Not just Colin Craig, ALL males are to blame

Rachel Stewart, NZ Herald’s latest click bait and outrage generator goes on another wild slashing about.

Every woman I know, and probably every woman you know too, is grappling with the turbo-charged misogyny all around us of late.

Colin Craig’s unctuous interest and actions toward his press secretary, New Zealand rugby’s clumsy handling of the Chief’s stripper debacle and, the crème de la crème, Trump’s fetish for grabbing – shall we say – felines. It’s not just the acts themselves, and the endless news cycles about them, but more the frenetic, furious and analytical commentary afterwards.

In my case, I’ve unwittingly added fuel to the fire by (sexually) desiring a woman over any man. Anyone who tells you that this is not a majorly rebellious act, even in this so-called enlightened age of marriage equality, is dreaming.
Don’t get me wrong, these discussions are ultimately a good thing. They air out cupboards, blow out cobwebs, and show every woman on the planet that it’s not just her own closet that harbours a skeleton or two.

They can, however, trigger an array of emotions for many women that they find deeply challenging. The interminable roll call of men’s deeds; the bungling, the disrespect, the ownership many males feel towards female bodies. All of it, ALL OF IT, does something to us deep inside.

It’s unspeakable precisely because if we do speak of it we quickly get hammered back in line once again. Society doesn’t tend to readily accept us having strong views on how men can make us feel so bad. It doesn’t fit the homogeneous narrative.

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Michael Woodhouse refuses to discuss migrant domestic violence until New Zealanders fix their own problem

I still don’t understand how it can be government policy to allow people to come to live here who have a clear and stated aim to treat women as subordinate to men.  And that’s before any abuse.  

And then, when they’re here and they carry on their own culture under the guise of multiculturalism and tolerance, a National minister’s retort to a genuine concern is to say, “Bah, like Kiwis can talk. We bash the shit out of women too much ourselves.”  

I can’t describe how angry and betrayed I feel by National when it comes to unrestrained and poorly thought out immigration policy.

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse said New Zealand was not in a position to judge the 400 visas issued each year for women to enter the country for an arranged marriage.

He was responding to a question at the National Party conference in Christchurch from a delegate concerned at domestic violence cases within arranged marriages going through the Manukau District Court.

“When we are talking about family violence, I am not sure that we as a country can hold our hands up and say ‘we are good enough to judge those cultures’,” Woodhouse said.   Read more »

That didn’t take long; London’s Mayor censors women’s bodies


I am sure that this has nothing to do with Islam’s attitudes towards women and everything to do with feminism.

London’s first ever Muslim Mayor is set to ban images of ‘unrealistic’ scantily clad women from ads on public transport, which could see the city adopt some of the most censorious policies in the Western world.

Sadiq Khan argued for the move by appropriating the language of feminism, claiming that alluring images of beautiful women could make them “ashamed of their bodies”.

Ironically, the policy is likely to please both the misogynistic Islamist and prudish, third wave feminist, whose ends appear increasingly similar.

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Misogyny may be legal (and funny on occasion) but it isn’t good for business


A popular restaurant on Auckland’s Ponsonby Rd has drawn the ire of one diner and many more online over sexist language in its signage.

Miss Moonshine’s restaurant has decorated its men’s bathroom doors with lewd slogans drawn in chalk.

They include messages such as: “The pill is the second best thing a woman could put in her mouth to keep her from getting pregnant” and “Why did God give men penises? So they would have at least one way to shut women up”.

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The misogyny of the left

Paula Bennett has been attacked on social media and the other day she highlighted one instance when the media jumped all over her.

Fair enough, but this case is so much worse than what John Lehmann ever said.

Meet Phillip Reweti Bear. He’s a protestor, meat worker and thinks that “scabs” should die.

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He also has a message for Paula Bennett.

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That makes it ok then, German Imam says Girls Were raped because they were half naked and wore perfume

If this was said by a Western church leader there would be a Twitter shit storm, calls for boycotts, bans and all sorts of other nonsense.

the events of New Year’s Eve were the girls own fault, because they were half naked and wearing perfume. It is not surprising the men wanted to attack them. [Dressing like that] is like adding fuel to the fire”.

Because a dodgy wog from the “Religion of Peace” says it…it’s all ok.

Warning women against “adding fuel to the fire”, the Imam of a Salafist Cologne mosque has said the victims of the New Year’s Eve attacks in that city were themselves responsible for their sex assault, by dressing inappropriately and wearing perfume.   Read more »


Bringing misogyny to NZ one mosque at a time


Do we really want someone with misogynistic views and a peddler of a cult to live in New Zealand?

Breitbart reports:

A leading Muslim cleric and scholar who made headlines by claiming that gender equality is against Islam and women are only fit to deliver children is now hoping to spread his influence in the West with the construction of a new mosque in New Zealand. 

Kanthapuram AP Aboobacker Musliar, leader of the traditionalist Sunni Muslim community in the southern Indian state of Kerala, visited New Zealand in January of this year in hopes of strengthening his base of followers in the city of Hamilton by building what he called “a beacon of Islam” in the area.

