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Campaigning for Mens’ Rights

Filed under: General — mama @ 1:00 pm Tue 15th January 2019

Surely it is time for a political party to stand for Men.
Surely the Women of such a party would like their Men.
Since when did politics play nice and fair.
Since when was there a party that did not Dare.

..and Discrimination has already been played and played hard,
now it is time to even the score and use discrimination once more.

Just like in the recent Triassic post the tides are turning,
could we ask for more?


  1. We’ve seen this with Peter Dunne Nothing and his hollow promises. That’s how he got his seat in 1999 and that piece of shit as Minister of Revenue would be responsible for more dead men than any other politician in nz-history.

    We did see a more realistic representation from ACT, although outside of Muriel Newman there was no real enthusiasm.

    Winston Peters who’s probably shit in his nest for the last time did the same thing as united future when ACT folded, and we got nothing from them, like a lot of other limited issue campaigners who have been sucked into his bullshit.

    The Republicans although committed to men’s issues made no progress.

    The conservatives picked the lemons from possible men’s candidates and that cost them as much as their lose head leader.

    As you can see mama the issue doesn’t have a great history and many men do not vote for this reason.

    If we saw a party campaigning on legislation to criminalize civil harassment, that might be a different story. Legislation like that would have legal trash like Simon Mitchell behind bars doing the time the corrupt little piece of legal shit deserves along with a few IRD employees amongst others.

    That would be a mechanism around areas judges simply refuse to cooperate in for obvious reasons.

    Comment by Downunder — Tue 15th January 2019 @ 3:47 pm

  2. Great,….. jeez I cant imagine Dunne being a spokesperson for men, maybe it was the way he dressed.
    If only there were more normal people like Muriel in parliament today and as for Winston,, I actually voted for HIM !, sorry , and now I cant hear him at all.

    New Zealand is a bit stuffed really, the most with balls could be Barry??

    Comment by mama — Wed 16th January 2019 @ 2:42 pm

  3. every ideology has failed except for communism according to china.
    democracy or idiot cracy as I call it is in its death throes.
    a parti is nothing but a wish of the population
    a sad joke that sells hope but only delivers deception and despair
    how can that one wish or vision of a parti take precedence over all the real aspirations of a country?
    what happens when that parti reaches its goal?
    Will it become a trust and seek eternal life?
    just like every other parti in this country?
    or any other parti around the world?

    ISn’t it more division in a global agenda of divide and conquer?

    Comment by JustCurious — Sat 19th January 2019 @ 9:20 pm

  4. It is sad to think of the likes of Gluckman here in NZ as an ideaologist, he says politics should be treated more as a science, there should at the least be practicality and accountability and countering of problems to decisions made and implemented, reflection in parliament should be a given, our most wonderful humans only should lead an entire nation, they should have to pass an integrity test.
    Instead we have ex lawyers, solo mums, university politicians and academics.

    Comment by mama — Sun 20th January 2019 @ 10:20 am

  5. “Instead we have ex lawyers, solo mums, university politicians and academics.

    Negative selection of people means people in senior academic postilions , Court, government posts etc are chosen only if they toe the line , if they are 100% obedient and if they fit the don’t rock the boat at any costs team.

    I met recently a senior Academic who got his PhD on Local SElf Goverments diseration . When I asked him has he included the first localy governed cities of Ancient Greece as Sparta or Athens ( independent city polisis ) he said NO as elaborated only on Maori and Pacific Island’s self governed local entities . Then I met another academic who wrote an ” Just War ” essay for which he got highest mark only based on quotations – not even one original thought was included ???

    This people were selected to hold senior posts only because of their opportunism and zero knowledge. These people as bosses would further employ the same sort of inferiors . Otherwise, any really knowledgeable people would be seen as a threat to the establishment.

    If you want to further your career you have to play dumb , dumber and not be seen as a threat. The big plus will be if you support ” Masculine toxicity ” Me too. Women – poor victim of men and of course if you put Maori/Islander’s point of view in anything ranging from Moon exploration to hwo to get rid of acne.

