New Bill put forward by the Greens (Jan Logie MP), and it’s passing appears to be imminent:
Jan Logie states “The bill would extend leave provisions to include domestic violence leave as when women leave a violent situation it can be very hard for them to juggle court, counselling, housing and the needs of their children without extra leave. “, which isn’t too encouraging. However, on perusal of the draft it does appear to be inclusive of male victims also, as it refers to “his or her employers” when referring to victims.
Draft can be found at https://www.greens.org.nz/policy/fairer-society/domestic-violence-victims-protection-bill
Anyway. Just wondered how on earth can Harvey get a fair trial with all shows and media interviews before a trial even begins.
Rose Weinstein said at the end of the view. “We Win”. That part I agree she has won already. No need for a proper trial. No need to listen to facts or anything else. No need to look at the photos and video of Rose with Harvey after the alleged offences. No need to take into account the understood casting couch swap for fame. No need to take into account Rose McGowan arrest drug possession.
Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 4:10 pm
Kirsty Johnston’s article directed at ‘toxic men’ was published by the NZ Herald but they’re unlikely to publish even a letter to the editor with a similar reference to women or any other group. Only for men is it considered acceptable to publish such hate speech against them.
Ms Johnston’s vicious diatribe commenced with outlining her demeaning view of a man who offered to buy her and her female friend a drink in a bar. She saw his generous attempt to befriend them as somehow unacceptable. One cannot rely on her honesty concerning the alleged verbatim comments she attributed to the man. The way he made his offer may well have been more tentative and respectful than how she recounts it. Regardless, it was nothing more or less than a friendly offer to buy them a drink. (more…)
Probably been done before.
I am curious of Good vs inept counsels out there.
So name your good or evil Counsel and tell us why!
There are of course two categories. Lawyer for Child and parties counsels.
Good vs bad.
I suspect the same lawyers will be found in both categories at times while some will definitely only appear in one category.
And this may be a useful guide for some whom are approaching the death pit of litigation in the FC.
I note this may lead to controversy and even affect some litigants negatively if they are still in the FC.
I therefore extend this post only to those that have already concluded their litigation and are out there licking their wounds or celebrating their partial only emasculation at the hand of lawyers and courts.
Professor Janice Fiamengo’s latest video exposes in her part of the world what we have frequently exposed in our part of the world: the devaluation of men and the favourable treatment of women including in the justice system. Evidence abounds, and on the very day Prof Fiamengo’s video was published there was an article in the NZ Herald (written in Australia) demonstrating the issue. (more…)
Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 11:36 am
Dame Denise L’Estrange-Corbet was given her title last year for ‘services to fashion’. It has since been discovered that her clothing company has been putting ‘Fabrique en Nouvelle-Zelande’ (‘Made in NZ’) tags on clothes that were made in Bangladesh. According to her reasoning, that should be all ok because the tags themselves were made in NZ! Oh, and also ‘99%’ of her products are made in NZ so that somehow makes it ok to claim the rest that weren’t made in NZ actually were. The clothing items in question were said to have another tag at the collar saying they were made in Bangladesh, but those tags were not the ones prominently displayed on the clothes. Instead of acknowledging her wrongdoing in misleading customers and misrepresenting NZ around the world, Dame Denise was incensed and she implied a threat to discontinue her ‘commitment to New Zealand’ because someone had dared to call her out. (more…)
Many submissions to Governments are based along the lines of “I Want”. These submissions often fail to respect the reasonable interests of other affected parties. As a result, they tend to be less persuasive to politicians, when the consider making changes to Government policies.
More persuasive submissions will be based on offering the politician a workable policy option. To be workable, it must respect all affected parties. (more…)
I had a look at the Feminist Art Exhibition, on at the Auckland Art Gallery. It is showing until Sunday 16th June 2018.
I was quite surprised that the painting that I thought had the most “feminist” punch, was not in the Feminist Collection. It is in the Main Collection, nearer to the entrance. (more…)
Jacinda Adern is our 3rd female Prime Minister, however what is substantially different is the public inclusion of her partner (Clarke Gayford) by comparison to the husbands of her predecessors Jenny Shipley and Helen Clark.
With the presence of social media it has been much easier for Gayford to put his political oar to the airwaves and this may be taken by the media as an invitation to publicly dissect him.
While Gayford had his own visible career prior to the 2017 election campaign and subsequent political pregnancy the couple may now be exposed to Gayford’s maleness according to Feminist media.
Would you like to be in his shoes?
Might he have been better to stay quietly in the background?
Has he been forced into the politicaly charged life of their expected child regardless?
I expect there will be some interesting news around this.
People’s right probably needs to be respected to provide support for whatever particular group they wish to. Others, especially men, perhaps could set up a similar support system to help male inmates locate and reconnect with their children, including help to understand Family Court documents and to participate to the full extent of their rights in processes concerning their children.
But are there ethical problems with the Mothers Project? (more…)
The celebrity life coach told the audience he wasn’t “knocking the #MeToo movement,” but was “knocking victimhood.” He addressed the crowd, asking them to consider the impact of it while saying “anger is not empowerment.”
Is this a sign of the tide turning or is the tsunami of post modernism ideology unstoppable?