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Archive of Sex Abuse / CYF

Influences on decision making in NZ child protection

Wed 14th June 2017:

What influences decision making variability in the Aotearoa New Zealand child welfare system? (Seminar with Emily Keddell) Thursday 22nd June 2017 4 – 5pm Venue: Room N614, Epsom Campus Location: 74 Epsom Avenue, Auckland Host: The School of Counselling, Human Services and Social Work In many countries, the complex nature of decision-making in relation to […]

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 […]

I’m Glad I’m Not A Pedophile

Sat 27th May 2017:

Can anyone explain to me why we are supposed to be liberal open minded people and yet we are anti-pedophile? Now I know you might call this semantics but pedophillia is a psychiatric disorder in which an adult or older adolescent experiences a primary or exclusive sexual attraction to prepubescent children. This is not something […]

Another poor bloke…..

Thu 30th March 2017:

Months in Jail I made it all up because I was having a hard time at home. I don’t think I could be as calm as this poor bloke seems to be

From Gods country to Hell.

Mon 24th October 2016:

The only thing I wanted while growing up in Ireland was to be a Dad. Then in 1997 when my first born came along I thought ‘mission accomplished’, Oh boy , was I mistaken. The first time I held her I knew my life had changed dramatically in an instant, though I watched her kick […]

Is it worth the fight? Updating a parenting plan to reflect actually time in care

Tue 18th October 2016:

Hello All, quick bit of background. I’m the father of a 4.5 y/o girl living in AKL and have been separated from her mother since just after birth. I went through the Family Court back then to get regular visitation as the mother would not allow it. She went as far as accusing me of […]

Donald Trump and the War Against Men

Mon 17th October 2016:

We don’t much care about the US elections and we’re not fans of Donald Trump for many reasons, but allegations by women about ‘groping’ are not among them. These allegations from women suddenly coming out of the woodwork two weeks before the US election are eagerly supported by mainstream media propaganda machines, most of which […]

Remove Gendered Language From New Zealand Rape Laws

Mon 13th June 2016:

Currently under New Zealand law section 128 which deals with sexual violation there are two options. Rape and unlawful sexual connection. Of the two only men can be charged with rape as it is defined as: “(2) Person A rapes person B if person A has sexual connection with person B, effected by the penetration […]

CYF Changes are Mainly Privatization

Fri 8th April 2016:

While it may seem satisfying to see CYF clobbered for failing our children and families, there seems little in the proposed changes that will improve matters. The changes are in line with the National government’s privatization agenda that it has already applied significantly to prisons and schools and is seeping by stealth into health and […]

Recent Cases Show Feminist Ideology is Unsafe

Fri 26th February 2016:

Recent cases highlight the danger our society, or at least the male half, faces under current approaches to violence. The case of Shona Maiden was one. She gave her false account of events to police and even went to news media with photos of her son cuddling her and appeared on tv with convincing tears […]

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 […]

MP Dr Yang Extends the Witch Hunt

Thu 3rd December 2015:

The witch hunt against sex offenders is a significant part of the wider war against men. Of course it’s important to protect children (and adults) from sexual violence and exploitation and to punish those who disobey relevant laws. However, we have increased punishment to disproportionate levels so that gentle illegal sexual touching is now often […]

The Pussy Pass Remains Alive and Well

Fri 27th November 2015:

While we have more recently seen occasional examples in which female offenders were given sentences comparable to those given to males, the pussy pass is still evident in most cases. This female manager behaved violently towards a subordinate, then repeatedly boasted about and celebrated her violent bullying on social media. She was found guilty of […]

Media may be recognising the public mood

Sun 25th October 2015:

This editorial from the Herald on Sunday expresses criticism of Welsh police handling of an allegation against Mils Muliaina, in a rare departure from our media’s usual white knight feminist propaganda. It deserves some supportive comments we think. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11534663

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 […]

False accusations of abuse in the UK

Mon 1st June 2015:

I spent yesterday in Cardiff, where Felicity was speaking at the annual conference of FACT – Falsely Accused Caregivers and Teachers. The United Kingdom is currently experiencing a wave of sex-abuse hysteria.

Book Launch of Murder that Wasn’t – the case of George Gwaze

Fri 20th February 2015:

Last night we held the official launch for Felicity Goodyear-Smith’s new book: Murder that Wasn’t – the case of George Gwaze.

UK Barrister: Rape and Consent

Mon 9th February 2015:

Barrister David Osborne caused outrage with his blog She was gagging for it (the blog has been changed due to public outrage, but the original is included below) where he went as far as an wrote: I have a very simple solution which I hope you will agree is fair. If the complainant (I do […]

George Gwaze murder case – Radio NZ Interview

Wed 4th February 2015:

Felicity Goodyear-Smith was interviewed by Kathryn Ryan on National Radio’s programme Nine to Noon this morning about her new book Murder that wasn’t – the case of George Gwaze. Listen here: Miscarriage of justice – the George Gwaze murder case GP and forensic physician, Professor Felicity Goodyear-Smith, on her fresh investigation of the George Gwaze […]

New book: Murder that wasn’t

Tue 27th January 2015:

George Gwaze made legal history in NZ when he was tried for murder a second time on the same evidence, after the Supreme Court ruled that double jeopardy does not apply until all appeals have been exhausted. Both juries acquitted him. A DSAC doctor wrongly concluded that Gwaze’s niece Charlene was analy raped then suffocated, […]

Rape reform advocate & professor gets $701,500 to explore barriers to reform

Wed 5th November 2014:

Criminologist Jan Jordan author of ‘The word of a woman’ has just been awarded $610,000 + GST to explore barriers to rape reform.

Quality of the Decisions made in Preparing the Domestic Violence Act

Sun 2nd November 2014:

It is important to look back and see the quality of the decisions made in preparing the Domestic Violence Act. Those who don’t know history, are forever doomed to keep repeating it………… (Think Big, DV Act, Building Act, these alone total $100 billions of opportunity wasted and social self harm.) The act was prepared based […]

Call to people caring for families involved with CYFS

Thu 16th October 2014:

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.

Who’s Lying, Who’s Self-Justifying? Origins of the He Said/She Said Gap in Sexual Allegations

Wed 17th September 2014:

The Woody Allen sex scandal of 2013 triggered a national conversation on who to believe, with people lining up on each side as if they knew what really happened. Based on recent research on how people navigate the often tricky waters of sexual negotiation, Dr. Carol Tavris shows that it is entirely possible in some […]

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