Special Thanks To...
The following organizations were early supporters of Mensactivism.org, and we thank them for their support. If you'd like to trade links with us, see our Mensactivism.org supporters page.
New Zealand: David Cunliffe: I'm sorry for being a man
Article here. Excerpt:
'Labour leader David Cunliffe's [link added] apology for being a man is "insulting" because not all men are abusive, Prime Minister John Key says.
"It's a pretty silly comment from David Cunliffe," Key said.
"The problem isn't being a man, the problem is if you're an abusive man, and I think it's a bit insulting to imply that all men are abusive.
"A small group are and they need to change their behaviour and be held to account.
"Is he really sincere about that statement? Tomorrow afternoon is he going to go down to the local rugby club and say 'I'm sorry for being a man'? I don't think so."
Cunliffe made the apology at a Women's Refuge symposium today, where he also pledged to invest an extra $60 million into family violence services.
He spoke of the "bullshit, deep-seated sexism" still prevalent in New Zealand.
"It needs to stop," he said.
"I don't often say it - I'm sorry for being a man," Cunliffe said, "because family and sexual violence is overwhelmingly perpetrated by men."'
0 users have voted.
I like this
New User Accounts
Due to problems with user accounts being used for spam, we require all new user account requests to be sent via email to email@example.com. Please let us know what username you would like in your email. Thanks for your patience while we look for a more permanent resolution to our spam problems.
Follow Us on Twitter
Spread the word...
We encourage everyone to distribute the information found on our site, and we only ask that you help to spread the word about Mensactivism.org in the process: so please, say you saw it on Mensactivism.org!
- The Men's Activist News Network
"You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality." - Ayn Rand