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Why Aren’t There Any Women On Team NZ?

Filed under: General — martin @ 7:05 pm Tue 13th June 2017

Your guess is as good as mine – can’t they do anything?


  1. Same reason why there are no woman in the All Blacks.

    Physical Strength.

    Comment by Lukenz — Tue 13th June 2017 @ 11:14 pm

  2. It’s about enjoyment. Humans are always trying to better themselves. Originally only men competed at the Olympics.
    Example: at age 15 I ran the 800m in 1min 58sec – I wouldn’t get medal in a modern day women’s Olympic event.

    No one cares about the fastest losers.
    Our children are under constant mind set that “you did your best, that’s all that counts”.

    If Bruce Willis had that approach, we all would have been toasted by the asteroid. Sorry for attempted humor. Kiwi guys always give 100 percent, our children need to feel that same sense of pride and belief, female teachers lack this trait. Cameron

    Comment by Cameron — Wed 14th June 2017 @ 2:06 am

  3. female teachers lack this trait

    Did I get sick of the bullshit trying to get my kids through primary school. Caught one of my boys throwing his lunch out at school, so I made a point of walking past rubbish bins – truckloads of food in bins every time I was there, because they weren’t made to sit down and eat lunch.

    Worse still, my boys not only went to school and didn’t eat their lunch, I had to teach them at home because they had virtually zero numeracy and literacy skills.

    Even had their mother try and get a court order to try and stop me teaching the children because access should be a fun time with their father.

    It’s all about “why can’t I play too?”

    Because you’re a bunch of incompetentant lazy bitches and we’ve got work to do – now get back to kitchen, because we’re gonna need a feed when we’re finished here.

    Comment by Downunder — Wed 14th June 2017 @ 6:35 am

  4. Cameron, I think I understand what you are saying – you are pointing out the lack of competitive teaching, typical in schools today, and presumably associating this with teachers being predominantly female?

    I just had 2 days in court, the lawyer for child, ask if i got my kids back would I treat them in the same way (encourage competition) – the social worker and I had a difference in opinion over this – the kids told them sometimes it was hard to come first in cross country mountain-biking (my oldest competed at 14 and still does of his own accord despite me not being there for him though he doesn’t achieve the way he did) – well come on of course it’s difficult, otherwise everyone would be a winner (like those teachers teach). So the answer to the LFC, was of course I would. I lost custody.

    Comment by martin — Wed 14th June 2017 @ 1:54 pm

  5. Down under – I had the same experience (read previous post also) regarding numeracy skills – and got told off for that – despite me having 2 degrees heavily based upon mathematics – I got those for just attending – NOT!

    Comment by martin — Wed 14th June 2017 @ 1:56 pm

  6. If one of the boys broke a leg, the team would still try and win, but if one of the girls broke a glue on fingernail they’d need to stop the boat and mount a full scale search and rescue mission – slightly exaggerated to make the point – but you know what I mean.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Wed 14th June 2017 @ 2:49 pm

  7. Because Team NZ is outside NZ the Ministry for Women, sorry, I meant the Human Rights Commision has no jurisdiction.
    Otherwise they would require 50% plus female participation on equal or better pay.

    Comment by DJ Ward — Wed 14th June 2017 @ 3:35 pm

  8. Martin @ 4: Your experience in FC is an interesting example of the ideological beliefs being imposed by our authorities. Competitiveness is bad, discipline is bad, showing male anger is bad, a father’s authority is bad, a father’s wisdom is bad, daring to disagree with any feminist dogma is bad. Disagree with any of those opinions and our social workers and FC will deprive you of any equal or significant role in raising your children. Really, it’s not very different from a religion based regime.

    Comment by Man X Norton — Wed 14th June 2017 @ 6:55 pm

  9. A fair, just and reasonable family law would respect both parents’ right to be who they are and to raise their children as they see fit as long as their behaviour does not breach criminal laws. Our family law and child ‘protection’ regimes run a separate legal system based largely on foolishness and superstition.

    Comment by Man X Norton — Wed 14th June 2017 @ 6:58 pm

  10. Martin, I certainly take your point.
    However, the familycaught$ seem to find some reason, no matter what the parties do.I agree that usually it is the man that “loses”. But women can get on the receiving end of similar prejudices – especially if the allow legal workers to see that they have more money than average.
    My personal guess is that familycaught$ largely decide against the person they perceive as having the most money available to appeal.
    Hope I am wrong. I now perceive them as clowns as thieves….
    Best wishes and protect yourself.

    Comment by MurrayBacon — Wed 14th June 2017 @ 7:29 pm

  11. #10 – This wouldn’t be the case here unless I have done something drastically wrong – the ex earns $80K plus for part-time work and I am living of food parcels from the Sallies. Thanks for the good wishes – you know it’s just when I start losing faith in humanity that people like yourself pull me up again. I’m in court tomorrow criminal charges (a real set-up) and over the weekend I was pretty low – the thing that brought me round was knowing that my kids are still alive – I have friend who lost hers to suicide, and there are many others who have lost their’s for good – my heart goes out to them all!

    Comment by martin — Wed 14th June 2017 @ 7:45 pm

  12. Man X Norton – yet again I have to agree with your wisdom – if I had done something so terribly wrong then I should have faced criminal charges – I would have preferred that in the sense that I feel that I might have been given a fair hearing, in public so that all could see. I believe an analogy could be drawn to the stolen generation in Australia – a crime by the state that at best will only be recognised along after the destruction can be rectified.

    Comment by martin — Wed 14th June 2017 @ 8:35 pm

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