I agree with the way Collins dealt with so-called "Boy Racers",
but she exhibits a pattern of callousness, aggression and sexism towards men,
who are the victims of most workplace accidents. For example, she refused
to implement the Law Commission's recommendation to repeal the sexist
and discriminatory Crimes Act section which imposes higher penalties on a
man who hits a woman than on a woman who hits a man.
New Zealand has a culture of condoning female violence and emphasising male
violence. There is a lunaticly anti-male White Ribbon Campaign, which ignores
female violence against males and Prime Minister John Key is a White Ribbon
Ambassador -- sending a strong signal that female violence doesn't matter.
Now he is under threat of a prosecution for assault
on a woman himself -- depending solely on whether the woman concerned
decides to lay a complaint with the police or not! Meanwhile, Judith Collins
pops up on our TV screens to defend him (Q+A, TV One, 3rd May 2015)-- at least,
to the extent of saying that he was sorry for what he had done. But then Collins
admitted that she had assaulted men when she was a waitress -- by pouring
hot coffee into their laps if she felt their behaviour had been inappropriate!
In the Matriarchy that is New Zealand, women (even former Justice Ministers!)
can admit to committing assault on television, and they do not fear arrest!
This is all part of the double standard, whereby assaults by males are regarded
as more serious, and when a woman assaults a man everyone focusses on her
REASON for doing it!
New Zealand oppresses men by ignoring their rights, and focussing in on
when they can be portrayed as perpetrators. It has been a major miracle that
the Council of Trade
Unions has mounted a big campaign about workplace safety -- given that
it is mainly men who are killed at work. Even so, you never hear the single
word "men" mentioned as the focus of efforts in this regard. One
right-wing Labour Party politician did mention that it was mainly Maori men
who died in the forestry industry -- but no one has
publicly said that it is mainly MEN (of whatever race) who die in workplace
accidents, as far as I am aware.