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Sat 1st April 2023

Steve Cranston

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 8:16 am

A Candidate From the newly registered DemocracyNZ Party.

I haven’t meet this guy so I can only go by what I have sourced online.

He is an agricultural/environmental consultant (currently managing a dairy farm) who didn’t like the direction of regulations in the industry. Trained as an Agricultural Scientist at Lincoln and has a very straight forward, probably what many would call, bloke attitude.

I’ve seen his lives online. I can’t think of anyone recently who has a clear straight forward manner like this in politics to compare him to.

He has posted a complaint to the HRC regarding Marama Davidson’s CIS outburst mentioned in the previous post.

Cranston is standing as a candidate in the Waikato electorate, where that rather radical university is located.

I’ve noticed in general though, how the feminist crusade isn’t so dominant in the narrative now and certainly after the Posie Parker incident that might remain the case.

Thu 30th March 2023

Census 2023

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 6:15 am

I’m sure we’ve had debate on previous census and the manner and the structure of questions.

I spotted this comment on social media which has prompted this post:

I like how desperate the census tv ads are begging NZ men to fill in the forms – after shitting endlessly on men, watching officials beg FOR their participation is glorious

Responding to that another commenter said:

Agreed. I’m actively disengaged from a process that doesnt appear interested in serving the average person, and generates data for a bureaucracy that ignores facts and evidence.

What’s your response to the recent census.

Tue 28th March 2023

What Marama Said

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 2:31 pm

The fallout from the Albert Park protest in the weekend continues. Hipkins supports Davidson on the basis that she had a violent altercation with a mother cycle.

The handle bar of a motorcycle hit Davidson as she was waiting to use a pedestrian crossing seemingly without consequence. This was approximately 12 minutes before a Counterspin journalist recorded the statement from the prevention of violence minister.

Marama Davidson has according to media issued an apology to “our white cis prime minister” which I doubt came with any real sincerity but as a matter of protocol.

Sun 26th March 2023

NZ Youth Crisis

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 11:50 am

Recently there has been some debate about youth crime mainly because of the number of ramraids on retail shops.

The escalating crime has been met with denials, misinformation and false reporting of gun crimes and ram raids.

In the broader context yesterday’s protest brought out a different neighbourhood of thug who has some reason to not participate in society in what we might describe as a normal and acceptable fashion.

Has the Fabian model produced a chain reaction over a period of time with, fatherless children, failed education, school absenteeism, a lack of life opportunities?

How do young adults unlearn the path our society has put them on?

How do we unwind what we did wrong?

White Cis Men

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 6:09 am

At a protest in Auckland yesterday:

I am the Prevention Violence Minister and I know who causes violence in the world. It is White Cis Men

Marama Davidson
Greens Co-leader

This was in the lead up to the Posie Parker protest at Albert Park where our minister was filmed on route to support trans activists.

The two sides of the protest as I understand this are, women protesting against trans people, and pro trans activists protesting against ‘discrimination’.

Later in the same video Davidson says,

I am Tangata Whenua, and trans phobia is not welcome here.

Does this translate to, I am a Maori woman in government who says, white men are not welcome in Aotearoa?

Further in to the day, Davidson was allegedly, deliberately hit by a motorcycle whilst using a pedestrian crossing.

Davidson is said to be recovering after receiving medical treatment. A report by RNZ details the incident.

“Aotearoa should be a place where everyone can live their lives without fear of hate or discrimination.”
Greens Co-leader James Shaw

As I understand this, James Shaw, would be a ‘White Cis Male’ and not welcome in New Zealand?

In Davidson’s rant, and I call it a rant, because I think she may have gone a little insane having decided that “trans women are toanga (treasure) and Te Māori was never so boring.

If Davidson isn’t insane she is certainly a racist degenerate on a minister’s salary.

We pay 300k each in salary alone for these two persons.

As I understand these minority notions this fellow is a white cis male too, even if he is a bit gay.

One might also ask, what Chippy is going to do about this minister who belongs to his coalition party and not his own.

Sat 25th March 2023

Winston Peters

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 9:57 am

Winston Peters, well known as the founder and only leader of the NZ First Party refuses to retire.