    This is called a negative selection of people . No wonder Asians are progressing as they don’t do that or if they do it is very limited unlike in Aoteroa

    Comment by Tony — Sun 20th January 2019 @ 9:07 pm

  6. Can the campaign for men’s rights learn anything from women’s campaigns?
    This question might be broken down into two questions:
    Can men learn from women or from society?
    Are there any lessons from women’s campaigns, that would be useful to men’s campaigns?
    All week we revisit the Mervyn Thompson Affair – the strange, powerful 1984 incident when six women abducted an Auckland university lecturer, chained him to a tree in Western Springs, and labelled him a rapist. Today: a modern take on the incident, and its wider implications, by former MP Holly Walker.
    Perfect, right? Convert a few more good keen blokes like this and widespread culture change would be inevitable. Women would be safe, men would be allies, and rape would be rare. Any lasting damage to Thompson would be justified in light of these greater societal benefits, and besides, he deserved it.
    But it didn’t happen. A national conversation of sorts did take place, mostly in the letters pages of the Listener. But generally correspondents divided into two camps – defenders of Thompson and defenders of his attackers – and talked loudly past each other.
    When the ripples from the Thompson controversy finished washing up, general public attitudes towards rape and sexual violence were unchanged. Eventually even allies like Jensen became disillusioned: “Our documents and graphics were mostly fuzzy from repeated photocopying. Our protest marches or pickets shouted versions of the same, tired chants… It became increasingly apparent to me that our various critiques of society were not being heard by society itself – or not as we meant them to be heard.”
    I suggest that there are worthwhile lessons that could be useful and should be learned.

    Comment by Murray Bacon — Tue 22nd January 2019 @ 2:08 pm

  7. Well I do not know if we can learn from each others words or thinking, Don Brash preaches, rightly so, “that we ought to be all treated as one people”, new zealanders, but gets labeled as racist.

    Being too individualistic is perhaps pulling peoples apart, even pitching them against one another, yet it seems individualism is in fashion, go figure,,, I cannae see the sense in divide and conquer among the peoples of a country, what purpose would that serve.

    Now women seem to labeling men,,, we need to forget the labels and treat each other with respect, other wise how can it be reciprocated.

    Comment by mama — Tue 22nd January 2019 @ 4:18 pm

  8. Law of the individual or person puts power in the hands of politicians and judges and allows the individual to be civily taxed.

    It’s not new if you’re at all familiar with the history of previous civilizations.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Tue 22nd January 2019 @ 4:30 pm

  9. Andrew Little to the UN; Our justice system is broken and New Zealand is failing women.

    Hard to say if this is another apology for being a man or the start of the next election campaign.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Wed 23rd January 2019 @ 2:22 am

  10. Morning Report is discussing among other things this morning, recommended changes to the Family Court.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Wed 23rd January 2019 @ 6:11 am

  11. 10,,,Yes the second round of discussion including submission starts today.

    # 8….Evan,,, I am far far from a history buff, as I am sure you can tell,,, but as far as individualism goes we have , as humans, been split unprecidentedly now, for instance there used to be only two considered genders.

    Comment by mama — Wed 23rd January 2019 @ 8:39 am

  12. @11 here we are also split by a secrecy that creates a language the observer at large can never have understood because they can not see the experience.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Wed 23rd January 2019 @ 8:49 am

  13. 12,,here?,secrecy??,, I don’t understand.

    Comment by mama — Wed 23rd January 2019 @ 8:52 am

  14. #13 The individual experiences that create this dialogue are seldom explained either by that individual or the family law that created the outcome that brought the individual here.

    Comment by Downunder — Wed 23rd January 2019 @ 9:48 am

  15. # 14,and # 12,,,sure, and thanks for the explanation but being here is a consequence of seemingly similar experience, it need not split, and Evan, though I needed translation, I do appreciate your knack for covering a few things in a single sentence.

    One of the great things about this site is the opportunity to ” get it all out what’s in my head”..”what’s up’, 4 non blondes.

    or is it more like “Don’t speak”,,,….

    Comment by mama — Wed 23rd January 2019 @ 10:38 am

  16. #11 Mama

    The first thing I did was check what they wanted to do with Lawyer for child. The reason was they have a Lawyer from a Lawyer for Child law firm on the panel.

    So in a roundabout way they are saying they want Lawyer for Child to nearly be compulsory, and they want them to be given pay rises.

    Who would have thought this would involve corruption.

    Comment by DJ Ward — Wed 23rd January 2019 @ 6:56 pm

  17. They were and I assume still are an independent organised group with a very high opinion of themselves and their abilities.

    It has been a career path from lawyer to judge, so corruption and political allegiance is not unusual.

