Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tug -o-Love Baby

In May Close Up met a father desperate to find his baby daughter, who had been taken from the U.S by her New Zealand mum, sparking an international hunt by the FBI.

Tug-o-Love Baby

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Father and son reunited

September 10, 2010:
After a harrowing two and a half year search, Sydney father Ken Thompson will soon be reunited with his abducted son, Andrew.

An Australian man who cycled round Europe for three months looking for his missing son is to be reunited with him after two-and-a-half years.

Ken Thompson quit his job as a firefighter in Sydney in May to devote his time to searching for six-year-old Andrew, who was allegedly abducted by his mother in 2008. Ben Geoghegan reports.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Swiss pioneer shelter for newly separated husbands

A trickle of newly separated Swiss fathers looking for shelter and help after marital breakdown have been finding a warm bed and a sympathetic ear from a pilot project on the shores of Lake Zurich.


Yahoo! News | The West Australian
10 September 2010

Swiss pioneer shelter for newly separated husbands
By Barbara Prevel, Reuters

Geneva (Reuters) - A trickle of newly separated Swiss fathers looking for shelter and help after marital breakdown have been finding a warm bed and a sympathetic ear from a pilot project on the shores of Lake Zurich.

Protestant pastor Andreas Cabalzar has founded Switzerland's first shelter for newly separated fathers in the Swiss village of Erlenbach, not far from Geneva.

Unique in Switzerland, the project has seen the numbers of applications to stay in the house increasing every week.

"80 percent of the time it is the wife asking for a divorce and the children stay in the family home while the father leaves with his suitcases and becomes more vulnerable," Cabalzar told Reuters.

The project began in September 2009 when four men visited Cabalzar to ask for help after separating from their wives. After leaving home, the men initially needed temporary shelter and a place to reflect on their situations.

"At the first moment everybody needs a roof and a bed and no man is prepared for this step," Cabalzar told Reuters.

He said the problem pervades all sections of society and that he sees men from all walks of life hit by the problem.

"In such a reality people are suffering," he said.

Cabalzar offers the men a home as well as psychological and religious support if requested.

Guests pay around 170 Swiss Francs ($166) per week to stay. The house can welcome three newly separated fathers at a time. There are also two bedrooms set aside for children to help the fathers maintain contact with their children.

"No more than three newly separated fathers can stay as it gives a very good synergy. They speak and help each other, it makes a good self-help group," Cabalzar told Reuters.

Cabalzar is now looking at getting more houses. Some men stay a few days, others a few weeks but he makes sure that any stay is as short as possible.

A former equities trader, Cabalzar is seeking independent financing for more houses within his parish to help separated fathers to rebuild their lives while maintaining contact with their children in the early stages of family break-up.


"After two years of separation too many children do not have any contact with their fathers," Cabalzar told Reuters.

His goal is to make sure that they are no blockages and that the relationship with the parents stays as normal as possible.

He works closely with marriage councilors, lawyers and psychologists to keep an open dialogue between the parents and ensure an ongoing positive relationship between the father, the mother and the children.

"There is a commitment to the children and a reliable relationship must be kept. The children need to have a positive picture of their parents," he said.

Before his shelter project Cabalzar had worked with young and unemployed adults where he saw how important it is for children to have both parents around them.

After two years on this project he started to think of the problems around him and what marriage is in our society with a 50 percent divorce rate in the Zurich region.

He said the popular image of the nuclear family remains frozen in time, a nostalgic notion that has more in common with our grandparents' generation than the frenetic economic realities of the modern world where home life for both parents often takes a back seat to the demands of work.

"The image of work in our world does not seem to be compatible with the family life that our grandparents had."

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Nation moved - father and son reunited


Nation moved - father and son reunited

The whole nation has been moved by the story of a brave and resolute father who set out to find his little boy lost, or should I say, abducted? This same father cycled 6,500 kilometres through eight different countries throughout Europe to find his son. His son, who had been secretly abducted by his mother on April 24, 2008, and removed from Australia under false pretences. For two and a half years Ken Thompson, a former deputy fire commissioner, looked in vain for his long lost son and set up a media and web trail that encompassed the world.

