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Male Denigration, Attack on MoMA and Child Development

Filed under: Domestic Violence,Gender Politics,General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 5:10 pm Thu 10th December 2015

A couple of interesting local experiences today were reported by MoMA’s chief executive.

He attended a seminar in which the presenter Nathan Mikaere-Wallis repeatedly made comments that stereotyped men as incompetent, drunkards, violent abusers of their wives and generally inferior compared to women. When a suggestion was made that Mr M-W stop denigrating the male gender, he claimed that only 1% of partner assaults were committed by women. His misinformed belief was corrected but we’re not sure whether he will take that on board.

This situation was significant because it showed the extent to which feminist propaganda has misled even many of our most intelligent, otherwise well-informed people. Congratulations White Ribbon for spreading and supporting these lies so effectively; we’re impressed but we note that a lot of taxpayer funding and ready support from government departments and tax-funded organisations has assisted in this harmful, divisive populist influence.

The other experience was a telephone call from a woman who called herself Angela Church, phone 06-273 8225. She referred to MENZ Issues then proceeded to make silly allegations including bringing personal family members into her invective. An honest attempt was made to discuss matters reasonably but she frequently talked over, misquoted and expressed sarcastic abuse. She was then asked not to make contact again but we’re not sure whether she will take that on board.

It’s to be expected that as the men’s movement gains more traction the feminists will become more desperate and vicious in their efforts to maintain their power base. We are now seeing this.

Incidentally, some of Mr Mikaere-Wallis’ teachings had significance for fathers. Apparently the first 1000 days of a baby’s life, beginning in the womb, have the most influence on both human brain development and a person’s educational and/or career success in adulthood. Moreover, the best brain outcomes occur with a dyadic relationship with one adult attachment figure who is attentive, responsive and communicative during those 1000 days. Seeing the face of that attachment figure is the most important factor for both attachment and early brain development, and indeed newborn babies can only see as far as approximately the distance between the breast and the face. Babies during those first 2.5 years do not show optimal brain development when their attachment is shared between two or more adult figures such as in equal shared care. During this time it is better for a child to spend most time with one parent and periods (whilst awake) of no more than 20 minutes at a time being cared for by any other adult. Attendance in child care places (nowadays called ‘early childhood education’) in those first few years has not been shown to be beneficial for children’s development in any way.


  1. Donald Trump has gained considerable attention by making a series of outrageous claims. Surely Mr Mikaere-Wallis is trying the same stunt in order to move a few of his books.

    Comment by nickcoop — Thu 10th December 2015 @ 5:31 pm

  2. Good on you for outing more misinformed bigotry.
    When such bigotry becomes less prevalent, there’ll be less reason to be MGTOW. Seeing as such ignorant prejudice against men (misandry) has persisted for several decades now, I’m not holding my breath.
    I’d love to see such outings in future extended to video and audio recordings, so the bigots’ publically declared ill informed hate mongering is further exposed.

    Comment by MGTOW — Thu 10th December 2015 @ 6:18 pm

  3. It may be helpful to add what the presenation was about and what expertise of the speaker was. The last paragraph sent chills down my spine – the early years docterine is alive and well I see.

    Oh and asking someone not to contact and then publishing their phone number on a public site, perhaps your sending mixed messages here?

    Comment by JnF — Tue 15th December 2015 @ 10:46 am

  4. The best development of a child occurs when all of its family and scial relationships are intact and functioning well.

    The following statement is promulgating a lie, by using a non-optimum comparison, having one parenting relationship, compared to none. Only a relationship vandal would compare no relationships to 1 relationship, when the true optimum is many.

    I think that the realities of child development are fairly obvious to anyone with natural experience of taking care of children. Only a fool or a non-human could be misled by this statement (such as a judge!).

    Moreover, the best brain outcomes occur with a dyadic relationship with one adult attachment figure who is attentive, responsive and communicative during those 1000 days.

    I am interested to hear what the audience reaction was to this presentation? and what were the types of people in the audience?

    Comment by MurrayBacon — Fri 18th December 2015 @ 7:38 am

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