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Fathers Speak Out at Parliament

Filed under: Gender Politics,General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 10:27 pm Wed 30th August 2017

Fathers are speaking out at parliament on Friday 1st September, the Friday before Fathers’ Day.

MPs have been invited to address the concerns of disgruntled fathers who claim they have been neglected for decades and their parenting role abused. They claim ‘de-fathering’ has delivered many thousands of devastated families and led to further child abuses when children are unprotected by their fathers.

Research shows that children who are alienated from their father are at increased risk of low achievement and serious life problems including suicide, violence and criminal behaviour. Parent alienation has fuelled social dysfunction and drives many children into a poverty trap.

“Absent fathers are a profound social failure no politicians have the courage to confront” said Kerry Bevin speaking for the Fathers At Parliament.

“We are at parliament to challenge these ‘lunch-eaters’ to address the most important social issue today.”

The spokesman believed an anti-male, anti-father, anti-family agenda has broken our society. He said that a national tragedy overwhelming families has been delivered through feminized media, relationship property theft, child support extortion, Family Court corruption, educational and child-care misandry, men’s health neglect, and unbalanced propaganda from the Ministry for Women.

“As another father commits suicide or goes berserk leaving vulnerable children, we will focus on the issues, encourage good fathering and try to enjoy Fathers’ Day with our without our children” Mr Bevin said.

Fathers At Parliament is supported by the Ministry of Men’s Affairs, New Zealand Suicide Prevention Trust, Family Court Enquiry Lobby, Families Apart Require Equality, Wise Guys Retreat and Friends.

Contact Fathers At Parliament on 022 594 8093


  1. In solidarity d4j

    Comment by dad4justice — Thu 31st August 2017 @ 6:25 am

  2. In support for a positive outcome towards shared care arrangements I wish you all the best at parliament today.

    Comment by Jaysen — Thu 31st August 2017 @ 7:09 am

  3. What questions will be asked of MPS who come to hear this protest?

    What questions would those that are not able to attend hope are asked?

    Comment by Downunder — Thu 31st August 2017 @ 12:13 pm

  4. Unfortunately I suspect the number of MPs around parliament this week or the next 3 weeks you can count on one hand.

    Comment by allan harvey — Thu 31st August 2017 @ 12:29 pm

  5. Don’t forget those fathers who having been falsely charged with sexual abuse ,convicted, jailed and under corrections policy are deemed unfit to have their children visit them in prison.This is a double disaster for these families.

    Comment by Roderigo — Thu 31st August 2017 @ 1:37 pm

  6. Arohatā for them.

    Comment by Downunder — Thu 31st August 2017 @ 2:00 pm

  7. Quite right Roderigo # 5. Healing of relationships between fathers, children and families is of no interest under our witch hunt concerning sex offenders. Like the witch hunts, allegations stand as proof and justice towards those accused is a parody.

    Comment by Ministry of Men's Affairs — Thu 31st August 2017 @ 4:51 pm

  8. My question would be, in relation to the proposed funding of boarding houses for homeless men, a National Party policy released today, will this include facilities for grandchildren to visit these sites, should they be trying to locate and connect with abandoned relatives.

    Comment by Downunder — Fri 1st September 2017 @ 12:17 am

  9. Dear MoMA,
    I understand your frustration at most men’s failure to respond. Thank you for your perseverence in the face of apathy.
    In my opinion, it is because most men have accepted the propaganda that separated men are a dysfunctional and antisocial bunch, who deserve everything they get. This is despite observing their own brothers and cousins being taken down unjustly. Or maybe they could see that there was a little justification, so how can they gauge whether the outcome was just or not?
    They are unable to face the realities that family-vandalised men have to face and hope against odds that they will never face the same treatment. Or that their own children could end up in one of these situations and that they would be left powerless to protect the interests of their own children.
    As far as I can see, men will only arise when they can see that the situation has gone so far that they have no choice but to react strenuously. In a sense their/our only options are under-react or over-react.
    This makes a very dangerous situation for society, in fact the very antithesis of what a justice system is claimed to offer society.
    The solution is openness – even if this is despite attempted prohibitions set out by those who benefit from tearing families apart and asset stripping and ex-wife stripping.
    It is illuminating that the very “profession” that says justice must be seen to be done, are the ones who decry any public examination of the relevance, timeliness or quality of their own work. They cover their sins in open and public and never publicly justified deprecations of their victims. Victim blaming again?
    #8 The grandchildren wouldn’t be able to get in anyway. To keep costs down to only what is necessary, they will be built from loose sheets of second hand iron, within the walls of existing prisons….

    Comment by MurrayBacon — Sat 2nd September 2017 @ 12:35 pm

  10. @Murray, it is not a failure to respond as you put it.

    That is MOMA’s idea of how to fix things.

    If in under 2 years UOF could have groups operating through most of the North Island and some of South Island, then you only have to ask, what is the difference?

    It is easy to die trying, if that is what you want to do, but that doesn’t mean the world is going to join you.

    For the very reasons you point out, why help people relive their pain.

    The same people that you would say will do nothing, will do much much more, if they can see that it is helping.

    UOF meetings weren’t just full of disgruntled men, there were plenty of concerned women there too.

    You can be sympathetic if you want to be.

    I would rather be blunt, and point out the obvious.

    Comment by Downunder — Sat 2nd September 2017 @ 1:56 pm

  11. ” It is easy to die trying, if that is what you want to do, but that doesn’t mean the world is going to join you.”

    Downunder, are you suggesting your more comfortable on your knees?

    Comment by Voices back from the bush — Sat 2nd September 2017 @ 4:20 pm

  12. Where did you get that from?

    You’ve lost me there.

    Comment by Downunder — Sat 2nd September 2017 @ 4:25 pm

  13. Murray, you’re a farken Moron who wouldn’t be allowed to practice law outside NZ

    Comment by Bahahs — Fri 15th September 2017 @ 7:49 pm

  14. #13 He doesn’t practice Law inside New Zealand either. You muppet.

    Comment by golfa — Fri 15th September 2017 @ 8:25 pm

  15. I try to wear shoes a bit like lawyers shoes…… My trousers are a little bit like lawyer’s trousers, just a little bit…… My red teeshirts………. I don’t think I have ever been mistaken for a legal worker before? I must work harder at it!

    Comment by MurrayBacon — Fri 15th September 2017 @ 9:14 pm

  16. @15 being a legal worker or an illegal worker?

    Comment by Downunder — Sat 16th September 2017 @ 5:39 am

  17. Dear BBownunder,
    certainly that type of work should be explicitly illegal under clear, workable, enforced, black and white legislation.
    I am just trying to get people to consider the comparison between “legal workers” and “prostitutes”.
    I can’t understand why there is a little stigma against sex workers and so little against lawyers, down a bench and up a bench?
    But there are many things I don’t understand……thank doG. This is why discussion is so important.
    #10 is where the value lies now and the future is best laid on that foundation, thanks.

    Comment by MurrayBacon — Sat 16th September 2017 @ 9:35 am

  18. #14 I don’t too much like the muppets, but I can’t abide it being used as an insult, most of all to my friends. ggggrrrrrhhhhhhhhhh.

    Comment by MurrayBacon — Sat 16th September 2017 @ 10:03 am

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