybe we can learn something about the realities of sex offending in his electorate.
‘I believe those of us who are committed to being loving and respectful men need to speak out loudly and clearly that we will not tolerate violence in any form, be it verbal, physical, emotional or sexual’
Unless it’s committed by females, then Kelvin, a good labour man, won’t give a toss. You can tell this with the page title. White Ribbon, You can stop violence towards women. The rest of the population can carry on being victims. Part of the Its OK Campaign.
‘Our goal was to raise awareness about sexual violence and to encourage people to #SpeakOut.’
Maybe its worked Kelvin. Ill speak out. Kelvin stop supporting government policies that support, encourage, and protect female sex offending against men.
‘At its most basic level harmful sexual behavior is a choice that perpetrators make’
Yes Kelvin, female sex offending is always a choice, supported by politicians ‘the real perpetrators’.
‘Although sexual violence is perpetrated by females and males against females and males, men make up the majority of offenders. The crucial voices missing from conversations about sexual violence are the voices of men.’
Can you hear this from a man?
Men make up a majority of the offenders is bullshit Kelvin. More men are not named on the birth certificate than women are raped, including those that don’t report it, by a profound margin. Got teenage fathers in your electorate? Did they consent to the pregnancy? Is it legal in your electorate to have sex with children? If you’re female!
Cycles of violence will never stop when one side of the cycle can do whatever they want without repercussions.
I made the point before Davis was elected.
His way into Labour was to parrot the feminist rhetoric.
Did anyone actually believe he was going to change his tune once he got there?
After this last election (and it was closely followed by this site) does anyone actually believe there is anything for men in the Labour Party?
Good points DJ Ward and thanks for bringing this news to MENZ Issues.