Month: March 2018

Baby bashing: Crown urged to appeal sentence by family safety advocates

NZ Herald 22 March 2018 Family First Comment: “Violent child abusers should not get a ‘grounding’ at home (home detention) when the child victim gets a long-term sentence of both physical and emotional harm. This offender-friendly sentence sends a dangerous…

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Canada – Marijuana Bill Legalizes Pot for 12 to 18-year-olds

Real Women of Canada March 2018 Bill C-45 legalizing the recreational use of marijuana passed the House of Commons on November 27th 2017 and was sent to the Senate, the following day, November 28th 2017. When passed, Canada will be only…

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TV Host’s Comment Undermines Value Of Mothers

Media Release 19 March 2018 Family First NZ is rubbishing TV3 AM Show host Mark Richardson’s comments that motherhood should not be considered a job, labelling the comments as disrespectful and potentially harmful, and ignoring the research.  “Mothers have been…

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Illegal migrant prostitutes too ‘terrified’ to report exploitation

Stuff co.nz 18 March 2018 Migrant prostitutes working illegally on temporary visas are “terrified” they will be deported if they report exploitative pimps and abusive clients to authorities. In the past year, 136 migrants suspected of coming here to carry…

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Chris Trotter on Labour’s attitude towards parents

BowalleyRoad Blog 16 March 2018 Family First Comment: “By adopting this impeccably “progressive” stance, Andrew Kirton and his comrades have forced Labour back into the same perilous political position it took up to defend the so-called “anti-smacking” legislation. … Politically-speaking,…

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Sexual Victimization by Women Is More Common Than Previously Known

Scientific American 17 October 2017 Family First Comment: Fascinating article which, using government data, highlights the facts around sexual assault rather than the ideology which only tells half the story… “[T]he common one-dimensional portrayal of women as harmless victims reinforces…

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