    Comment by Downunder — Wed 23rd January 2019 @ 7:45 pm

  18. # 16,,DJ Ward,,yes ,,and I am sure the panel members all have vested interest in the outcomes.

    The ladies who represented mediation kept me with some hope that at least there would be heart involved, but my heart sank when I talked of mediation and they (panel) changed the wording back to counselling, it made it feel like certain decisions had already been made , who knows what deals get made behind closed doors.

    Comment by mama — Wed 23rd January 2019 @ 9:21 pm

  19. The majority of humanity derives satisfaction from being usefull to one another but there is a small group whose satisfaction comes from their own arrogance and enforcement of their ideological beliefs.
    This group has an undeclared doctrine of authority that suits the maintenance of their lifestyle rather than the preservation of others.

    It’s no more a prescription for social development than a concentration camp.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Thu 24th January 2019 @ 9:24 am

  20. Paul Hunt … new Chief Human Rights Commissioner.

    Is this going to change anything?

    Comment by Evan Myers — Thu 24th January 2019 @ 1:48 pm

  21. ,,,, and from the NEW CONSERVATIVES !

    Marriage Policy: The traditional definition of marriage goes back thousands of years and spans all cultures. New Conservative believes in the traditional definition of marriage as between one biological man and one biological woman, with all other legal arrangements categorised as civil unions.

    We believe that couples should undergo pre-marriage or relationship training prior to entering into marriage – and that this will be State funded and highly encouraged.

    To support strong marriages into the future, our policy will allow for up to five State sponsored marriage counselling sessions for couples experiencing marital problems.

    In the unfortunate event of divorce and separation, both parents have equal rights and access to their children unless it is determined not to be in the children’s best interests. Gender based discrimination in parental access matters will be prohibited.

    Comment by mama — Thu 24th January 2019 @ 4:27 pm

  22. #21 — any license is a replacement of rights with privileges

    effectively, a marriage license is a contract between the state and the two parties. \Teh state si a the top of the triangle.

    That t is why there is a probate at death or; at divorce, a split of everything, even kids… plus alimony and child support.

    nothing to do with rights, fairrness or justice…. only appearances of same

    Comment by JustCurious — Thu 24th January 2019 @ 5:34 pm

  23. Following are the email addresses of two parties who ,one, may be in need of votes,
    …and two, may be hope for equal rights to be seen to be equal rights for all of us.

    Maybe we just have pretend we are starting all over again, and that the issue of equal rights is a new challenge.

    [email protected]

    [email protected]

    [email protected]

    Comment by mama — Fri 25th January 2019 @ 9:46 am

  24. I see the New Conservatives are busy online. They appear to be a development of the old Family Party.

    It is still very much a case of what you’ve got at ground level.

    That said, it would only take an institutional shift such as the Polynesian churches in Auckland to destroy Labour’s re-election chances.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Sun 27th January 2019 @ 9:17 am

  25. …and I heard on radio this morning, a new party, the Blue Greens, seems that an ex green is the head….a Guy, yay,,, seems we have a raising of heads in rebuttal to current policies,,,hope, hope, hope????

    Comment by mama — Sun 27th January 2019 @ 9:56 am

  26. National only have themselves to blame for that, they started the teal-deal idea.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Sun 27th January 2019 @ 12:37 pm

  27. Have anyone ever come up with proposed legislation to campaign on?

    Like a register of serial solicitor abusers.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Sun 3rd February 2019 @ 1:59 pm

  28. To clarify that for these women that need 20 consecutive solicitors for one court case.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Sun 3rd February 2019 @ 2:01 pm

  29. or the general court/family or police time wasters and abusers,, the one we are embroiled with has taken to use of police and court numerous times, at whim almost… but privacy would now be an issue for fear of shame or blame.

    Comment by mama — Mon 4th February 2019 @ 11:19 am

  30. I have been back and forth between the criminal, family, civil, high and every court almost in this country.

    I have dealt with all levels of lawyers from legal aid to senior barristers/QC. self rep

    also with cyfs and police and crown lawyers.

    Have been fortunate to get ahead with almost every case and at all level

    but in the end, the system always win.

    None of the laws affecting us are lawful – and yet legal, they are.

    Parliament drafts laws.
    people make submissions (usually ignored)
    LAw society makes recommendations (always inconsistent with bill of rights)
    legislation goes through first,second and fraud readings. then gets passed, with royal assent.

    WE the people, get fucked royally.

