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Virtual Justice

Thu 20th July 2017:

Video links have been used for some time now, within the Justice System, to eliminate minor appearances, for a person in custody. In September the Police arrest process in Central Auckland will be transferred to a new processing unit near Mt Eden Prison. Along with this will come virtual court appearances, where overnight arrests will […]

Autobiography of Dean Wickliffe

Thu 18th May 2017:

At the age of 68 Wickliffe who has been paroled unsuccessfully in the past, has been released again for the 6th time. He has twice escaped from Paremoremo, during his term of imprisonment for the murder, and has been responsible for significant offending while on parole. I’m curious to know what is in this book […]

I Don’t Want it to be a Secret

Fri 12th May 2017:

I can’t get a link up at the moment. The story is a Stuff news item, about the wife of an Australian doctor who committed suicide. Wife of Australia doctor writes letter about his suicide to show ‘we’re not ashamed’

Meat-Eating now Another Feminist Issue

Sat 29th April 2017:

For your entertainment, here’s an interesting example of modern feminist analysis, this time by a vegan.

Research on Body Image

Thu 23rd February 2017:

Message from Darren Elliott: Kia ora. Together with Geoff Lealand and Lisa Perrott in Screen and Media Studies at the University of Waikato, I am researching and writing about perceptions of body shape and image, and the role of the media in shaping or reinforcing such perceptions. I am focusing on notions of body and […]

Most Prostate Cancer Treatment Doesn’t Save Lives

Sat 24th September 2016:

A 10-year outcome study just published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine shows that men diagnosed with prostate cancer who chose to forgo treatment were no more likely to die. Surgery and radiation therapy often have severe side effects such as incontinence and impotence.

Every single life lost to suicide is one too many.

Thu 24th December 2015:

Target-setting is great for progress, but is it right for suicide prevention? Alan Woodward Mental health Opinion What is the “right’ suicide prevention target? Does a target of 50% imply acceptance that in Australia 1300 people will die by suicide each year? Setting targets has become commonplace as a way of measuring achievement and progress. […]

Missing Legal Documents in New Zealand

Tue 15th December 2015:

This will be of interest to anyone who deals with an ex-partner through legally transferred communications only, or who has communicated this way in the past. I’m looking at an interesting case, where many years ago, a group of Labour Party professionals (during labour’s time in power) constructed a court case in favour of another […]

Trust in professionals

Thu 15th October 2015:

I have often commented about my views on the professionalism and skills of the peoples working in familycaught$. Although occasionally complimentary, most of my comments suggest that there might be room for improvement. My views are only those of a poor axe murderer, so I have little social credibility for my poor judgements. I have […]

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 […]

It’s so easy to get political change? DV

Wed 3rd June 2015:

Greg Andresen, of Men’s Health Australia, is a persistent and sharp political operator. I have heard many men in NZ complain “Why doesn’t someone [else?] talk to the politicians and get everything sorted out?”. If I have tried to explain what is required to communicate well to politicians, I have been attacked as defeatist and […]

Photographing Boobs and Bums is ok

Thu 16th April 2015:

The case of Errol Standeven The police had no complaints from any of the women, who did not know that Standeven was photographing them walking and exercising, but it had a complaint from a man who said he was “disgusted” when he saw what Standeven was doing. These are photos in the open in public […]

Penis transplants

Sat 14th March 2015:

Successful transplant operation although it may not be quite what you think.

Course – Working With Men Affected By Violence

Fri 6th March 2015:

Working With Men Affected By Violence Training Program Friday March 20 9.30am – 4.00pm Cancer Society New Zealand, 52 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington Flier for convenient printing

Increasing Drug Deaths for Men

Sun 14th September 2014:

Something that has become apparent to me during the last year is the sea change in the British Media around the reporting of men’s issues. I am not making any claim that their media has lost all sexist bias, but certainly there has been a significant change in the nature of their reporting. When I […]

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 […]

Statins for men

Wed 11th June 2014:

There has been some debate over statins in the British media in the last few days, which got me thinking, and of course this raises questions for the medical advisors to the site. Is heart disease more prevalent in men? I don’t know, I have never researched this, although I feel generally that I hear […]

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.

2014 Election Questions

Wed 7th May 2014:

One of the issues being canvased in the lead up to this year’s election, is why a growing number of New Zealanders are not voting. Over 800,000 voters chose not to cast a vote in our last parliamentary election, and we’ve had a couple of spats amongst regular commenters here at Menz, about the validity […]

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 […]

Happify – The Science of Happiness is Here

Wed 2nd April 2014:

Happify

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 […]

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