At a conference of the Muslim Students Federation (MSF) toward the end of last year, Kanthapuram, who frequently calls upon men to “lord over their women,”  was attacked for his misogynistic statements.

Gender equality is not Islamic, wise, or humane,” Kanthapuram said. “It [gender equality] is not going to happen. Women can only deliver babies. This world is controlled by men. Women can’t withstand a major crisis and they even lack courage to perform major surgeries including open heart procedures.”

The 76-year-old Islamic scholar also spoke out against reserving seats for women in elections. He remarked that the 50% of seats reserved for women in civic polls was “too high.”   Read more »

For hijab to be a feminist statement, Islam has to be a feminist religion.

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I was beginning to think that I was all alone as a conservative feminist who could see Islam for the misogynistic ideology that it is. Where oh where were all the Liberal feminist academic types to support me in my thinking? Yesterday I came across a Blog called   The Economics of Curiosity   on Tumblr. Finally, here was the voice of an academic Liberal Feminist who gets it, REALLY gets it.

For those of you who still think it is just a scarf and no big deal I invite you to read this post. Certainly a scarf seems so much better than a Burka. I put to you that a ball and chain on my ankle may be more restrictive and heavier than handcuffs on my wrists but the purpose is the same. The reason for putting them on me is exactly the same. Even if I ‘ choose ‘ to put on the handcuffs I am choosing to be restrained and if it is my religion that tells me I am worth more if I am restrained, is it really a feminist religion?

NOTE: I have made some grammatical changes to the post to make it easier to understand.

The Hijab Is Not a Feminist Statement. Get Over it.

Are you a young woman who wants to be famous and make quick money without doing much hard work?…

Do you want to be praised as an epitome of decency and divinity at the same time?

If so, then the popular rhetoric of glorifying hijab on social media is for you! You get a guaranteed job working as a spokesperson sporting victimhood for groups such as Islamist organizations like IERA or extremist ones like CAGE, plus, legendary media outlets like the Guardian will hunt you for your own exclusive video! …

All you need to do is wrap yourself in hijab, and fully divorce yourself from critical thinking and intellectual honesty…

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UPDATED: Face of the day


Asha* and her daughter in the garden in southern India. She is determined not to give in. ARUN JANARDHAN/Indian Express

Today’s face of the day Asha* cannot show her face. She has no status in Indian society without a husband and like another case from 2008 she has been told to marry her rapist under the misogynistic, Islamic law of Sharia. * UPDATE: I assumed this, I cannot confirm that this case was tried under Islamic law like the other case mentioned in the article.


Three words, no rape victim ever wants to hear, have thrown a young woman in a remote part of India into turmoil.

Having tried to put the rape of 2008 behind her and to get on with raising the little girl born nine months later, 21-year-old Asha* has been troubled by memories and disturbed by the judge’s shocking suggestion: marry your rapist.

“When the judge took his pen and wrote this, did he think even once of my plight?”, she asked an Indian Express journalist in a video interview in the garden of her one-room home.

The judge in question, Justice P Devadas of the Madras High Court, has been hearing the bail appeal of V Mohan, the man convicted of raping Asha. On June 23 he agreed to the bail request on condition that Mohan try “mediation” with Asha. Mediation in a rape case is aimed at marriage.

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Take a peek inside Sydney’s Muslim Land

The original title of this article is ‘Last drinks in Lakemba.’ It is a snapshot of a former Multi-cultural suburb in Sydney that is now exclusively mono-culture.There is no assimilation here. There is no Australian culture here.Recently I posted about an Australian woman/refugee who fled a suburb just like this one and took her family to live in Tasmania to escape the racism and discrimination she and her children faced there as European Australians.

Was she exaggerating what she faced? Read the below article and decide for yourself.


The Lakemba Hotel, Haldon St, Lakemba / Picture: Adam Taylor

THE Lakemba Hotel is one of the last Anglo holdouts in Sydney’s otherwise Middle-Eastern south-western suburb. Frankly, the old joint — it opened in 1928 — isn’t putting up much resistance. Most nights the bar is closed by 8.30pm or so, because by then what few customers it attracts are insufficient to cover running costs.
Still, it’s friendly and hospitable. Staffer Poppy helpfully showed me to my $50-a-night room, which is the only option in Lakemba for anyone seeking short-term rented accommodation.

There are no other hotels or motels. In fact, there are no other rooms besides number 15 in the hotel’s residential wing. All the others are taken by boarders, one of whom has been here for 20 years.

It isn’t exactly luxurious. The room has a sink, which is nice, but nothing else by way of amenities. There isn’t even a Gideon’s Bible. Instead, reflecting certain demographic changes in the area, there is a Ramadan eating schedule.

Lakemba may be only 30 minutes from the centre of Sydney, yet it is remarkably distinct from the rest of the city. You can walk the length of crowded Haldon St and not hear a single phrase in English. On this main shopping strip the ethnic mix seems similar to what you’d find in any Arabic city. Australia may be multicultural, but Haldon St is a monoculture.

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