    Judicial cannot second guess if legislation is lawful.
    But they reserve the right to interpret it as they wish.
    (apparently in consistency with parliament’s intention)

    but the lower courts do not know this.
    That’s why the only right we have left is to injustice and a right to appeal.
    All within the same system.
    When you do not lose faith, your income, your mind, family, your morale and your life and finally get to the highest circle of Justice, you find that they condemn all the judges whose hands you had to pass through.

    until then, you are just a case number, a file and subject to a process…
    And each case is an income source….
    The law society makes money

    another parti is just another party at the back of the people.
    Empty promises and colorful lies.

    in one more generation, there will not be a judge or lawyer left to see the fraud they themselves are the embodiment of.

    Only a handful of judges know the law…
    the rest confuse it readily with legislation.

    Comment by JustCurious — Mon 4th February 2019 @ 8:22 pm

  31. Perhaps what you’re not looking at is the human aspect of the law and its ability to fail.

    A lawyer applies an argument but there is no consequence for the outcome or the decision.

    Then you have to ask whether the lawyer and the judge colluded in that decision.

    At the end of the day it’s High Court Judges that are responsible for their legal society, and if can’t wipe its own arse then the outcome is inevitable.

    Comment by Downunder — Tue 5th February 2019 @ 4:07 pm

  32. the human factor is such that
    Judges making 300K a year
    They feast over people’s misery
    lawyers may make more
    They drag the living underworld
    Cops are mainly psychos
    They corrall people into a cell and
    the lawyer presents them before a judge.

    IF there were no lawyers
    Judge would go bankrupt

    IF the laws were lawful
    then the bank would make no money

    and lawyers would have to get a real job
    and judges would have to apply the real law

    and of course cops would have to protect our rights again.

    THere are no safeguards to our freedoms
    and liberties. When we fight feminism
    it is a decoy we are chasing.

    We area at the merci of the law society
    and its employees.

    The Judicial process comes first.
    The preservation of the “appearance”
    of Justice IS paramount consideration.

    They all sit at the same table
    Whisky at the end of the day.

    Do they collude?

    We may see it as colluding
    but they will see it is as
    “fair proceedings.”
    or Due process

    Their duty is to the Court first

    Comment by JustCurious — Wed 6th February 2019 @ 10:36 am

  33. …any one have knowledge on Vernon Tava,,, Blue green party.

    following is a quote from the leader of the australian blue green party.

    That actually shows how out of touch he is,” Ms Steggall said. “A broad part of my support base is the extremely dissatisfied, long-term, moderate Liberal voters who are looking for sensible financial policies but progressive social attitudes.

    Comment by mama — Thu 7th February 2019 @ 12:49 pm

  34. Originally a Green activist, switched to National and now signaling along the new Blue-Green lines.

    National appear to be trying to create a support brand possible to gift a candidate seat to get them across the line.

    I don’t think anyone has brought a new party into parliament without a sitting MP except perhaps Jeanette Fitzsimmons in the first MMP election in 1996 when she beat the National candidate, and I pretty sure they didn’t cut the 5%.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Thu 7th February 2019 @ 3:55 pm

  35. well I hope his blue green signal is strong ,,, National will need all the help it can get.

    Comment by mama — Thu 7th February 2019 @ 5:39 pm

  36. If there was such a thing as successful Socialism feminists killed that golden goose. When you have to kill men for civil revenue when there isn’t enough tax revenue it’s us that needs the help not failed politicians.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Thu 7th February 2019 @ 7:11 pm

  37. This seemed like a good article,, I liked the name he gives the likes of Norway, as compassionate capitalism.

    Comment by mama — Thu 7th February 2019 @ 8:59 pm

  38. timely,, this excerpt from above in article…@ #37.

    The Nordic countries are smart enough not to kill the goose that lays the golden egg.

    Comment by mama — Thu 7th February 2019 @ 9:04 pm

  39. This is from the New Conservative party,,, they care but as he says here “growing evidence” is all they have, imagine if they had all the stories that had been compiled, something to get there teeth into.
    “I tabled your previous letter at the Board last week. There is growing evidence that men are getting a raw deal through the family courts and this is something we would love to address if we get the chance. We are still developing policy and we will attempt to address this issue in policy sometime this year.”

    Comment by mama — Sun 10th February 2019 @ 10:58 am

  40. I think it was KiwiKeith who last election went along to a TOP meeting to see if there was any support for men’s issues but if I recall correctly he got shown the door.

