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Girls’ Rock Camp

Sat 21st October 2017:

A rock music training day for teenagers of all genders except heterosexual males. Is this ok? Isn’t gender discrimination unlawful? Radio NZ (which should change its name to Feminist Radio) states the following:

Stepfather-Stepson Relational Study

Thu 27th July 2017:

Hi, my name is Sebastian Nunez and I’m a Psychology Honours student at AUT. As part of my dissertation, I am exploring the perspectives of stepfathers on building positive relationships with their stepsons (with the help of my supervisors Rhoda Scherman and Warwick Pudney). As a stepson myself, I found the information on the topic […]

Preventing adolescent relationship abuse and promoting healthy relationships

Sat 3rd June 2017:

Media have given publicity to a NZ Family Violence Clearinghouse paper recently prepared by Dr Melane Beres called “Preventing adolescent relationship abuse and promoting healthy relationships”. The paper is an opinion piece citing various research papers of varying quality in support. This may have been lost on journalists who attributed various statistics to the ‘report’s […]

Margaret Dodds

Fri 12th May 2017:

Serial offender. Child abuser.

Child Support after 18 when child is doing correspondence school papers

Tue 27th December 2016:

OK here’s an ambiguous one thanks to the shit legislation. My child will be 18 in a few months and has yet to graduate from high school. She’s a very bright kid but unfortunately her mother has deliberately held her back and she would have graduated by now if it wasn’t for her mother’s own […]

Pussywhipped men please apply!

Tue 22nd November 2016:

Not sure how much use this is to you weaklings who read menz.org.nz? Is this meeting going to hit any useful spots, or is it just more irrelevancy? I wonder what the value for money is? (Sorry for my irreverency.) Raising Fathers To Save Our Children!

Fathers’ Day Weekend Activities

Wed 31st August 2016:

For those who are lucky enough to have their children this weekend, or any who seek comeraderie in positive activities for families… Father and Child and Family Start Manukau offer free fishing on Sat. off the old Mangere bridge 10am – 2pm – free bait and a few free lines.. Plus Fathers’ Day BBQ / […]

Another Pussy Pass –

Mon 8th February 2016:

Female teacher sex with pupil The most telling piece in the whole article The woman, whom the Otago Daily Times has decided not to name, could not be reached yesterday. I wonder if the ODT’s stance would have been the same if it was a male teacher with a student.

Easily forgotten – Disadvantaged Groups & Important Thanks

Sun 6th December 2015:

I was listening to a group of people talking about the difficulties to obtain support for a charity, that gives them support. I had heard similar discussions on several occasions, over several months. After hearing the same type of conversation for the 4th time, it really hit me how harsh their situation was and how […]

Canadian Identity Researcher Professor Robert A. Kenedy Will Visit NZ

Mon 14th September 2015:

He will arrive on Thursday 15th October and expects to be in NZ for about one week. I am doing research on fathers, shared/continued parenting, as well as related areas. I have been working in this area for about 26 years, mainly in Canada, the UK, and US. I am now looking at the Global […]

MRA Perspectives on Recent Events

Sun 13th September 2015:

1. Michael Murray sentenced to life for murder of Connor Morris It’s difficult to imagine anything more provocative than seeing a P-addled gang member bashing the shit out of your brother with the real possibility of death or permanent brain damage. That doesn’t mean it’s ok to have a slasher with you and to swing […]

Is the Ban on Using Force in Discipline Working?

Fri 20th February 2015:

The anti-smacking law (actually the anti-use-of-force-in-discipline law) was based largely on feminist ideology. The idea that male characteristics of size and strength should be allowed to be used to exert ‘power and control’ was anathema to feminists, and they projected their sense of injustice on to the matter of raising and disciplining children. State-sponsored sole […]

The boy school leaver

Thu 16th October 2014:

NZCER was contracted by the Association of Boys’ Schools of New Zealand (ABSNZ) to undertake an analysis of student achievement in New Zealand boys’ schools, and to identify approaches and strategies used by high-achieving boys’ schools. In 2012, 28 percent of boys leaving school came from boys’ schools: a total of 7,439 students, increased somewhat […]

Call to people caring for families involved with CYFS

Perhaps the main highlight of this website “MENZ’, for me, was the connection to men caring about families dealing with Child, Youth and Family Services aka CYFS.