Ken’s dreams came true this week in Amsterdam when young Thompson met his father for the first time in almost three years. Ken told me on the phone what happened. “My six-year-old came over to me and asked for help with this puzzle he was playing with. I was overjoyed because even though he had forgotten what I looked like, he remembered who I was. This will be slow work. I am letting him lead me because it’s all about building my relationship with him again. I am very emotional, but Andrew is being looked after well and I am confident things will work out alright.”

Ken Thompson is reported as saying in an article in the Sydney Morning Herald that, “he bears no malice towards his wife and while deeply anguished by the events of the past two and a half years, simply wants to be a dad to Andrew, to begin his life to love him and to give him back the human rights that were taken away from him”.

Speaking about human rights for fathers and their children seems to be a lost cause in modern media with the prevalent anti-male views. Thankfully Robin Bowles, Ken Thompson’s media contact, is on the ball. This is what she had to say about an earlier Sydney Morning Herald article:

I have just phoned to complain about the story by Joel Gibson in the SMH today headlined “Found, but will he be a little boy lost in the court system?”

This story shows the reporter made no attempt to check the sweeping comments made by Ms Freda Briggs in regard to the mother's attitude and the jurisdiction of the Family Court. No attempt appears to have been made by Gibson to check with Dutch or Australian consular authorities here or in Holland about whether Ms Briggs's suppositions/predictions are correct. In fact I can tell you from discussions I have had with Melinda Thompson's sister in law and her mother during which I was told that Melinda was very aware of the Hague Convention and its ramifications and had done quite a bit of research to ascertain which countries she might flee to that were NOT signatories to the Hague Convention, where she might be safe from having Andrew returned to his home and family. In addition I am aware of a phone call, made by Melinda Thompson to Ms Briggs, after her flight from Australia, which Ms Briggs received while in the company of another person, seeking advice about what steps Melinda might take to avoid being repatriated under the Hague Convention. I have been told that Ms Briggs has told Ms Thompson and Caroline Overington of The Australian Newspaper that there was a possibility that Japan might be a safe haven.

If Gibson had picked up a phone and contacted the Dutch authorities, the Attorney General's Department in Canberra, Ken Thompson, myself (as Ken's contact for the media), checked the find Andrew website or done any proper journalistic research at all he would have found that Ms Briggs knew NOTHING about what is happening in Amsterdam.

It is articles like this, written as you told me, 'in a hurry' that give journalists the bad name some of them absolutely deserve. The whole article is crap. The carers DO speak Andrew's language, (which language anyway? he's been living overseas for two and a half years at pre-school, his grandmother told me, and school). Every second person (including police) speaks English in Holland.

And ''For a child to be subjected to such trauma can be devastating. The previous children have suffered from mental illness that the psychiatrists thought could be lifelong,'' Briggs says.

Who brought this 'trauma' on Andrew? His mother, by taking him from all he knew and loved. By enrolling him in a school under a false name. By lying to him about his father. By trying to enlist the help of people like Ms Briggs, who gives her opinion 'Unfortunately the system in my experience' without ANY knowledge of this particular situation except for the phone call and letter she received from Melinda, after Melinda abducted Ken's son. (The letter, by the way, ended up in the hands of the media and was extensively reported).

Finally I would like Mr Gibson to contact me for the real story, if he'd like to report facts instead of suppositions and speculations. My number is 0394156396 or 0418102732. If he's going to be a proper reporter when he grows up, he should learn how to properly research a story that has such impact on the people he is writing about instead of writing it 'in a hurry'. Deadlines are not more important than the truth.

Robin Bowles rightfully poses the question, “Who brought this trauma on Andrew in the first place?” Trauma is the correct name for it. That is what artificially induced fatherlessness causes. Its effects are well documented by the social sciences. Let me repeat these pertinent statistics from a previous On Line Opinion article:

* 63 per cent of teen suicides come from fatherless homes. That’s five times the national average. Source: US Dept of Justice;
* 80 per cent of rapists with anger problems come from fatherless homes. Fourteen times the national average. Source: Justice and Behaviour;
* 85 per cent of children with behavioural problems come from fatherless homes. Twenty times the national average. Source: Centre for Disease Control;
* 71 per cent of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes. Nine times the national average. Source: National Principals Association Report;
* 75 per cent of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centres come from fatherless homes. Ten times the national average. Source: Rainbows for all God’s Children;
* 85 per cent of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes. Twenty times the national average. Source: US Dept of Justice.

