Thursday, June 18, 2020

Update on Loheni's clarion call

(This post updates yesterday's which you might need to read first)

Today Fellow National MP Alfred Ngaro says, 

“Yesterday after discussing the story of the murder of Crystal Lee Selwyn with my colleague Agnes Loheni, she turned to me and asked ‘what are you going to do about it?’”

“This is a truly confronting issue we face in our country and sadly this is not the first time one of our mothers has been lost to domestic violence.

“I’m calling on all men to rise up and march against the continuing violence we perpetuate against our wāhine.

“Men need to own this issue. We need to take the burden of addressing male violence off women who are currently shouldering this unfair load.

“Over the next few days I will be organising a day where we men can come out in our thousands to stand in solidarity with our women, our daughters, sisters, and mothers.

“It is time to take back the space for women to live safely and free from the fear of us.”

Goes from bad to worse. What ridiculous rhetoric.


Mark Wahlberg said...

Lindsay, I had never heard of either of them until now. Members of parliament you say?
I should take more interest I suppose, but I'm busy with real life at the moment.

The Veteran said...

Sadly Lindsay your post is a reminder that ACT continues with its 'let them eat cake' meme. There is a problem and adopting an ostrich like approach to it cuts no mustard with me. Ardern's government has essentially scrapped English's social investment strategy which was a pathway forward. Talk is cheap ... you look at ACT's website for an indication of their way forward and its blank, zip, zero, nothing.

Reminds me of a senior businessman who said that David Seymour comes across as a hyped up year 12 schoolboy w.ho talked to him in slogans

Lindsay Mitchell said...

I was right behind Bill English's approach of using the data to identify the real problem and the targeting the assistance accordingly. I disagree with universal polices that aim to avoid stigmatizing people who have behavioural problems. Which when you think about it is the Loheni/Ngaro approach which stigmatizes all men for the violence of a few.But if you want to take the rap, go right ahead.

Oi said...

Right on Lindsay.
I dont abuse, assault or kill the womenfolk in my life. I dont see those that do as my problem.
I see it as being the problem of those who do these things - and they should be placed where they cant.
Just like the colonial past we were discussing on a previous thread, I am not responsible for these thugs - I dont want to "stand up." I dont want to march. I dont want a day of solidarity. I am taxed to pay for a superabundance of politicians, social, law and justice workers who can deal to the problem without me.