This is correspondence on women's violence and on the way that the
Law oppresses men. The first letter which I sent to the Minister
of Justice in 2013 was not closely related to the later two, but
I am including it here, because the Minister appears to have lumped
all three together in her mind.
21 June 2013
The Minister of Justice
Dear Mrs. Collins,
I have read a news article – which says that you are looking
into the matter -- about a woman who had borne the child of an eleven-year-old
Obviously, the main issue here -- apart from the welfare of the couple's
child -- is the fact that this woman has had a sexual encounter with
a boy who was below the age of consent -- in fact, even below 12. As
far as I am aware, the relevant legislation treats male and female offenders
in the same way.
A) However, the article raises the issue of whether enough attention
is paid to women as offenders of this kind. In this connection, I refer
you to the following webpages:
Because of the way that Feminists dominate the media, the universities
and even the National Party (with Prime Minister John Key acting as
a de facto woman, and supporting the anti-male White Ribbon campaign),
men are type-cast as offenders and women as victims. This means that
few, if any, resources are devoted to seeing what sexual abuse women
get up to in the home, during all the woman-hours that they spend looking
after children. Then, because such offenders are not found, they receive
no publicity, and women continue to be type-cast as victims, and men
This is not a matter of law, but a matter of policy, and I hope that
you will get together with the Minister of Police and see what can be
done about it.
B) According to the above-mentioned news article, this event also
raises the issue that women cannot be charged with rape. That is a totally
separate issue. As I pointed out in a Submission
on the Crimes Amendment Bill (No. 2) (in 2004), which was ignored:
... there is no reason -- other than Feminist sexism and deliberate
discrimination against men -- to retain a separate male-against-female
offence called "rape" (or, indeed, under any other separate
name). Either you understand the word "equality" (under which
banner Feminists have persuaded vast numbers of men almost all over
the World to institute changes to legislation), or you do not understand
the word "equality". ...the above planned exception for rape
indicates that the (then Labour-led) Government does not, in fact, understand
the word "equality", that it is therefore incompetent to be
politically active in a country that is purportedly "free and democratic"
(section 5 of the Bill of Rights Act 1990), and should resign forthwith
from Government and from Parliament en masse.
C) However, there are other such examples, which show that the legal
system over which you preside is rife with anti-male discrimination,
and that you are therefore, by implication, more than happy to pretend
that women are oppressed (by having a Ministry of Women’s Affairs,
but no Ministry of Men’s Affairs), while in fact oppressing men.
One example is the separate offence of "Male
assaults female", which carries a higher maximum penalty than
does "Common assault" (the Law Commission has recommended
that this discriminatory provision be abolished), and another example
is the fact that female circumcision is illegal but male circumcision
Since the above letter did not ask any specific questions or make
any specific suggestions, I followed it up with the letter below:
(Open Letter to the New Zealand Minister of Justice, 26 August 2013)
Dear Mrs. Collins,
On 3 December 2012 I received an email from the Ministry of Justice
(copy enclosed) which informed me that the Ministry was doing nothing
about the Law Commission’s recommendation to abolish the sexist
and discriminatory Crimes Act offence “Male
Assaults Female”. This imposes a higher maximum penalty on
a male who assaults a female than on any other person who assaults an
adult. The Law Commission proposal would replace this insane provision
with provisions which imposed punishments which were proportional to
the severity of the assault, rather than depending on the sex of the
The Ministry of Justice is a virtual branch of the Lesbian Feminist
International, and is therefore dedicated to an anti-male crusade, so
I am writing to ask you if you intend to follow the Law Commission’s
recommendation, and if so, when.
In fact, I was recently assaulted by a female (a Maori female, in
fact, which makes her even more holy) and sustained visible wounds.
I rang the Police, who then arrested me for assaulting her – even
though she was not injured (because I had not assaulted her). At first,
they charged me with “Male Assaults Female”, but then they
changed the charge to “Common Assault” – apparently
because the alleged assault was not serious enough! So the Police are
in fact using “Male Assaults Female” for more serious assaults
– except that they cannot apply it to women offenders!
When you were Minister of Police, I think you managed to divorce the
Police from their addiction to the “Power and Control” model
of domestic violence (for which here is no evidence). If so, I congratulate
you on that feat! However, what appears to have happened is that they
have replaced this with an anti-male-violence White Ribbon campaign,
which was started by a random couple of Canadian morons. In a “free
and democratic society” (s. 5 of the New Zealand Bill of Rights
Act 1990), there would be no discriminatory “Male Assaults Female”
offence, and the Police would not support an anti-male-violence campaign,
without also supporting and anti-female-violence campaign.
As in my case, no male can report violence by a female to the Police
and be confident that he will be dealt with fairly or professionally,
and the reason is the anti-male culture, of which the White Ribbon Campaign
and the offence “Male Assaults Female” are both a symptom
and a cause.
