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MPs Out to Lunch on Male Welfare

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 11:40 pm Mon 3rd April 2017

Media Release

Ministry of Men’s Affairs

3 April 2017

MPs Out to Lunch on Male Welfare

Despite long-standing concerns about the welfare of Kiwi men and boys, our politicians are “out to lunch” on Male Welfare, claims spokesman for the Ministry of Men’s Affairs, Kerry Bevin.

Issues adversely affecting the male half of the population, their female friends and children continue to be neglected, asserted Mr Bevin.

The Men’s Summit in Wellington this week is focusing on the pro male vote for the election. Men are looking for a political party that recognises that they need some help.

“However, politicians enjoy the free lunch funded by hard working Kiwi men.”

Anti-male views still seem to be sloshing around in the Labour Party embedded during the Clark era.

National Party tokenism politely ignores male welfare.

The Green Party and New Zealand First are disinterested.

The only party that has shown any interest in Men’s Issues is ACT. David Seymour supports a Ministry for Men and has said so publicly, said Mr Bevin.

According to Mr Bevin, this insult to male wellbeing is no longer acceptable.

The Ministry of Men’s Affairs spokesman noted the rise in male suicide; three-quarters of suicides are male, boys underachieving in feminised Education, no subsidy for prostate screening, matrimonial property gold digging, denigration of males in the media, false allegations going untested in our Courts and military under-resourcing compromising our security.

While New Zealand men have been grappling with these issues, without any help from the government, women have had well over 100 million taxpayer dollars invested in their welfare through the Ministry for Women, said Mr Bevin.

He also pointed to the increasing number of men, disengaging from society ……… “Going on Strike.”

“Why would you work, pay taxes, become a father, help others or defend a society that abuses you, your children and your rights?” he asked.

The Ministry of Men’s Affairs is a community group because successive governments have neglected the voice and welfare of New Zealand men and boys, Mr Bevin concluded.


For further information, contact Kerry Bevin, Ministry of Men’s Affairs, 021 2698353.

Helen Smith PhD, Men on Strike, Encounter Books, 2015


  1. I couldn’t agree more. I have been subjected to ongoing mental, emotional and physical abuse over the past year and a half in my marriage. Last year, four months after kicking me out of my own home with the help of her friends, my wife falsely accused me of abuse and easily secured a court order (without notice protection order) based solely on her testimony. I was considered guilty until proven innocent by the courts and I paid $3,000 dollars in legal fees to prove my innocence and to have even the possibility of ever seeing my baby daughter who was about to be born at this time. My wife still holds all the power and regularly uses our daughter a leverage to control all contact. Our anti-male, anti-family laws are worse than discriminatory – they are criminal and are driving men to suicide. It is only by the grace of God that i have held on to my hope for the future. I fear for the sanity and life of many other men who have less hope in their circumstances.

    Comment by Tony Dye — Wed 5th April 2017 @ 3:13 pm

  2. Hello Tony,
    Your situation is not uncommon and I hope you can take control of your life and not let another person
    ruin your mental wellbeing.Getting out is the best thing you could have done here.The laws are ruthless and destroy families and caring parents.Your ex does have the power by law and your child is now being used against you.If she cared about the child then the child would be put first.Child support payments will no doubt be something you have to deal with now and for the next 18 years.I have been in this system for over a decade and its completely stuffed.Financially you are bled and emotionally you are used up.You have to be mentally tough to roll with this stuff and not let it bring you down.Its not easy when you want to be with your children and there were times when I was just getting through the day.My children were taken overseas for a time and then returned back but only after going through the courts and money wasted.
    Bottom line is if you have a parent who does not want to be reasonable and put the children first then you will end up in the court system fighting and wasting time and money that could be used on your kids.
    As hard as it may be youre better off mentally by looking after yourself and getting on with your life.
    Again dont let another person try and bring you down especially when they use your children as pawns.
    Be happy and find yourself a new life with a decent human being.

    Comment by Mac — Thu 6th April 2017 @ 10:54 am

  3. Watch and see . . . I reckon our male MPs will back this item in STUFF this morning. Its women lobbying that the Family Court is against them and it takes the side of males – thus endangering the safety of women and children. I heard that song before somewhere.

    Comment by Jerry — Fri 7th April 2017 @ 5:10 am

  4. Government is out to lunch on male welfare – but it is going ever further for women. I have never ever received anything positive towards men from WINZ. Today I received a leaflet for “” for Mother’s day promoting women’s magazines. So there you have it. Government departments yet again displaying gender preference. Sure this can be seen as a deal to get funds through business promotion, but there must be male positives tings they could promote. And yet I don’t believe they should be into these kinds of promotion at all.

    Comment by Jerry — Wed 26th April 2017 @ 9:14 am

  5. Hi , I`m a new comer to this site , few around that can help with mental support.
    My thoughts are that family lawyers have too much power and are able to manipulate a relationship situation to their advantage, without review or consequence.
    my personal situation is that a female sole trader lawyer put a claim on my freehold property after the woman had left, but no conference had taken place (poss mental health breakdown). Thus I`m now locked in to a min.of three years to wait to apply to have removed! I`m sure this is a loophole, that unscrupulous lawyers engage in to confirm ongoing work. Apparently they do not need to have the claim reviewed by a district court judge to see if there is a case to answer.This can be done on line in an instant ,when received by Land Transfer it is locked down and only legal representatives can access!
    Yes there is very little support for men and the dazed Feminist movement is destroying all sensibility to try and find fairness and better out come for men. p.s. I am pursuing the law society on this situation . thanks .comments welcome.

    Comment by IAN FULLARTON — Tue 16th May 2017 @ 6:08 pm

  6. Welcome Ian Fullarton. Yes, we know there are many Family Court lawyers who will use unethical tactics, most readily towards men. Good luck with calling them out to the Law Society. There must be some right of appeal against what has been done with your property, surely?

    Comment by Man X Norton — Wed 17th May 2017 @ 12:35 am

  7. Yes, good luck with the Law Society – they’ve never been much help, as they haven’t learned to wipe their own arse yet.

    Plenty of moral support here.

    With an issue like you have it’s a good idea to put it up as a post with an appropriate title (you can’t change the title afterwards) gives some continuity to the story and easy for you to update.

    Look in the right hand menu for ‘author’ to get started on a post. You won’t be the only person dealing with this, and that will give others something to link into.

    What is her name? You need to put that up. If other people Google her, that will link to your post.

    Comment by Downunder — Wed 17th May 2017 @ 5:16 am

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