NZ is failing women and its justice system is broken

Andrew Little, Justice Minister, has just told the world that our justice system is broken and that New Zealand is failing its women. quote.

Andrew Little made the comments at the United Nationals Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday night (New Zealand time). 
“It’s fair to say that our justice system is broken.”

Little also pointed to statistics showing one third of women in New Zealand would experience emotional or sexual violence in their lifetime as evidence the country was “failing New Zealand women”.  end quote.

We have a female prime minister and a female governor-general, and 3 of the 5 supreme court justices are women. The house is full of babies these days, as so many women MPs take their children into work with them. Women have all the same rights as men, including equal opportunity. Yes, women are often the victims of crime, but so are men.

We are not ‘failing’ women. Rates of casual sexism, particularly in the workplace have plummeted, and any case that comes up is treated with disdain by shrieking feminists. If anything, New Zealand is failing its men, but it is following the rest of the world in this. Men are being failed the whole world over. quote.

United Nations representatives from several nations including Egypt, Indonesia and Russia said New Zealand had room for improvement in its treatment of M?ori.  end quote.

Egypt, Indonesia and Russia. These countries should put their own houses in order before criticising New Zealand. Egypt could try controlling its Islamic activists. Only last year, Indonesian police tortured LGBT citizens within the Aceh province, shaved the heads of transgender women, stripped their shirts and bras, and paraded them in the street. If that is how they treat their minority groups, New Zealand need not take any advice from them.

The leader and deputy leader of the opposition in New Zealand are Maori, along with the deputy prime minister and deputy leader of the Labour party.
Out of 120 seats in Parliament, 29 of those belong to members of M?ori descent. These people could change the outcomes for Maori, if only Maori would let them. quote.

Iran criticised New Zealand’s lack of a national strategy to combat racism, xenophobia and “religious hatred” while several other countries highlighted migrant exploitation as another area of improvement for New Zealand.

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Yes, you read that right. Iran, the country of the Islamic Revolution, where women are forced to wear the hijab, where people are harassed and discriminated against for their religious beliefs, is telling us to combat ‘religious hatred’. You really could not make this stuff up.

I am not listening to this garbage, and Andrew Little should not be listening either. I am ashamed of our idiotic justice minister, who fails to see the irony and injustice of the whole situation, and goes along with the condemnation from countries that really do need to smarten up when it comes to human rights.

As for the justice system being broken, a lot of that could be put down to inadequate mental health funding but this government’s record on that is already poor. Locking people up is probably the only answer when they cannot get the help they need and this government is doing nothing to provide that help. Instead, they intend to just let prisoners free. What that does for the human rights of citizens who require protection from criminals, though, no one knows.

People have said that this is Andrew Little’s “I’m sorry for being a man” moment. I don’t think so. I think he is merely another member of our hopeless government who is looking for a cushy job at the UN once he is kicked out of office. If this was his job interview, my guess is that an offer will be coming through to him quite soon. As far as I am concerned, they are welcome to him.