In Praise of Peter Conroy
Peter Zohrab 2017
was the Secretary and driving force of the Equal Parental Rights Association
(EPRA), in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. I joined that Association in the 1990s,
in its terminal phase, and formed a section to concentrate on the wider issues
affecting both men and fathers, because the Association had not previously
had much of a focus on theoretical issues. Out of that section later emerged
the New Zealand Men's Rights Association.
I want to praise Peter Conroy because no one else appears to do so. He appeared
to be an alcoholic (brought on, no doubt, by stress) and has been criticised
for allegedly telephoning the then Principal Family Court Judge (Mahoney,
I think his name was) and abusing him -- thus angering and alienating the
My source of information on these matters was someone who was later active
and helpful in the New Zealand Men's Rights Association, so I don't want to
mention his name, because it would be disproportionate to criticise him by
name, in view of his overwhelmingly positive contribution in other respects.
That source claims that it was the President of the EPRA, not the Secretary,
Peter Conroy, who achieved most of the Association's successes. However, that
source was unable to name the President, when asked! Therefore I conclude
that it was actually Peter Conroy who was responsible for both the positive
and allegedly negative aspects of the EPRA's activities.
There is not enough respect or understanding shown towards such Men's/Fathers'
leaders such as Peter Conroy. They are up against not only the Feminists,
but also the education system and the media, which are grossly pro-female
and anti-male. Moreover, the leaders of such organisations get harassed and
victimised by Feminists who work in customer-service roles, such as receptionists
and shop assistants. They also get intimidated by implied threats of false
allegations, and so on. For example, one father in Auckland used to phone
me from time to time to discuss Men's Issues, and he said he was collecting
data in order to do a study on anti-male bias in the media. However, it turns
out that he now has custody of his children and is afraid that anti-Feminist
political activism on his part might count against him in the Fanily Court!
I have to wonder if some Feminist made him fear that or if he just generated
that fear on his own initiative. He calls me "unselfish" for being
outspoken, but the point is that you can't make omelettes without cracking
Peter Conroy was unselfish and became a cracked egg.
I am not generally in favour of the MGTOW (Men Going
Their Own Way) movement, because it is not clear what -- if anything --
these men are trying to achieve TOGETHER. It almost seems as if they are just
trying to marginalise themselves! However, it is clear they they envisage
a life without women. The point is that all aspects of law, custom and life
in many countries are being systematically "reformed" in order to
benefit women and disadvantage men. So the more men have to do with women,
the more they will be disadvantaged. Since men frequently come across women
who act in a powerful and abusive manner -- backed by the power of the State
-- no man with brains can possibly continue to have the same attitude towards
women as previous generations of men did.
Yet there are a lot of men who are so young or so stupid that they don't
know that things don't have to be this way.
The universities seems to have relatively few male students in them these
days, so people who go to university these days may go there because they
are (a) female, (b) stupid or (c) both. Because of the Feminist domination
of Society, there seems to be a real Cult of Stupidity. For example, a Biology
lecturer said to me last year at Victoria University of Wellington that I
was too smart for my own good
and I was once assaulted by a Down's Syndrome girl
(a complete stranger) -- presumably on the instructions of her mother, who
was nearby. And the
viewers of TV3's AM Show are so stupid that 85% of them (at least, of those
who voted) seem to think that New Zealand's national women's rugby team ought
to be paid a salary! Bear in mind that female players never play against
male players, but men are forced to put up with women being paid the same
as they are in every occupation where it suits women for that to be the case!!
There has even been so-called "Pay Equity" legislation to force
female-majority occupations to have the same pay rates as male-majority occupations!!!
So why don't they abolish women's apartheid sports competitions
and force women to play in men's competitions!?
* Not to be confused with the Fathers' Rights Activist,
Peter Conway, who apparently committed suicide in the South Island.
29 August 2017