He is one of the few politicians who has featured positively on MENZ at times and one might have thought would be happily retired now but was busily delivering his “State Of The Nation” speech yesterday to a Grey Power audience in a church in Howick.

If you watched that, you would have seen the statesman play to the congregation with several references to the Bible and tease their sense of humour with his ancestry, about how one half of him wants a drink and the other half doesn’t want to pay for it.

Later he would stand outside and say NZ First wouldn’t go into coalition with any racist parties.

That contradiction is perhaps a grand example of the Kiwi comedians Kiwi men were, and the Wokesters of the current generation.

Idiosyncrasies aside amid the war on men by the Clark Administration Winston came out with the slogan, “A man for a Change.”

Yes, it got attention and I know who they were playing to, because they rang me up and asked me to join NZ First.

What would you have done?

My answer was a straight out “No”.

I’d previously turned down National and ACT in the election before. I never believed that I would or could make any significant difference in a political party when those that have been male friendly never got past vague platitudes in Parliament.

But Winston himself could have made a difference. He had the opportunity to contest the removal of the section 59 legislation but never stood true to his rhetoric.

Yesterday, his integrity suffered its biggest test, when he said, he knew nothing about He Pua Pua, yet NewsHub showed the document where he led the Commissioning of that report.

His deteriorating sanity was questioned before he left parliament in 2020, now his honour is on the table too.

From a young academic, a rugby player, to one of the country’s best known career political figures, we now get to sit in judgment on what we see, not as a politician or whatever you consider his accomplishments, but as a man.

Is this the Kiwi statesman that deserves to be called, Sir Winston as opposed to Sir John Key?

Fri 24th March 2023

Malachi Subecz and Mandatory Reporting

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 3:37 pm

With all respects and empathy for the those close to Malachi, it’s important to consider this tragic case further.

The family, Dame Karen Poutasi who conducted a review, ‘independent victim advocate’ Ruth Money and others have called for mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse. Dame Poutasi made other recommendations too, including vetting those who look after children whose mothers are imprisoned and increasing cross-agency communication and cooperation. Some of these recommendations may well be helpful, but the most effective solutions were lacking due to faulty understanding of the causal factors in this case. (more…)

Thu 23rd March 2023

Youth Offending

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 9:08 am

The above article is prompted by the recent appointment of a former police policy-wonk to Minister of Police.

Ginny Andersen replaces the disgraced Stuart Nash who swapped jerseys to take up the bottom position in cabinet as punishment for his mouth
… again. The boy was trying to talk tough and broke the rules.

This in itself is interesting as we haven’t seen a conflict of interest appointment, with former police staff as Minister, since Clem Simich in the middle of last century.

I’m not sure if that is a gender issue, lax left-wing arrangements or a very shallow talent pool in Labour.

There’s a podcaste interview by Mike Hoskings, which I won’t comment on in detail, other than to highlight these points.

Youth offending, which is really a euphemism for mother’s failing to raise young men, is out of control.

A notable period of history where this has happened before occurred in England where Lord Baden-Powell, ordered by the monarch of the day, to sort it out, started Boy Scouts.

The Minister’s problem is attributed to the recent discovery of the impacts of domestic violence, and the recent increase in reporting of domestic violence which was never reported before because it was a private matter.

Now this rubbish by Andersen needs to be called out as the private issue and non-reporting of domestic violence ended last century in the 1980s. It had to because the introduction of the Family Court by the mid 80s was responsible for conflicts that led to homicides.

These rhetoric crutches which support policy that creates “successful programmes” that somehow can’t explain the increase in youth offending aren’t propaganda, they’re bullshut dripping from this woman’s mouth, so we’d expect someone like Hoskings to dig for answers.

He didn’t get any.

Sun 19th March 2023

Coercive control – Get your man sent to jail.

Filed under: General — Lukenz @ 9:37 pm

This is Australian based. There are a few abstracts for some of the links below.

Coercive control is the latest weapon aimed at destroying men. Be warned, It’s coming soon to a police station near you.

False allegations have long been used by women to obtain violence orders to get men thrown out of their homes. But they need breaches to get him imprisoned. What’s different about coercive control laws is they are criminal offences, which makes it much easier to send convicted men to jail.

