Is the worm beginning to turn?


Julie Ann Genter created a storm when she said to a mixed group of intermediate schoolchildren that ‘old white men’ should move on from company boards. What kind of a message did that send to the boys? That the future only belongs to women?

She didn’t get away with it though. For the first time in a long time, she was taken to task for what was clearly an ageist, racist and sexist statement. There was a storm of anger aimed entirely towards her, firstly from older European males, and then secondly from women who do not want to be seen as a special interest group.

But let’s face it. People like Julie Ann Genter have been getting away with comments like this for years. White males have been the group that faces the most discrimination for a long time now. For me, it all started, about 16 years ago, when Kim Hill was on TV, discussing the fact that the NCEA method of study worked much better for girls than boys. And, do you know what she said? ‘Poor babies.’

At the time, I had a 16 year old son in school. I remember thinking that human biology would have to be radically altered before Kim Hill’s stupid comment became relevant. Because my son, and all his peers, needed an education to grow up, get training and a job good enough to support a family while his partner was able to take time out to have children and look after them properly. And 16 years on, the biology is the same, and it is still mostly women who take time out from their careers to look after children. So it was a stupid, misandrous statement that benefited no one. And it has been going on ever since.

Kim Hill got away with it. Julie Ann Genter will not.


John Stringer, former Conservative Party board member and currently on the Papanui-Innes Community Board, says he is “tired of the continual denigration and stereotyping of European males of older ages in politics and the media”. Mr Stringer says he has written to Ms Genter seeking a public retraction of her comments, and has also laid a complaint with the Human Rights Commission.

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Good. It is time someone stood up to these virtue signalling idiots. They would scream from the rooftops if the same was said about women. So time for a taste of their own medicine.

I can’t help wondering how some of these people reconcile their hatred of men, particularly white men, when some of them must have sons? But then, I guess it is no different from rallying against oil drilling and driving an SUV around town. Somehow they manage to do what most of us would find hypocritical. But I feel for their sons nonetheless.

We all know that the Human Rights Commission in New Zealand is an absolute joke, and is as misandrous as Julie Ann Genter. But I do not see how they can do anything but uphold Mr Stringer’s complaint, as it breaches three of the items on the HRC’s list of complaints: ageism, sexism and racism. If the HRC does not uphold this complaint, it will be an even bigger laughing stock than it is already. Their hands are tied on this one.

And so, for the first time, we may see that ageism, sexism and racism actually cut both ways. And it has been a long time coming.

And then, there was this.


A Wellington rock band have been refused a gig at an indie venue because they don’t feature “at least one non-male”.

Rory McDonald, 17, said Caroline, in Manners St in the central city, told him his four-piece alt-metal band Lucifer Gunne did not fit the venue’s diversity quota.

He sent a message saying: “I’m wondering why there is a requirement for one non-male member, could you please elaborate?”

Caroline event manager Emi Pogoni​ replied:  “It’s just our policy to encourage diversity in the music industry. If you can’t or won’t, then we don’t need to book you.”

McDonald posted about the issue on the Wellington Musicians’ Society Facebook page, but said he had to delete it when the discussion descended into misogyny and abuse.

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Note the word ‘misogyny’ in that last sentence. The commenters were not anti male. They were anti the pro female policy. And the comments on the Stuff article are very much the same.

Whatever happened to talent? Whatever happened to booking the band that will bring in the crowds? I’m sure there are lots of talented female musicians in Wellington, but isn’t running a venue all about door sales? But the virtue signalling has now gone so far that there is actually a backlash against it. And Stuff, surprisingly, reported on it.

And, of course, there is the Google case. This is my favourite, because its results will be far reaching.


James Damore, the former Google engineer who was fired after distributing a memo questioning the company’s diversity policies, filed a class-action lawsuit Monday claiming that the technology giant discriminates against white men and conservatives.
Damore’s suit came on the same day that conservative publisher Charles C. Johnson sued Twitter for banning him from the platform in 2015. The cases are the latest signs of a broad effort by some conservatives to challenge technology companies on the grounds that they favor liberal or moderate voices, reflecting the prevailing political sensibilities in Silicon Valley. The technology industry’s crackdown against users accused of “hate speech” after August’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville has fueled allegations of political bias against companies that are playing a crucial role is disseminating speech worldwide.

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When positive discrimination became a thing in the 1970s, it was seen as progress. It was no doubt true back then that women, non whites and disabled people found it harder to get college places, managerial roles and even movie parts. Forty years on, it can only be said that things have simply gone too far the other way. This was never the original intention. The intention was to even things up, to provide opportunities for those who were not being awarded positions commensurate with their ability or qualifications. No one dreamed that this would eventually turn so completely against European men. That was never meant to happen.

There is no requirement that there should be 50% women in every industry. We are not crying out for 50% men in nursing, teaching or accountancy. So equally, we shouldn’t be calling out: or more accurately, forcing the issue: of achieving 50% women in politics or on company boards. Women can achieve that if they work hard and want it. Not every woman wants it though. It is important to remember that.

Still, the latest beacons of shining light in the world are not women at all.  They are men who have finally had enough of being downtrodden. Let’s hope there are many more of them, and all this stupidity finally comes to an end.




-Washington Post

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