Since writing that article I came across an erudite article called "Feminism and the Family" by Dr Janice Crouse. This is what she had to say:

When there is no father in the home, there’s trouble. Often there is a boyfriend or a series of boyfriends, but even when there is not, regardless how heroic that mother is - and many are struggling heroically and try their best for their children - the absence of the father in the home is a loss that has dramatic and serious impact on both boys and girls. Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania conducted a longitudinal study of the impact on boys ages 12-22 when there is no father living in the home with the boy. What they found is astounding. When boys that age grow up without a father in the home, they are 300 times more likely to get into trouble with the law than are boys whose fathers are in the home. Not having a father in the home is the single most important variable when it comes to a boy getting into trouble with the law. Father absence is a more significant predictor of outcome than ethnicity, poverty, religion, or socio-economic group.

It would seem that government departments are equally complicit in spreading lies and anti-male propaganda.

Thankfully as detailed in a recent Herald Sun article, the South Australian Ombudsman is also on the ball. Journalist Laurie Nowell reported in an article called "Feminists 'Tilt' Figures":

The issues of child protection and domestic violence have been hijacked by politically motivated feminist cliques, according to a coalition of men's groups.

The claim came after an ombudsman's report found bureaucrats guilty of "unreasonable and wrong administrative action" after failing to correct false and misleading information that promoted the idea men were overwhelmingly responsible for domestic violence.

South Australia's Office for Women presented erroneous statistics, such as 95 per cent of domestic violence involves a male perpetrator and a female victim, the ombudsman found. Raw data show that, overall, at least one in three victims is male http://www.oneinthree.com.au/.

Men's Health Australia spokesman Greg Andresen said the SA Ombudsman's report should make the Gillard Government think twice about rolling back the shared parenting reforms introduced to family law by the Howard government - which effectively guarantee fathers some level of access to their children in the event of marital breakdown.

"The picture seems to be emerging of offices of women around the country - who advise state and federal ministers - having taken deeply feminist lines on domestic abuse and child protection," Mr Andresen said.

"These bureaucrats have a strong feminist perspective - and that's probably appropriate for people concerned with women's issues.

"But the problem is that when governments roll out programs relating to children, what gets rolled out is a program for women, not one that has equal regard for men and women.

"The conventional wisdom among these people is that the only perpetrators of domestic violence are men and the only perpetrators of violence against children are men.

"There is a wealth of research that shows that men are almost as likely to suffer domestic violence or abuse."

Space does not allow me to tell the stories of the father who was put in gaol for sending a birthday card to his daughter, or the father of good character who was banned from seeing his daughter for five years. Tragically most of these recent stories have taken place under the 2006 changes to Family Law which were supposed to bring equity for fathers and families. Nothing could be further from the truth!

Yes, this nation has been moved by the story of Ken Thompson and his heart warming reunion with his son. Unfortunately not everyone’s heart has been affected. It would seem that our feminist friends in the media, the legal system and the commentariat are still in need of a heart transplant.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Babies with Attitude

Dear Peter ,Take action now: sign the petition

I’d like to invite you to join our new campaign, the ONE Baby Protest—a fun action to share a serious message.

Today over 1,000 children will be born with HIV. It’s a devastating number, yet what’s even more shocking is that this can easily be prevented through simple treatment.

Together we can make this happen. By 2015 we can deliver the medicines so that no child is born with HIV.

Babies born with HIV can’t speak up for themselves, so join me in speaking up on their behalf as part of the ONE Baby Protest.

To sign the petition click here:


Petition Text:

Dear World Leaders,

By 2015 we can make sure no child is born with HIV. It all starts with an agreement at the United Nations summit to combat extreme poverty, with every country doing their bit. Please do yours.

Together we can achieve a world where no child is born with HIV by 2015.

Thank you,

Weldon Kennedy, ONE.org

Monday, September 13, 2010

UK - JUdges told to be more lenient to women criminals.


Judges have been told to deal less severely with female criminals than men when determining how to sentence them.

By Nick Collins
Published: 10:30AM BST 11 Sep 2010

Female criminals are more likely to have mental health or educational difficulties and to have parenting responsibilities, while a lower proportion will have committed violent crimes than men, according to new guidelines.

Judges ought to "bear these matters in mind" when passing sentence, according to the Equal Treatment Bench Book, published by the Judicial Studies Board (JSB).

The body, which is responsible for training judges, said female victims, witnesses and criminals have a very different experience in court than male counterparts.