    If they don’t look how can they know if men’s issues will get them more votes than lose?

    The natural inclination is toward chivalry especially when they still see left wing parties bastions of the working man rather than feminists.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Sun 10th February 2019 @ 1:13 pm

  41. It is the only door though,,, and recent seemingly unequal policies are further case in point.

    Comment by mama — Sun 10th February 2019 @ 1:36 pm

  42. 40,
    No it was Jerry
    He said :
    “Feminism is not about equality, nor is politics – so is there any party which will acknowledge males equally with females? Well by my attendance at Winston Peter’s campaign launch and also my attendance at Gareth Morgan’s TOP party function tonight – neither party acknowledge males equally. and I think we know the others all too well also.
    TOP party website under “Democracy” has a bit about “Constitution”. “Women’s Rights” is specifically mentioned – while “Men’s rights is absent”. I went early and asked them about this. A tall guy denied it, but I recommend you check their site for yourselves. I was then accused of “sexism” and physically guided to the door and instructed to leave. So there is the TOP party’s treatment of males and tortured dads in action. Do they treat abused women similarly – I really doubt it.
    This is why I don’t vote- no party represents me. There is no party I can back in order to simply protest vote against the others.”

    Comment by Voices — Sun 10th February 2019 @ 10:13 pm

  43. It’s extremely difficult to enter a new party into the political scene … even with the Green situation mentioned above Fitzsimmons after 20 years of campaigning got across the line as part of the Alliance in 1996. The only reason she won the electorate seat (1999) was because Clark openly asked Labour voters to vote for her but give Labour the party vote. Even then it was a marginal victory.

    And with men’s issues a leader would automatically become the target of leading and political Feminists making the job even harder. No new party has ever got over the line without a sitting MP.

    The over representation of dysfunctional females is destructive to society but the feminist pack of attack dogs can be relied on to go after anyone that challenges that situation, and they’ll do it illegally if they can’t do it with public humiliation.

    The public discourse is becoming more reflective of reality as understanding works it’s way slowly uphill. And while some commenters get bitter and twisted about the word ‘bitch’ on this site, in the last couple of months I’ve seen two very public arguments between male and female strangers with one in particular ending in ‘arogant fat cow’.

    Politics can deny reality but it can’t stop it.

    Comment by Downunder — Mon 11th February 2019 @ 8:11 am

  44. vote for the “we need your vote party”, one with a possibility to get more votes than Winston.

    Comment by mama — Mon 11th February 2019 @ 8:20 am

  45. sorry, could not help harping on a little,,,,

    Established only six weeks before the 2011 election, the Conservative Party achieved over 2% and was well on track for the 5% threshold for the 2014 election before the well reported public fall out for the then party leader Colin Craig, who resigned from the party in 2016, and a rebuilding process began.

    “Time worked against us for the 2017 election,” recalls Baker, “but we could not ignore the members who remain committed to the core values of the party.”

    With sound policy, and a leadership with extensive experience in the areas that present most challenge for New Zealand, there is fertile ground for New Conservative.

    Comment by mama — Mon 11th February 2019 @ 8:33 am

  46. Voices was saying it’s a bit quiet around here … it only takes the whiff of a pork barrel to shut most of this site down.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Mon 11th February 2019 @ 8:48 am

  47. @mama 2014 Conservatives were gifted a nationwide platform by John Key, which in effect was a better opportunity than a safe seat. They self destructed. I can’t see National taking that risk again – they look very set on a Blue Green support party.

    The mouthpiece the Conservatives have got at the moment is doing just about as much damage as Colin Craig but I suspect he is a major funder and thinks only his opinion matters.

    But as you see above it has worked before and a ‘Conservative Alliance’ may be worth considering.

    Comment by Downunder — Mon 11th February 2019 @ 9:03 am

  48. # Downunder,,,,I fancy, idealogically of course, that the Deputy take over, Mr Ileiki seems to be up for it… He was happy to show his feather tails when interviewed by Wendyl Nissen on the radio.
    …this from the below 2018 article…

    At some stage, though, New Conservative may have a choice. There have been rumours floating around about a right leaning MP splitting off from the mothership and starting a new conservative ally for National, or joining an existing party. That would then lead to the possibility of a coat-tailing deal to game the MMP system.

    Comment by mama — Mon 11th February 2019 @ 9:43 am

  49. a real chance exists here.


