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Weekly Media Round up

January 28, 2016 at 2:49 PM

Cricket fans honking at women accused of being sexist and misogynist:

A group of male cricket fans calling themselves the Hooter Police have come under fire for their sexist behaviour at the Basin Reserve on Monday.

The men, who wore white T-shirts with the words "Hooter Police 2016 Reunion", along with fake police helmets, were accused of honking at passing women during the Black Caps v Pakistan one-day international.

Wellington cricket fan Sarah Bickerton, who was sitting near the men on the embankment, and called their costumes "sexist and misogynistic".



How to talk to young people about sexual ethics:

"Pick-up artists" from US company Real Social Dynamics (RSD) recently cancelled a planned New Zealand eventafter they were back in Australia to run a series of seminars for men on how to seduce women.

During a 2014 Australian visit, RSD "coach" Julien Blanc was driven from the country after a public outcry that his seminars promote violence against women. The new seminars triggered a similar response.

RSD encourages the overt use of violence, such as choking, as a method for "picking up" women. Other strategies include wearing women down through repeated requests for sex, and "negging", where men subtly insult women to undermine their confidence in an attempt to make them more likely to submit to sex.



Auckland Arts Festival One-Woman-Show explores Family Violence:

Actor and singer Kali Kopae brings her one-woman show Not in our Neighbourhood to the New Zealand Festival and the Auckland Arts Festival soon.

A major success at last year's Ahi Kaa Festival, it features a vivid performance from Kali playing a group of disparate women at a Women's Refuge safe house. Kali won the 'Best Actress Award' and the show the'Outstanding New Zealand Play Award' at the Wellington Theatre Awards 2015.



Corrections, CYF to work more closely:

The Corrections Department will in future tell Child Youth and Family (CYF) when it releases prisoners who pose a risk to children, it says.

The department last week revealed it had no mechanism for alerting the child protection agency to child abusers leaving jail.



Threats against woman who filmed child sex abuse:

Krystal Harvey was sentenced to eight months home detention, 100 hours community work and a year of post-detention conditions when she appeared in the Manukau District Court yesterday.

The case has sparked outrage on social media, with many people saying Harvey should be behind bars and others threatening to physically harm her.



Censor pushes for government to consider more regulation of online porn:

The deputy chief censor wants the Government to put more options on the table for regulating online pornography.

In an article for the censor's website, deputy chief censor Jarred Mullen detailed the harm that increasingly extreme pornography that can cause, and outlined some possible steps towards regulating it.




Gunman shot brothers, opened fire at school:

The gunman suspected of killing four people and injuring several others in Canada's worst school violence in a decade first shot his two brothers at home before opening fire at the remote community high school, a family friend and the town's acting mayor says.





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