It said: "These differences highlight the importance of the need for sentencers to bear these matters in mind when sentencing."

Quoting Supreme Court judge Baroness Hale, it added: "It is now well recognised that a misplaced conception of equality has resulted in some very unequal treatment for women and girls."

Dame Laura Cox, a high court judge who led the team writing the rules, wrote: "It is hardly revolutionary that judges should know of the matters central to the lives of those who attend courts and to aim to provide judges with that knowledge."

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

She-wolves in sheeps' clothing By Elizabeth Willmott-Harrop

She-wolves in sheeps' clothing

By Elizabeth Willmott-Harrop

Thursday, 2 September 2010


Female child abusers are the 21st century equivalent of lesbians in the
Victorian age: not legislated against because they do not exist. The nature
of woman being incapable of "deviancy", as the bigoted Victorians said.
Hence in New Zealand, the Accident Compensation Corporation was unable to
accept claims from boys sexually abused by women, until the law changed in
2005. Prior to that the perpetrator of "sexual indecency" had to be male.

However, statistics indicate that female child abusers not only exist, but
in numbers approaching those of males. In New Zealand, 48 per cent of child
abusers for 2006, where the perpetrator gender was known, were women. In the
USA in 2002 63 per cent of all child abuse, from neglect to sexual abuse,
was perpetrated by the mother. In 40 per cent of cases the mother acted

The UK's Lucy Faithfull Foundation estimates women are responsible for 10
per cent of all child sexual abuse and that 5-20 per cent of pedophiles are
women. Meanwhile in New Zealand, 40 per cent of the 1,200 men helped by the
Christchurch-based Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust (MSSAT) in 2010,
were sexually abused by women when they were boys.

Ken Clearwater, founder of MSSAT comments: "We live in a culture in which
men aren't allowed to be victims and women aren't allowed to be anything
other than nurturing. So abuse suffered as a boy at the hands of an adult
female can be the hardest abuse of all to come to terms with, let alone to
speak out about."

Numerous studies show very young children are at increased risk of abuse.
According to the New Zealand Families Commission, in 2006, children under
five-years-old made up 49 per cent of all children aged 0-16 years found to
have been neglected, 48 per cent of those emotionally abused, and 23 per
cent of those physically abused. Infants aged under one-year account for
two-thirds of childhood deaths each year and three-quarters of all child
deaths in New Zealand 2002-2006 were of children under five.

As the primary caregivers of young children, the New Zealand Ministry of
Justice observes that "Mothers do most of the constant and demanding care of
pre-schoolers, so it should be no surprise that much of the reported
physical and emotional abuse of pre-schoolers is done by mothers".

Culture of silence

However, as a taboo subject, both female perpetrators and their victims are
unlikely to speak out, with women unwilling to ask for help in a society
which brands them as evil aberrations.

A 2005 study by the New Zealand Department of Corrections says that violent
and sexual offending by women "has been avoided or neglected because it
challenges fundamental beliefs about women as nurturers, protectors and as
victims of violence".

Former New Zealand MP, Marc Alexander, a campaigner for victim's rights and
a published author on the criminal justice system, has been criticised when
speaking out about female abusers: "Often when I've talked about this issue
in the past I get accused of women-bashing or deflecting from the vast
majority of child abuse cases which are perpetrated by men."

However, Clearwater notes that there has been a significant shift since
MSSAT started in 1995. Clearwater comments: "Abuse at the hands of a woman
is not the dirty little secret it used to be. I can now sit in a room of
women working for Rape Crisis and talk about male victims. I've also noticed
that the language has changed. Perpetrators as well as victims are now
referred to as he\she in new editions of books about sexual abuse, whereas
before there was always the assumption the perpetrator was male and the
victim female."

Part of the reason politicians and society at large may be unwilling to
address the issue of female abusers, is their own culpability in the
problem. Women who abuse their children are ordinary women for whom factors
such as their own history as a victim of abuse, lack of social support
networks, poverty and poor educational opportunities have collided to create
a parent unable to live up to society's ideals of the all-nurturing, self
sacrificing mother.

The late pediatrician Dr Robin Fancourt commented that "The stresses of
unemployment, a lack of income, the void of isolation and a lack of social
support can push any adult to abuse or neglect." Fancourt saw child neglect
as perpetrated by society as well as by individuals, when she said of the
increasing number of New Zealand children who are bought up in poverty
"these children are neglected through the many other disadvantages that are
imposed on this sector of society as a whole".

