The feminist movement is composed largely of women, and therefore has a
tendency to be emotional, fearful and to call
upon men's chivalry to protect them from supposed
threats from other men. Looking around for issues to exemplify what they saw
as women's victimhood and men's corresponding evil natures, feminists came
up with issues such as rape, sexual
abuse of children and domestic violence. They
then proceeded to extract these issues from their previous, purely academic
contexts, and turn them into social and political issues for the media to
publicise and politicians to pass anti-male laws on.
When I started court action against a large number
of parties, including the National Network of Stopping Violence Services,
for various anti-male activities, I had to serve the court documents on them,
and I did this personally. Only two of the parties concerned reacted aggressively:
the Families Commission (a viciously anti-male organisation) and the National
Network of Stopping Violence Services (NNSVS). When I went to the NNSVS, there
were three people present: a White Lesbian (who was obviously Lesbian, based
on her appearance), a Maori female, and a White male. The Maori female demanded
that I identify myself, which I refused to do, since I was only there to deliver
papers and they were an anti-male organisation anyway. Then she followed me
out to the lifts and stood in front of the buttons so that I could not call
the lifts without forcibly moving her out of the way! This was tantamount
I emphasise that this was a Headquarters person from the National Network
of Stopping Violence Services, which concentrates on teaching MEN to treat
WOMEN non-violently, and this was the kind of person who was obviosly teaching
Maori MEN not to be violent towards Maori WOMEN! The White male turned up
and persuaded the Maori woman to move away, so that I could call the lift.
When I got into the lift, one of the other two people (i.e. not the Maori
woman) threw my court documents into the lift.
Another defendant in that court action was Kapiti Pak 'n Save supermarket,
which supports the White Ribbon campaign -- again, a sexist campaign which
targets male violence against women (and therefore implicitly condones female
violence against men). Without going into details about the various near-assaults
I have suffered at the hands of the staff there, I will mention one female
customer-service person there, who is such a keen supporter of the White Ribbon
campaign that she had bought a white ribbon that appears to be made of enamel
-- i.e. not the usual cheap cloth version, and she wears it most days -- not
just on White Ribbon Day. She is also a grandmother.
Because I am active in support of Men's Rights, I frequently meet with hostility
from people I come across, including shop assistants. One day I was being
looked at with more than the usual hostility from some of the more masculine
of the female checkout assistants, and this White Ribbon grandmother -- with
an angry expression on her face -- came up behind me and bumped into me, as
I was operating a self-sevice check-out! Obviously, she doesn't think the
White Ribbon campaign has anything to do with female violence! I complained
about it to a manager, and said that I would complain to the Police if it
happened again. I know that the Police do take this kind of assault seriously,
because a security guard once stuck out an elbow as I was passing, and the
Police went and had a "chat" to him about it.
There is a strong connection between Lesbianism
and anti-male anti-violence campaigns. Kapiti Coast District Council has a
Lesbian mayor, and is proud of the fact that it was the first (and possibly
only) council in the country to promote and adopt the White Ribbon ampaign.
Many years ago, an anti-violence week (or similar) was organised in Wellington,
and my men's group went along to picket the opening ceremony, because it was
only about male violence. That is sexist and discriminatory, and de facto
encourages women's violence. It was held in a room behind Wellington's main
public library, and when we arrived we found a large, apparently Lesbian,
Maori woman doing a slow-motion martial arts exercise routine (kata) in front
of the library -- possibly in order to intimidate us. We handed out leaflets
to people as they arrived, but the then (Labour party) Minister of Social
Welfare (now Vice-Chancellor of Massey University), Steve Maharey, changed
course in order to avoid having to receive a leaflet! What open-mindedness!
That is exactly the same degree of open-mindedness that I have found at Massey
University when I have studied there!!
The person who opened the anti-violence week was a White Lesbian. We then
interjected, and she replied by asking us why we didn't organise our own anti-violence
week!! Think about the logic behind that: she was implying
that she was not agaisnt violence -- only against male violence -- and that,
if we wanted anything done about female violence, then we should organise
our own, separate campaign!