1. What is coercive control?

2. The worldwide state of play

3. Coercive control and homicide

4. Roll out to target men.

5. Legal and policing clusterfuck.

6. Male victims in the news

7. Advice for male victims of coercive control

8. Advice for falsely accused men

Fri 17th March 2023

Mothers Are Fit And Able Regardless

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 1:57 pm

Fathers are treated as so unimportant that whoever wrote and authorized this article didn’t see any need to explain why the father(s) of these children were not caring for them when the mother was a meth addict and had already been found to neglect them. In fact, the article didn’t mention father at all. Perhaps the children were from virgin births.

Thu 9th March 2023

The Rise of Father Absence and Its Attendant Social Ills

Filed under: General — JohnPotter @ 9:42 am

Fatherless children are at higher risk of delinquency that undermines their own prospects and disrupts the communities in which they reside.
Published by David C. Geary at Quillette 7th March 2023

Men’s investment in their children is one of the most remarkable features of the human family. Such investment might not seem unusual to readers with engaged fathers, and it might seem wanting in comparison to mothers’ investment, but it is an evolutionary riddle, nonetheless. This is because male parenting is uncommon in mammals, and doesn’t occur at all in our two closest relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos. Although the evolutionary history of men’s parenting lies beyond the scope of this essay, one aspect is relevant: men’s parenting is facultatively expressed. This means that men’s engagement with children is more sensitive than women’s engagement to the dynamics of the marital relationship and to broader social and economic conditions. The result is that social mores and broader conditions impact men’s engagement with children more than they impact women’s engagement, for better or worse.


Tue 7th March 2023

Misandry in Workplace Sexual Harassment

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 10:43 pm

So, a male senior medical officer (i.e. highly trained, highly experienced and in short supply) communicates some suggestive texts and comments to a female junior doctor who has responded in kind on a number of occasions. The female then feels uncomfortable about the communications and complains to her supervisor. When then confronted by the hospital authorities, the senior doctor admits his communications, accepts in retrospect that they had been inappropriate and he expresses understanding about the discomfort of the female. The hospital authorities then conduct an ‘investigation’ including an interview with him, concluding that he had breached the employer’s rules and engaged in unprofessional conduct. He disagrees that his conduct had been ‘unprofessional’ and he is so traumatized that he is hospitalized for a stress-induced illness. The employer then uses that as an excuse to sack him.

The female acknowledged she had participated in the flirtatious communications. There is no indication that she ever told him she was becoming uncomfortable or that she asked for the flirtatious interactions to stop or for him to stop such communications to her. (more…)

Is Coster All Cuddles

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 8:58 am

NZ Police Commissioner Andrew “Cuddles” Coster in time will be seen as having served in one of the most dramatic upheavals in the country’s history.

This should also be seen as a period of rapid social change where the shift in gender issues is yet to be recognized and discussed.

Inadequate, partisan and ideological media is no more helpful than the ingrained positions that exist in Ardern’s two-level society.

This post on the Writer of Sorts Blog looks at how this might surface and the response to that.

Sat 4th March 2023

Judge Judy on Fathers’ Rights

Filed under: General — Lukenz @ 8:58 am

This is a special message for mothers, bias feminist family court judges, and the legislators.

If you want gangs instead of families, carry on with your program.

If you want men and boys in prison rather than being productive citizens, carry on with destroying father’s rights.

If you want to destroy a families’ wealth by paying lawyers billions, the loss of dwelling and land rights and payout billions buying dwellings for your victims, carry on with your gender program to destroy father’s rights.

If you want poverty, our young committing crimes like ram raids, serious drug and theft to support that habit, pay the police, courts and legal aid, men who don’t earn and pay tax, carry on with your gender program to destroy father’s rights.

If you want to pay for medical staff, hospitals to house mental health victims that include both child and father. Carry on with giving men and their children mental health problems.

The destruction of family is the destruction of society. And when society collapses, revolution occurs.

Now we have had,

Black lives matter, Maori treaty rights, women’s rights, feminism, gay rights, save the planet matters.