The 2010 report Learning from Tragedy concurs, commenting that "Prevention
of child maltreatment for the youngest children at risk will involve
addressing layers of disadvantage".

Loving abusers

Female perpetrated abuse is often conducted in the context of an
affectionate and loving relationship which children dare not risk losing.
Studies into childhood sexual abuse have shown that young children have
difficulty recognising the inappropriateness of a request when it is made by
a "good" person, and research has shown that children can often feel loved,
wanted and cared for by the parents who are abusing them.

This makes it almost impossible for the child to assimilate what is
happening to them. As Alexander observes: "Improper sexual behavior by women
is grossly under-reported, partly because children are scared of saying
anything against the main nurturer in the home but also because it can so
easily be hidden in caring activities such as bathing, dressing or consoling
the victim."

The conflict between loving and abusive, appropriate and inappropriate is
reflected in a 2005 study about maternal experiences of childhood of Pacific
Island mothers in New Zealand which concluded that "abusive and supportive
behaviours co-exist; physical abuse being recalled more strongly than
emotional abuse, and mothers seeming both more abusive and more supportive
than fathers".

Women who have intimate relationships with teenage boys often claim they
were in a loving partnership. The media glamorises its reporting with
headlines such as "Blonde, attractive, successful and having sex with
teens", further fueling a culture in which female perpetrated abuse is not
taken seriously.

The fact remains that consensual exchanges, be they emotional or sexual,
between a child or young person and an adult are always abusive because the
perpetrator has a power imbalance with their victim.

Particularly challenging are subtle but pervasive forms of emotional abuse
within an otherwise loving relationship, such as using children as
confidants, or as Fancourt says, where behaviour conveys to the child that
they are "only acceptable in the context of meeting another's needs".

The child remains trapped in a netherworld, potentially only recognising
abuse decades later. Fancourt, in her report on neglect and psychological
abuse in childhood, makes the point well when she speaks of "the rare
ability of children to conceptualise, comprehend, or verbalise what is
happening due both to their developmental barriers and as a result of these
forms of maltreatment being the expected background of family life".

Victim as abuser

There is a heated debate about gender parity in family violence. Many
studies argue that male and female intimate partner violence is similar in
frequency and severity. This is countered by researchers who believe for
example that women's violence is exaggerated by bias and selective

Yet one American study of women's refuge clients showed that 90 per cent of
the women displayed aggressive behaviour toward their children. New Zealand
government agency Child Youth and Family (CYF) also reports that about half
of women who are physically abused by their partners also abuse their
children, illustrating a key point which is that you can be a victim of
violence and also a perpetrator of abuse.

Ruptured attachment between mother and baby, one cause of which is
Postpartum Depression (PPD), is implicated in child abuse. A 2010 study on
Pacific Islands families showed that being the victim of physical violence
more than doubles the risk of PPD.

These points emphasise the importance of seeing male and female perpetrators
and male and female victims, as a holistic problem. Furthermore, female
abusers often abuse with a male partner, again making the two genders

Child homicide

Women commit a small proportion of family homicides, yet the statistics
increase dramatically for child homicides. Learning from Tragedy, which
looked at family homicides in New Zealand for the period 2002-2006, found
that women were responsible for 7 per cent of homicides of "other family
members", 11 per cent of couple related homicides, but 40 per cent of child

Child homicides, and therefore female perpetrators, may be greatly
under-reported due to the way deaths are classified. One study noting for
example that given what is known from other countries about deaths resulting
from child neglect, the total number of child maltreatment deaths in New
Zealand may be much greater, saying "The malnourished baby suffering from
failure to thrive who develops pneumonia and dies from lack of medical
attention does not appear in homicide statistics".

The report says infanticide "is the most susceptible to misclassification as
a death by some other cause". It is estimated that 5-10 per cent of children
recorded as having died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) may have
been misdiagnosed incidents of neglect or abuse. This is especially
significant in light of the high prevalence of neglect by females, and New
Zealand's historically high SIDS rate.

Research shows that children of young mothers are particularly vulnerable.
CYF notes that "Compared to mothers aged over 25 years, mothers were 11
times more likely to kill their children if aged under 17 years."