    17 October 2018

    New Conservative has been quick to throw its hat in the ring for the Botany By-election announcing that Deputy Leader Elliot Ikilei will contest the seat on a platform of Family, Justice and Democracy.

    Comment by mama — Mon 11th February 2019 @ 10:25 am

  50. The Nats held a keep Botany Blue campaign over the weekend so it would appear they are not pursuing a gift seat for the Conservatives.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Mon 4th March 2019 @ 9:22 pm

  51. Labour and the Dirty Greens versus National and the Blue Greens.

    NZF gets caught in the squeeze.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Tue 5th March 2019 @ 12:41 pm

  52. #51, Evan,,one of those sounds very painful indeed.

    Comment by mama — Tue 5th March 2019 @ 2:00 pm

  53. Looks like the Conservatives are out in the cold. I can’t see their current strategy man as an asset and I doubt National would want anything to do with it.

    Probably their only real option is to move left and chase disgruntled Labour voters.

    Comment by Downunder — Tue 5th March 2019 @ 2:08 pm

  54. no way, the saying goes look left, then right, then left again, look being the word, look don’t touch,,they could ne,er find them selves that desperate, their moral compass surely has them moving in the opposite direction.

    They are a baby and needs feed and nurtured and for sure NZ needs new blood.

    Comment by mama — Tue 5th March 2019 @ 3:27 pm

  55. There are some interesting common themes running through social media international news.

    Open and Transparent government is a failure.

    The Greens have failed so let’s steal the brand and rewrite the script.

    Conservative parties are on the rise.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Wed 6th March 2019 @ 2:05 pm

  56. Have David Moffat and the Conservatives parted ways?

    He’s stopped tweeting and is no longer on their leadership page.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Wed 3rd April 2019 @ 5:28 pm

  57. It must almost be a cut off time for, ‘getting your shit together’, for our political parties.

    no. 1, reason….

    Comment by mama — Sun 7th April 2019 @ 11:00 am

  58. …no. 2, and I mean that in the nicest possible way, ha,….

    Comment by mama — Sun 7th April 2019 @ 11:04 am

  59. no. 3,,,,,,,

    I know you have heard it all before,,, but at least they are saying it,,!!!!

    Comment by mama — Sun 7th April 2019 @ 12:44 pm

  60. That is so badly written it has a negative change of connection with the average Kiwi.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Sun 7th April 2019 @ 1:49 pm

  61. “All of it?”…..and about this, negative change connection..

    Comment by mama — Sun 7th April 2019 @ 7:02 pm

  62. *chance.

    Their website is dysfunctional on a smartphone at least.

    I was referring to the third item, the first two I cannot access.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Mon 8th April 2019 @ 6:03 am

  63. I thought a Labour party had been elected with the help of others as well an awl, how ever this guy seems to be saying it is a one horse race.

    Were an election held tomorrow, Jacinda Ardern would win in a landslide.

    Comment by mama — Tue 9th April 2019 @ 11:51 am

  64. Matthew likes to have a silly day every so often.

    The Governor General wouldn’t see a need to dissolve parliament for Jacinda’s silly ambitions.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Tue 9th April 2019 @ 1:06 pm

  65. Thank you Evan,,, It will be long year in politics for all.

    Comment by mama — Tue 9th April 2019 @ 1:37 pm

  66. One great step for NZ First, one great step for man kind.

    I have to admit the capital gains tax was sounding so difficult I was becoming bamboozled as to why they would try to pull it off, even Cullen thought it was a minefield around business. Winston pulling his king hit card after at least 2 million spent down this track, making the girls at the top squirm with worry that they will be left hungry come election time.

    Comment by mama — Wed 17th April 2019 @ 6:47 pm

  67. The lack of cooperation that is often alluded to here extends into minor political parties.

    Founded by David Moffett, The New NZ Party is a grass roots Centrist transformational party, invested in by ordinary Kiwis who are discontented with all main Political parties.

    We have a single PURPOSE which is to get as many candidates as possible elected in 2020. Anything else is a distraction.

    25th April 2019

    Comment by Evan Myers — Fri 17th May 2019 @ 8:29 am

  68. what the hell???,,, wow they are all coming out of the woodwork now, Mr Ngaro of the Nats may be the one to get some traction perhaps, I would vote for him.

