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Up Front: Any Port in a Storm

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  • Sacha,

    Robert, I have no idea where you got your ideas about men and women, but I do hope you are not inflicting them on any people close to you.

    If the problem of men assaulting women and children was not still a current one in New Zealand, do you seriously think we would need ongoing interventions like the "It's Not OK" campaign and the Womens' Refuge fundraising appeal?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19688 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    What a smug little trolly troll the van Bakel is-
    I will take issue with one point:

    "And further, if nothing's changed, can we make IT better; no!"

    O, but we are slowly making it better here in ANZ: the police no longer ignore a 'domestic'; people no longer give their kids hidings in public;
    religious fundamentalists who advocate wife &/or child-beating are openly despised, and the younger generations *are* taking aboard the fact that "It's Not Okay" to be violent.

    The Womens' Refuge movement has enabled many women & children to grow strong - and helped not a few males to understand, from their empowered families, that there are other ways for relationships to be than controlling via the bash-

    having said this, I'll leave you to wiiter on by yourself.

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Deborah,

    Y'know what's really nice. We don't even need to call out the first XV to deal with Bakel's arrant nonsense.

    Damned out of his own keyboard.

    New Lynn • Since Nov 2006 • 1445 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Williams,

    Thank you Paul, if you were ever more ashamed of your own sex I think perhaps re-orientation might be called for.

    What a laughable retort Rob. If anything, an unwarranted attack first on Emma and then all of women... that might suggest you're a little lacking in confidence?

    Damned out of his own keyboard.

    Indeed.

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2273 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    I am torn from the contemplation of my own ovaries and their magical mediocratising powers to note that Ahnold has cut all state funding for domestic violence shelters in the state of California.

    Rad.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    I'm sure the private sector will step in immediately, freed from the shackles of state that previously inhibited them from providing that valued service.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19688 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    What a smug little trolly troll the van Bakel is-

    So, time to stop walking back and forth over his bridge in the pork chop coat?

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Seems to be a vegetarian, thankfully.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19688 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    So, time to stop walking back and forth over his bridge in the pork chop coat?

    Troll-provoking hussy. Refuge appeal was last week. Get back to your kitchen, put ypur pinny on.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4591 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    I demand a lower-resolution image!

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19688 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    I demand a lower-resolution image!

    The warning that came too late...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1609 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    I demand a lower-resolution image!

    Here you go. And look, there's even a nice halal thong.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4591 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Troll-provoking hussy. Refuge appeal was last week. Get back to your kitchen, put ypur pinny on.

    Joe: If that's directed at me, thank you, sir. If you're suggesting I'm getting into that bullshit with Emma -- oh, granny knickers.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    Joe: If that's directed at me, thank you, sir. If you're suggesting I'm getting into that bullshit with Emma . . .

    To save you the trouble of guessing again, your image of the pork chop coat sparked a little Monday morning free association. I did wonder, though, if something a bit more caprine might have been appropriate, e.g. a sate kambing tutu.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4591 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Read it again. Welled up about halfway through.

    The appeal's on again this year, folks.

    http://www.womensrefuge.org.nz/

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

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