Single mothers are also vulnerable to perpetrating child abuse. In the USA
in 2002, single mothers were the highest category of offender in child abuse

Young and single mothers share risk factors with child abuse perpetration,
such as economic hardship and being a victim of abuse. For example, a 1998
New Zealand Ministry of Health report notes that women who report being
sexually abused as a child "are more likely than non-abused women to become
pregnant before age 19".

For young mothers, 60 per cent of whom according to Australian research do
not have a male partner when their baby is born, these factors are
compounded by a body which is capable of bearing children without the
parallel mental and emotional maturity.

Anthropologist Sarah Blaffer Hrdy comments: "Settled living and plentiful
food have removed constraints on fertility that for tens of millions of
years protected anthropoid primates from giving birth at such young ages ...
Being fat enough to ovulate is no longer tied to having a supportive social
network who will help rear her child."

The fact is that poverty, lack of educational opportunities, a history of
childhood abuse, family violence and young and single motherhood are some of
the many risk factors which indicate a woman may abuse a child.

If we are serious about preventing child abuse, we need to be more open
about female perpetrators, so that victims and the women who abuse them can
be supported and acknowledged. And we need to take collective responsibility
for the social conditions which provide fertile ground for this hidden

Four in ten domestic violence victims are men

Four in ten domestic violence victims are men

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 8:14 AM on 6th September 2010

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1309312/Four-domestic-violence-victims-men.html#ixzz0yjxluhJX

Four out of ten victims of domestic violence are men, a report claimed yesterday.

But it added that men who complain of being attacked at home are often ignored by police who prefer to believe that a woman is the real victim.

The study comes at a time of complaints that men are treated unfairly by the justice system.

A new set of guidelines for judges on fairness in the courts has been criticised for playing down the likelihood that women attack men and pushing for judges and magistrates to go easier on women offenders.

The study by the Parity campaign group based its assessment of the number of male victims of domestic violence on Home Office statistics and the British Crime Survey.

It said that the average proportion of male domestic violence victims was 40 per cent.

The charity report added that more than 41,000 men were prosecuted for domestic violence in 2008/09 but only 2,700 women.

More than half the male victims of domestic violence suffer injury.

The report comes amid protests over the latest guidelines published by the Judicial Studies Board, the body responsible for training judges.

Its revamped court manual states that domestic violence ‘consists mainly of violence by men against women’.

Mark Brooks, of the ManKind campaign group, which supports male victims of domestic violence, said: ‘For a document that claims to be about gender equality, it leaves the impression that male victims are seen as second class.’

Monday, September 6, 2010

I do wish the ground would stop shaking.

The earthquake in Canterbury was an experience I don’t really want to ever repeat. Man what a ride, which puts a new meaning on the phrase rock and roll. The ground is dancing from the after shocks and cracking deep bass rhythm. The earth below has spurted sand and mud which litters the province.

 Buildings down, telegraph poles at weird angles and cracks appearing everywhere.  Supermarkets in the suburbs are packed with strained people; meanwhile the army protects the inner city from tricky business and light fingered thieves. Things are not well, but the Cantab spirit will shine through and the biggest positive to shine has been the willingness from the community to help each other. Great stuff, adversity does bring the best out of people.

I feel for the children who were terrified by the rocky incident. For example, my young daughters were really frightened.  It is sad that Kids can’t understand the awesome power of Mother Nature and the grace of God. It is good news that no fatalities resulted from the widespread disaster, which I believe is work by love of God.

Most people are shocked. In the last couple of days walking around in Christchurch has been strange to say the least, war zone stuff.

I do wish the ground would stop shaking.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Kiwi judges treat violent women differently

"Judges 'treat violent women differently' | Stuff.co.nz"
 A woman's eight-year jail term for murdering her partner reflects the judiciary's lack of understanding towards male victims of domestic violence, a men's rights spokesman says.

 See more: http://digg.com/news/worldnews/judges_treat_violent_women_differently_stuff_co_nz

Unreal, just goes to show that unlawful male gender discrimination is fully entrenched within the wayward judiciary.I cannot believe that a man's life is worth so little in feminazi New Zealand.  Why do we bother Doctor Viv? How many times have a cruel government fobbed off the concerns of the Father's Coalition? Is it still in the 100's or has it reached the 1000 mark yet ? I am still waiting for justice. I must hurry things along.The judges of this  country are upper class criminals.