    Comment by mama — Fri 17th May 2019 @ 9:49 am

  69. Another would worm surfaces as Destiny Church considers another political wing.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Wed 22nd May 2019 @ 5:11 pm

  70. This could be good timing for Party talk, I have my fingers tightly crossed, along with Destiny Church, these partys have a lot in common and all back the need to take a real good look at what is happening here for our people.

    Comment by mama — Thu 23rd May 2019 @ 12:56 pm

  71. So cool, words….I dig the one , accord. More of this and less of that, solidarity that is.

    We in New Zealand are low in the patriotism front I feel, a place from which to start, no?

    unity or agreement of feeling or action, especially among individuals with a common interest; mutual support within a group.
    “factory workers voiced solidarity with the striking students”
    synonyms: unanimity, unity, like-mindedness, agreement, accord, harmony, consensus, concord, concurrence, singleness of purpose, community of interest, mutual support, cooperation, cohesion, team spirit, camaraderie, esprit de corps
    “there was a great feeling of solidarity between us all”
    an independent trade union movement in Poland which developed into a mass campaign for political change and inspired popular opposition to Communist regimes across eastern Europe. Formed in 1980 under the leadership of Lech Wałęsa, it was banned in 1981 following the imposition of martial law. Legalized again in 1989, it won a majority in the elections of that year.

    Comment by mama — Thu 23rd May 2019 @ 4:10 pm

  72. This is sooooo wrong, here this is a man in parliament making gross claim against another that is absurd, untrue, damaging and would not have been uttered (in such a public manner!), had their been a Mens Ministry,,, or at least a men friendly environment.,,It is nothing short of appaling that this stuff should happen at this level,,,this man Mallard should most certainly be stood down,,,and this is right on top of the well being shroud the government is blanketing themselves in,,,just disgusting!!!!!

    Comment by mama — Tue 28th May 2019 @ 3:32 pm

  73. Here’s something interesting.

    The Social Services Select Committee as it used to be called …

    Green Party MP, Musterer (Whip) & Strategist. Chairperson Social Services & Communities Select Committee

    Identity Politics here.

    Which ‘Community’ do you belong to?

    Homeless Renegade
    The Mobile Suburb of NZ (that’s a thing now)
    Family Court whinging discard
    Male support group
    Male positive needing funding

    OR whatever – what’s your category now.

    Seeing fathers is so unwoke these days.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Tue 28th May 2019 @ 5:54 pm

  74. One can’t be complacent about the rising Christian political force.

    In the first MMP election they were 4.3% of the vote.

    Comment by Boonie — Tue 4th June 2019 @ 9:20 am

  75. #74,,,Boonie, do they campaign for Men?, I know they campaign on family values and humanity in general, they are only too willing to be inclusive, even instantly recently, it is a grab for the numbers.

    History is not repeating itself here, please correct me otherwise, how can we live as one when we are separating ourselves.

    Comment by mama — Tue 4th June 2019 @ 9:54 am

  76. PRESS RELEASE: Government to Establish Ministry for Men. 4 June 2019

    Comment by mama — Tue 4th June 2019 @ 12:08 pm

  77. Interesting to see the inclusion of men’s issues by a political party. That hasn’t happened since Act and although there were supportive candidates in United Future, Act as a party delivered on their promise to pursue those issues, whereas with UF and NZF if was a hollow promise.

    The ongoing issues.

    Being more specific showing that although they are supportive, they lack a comprehensive understanding. 2014 Conservative Party tried to deal with that by having a supposedly Men’s Rights candidate. By the time he’d let loose on this site I doubt any one who saw that would have voted for him.

    I think there would need to be a list of what’s not negotiable in coalition. That’s likely to attract voters who might otherwise not vote, who have become very wary of politicians.

    Comment by Downunder — Tue 4th June 2019 @ 1:39 pm

  78. #77,,, Downunder, it is damn interesting considering the current climate, we need balls,,,rolling, not heads.

    Comment by mama — Tue 4th June 2019 @ 1:56 pm

  79. I have generally adopted a negative position much to the frustration of others but my predictions about how far those balls would roll have been pretty accurate. So, let’s hope we see the light shining more on these issues, and that changes are visible.

    I’ve never been a active supporter of a Men’s Ministry but given what we now see coming from the Women’s Ministry it appears, now, that their isn’t an option, and at least for nothing else other than they might both be disposed of in that process, then others might think likewise.

