I have been impressed With this BBC interview With Jordan Peterson debate on the gender pay gap, campus protests and postmodernism with female interviewer, Cathy Newman, who appears to have a problem with hearing logical answers.
Peterson, a psychology Professor at Toronto University, came to fame when he stated he would refuse to address transgenders by their chosen pronoun if it became law in Canada. You can view more on this item here
This draconian left wing liberal nonsense will be on its way into our universities shortly and then into law. “Free Speech” is about to become very narrow if decided by the radical left.
I was 21 and had been living in the UK for a couple of years when I got a letter from my father in Australia.
He was writing to tell me that he was very happy and that he would soon marry a local woman who he had known for a just few months. They intended to travel together exploring Continental Australia, It had been 10 years since my parents separated and I was pleased for him. I knew the woman or knew of her as she had a daughter my age that I’d partied with a few times.
There was just one little issue, the woman was pregnant to another man, apparently some horrible monster of a demon Man – as we all in turn, frequently become when we are no longer desired. (more…)
Ideas from the Fathering Forum 2006
[Authors name not included, due to possible privacy issues.]
This document was salient in 2006.
In the years that have gone by, I believe that it is just as salient today. I guess some progress has been made in some areas, but nothing like what should have been. In particular, Family Caught has developed surprisingly little in that time, if it has moved forward at all?
This list of issues still provide a good overview, to address and prioritise these problems 11 years later.
What are the problems fathers face?
• Lack of own fathering
• Lack of skills
• Expectations- Known and Unknown
• Work. Long work hours and not enough time off
• Some mothers are controlling and possessive
• Negative father stories in the community
• Isolation from each other
• Lack of recognition of male essence and culture
• Lack of self esteem, self worth, self affirmation (more…)
In a simple analysis; if a politician acts in a gendered way and seeks votes based on gender then you would expect them to represent their constituency in the same way?
As the Green’s female leader position is currently being contested it may be interesting to observe this contest as a starting point, although a cynical observation might be that two leaders simply attracts additional income for the party and as long as the male leader doesn’t conflict with the female’s point of view it is nothing more than a Feminist party targeting both funding and votes the best way visible to them.
I recently went through the process of making an official complaint to the Psychologists Board regarding the conduct of one of their psychologists. Of course they decided not to reprimand the psychologist but it was pleasing to see how much time the psychologist had to waste addressing the complaint. So on that basis I would highly recommend that people do it. I’ve also heard that psychologists very much dislike being complained about. So another good reason to do it.
On another point. Does anybody know the percentage of cases where the FC awards 50:50 shared care against the wishes of the mother?
Couple of protests running next month ( Organized by Families 4 Justice ) in Auckland CBD. Against the Family Justice System which include; NZ Family court – CYFS – NZ police and other associates. Expected 100++ people ! Anyone is welcome …
A man’s worth is in his independence and his management of it.
“How did you find out about us?”
An obvious question to a man who had just walked in the door for his initial meeting with a Union of Fathers (UOF) representative.
“My solicitor told me, “I’d be better off talking to you guys than him”,”.
That might have been unusual or unexpected the first time it happened but it wasn’t a one off, of course. For anyone that experienced the legal shambles in The Court of Shame during the last term of a Labour led coalition, this is very understandable and well documented in previous posts. (more…)
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The Rene Naufahu case is a good example of our Courts and our society treating adult women as if they are children. Surely, if a man attempts to seduce an adult woman she has responsibility for whether she immediately tells him “no I don’t consent to that” (in whatever wording) or instead participates in the sexual activity? Surely, if she had previously participated sexually with a man in a free context and she then keeps going back to that man into that context without expressing any disapproval or dislike of what happened, she is responsible for her choice and indeed for implying consent for what happened last time and what can reasonably be predicted to happen again this time? (more…)
I am writing to ask you to support my submission to the UN Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights. My concern is that men’s human rights issues are not being fully or accurately reported to the UN despite New Zealand’s obligation to do so. Examples of this are included my following submission.
The Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights accepts reports from non-governmental organisations and individuals for consideration before they make their recommendations. Your support is important because submissions that have wide community support have more sway and are treated more respectfully. (more…)
The ‘Glitter Boobs’ story from the Gisborne ‘Rhythm and Vines’ music festival has been an international hit and our NZ Herald has published numerous articlesonit, giving uncritical voice to Madeline Anello-Kitzmiller, Kiri-Ann Hatfield and Katie Ashworth and misrepresenting the events significantly. A bystander’s video recording showed Anello-Kitzmiller walking through the crowd with her bare breasts having been decorated around the nipples with glittery body paint when a man runs up behind her and apparently touches her. The exact nature of the touching is unclear but it was very quick and did not look as though he “grabbed at her” or “grabbed her breast” as claimed by the Herald. It wasn’t even clear whether there had been any contact with the breast, and looked more like a quick, light touch done playfully.
Of course, touching someone without their consent can amount to assault and the women are entitled to object to this. However, in none of the coverage we read was there any criticism of the women’s reaction. Anello-Kitzmiller and Hatfield ran after the man, struck him four times around the head and poured something over his head. The Herald claimed that Anello-Kitzmiller ‘slapped’ the man but that misrepresented the violent nature of her assault. It was retributive violence but the women and their supporters including the Herald appear to believe such violence was perfectly ok. What a blatant example of femaleist self-entitlement and hypocrisy! (more…)
Occasionally I wonder if there might be some lack of unity among men in NZ, with respect to protecting their collective interests?
By querying that, I am not implying that men should “fight” against women as a total group. (We would lose if we tried, due to the large amount of fraternising with the enemy.)
I see it as working together might yield a much larger pie, not a zero sum game.
Anyway, the majority of NZers do work together, happily and successfully.
It is the fairly large minority, who have serious mental health problems, who are unable to cooperate and enjoy the best that nature can offer all of us. (Like myself, of course.) These same mental health problems impact onto children of separated parents. Despite the words of the Care of Children Act 2004, the management by familycaught$ often enhances these problems’ negative impacts onto children, to maximise legal worker’s paramount financial interests.
Of course The Family Mangle works so that it only takes one party to sustain a legal action through the caught$, or put more basically, only one party needs to have stability or at times mental health issues, to drag the other into that game. (Not even a zero sum game, but more like dead loss game.)
If men were to take longer than women took to get the women’s movement together, then men would have to be a bit stupid?
Especially as we have available on a plate, the methods that the women’s movement used, to bring women together and create mutual understanding. Consciousness Raising from Wikipedia
Reading that article, reinforces that our unity and mutual understanding have gone backwards, in the last 10 years.
In my opinion, we need to understand the problems that give us heartbreak and identify constructive options for solving them. These solutions must be sensibly attractive to women too, or they will remain unimplemented ideas.
Some of the suggestions that have been made about child custody dispute management by the men’s movement, are now being tidily documented in textbooks, by respected UK and USA academics. With driving these ideas through familycaught$, maybe fathers could actually act to protect our children? Constructive change might be in the wind? doG, I hope so!
So, I suggest less infighting and more mutual discussion and support of initiatives.