Child Abduction

Sat 23rd August 2014:

My 15 year old daughter was taken to Canada by her mother a few months ago. The Courts allowed this because they allow mothers to do most things don’t they, but I don’t know where she is now.

2014 suicide figures released

Wed 20th August 2014:

Chief Coroner Judge Neil MacLean today released the provisional annual suicide figures for the year ending 30 June 2014. The total for the year was 529, which is the lowest number by two since the annual coronial figures were first produced for the 2007/08 year. There were 12 fewer suicides compared to last year, and […]

Robin Williams – A Great Men’s Advocate

Wed 13th August 2014:

Yesterday the world reeled from the sudden death of Actor/Comedian Robin Williams. Today tributes will flow, and rightfully so, from all corners of the earth, from those who knew him and worked with him, to those who respected and enjoyed his immense talent – he was a rare talent that could seize any moment, and […]

Evaluation of Child Support Act for Children and Parents

Sun 1st June 2014:

4 Objects See: www.legislation.co.nz “¢ The objects of this Act are- o (a)to affirm the right of children to be maintained by their parents: o (b)to affirm the obligation of parents to maintain their children: o (c)to affirm the right of caregivers of children to receive financial support in respect of those children from non-custodial […]

Child Neglect – The Bomb in the Brain

Sat 31st May 2014:

As a country, NZ does need to address the protection of several hundreds of thousands of children. Their happiness is seriously being disadvantaged, their ability to manage and organise their lives is compromised and their ability to take up education is being wasted by missing the opportunity to have a proper developing upbringing.

Budget 2014

Thu 15th May 2014:

Budget 2014 The Government has fairly successfully managed the costs and social upheaval associated with Christchurch Earthquake. The budget has addressed large tax cuts to the top end of earners and generally not addressed tax evasion, particularly by corporations and wealthy individuals. These problems pervade the western world, as a result of ownership of political […]

Consciousness raising?

Thu 1st May 2014:

Recently, Downunder was discussing whether menz.org.nz had any persuasive power at all. Other people had suggested that it is a waste of time, as nothing ever comes out of these discussions (they were taking an unrealistic short term, focus). Downunder suggested that apart from the people taking part in the discussions, many other people kept […]

Keep Your Eye on the Ball?

Fri 11th April 2014:

Every now and then, it is necessary to push aside all of the distractions and make sure that the main energy is focussed onto the most important issues. It is necessary to identify actions that should have been taken place but didn’t, as much as the actions that did take place. But what are they?

Women research sexual coercion of men

Thu 3rd April 2014:

This story was brought to us by Family First: NEARLY HALF OF YOUNG MEN REPORT “SEXUAL COERCION’ Posted by Editor on Monday, March 31, 2014 FoxNews 27 March 2014 A huge proportion of young men say they have ended up submitting to unwanted sexual advances-and 95% of the time, a female they knew was the […]

Males Failing in a Woman’s World

Sun 23rd March 2014:

Interesting to see this on the front page of the Stuff website on a Sunday morning. Men Failing in a Woman’s World What’s even more interesting, is that a reporter sought the opinion of a masculist crusader. comments were sparked by new research showing New Zealand blokes get a “raw deal” in education, health and […]

Sexualisation of Girls – impacts on boys?

Thu 6th February 2014:

There has been discussion about commercial forces using sexualisation of girls for manipulation to increase sales of low intrinsic value products. Melinda Tankard Reist has given public presentations at Forum on the Family, her book Getting Real: Challenging the Sexualisation of Girls and a Sydney Morning Herald article Sex sells, but we’re selling out our […]

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