'Youthful Labour MP Darren Hughes became embroiled in a childish spat at a select committee meeting last week. At a hearing on the Government’s plans for a new supreme court he earned the ire of Men’s Rights campaigner Peter Zohrab.
Here is a rough transcript:
Zohrab: “I don’t believe putting women judges is a good idea at all, they tend to be feminist and they are extremely anti-male.”
Hughes: “That’s a real worry, isn’t it?”
Zohrab: “Yeah, it is a real worry. He’s just a complete idiot. You’re behaving like an idiot if you don’t mind my saying so. You are a complete idiot, you haven’t waited for me to give you the facts!”'
(*Incidentally, when I tried to access the page http://mail.national.org.nz/pipermail/yn-newwrite/2003-April/000051.html on 21 June 2013, I received the message that "The Web server you are attempting to reach has a list of IP addresses that are not allowed to access the Web site, and the IP address of your browsing computer is on this list." So the Women's National Party is so afraid of me that they have banned me from accessing their website!)