Mojo Mathers MP Spreads False Propaganda
Sent via email to Mojo.Mathers@parliament.govt.nz
Dear Ms Mathers
In the context of debating the composition of the Intelligence Committee, you were quoted in the NZ Herald today as stating that “every day skilled women found themselves overlooked for jobs or promotion, or competing with men with far less experience and ability”.
We challenge you to provide any good evidence of your claim.
It is illegal in NZ for employers to discriminate on the grounds of gender, and any woman who believes she has been subject to such discrimination can seek redress and will easily find support from a range of organisations partially or fully funded by our taxes.
While you may be able to put forward some individual cases in which disgruntled women allege they have been discriminated against in employment situations, we could provide as many or more men who would allege the same against them especially in a climate of “positive discrimination’ by employers who will be criticized unless they employ as many or more women than men. While there will be cases in which a male or female is genuinely discriminated against because of gender, there is no good evidence that is a widespread problem and certainly not that women “every day’ are losing out to less-qualified men. Neither the Employment Relations Authority nor the Employment Court appear to feature many such cases at all.
You will find that nearly all state organisations employ more females than males. For example, our school children are badly deprived of male influence from teachers and the patients in our hospitals will see far fewer male than female faces in the health workforce. Yet we don’t hear you or other feminists criticizing such widespread gender imbalance.
We accuse you of spreading false propaganda concerning gender issues in attempting to maintain a victim mentality in women that is undeserved in the modern era. Your comments will increase hatred and discrimination towards males and this will in no way assist our country to function successfully.
This letter will be published in social media and made available to formal media. The Ministry of Men’s Affairs will remain vigilant and will hold you to account for any further dishonest comments concerning gender issues.
On behalf of the Ministry of Men’s Affairs, NZ.
MINISTRY OF MEN’S AFFAIRS
MINITATANGA MO NGA TANE
A Community Group because successive governments have neglected the voice and welfare of New Zealand men
PO Box 13130, Tauranga 3141
Contact Hans Laven (07)5712435 or (0274)799745; or Kerry Bevin (09)4247762; firstname.lastname@example.org
19 February 2015
Hon Mojo Mathers MP