It isn’t ‘fear’ that you should be querying, its anger. And it’s pretty obvious where it comes from. It’s the result of mental torture and abuse that’s a direct consequence of half-baked well-meaning but deeply flawed state-spondered religious instruction. Any ‘fear’ I have is for my children going through the same thing.
Well said. Thanks Rich.
Perhaps, instead of getting all hissyfitish about such matters
Um. This doesn't seem constructive.
this energy and concern for our childrens education could be better directed towards improving the efficacy of our engagement with our children.
You're accusing other people of being bad parents?
Rather than making school something to be endured and having to counteract the brainwashing at home, we should improve the schooling?
I attended a church-based school for my intermediate years and it was an excellent place. Class size was capped at 25 and staff and support were top-notch. I wish good education didn't have to be coupled with religion.
If she were to leak damaging information about John Key a month before an election and were responsible for destroying National’s election chances, she’d be destroying her own reputation as well as her party’s. Career suicide.
Judith Collins does not have a political future on planet earth. Her reputation is gone, no one will trust her again. If she doesn't go now, the National government crashes and burns along with her.
I'm not sure if this is new information, but it looks pretty stark today: Bevan Chuang on Slater's "Story of the Year" .
While I do respect your sentiment, Bart. I really do hope you are, at some stage, going to apply your scientific mind to this.
What on Earth do you mean, Steven? You're coming across as insulting and offensive.
David, this is an international political scandal.
And it highlights a systemic lack of justice suffered by many thousands of NZers.
Nothing to see here.
Katrina, thank you so much for sharing your story, it’s a terrifically brave things to do. I’m so sorry that these things happened to you, and that the police who should have helped and protected you added yet more trauma.
So important that we hear the voices of survivors. They should be the ones advising how to reform the justice system.
Pull out every weapon at their disposal.
There is a subset of rapists who are in a desperate state of mind and likely to badly beat or even kill their victim. You want to introduce weapons into this situation?
Wow, I'm wondering how Canon's feeling about that Canon Media Award.