When does father’s rights matter? When does a childs right to see dad matter? When does land rights matter? Or does that only apply to one race but not one gender?

Thu 2nd March 2023

One Year On

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 4:04 pm

One year on from the end of the parliamentary protest March 2nd, 2022.
The Ferals of Parliament Lawn

It was the beginning of the end for Jacinda Ardern. Part way through the protest, Matt King’s defence and police mandate case in the high Court went against the government.

The clash between police and the public the following week was another stain on the country’s history.

Sunday 5th March.
It has been pointed out that the post is of little relevance to menz.

What we are seeing at the grassroots is a different attitude to men. Having reported on events at the protest there were multiple factions where men’s groups wouldn’t have been out of place.

The attitude of the crowd didn’t include the anti male attitude we are familiar with.

The “Community” in that respect is quite different to academia which lives with some determination to keep gender issues alive.

The crowd here, described by Labour MP Michael Wood as “Ferals in the River of Filth” included , Government workers, working from home, Health professionals of all sorts including doctors, trades of all descriptions, members of the combined services, first responders not to mention a large contingency of not your mainstream media.

The underbelly of New Zealand that supposedly slithered down to parliament were ordinary decent Kiwis that didn’t harbour the general resentment of men we still see peddled in politics.

Perhaps if this post represents anything it’s a wave of social change yet to reach universities and government departments but by the time this year’s election is over that may change

Tue 28th February 2023

45% Of older women will be single & Childless by 2030!

Filed under: General — Lukenz @ 6:18 pm

Link to NZ’s path to United Nations Agenda 2030 – Dr Muriel Newman

Last year, the then Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was the guest speaker at a private gathering in New York hosted by Bill and Melinda Gates.

Ardern said “My Government is doing something not many other countries have tried. We have incorporated the principles of the 2030 Agenda into our domestic policy-making in a way that we hope will drive system-level actions… I believe that the change in approach that we have adopted in New Zealand is needed at a global scale.”

If empowerment means being old and childless by 2030. I’m not with that. What is life without children? Money, travel, food and belongings?

I don’t recall Ardern telling us those plans in her last election campaign. Is that where her alleged $25 millions came from?

I’ve always wondered why there are laws to lose your home, kids, house, belongings and future income after separation, and now I know. Population reduction.

Sat 25th February 2023

Without Fear but Plenty of Favour

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 12:32 am

Young woman who drove drunk and kicked a police officer walks from court with clean slate


Some cases of compassion towards female offenders might be supported if, and only if, male offenders would have the same chance of being shown compassion, but of course that’s not the case. However, it’s difficult under any circumstances to support this female offender receiving no punishment, not even a period of disqualification from driving. The offending was just too serious.

Note that the offender is referred to in the headline as ‘Young woman…’, but it turns out she was in her 20’s. Yes well we suppose that’s young for an adult but actually she was an adult and had been subject to adult legal consequences for several years. If exactly the same offences had been committed by a man in his 20’s the headline would almost certainly have simply referred to him as ‘Man…’. The infantilization of women when they do wrong is designed to elicit sympathy and caring towards them. In one breath women want to be taken seriously as adults then in the other breath they want to be treated as children who have little agency or responsibility for their behaviour. This whole article, written by a female, was oriented towards making this ridiculously lenient treatment seem justified.

Note also the woman’s self-centred focus and minimization of her behaviour. She was so embarrassed and nervous to be in Court. She couldn’t describe how it made her feel to think if she had hit someone. “It was so silly, but I was distressed.” “I’ve had this slip up and I’ve made this mistake”. Yeah, a bit of a slip up you silly billy, there, there.

Note also that she blames some unidentified man who she claimed assaulted her but this actually had amounted only to ‘unwanted attention’. Yeah, always blame some man.

The even younger man in this recent case was never referred to as a ‘young man’. Although he neither resisted nor assaulted police and his alcohol level was less the above woman’s, no way he was going to be discharged without conviction. Further, unlike the woman he didn’t deserve name suppression. Par for the course.

Thu 16th February 2023

Another extreme feminist and ideologist is tossed out

Filed under: General — Lukenz @ 2:41 am

Sturgeon Quits

Hot on the heals of Ardern, Sturgeon no longer has the support to rule over others.