Then, because no one encourages men to report female violence, Police
arrest statistics show that more men are arrested for assaulting women
than vice versa. In fact, the research shows that women assault men
just as much as vice versa:
29 September 2013
Hon. Judith Collins
Minister of Justice
Dear Mrs. Collins,
Thank you for your letter of 20 September 2013, which confirms that
you are doing nothing about the Law Commission’s recommendation
to abolish the sexist and discriminatory Crimes Act offence “Male
As I stated in my letter of 26 August, because no one encourages men
to report female violence, police arrest statistics show that more men
are arrested for assaulting women than vice versa. In fact, the research
shows that women assault men just as much as vice versa:
Under the Official Information Act, could you
please answer the following questions:
What evidence do you have for your statement that “…
overwhelmingly, assault, including in a domestic context, is committed
Have you looked at any of the research, which I had already referred
you to, via the above three links, which demonstrates that that
is an outrageous lie?
Are you capable of understanding scientific research, given that
your background is tax law?
Have there ever been any publicity campaigns to encourage women,
specifically, to report violence by their male partners to the police?
I have seen many.
Have there ever been any publicity campaigns to encourage men,
specifically, to report violence by their female partners to the
police? I have seen none.
In the absence of any such campaign, how can police arrest statistics
for violence possibly represent the reality of the violence that
is committed by females on males?
Is the government leaving its male citizens unprotected against
female violence, and waiting until they retaliate, and then arresting
the men, because of a sexist desire, on the part of female politicians
such as yourself, for women to be allowed to get away with violence?
Are you aware that the Ministry of Social Development website
supports the “It’s Not OK” (http://www.areyouok.org.nz/)
Are you aware that the woman who runs that campaign has the “Power
and Control” wheel on her wall (according to a TV3 interview)?
Are you aware that the Power and Control wheel is a fictional,
sexist, anti-male propaganda tool?
Are you aware that there is an equivalent anti-male Power and
Control wheel, because such things are easy to construct (see http://powrcont.html
Is it appropriate for the Ministry of Social Development to be
supporting the “It’s Not OK” campaign, when its
philosophy is apparently anti-male, intellectually incompetent and
not really aimed at reducing family violence but at enabling the
free exercise of female violence?
Is the fact that you ignored my argument and my evidence, and
terminated your letter with the statement that “… overwhelmingly,
assault, including in a domestic context, is committed by men”
an indication that you consider that Women’s Suffrage, which
I saw you celebrating with a comment in Parliament, was just an
abuse of the word “equality” in order to empower women
to impose and maintain inequality in favour of women?
26 January 2014
Hon. Judith Collins
Minister of Justice
Dear Mrs. Collins,
The Ombudsmen have advised me to rephrase my recent Official Information
Act request to you in terms which are strictly compliant with that
Under the Official Information Act, therefore, could you please
answer the following two questions:
I refer to your statement that “… overwhelmingly,
assault, including in a domestic context, is committed by men.”
Does the Government have any policy document which recommends
encouraging male victims of female domestic violence to report it
to the Police? The deliberate absence of any such advertisements
conspires to perpetuate the myth that it is mainly men who commit
Does the Ministry of Justice hold copies of the following New
Zealand research papers, which demonstrate that it is an outrageous
untruth to state that “…overwhelmingly, assault, including
in a domestic context, is committed by men?” (a)
Magdol, L., Moffitt, T. E., Caspi, A., Fagan, J., Newman, D. L.,
& Silva, P. A. (1997). Gender differences in partner violence
in a birth cohort of 21 year Olds: bridging the gap between clinical
and epidemiological approaches. Journal of Consulting and Clinical
Psychology, 65, 68-78. (b) Moffitt, T. E., Robins, R. W.,
& Caspi, A. (2001). A couples analysis of partner abuse with
implications for abuse-prevention policy. Criminology &
Public Policy, 1 (1), 5-36. (c) Fergusson, D. M.,
Horwood, L. J., & Ridder, E. M. (2005). Partner violence
and mental health outcomes in a New Zealand birth cohort. Journal
of Marriage and Family, 67, 1103-1119. (d) Ehrensaft, M.
K., Moffitt, T. E., & Caspi, A. (2004). Clinically abusive
relationships in an unselected birth cohort: men's and women's participation
and developmental antecedents. Journal of Abnormal Psychology,
113 (2), 258-270. (e) Jackson, S. M., Cram, F. & Seymour,
F. W. (2000). Violence and sexual coercion in high school students'
dating relationships. Journal of Family Violence, 15, 23-36.
(f) Lewis, A. & Sarantakos, S. (2001). Domestic Violence
and the male victim. Nuance, #3.