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Ummmm, are we really getting angry today over this moko kauae?

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  28 Comments

…let me see if I can just get this completely straight – a white woman who survived a gang rape by the Mongrel Mob & is married to a Maori man with a full facial Moko gets a moko kauae as a symbol of her surviving her gang rape and is now being crucified for cultural appropriation?

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EXCLUSIVE: Sexism and bullying inside the NZ Miss World pageant #metoonz

By   /  April 11, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

In 2017, Hadley Grace Robinson-Lewis was a contestant in the NZ Miss World pageant. Her experience of misogyny and bullying in the wake of #MeToo has made her step forward to highlight the unacceptable culture inside Miss World New-Zealand

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Dear Al Nisbet – it’s not a witch hunt men fear, it’s a witch trial

By   /  March 11, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

A ‘witch hunt’ is an angry lynch mob hunting for a mythical monster and what we have learned and seen about harassment in the work place over the last couple of years tells us that harassment isn’t a myth, it’s real, it’s visceral and it’s unacceptable.  We don’t have a witch hunt here, we have the ingredients for a witch trial.

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Why the vacant optimism of the ‘Humanity Star’ perfectly sums up the vanity of modern neoliberal NZ

By   /  January 28, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  36 Comments

The sheer audacity of this self-deceiving sophistry manages to sum up all the vacant aspiration and vanity of modern neoliberal New Zealand in a way that would make John Key (who best represented this cultural mutation), blush with lust.

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Isn’t there a far bigger story about the young man with a facial tattoo than his employment issues?

By   /  July 14, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

This isn’t a story about employment issues, it’s a story about how ultra violent our prison system have become and how we have been played by crime porn headline media and ‘get-tough-on-crime politicians who have manipulated and warped our anger and fear.

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The thing I love most about the Sonny Bill Williams sponsorship fiasco

By   /  April 12, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  40 Comments

Looking into the eyes of the boofhead sports broadcasters as they try to conceptualise SBWs ethical stance is just one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen on NZ television.

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RIP Fred Dagg – John Clarke has died 68

By   /  April 10, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

Oh no- John Clarke has died – his wit and satire was the best comedy ever to leave NZ.

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Toxic masculinity, Wellington College and social media

By   /  March 7, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

The day to day sexism, the gender pay gap, the double standards, the lack of justice when it comes to sexual assaults and the domestic violence rates all conspire to create an ongoing civil war against women.

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