I am reminded Mr Alex Salmond was the First Minister of Scotland until a false allegation ended his career. Sturgeon put the boot in publicly.

Just look at the massive number of down arrows. The world is against her.

Be balanced or be gone.

Tue 7th February 2023

Dilworth Shame

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 3:52 pm

Article in NZ Herald

In a statement, Dilworth Trust Board chairman Aaron Snodgrass said: “While this is a step towards justice for Old Boy survivors, nothing we can do today can undo the past. The Trust Board is deeply saddened and disappointed this offending occurred.”

Mon 6th February 2023

The Duluth Model – Why the narrator calls them feminists bigots

Filed under: Domestic Violence,General — Lukenz @ 1:24 pm

I did not agree with the swastika. But after viewing the clip I can draw a parallel between racism and the hate and persecution of the male gender. I took a closer look and realised it is a combination of the symbol for women with the swastika in it.

That was the moment I understood, “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” – Mark Twain.

This very powerful video is an excellent review how the Duluth model transpired over time.

Built upon deception and deceit, the Duluth model is debunked as a one way scheme to defraud children of their right to have a relationship with their father. The father’s paternal and property rights.

Once in place, the feminists pursued an aggressive criminal court intervention process that included housing, child support and enhanced police protection. The closed court was then setup to hide the procedure of ignoring dads evidence by not including it. That court is called the family court.

There is a lot in this 16-minute clip. Towards the end there is advice on how men should protect themselves.

The narrator calls the feminists bigots.

Sat 4th February 2023

Filed under: General — Lukenz @ 2:03 pm

OK so you might recall I posted a video on an Australian senator inquiry into and review of the family law and courts in OZ. There were 29 submissions.

29 Recommendation here

This is just a follow up on what happened to that inquiry.

Lee Derrickson reports

1. The government removed all the tragic personal stories.

2. An election came along and it was shelved.

3. He thinks if labour get into power, (and they did) nothing will be done about the recommendations.

Sat 28th January 2023

Teenage Murderers

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 11:37 am

This Court of Appeal judgement quashed the life sentences of three teenage murderers and replaced them with finite sentences and shorter non-parole periods. (more…)

Wed 25th January 2023

What Men Have Lost

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 11:23 am

I’m cautious about memes, they can often have multiple meanings and liking them reflects your personal point of view, and sometimes not what the meme is trying to achieve.

Sometimes one that I think has a genuine well intentioned perspective will catch my eye, such as this one.

Feminists have wasted our time.

Tue 24th January 2023

NZ Media Again

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 4:56 pm

The spiraling insanity around the resignation of New Zealand’s prime minister has reached epic levels of exaggeration and misinformation.

It’s important to realise how damaged New Zealand’s media industry currently is and that this situation does represent an embarrassing circumstance for many people in the industry.

When Ardern herself made a statement (more…)

Mon 23rd January 2023

2 Sorry Letters

Filed under: General — Lukenz @ 8:19 pm

Before he took his life a man wrote 2 letters to his beloved children the family court said he could no longer be part of their lives.

Dear Cathy,
I hope that one day you’ll be able to understand.
Take care of your sister.
I’ll always love you.

I’m so sorry.
You’ll learn to live without me
like I had to live without you.
Please forgive me.
Love Dad

In 2014 posted on YouTube this above video and script…. Each year over one million Australian children have little to no contact with their fathers due to short comings of the current system and the abuses it allows to occur. Key stakeholders and bureaucrats continue to fail those they claim publicly to protect, while families suffer with alienation, financial hardships and death.

All of which is forced on them by a system that favours one parent’s custody over shared parenting outcomes. Our society as a whole suffers generational abuse in the name of business opportunities and profits that favour a select few. It’s time to stand together and take back our lives and families by replacing this system of shame and death along with those that allow it to operate.

Dear Prime Minister Chris Hipkins,

Do you want to know why they call themselves 21 fathers?
Every week 21 Australian fathers commit suicide as a result of child access issues, child support financial pressure and unfair family court rulings following separation.

We don’t have the NZ suicide statistics. They are hidden from the public. Why does the NZ government hide those statistics?

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