Surprise Surprise, The Chief’s Stripper Lied
Told you so. Let’s see how much prominence our misandrist media gives to this information.
Many people appointed themselves judge and jury regarding this lying stripper’s allegations, making the same mistake that our Courts so often make in taking a sexist position favouring women’s tales. Will we see apologies from the following people to the Chiefs for unfairly judging them, to the Rugby Union for unfounded allegations of a poor investigation, and to the public of New Zealand for manipulative misandrist propaganda?
John Key, Prime Minister, who said “I think the Chiefs would be very disappointed in their behaviour” and “We’re brought up in New Zealand to have respect for women and what looks to be the case in this particular instance is that that wasn’t on display.”
Labour MP and ‘sexual violence spokesperson’ Poto Williams who said the NZR investigation had failed to deal properly with the poor behaviour of the Chiefs, “Once you just start to leave the door a little bit open, it means that you’re providing an opportunity to say there’s not much to see here and let’s go away, and that’s not the case because we really need to [say that] disrespecting anyone in our community is not on” and “If we think about the stance that the Chiefs had a few years ago, they were outstanding champions in the area of family violence and were fully participant in the It’s Not OK campaign, and they seem to have really fallen off that wagon, so to speak.”
Green Party MP and ‘women’s affairs spokesperson’ Jan Logie (they don’t have one for men’s affairs, men don’t matter) who said the results of the inquiry were “deeply disappointing” (isn’t that just so telling?), and “Not only have they missed the opportunity to apologise to this woman who was treated badly…but they’ve also gone public and kind of made it worse” and “Stripping per se is not bad, but people not being able to do their job safely is bad…” and “We have very high rates of violence against women in this country and we have had far too many public cases of women coming forward with concerns around their safety being publicly sacrificed for speaking out, and sadly I think this is another example of that”, and who called for Women’s Affairs’ minister Louise Upston to step down after she refused to comment about the investigation or the Chiefs’ behaviour (a very sensible decision in the absence of good evidence of the stripper’s allegations).
Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy who described the stripper’s allegations as ‘disgusting’ (well yes, she was correct but not in the way she intended; they were disgusting lies), who called on New Zealanders to sign an open letter asking NZR “to seek support in addressing their internal culture issues”, and who said “People deserve to be treated with respect and dignity and there’s none of this shown in this inquiry…” and
Sexual violence survivors advocate Louise Nicholas who said “They should have had somebody independent come in and do that investigation, not somebody from the inside. The complaining, Scarlette, was questioned last – that’s not how you operate an investigation…” (But Ms Nicholas, you failed to mention that the stripper refused to be interviewed when asked at the outset of the Rugby Union’s investigation, then she changed her mind later and was interviewed then.), and “They said sorry to everybody but the woman who was involved. That sucks big time … I felt that was bad on their part….I’m really, really feeling for her” and “…the team’s “absolutely disgusting” behaviour has brought the whole rugby union into disrepute”.
‘My Food Bag’ founder Cecilia Robinson who said the conduct was unacceptable for a professional team, that the team’s “conduct at the post-season event was insupportable and does not reflect the values of My Food Bag…”, and who withdrew sponsorship of the Chiefs team as a result of the stripper’s allegations
Lion Nathan spokesperson Ben Wheeler who said “Clearly the behaviour demonstrated at the post-season celebrations was not acceptable and is very disappointing.” (What, he ‘clearly’ knows the truth based on a stripper’s allegations?)
Those in the NZ Human Rights Commmission who penned an open letter to NZers claiming the Rugby Union’s investigation “has highlighted to all New Zealanders that NZ Rugby’s judiciary process is not appropriate for dealing with issues of integrity, mana, respect and basic personal rights” and “As much as New Zealanders love rugby – we need New Zealanders to respect women.”
Everyone who signed the Human Rights Commission open letter and thereby supported its misandrist form of injustice, including
• Dr Jackie Blue, EEO Commissioner
• Louise Nicholas, Sexual Violence Survivors Advocate
• Prue Kapua, National President, Maori Women’s Welfare League
• Barbara Williams, National Council of Women
• Caren Rangi, National President, P.A.C.I.F.I.C.A (Pacifica Allied (Women’s) Council Inspires Faith in Ideals Concerning All) Inc
• Dame Susan Devoy, Race Relations Commissioner
• Nive Sharat Chandran, Co President YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand
• Sina Wendt-Moore, Co President, YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand
• Monica Briggs, CEO, YWCA
• Karen Johansen, Indigenous Rights Commissioner
• Jan Logie, Member of Parliament
• Ruth Dyson, Member of Parliament
• Tracey Martin, Member of Parliament
• Catriona McClennan, Barrister and Social Justice Advocate
• Leonie Morris, Auckland Women’s Centre
• Eileen Brown, Council of Trade Unions
• Sue Kedgley, UN Women
• Dr Kim McGregor QSO , Director of Tiaki Consultants.
• Vicky Mee, Business and Professional Women
• Jane Drumm, Shine
• Erin Polaczuk, PSA
• Deborah McKenzie, Inner City Women
• Christine King, President, Pacific Women
• Denise Ritchie, Stop Demand
• Dr Janette Irvine
Equal Opportunities Commissioner (meaning ‘Female Superior Opportunities Commissioner’) Dr Jackie Blue who said it was time for NZR to address its “internal culture issues” and “NZ Rugby has previously refused to take up offers of support and expertise from external parties with these sorts of investigations. Until they do, these investigations will continue to produce the exact same results.” (Yes, quite, and when the ‘support and expertise’ is provided this will ensure investigations always find fault with accused men and exonerate lying females.)
Expat writer Katherine Dolan who criticized NZ’s masculine culture of the kind demonstrated in the recent case of Chiefs rugby players fondling a stripper, rather than truly valuing women.
Minister Paula Bennett who said when asked if the Chiefs should apologize to the stripper “Most certainly. I think the Chiefs should perhaps accept elements of their own behaviour, own that and look at moving on.”
Minister Judith Collins who said the Chiefs should apologize to the stripper and “I’m pretty disappointed in them and I think it’s time they stopped that stupid behaviour, grew up and got on to the rugby.”
Polly Gillespie, one of the many undeserving current writers for the NZ Herald, who wrote “It’s not a woman’s fault she was raped because she wore a short skirt. And it’s not a stripper’s fault if alcohol is thrown at her!” and “I have no idea if the woman hired to strip for a bunch of victorious rugby players thought that it could turn nasty. Why is the default to always find blame with the woman and explain away the behaviour of our darling boys? Come on now!” (Polly, Polly, you are so poorly informed that you didn’t even find out the Chiefs were in fact not victorious…)
The many other NZ notables and all the armchair jurists at home who were too quick to jump to judgement simply because allegations were made by a woman and fitted popular misandrist ideology.