    Comment by Downunder — Tue 4th June 2019 @ 2:22 pm

  80. What is coming from Women’s Affairs.

    Is that confidence based on the belief that Feminist goals are now undefeatible, or

    Is that more extreme policy based on vote buying which is getting harder, or

    Is it manufactured stupidity by a few people in their own fantasy utopia.

    You wouldn’t want to believe that what they’re proposing is actually on the horizon.

    Comment by Boonie — Tue 4th June 2019 @ 2:37 pm

  81. It seems that once implemented not a lot of things get thrown out, it is the only way, unfortunately, it is kinda weird, that Men should be having to ask for help when we have this CARING inclusivity, an inclusivity that defames, ignores and disrespects so.

    When I did get a whiff of the worst of this, I thought, no way, Men should not and could not join with ME As WELL an awl, me too thinking, no, Men should keep their dignity and deny even being seen to get involved, but involvement has always been MENS THING, and they are, have been and always will be making the world go around, with out having to ask for representation!

    Comment by mama — Tue 4th June 2019 @ 2:46 pm

  82. Feminist leaders understand men and how to deal with them or to them. It’s not in our biology to go looking for a fight with a woman.

    50 years ago conservative men understood what was happening but they didn’t have a shit-show in hell of convincing young men, myself included, of what was happening.

    I like you, have through a shock to my world, stopped and taken the time to learn what Feminism is. Few people do because they’re so busy with their own lives, their version of the personal attack or their desperation for the immediate solution.

    But yes, the politicaly unrepresented male still votes on other issues.

    Comment by Downunder — Tue 4th June 2019 @ 3:05 pm

  83. I’ve heard that said before;

    The pace of change is so quick it has disrupted the dialogue between generations on men and children.

    Comment by Boonie — Tue 4th June 2019 @ 3:15 pm

  84. The media has been so awash with negative stuff, using bits and pieces of statistics to meet a cause, politicians doing the same, immersing the young of our young nation in such information, it is incomprehensable and a run away train.

    Comment by mama — Tue 4th June 2019 @ 3:19 pm

  85. I think I’ve seen this conversation here before.

    Jethro Tull
    Locomotive Breath

    Old Charlie stole the handle and
    The train it won’t stop going …

    Comment by Evan Myers — Tue 4th June 2019 @ 3:26 pm

  86. One of my favourite songs.

    As a kid I didn’t have a clue what the lyrics meant.

    If it helps, Charlie is English slang for women.

    The handle, is the removable lever that is the key to a steam train.

    Children jumping off a stations one by one …

    That’s enough to help you work it out.

    I still love the music, what a great band, and how hard is it to think of the dire warnings in that song.

    What a conflict.

    Comment by Boonie — Tue 4th June 2019 @ 3:43 pm

  87. This is interesting;

    Katie Bradford liked

    Matthew Hooton
    What a bunch of crybaby left-wing woke snowflakes these “New Conservatives” must be.
    Quote Tweet

    Katie Bradford
    · 4h
    The New Conservatives Party has a new demand. That the Government establish a Ministry for Men. “The issues facing men have become ignored and balanced representation is long overdue, ” the party says.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Tue 4th June 2019 @ 4:18 pm

  88. This was their tweet

    “A dedicated Ministry for Men will benefit our communities by addressing so many issues that are being faced by men, including shortcomings in the family court system that has consistently undervalued the value of a father in the family unit.”

    Comment by Evan Myers — Tue 4th June 2019 @ 4:25 pm

  89. # 87,,, Hooton is one confused chap,,,

    Comment by mama — Tue 4th June 2019 @ 5:13 pm

  90. That. I would suggest is a very astute observation, madam.

    Comment by Boonie — Tue 4th June 2019 @ 5:58 pm

  91. #85,, breaker breaker Charlie said, over an out an thanks for the journalism along the way today.

    Comment by mama — Wed 5th June 2019 @ 12:40 am

  92. Recently it was brought to my attention that back in 2017, Labours Poto Williams suggested that in cases of rape the burden of proof should be put on the accused.
    Since then and in the light of the Me Too movement men have been defamed as a section of society, knowing first hand that a woman can falsely accuse and lie and exaggerate and be believed without question when going up against a Man.

    Such thinking from people in power, like Poto Williams, is very dangerous indeed knowing that in many cases this guilty until proven otherwise attitude already exists for Men.

    Comment by mama — Thu 6th June 2019 @ 10:11 am

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