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Pull the other one… ponytails, minimisation and male privilege

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Date published: 5:48 pm, April 25th, 2015 - 203 comments
Categories: Abuse of power, blogs, broadcasting, corruption, discrimination, feminism, gender, john key, Left, news, patriarchy
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From pulling ponytails to police minimisation, there is a deep problem in our country with attitudes towards women and to sexual violence.

Elizabeth Warren the game is rigged

Our “casual” PM

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Date published: 12:30 pm, April 26th, 2015 - 7 comments

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Nepal quake

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Date published: 9:37 am, April 26th, 2015 - 5 comments

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As is all over the news this morning, Nepal and surrounding areas have been hit by a severe quake.

Open mike 26/04/2015

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Date published: 6:00 am, April 26th, 2015 - 52 comments

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Open mike 25/04/2015

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Date published: 6:00 am, April 25th, 2015 - 109 comments

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Anzac Day – 100 years

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Date published: 2:00 am, April 25th, 2015 - 34 comments

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100 years ago today ANZAC forces landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. They are remembered.

Image from NZ History.

Daily review 24/04/2015

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Date published: 5:30 pm, April 24th, 2015 - 34 comments

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Daily review is also your post. This provides Standarnistas the opportunity to review events of the day. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Don’t forget to be kind to each other.

Welcome to Wealth Gap Tower

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Date published: 3:52 pm, April 24th, 2015 - 44 comments

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A great illustration of the gap between money-rich and money-poor in NZ.

Weekend social 24/04/2015

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Date published: 2:22 pm, April 24th, 2015 - 12 comments

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Weekend social is for non political chat. What’s on for the weekend, gigs, film or book reviews, sports, or whatever. No politics, no ponytails, no aggro, why can’t we all just get along?

Caption Competition

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Date published: 1:00 pm, April 24th, 2015 - 105 comments

John Key Kate Middleton

Keep it seemly!

Pillock of the week

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Date published: 9:30 am, April 24th, 2015 - 47 comments

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Although John Key clearly wins the award this week for unbecoming insensitive and bizarre behaviour there is a media figure who did their best to provide him with competition.  And it is not Rachel Glucina.

Hip throw to the lions

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Date published: 9:01 am, April 24th, 2015 - 33 comments

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For once I agree with Mike Hosking – the Hip cafe owners are also losers in the fallout from John Key’s ponytail-pull fetish. But not for the same reasons as Mike. It seems Grant and Brown threw their employee to the lions for quite selfish motives. They appear to have betrayed their responsibility of trust and confidence to their employee.

Abusive and creepy

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Date published: 6:30 am, April 24th, 2015 - 270 comments

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Of all the ways Key could have shot his leadership and his legacy in the foot – this really was the stupidest.

Image from Emmerson in The Herald – definitive.

Campbell Live – Day of Action

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Date published: 6:11 am, April 24th, 2015 - 12 comments

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Protests in support of Campbell Live, today (Friday) in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. Marvelous!

Open mike 24/04/2015

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Date published: 6:00 am, April 24th, 2015 - 87 comments

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Daily review 23/04/2015

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Date published: 5:30 pm, April 23rd, 2015 - 117 comments

Creepy John Key

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NRT: National’s hand-wringing on housing

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Date published: 4:12 pm, April 23rd, 2015 - 20 comments

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Auckland house prices have exploded again. Houses get more capital gains than their inhabitants do in salaries. So what is the government doing about it? Nothing. They haven’t tried the economic basics.. Capital gains tax to decrease demand, or a building programme to increase supply. Meanwhile National’s landlord MPs laughing all the way to the bank…

Herald’s interview with the waitress – updated

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Date published: 1:15 pm, April 23rd, 2015 - 333 comments

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Late night developments, the “hair pull” waitress states that a Herald interview (to be published today) was obtained under false pretences, and she withdrew her consent for it.

Multiple updates on the changing story.

Chaos and Mayhem at the Herald

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Date published: 12:25 pm, April 23rd, 2015 - 138 comments

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The Herald has responded to criticism of its role in publishing the identity of the victim of John Key’s creepy behaviour by publishing, at this stage, three different responses.  What is going on?

Andrew Little entrusted with delivering a Gallipoli medal

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Date published: 10:30 am, April 23rd, 2015 - 16 comments

Poppys anzac day

It was touch and go at Wellington Airport as the great-niece of a Gallipoli soldier raced to meet Labour leader Andrew Little to get him to deliver a medal to Turkey on her behalf.

Blogging at The Standard since Election 2014

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Date published: 8:30 am, April 23rd, 2015 - 10 comments

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A brief numbers-y overview of what your honoured authors have gotten up to since September.

National Council of Women open letter to John Key

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Date published: 7:30 am, April 23rd, 2015 - 28 comments

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The text of an open letter from the National Council of Women to John Key about his treatment of waitresses.

International laughing stock

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Date published: 6:49 am, April 23rd, 2015 - 71 comments

John Key not sorry for being a man

John Key has finally achieved the world fame he has clearly always wanted, but not in a good way. Here’s a roundup of the international coverage of his harassment.

Open mike 23/04/2015

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Date published: 6:00 am, April 23rd, 2015 - 78 comments

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Dear John… UPDATED

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Date published: 6:11 pm, April 22nd, 2015 - 65 comments

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UPDATED    And another one fingering another little girl’s hair. Not a ponytail but braids. Very brief at 2:15.   (h/t ianmac)

Daily review 22/04/2014

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Date published: 5:30 pm, April 22nd, 2015 - 61 comments

John Key ponytail

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Record-breaking Government

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Date published: 4:50 pm, April 22nd, 2015 - 4 comments

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Not satisfied with setting records for biggest deficit and largest total deficit over term, the Key government is now going for most deficits in a row. They now look to equal the National government’s 7 deficits from 1966-72. And this is the stuff they want to be judged on…

Reaction to harassed waitress story

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Date published: 12:30 pm, April 22nd, 2015 - 183 comments

John Key not sorry for being a man

Some of the reaction from Twitter.

My Little Ponytail

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Date published: 9:49 am, April 22nd, 2015 - 407 comments

John Key not sorry for being a man

A really strange story has appeared on The Daily Blog. It claims to be a first person account of PM John Key regularly physically harrassing a staff member in his local cafe over the summer. While it may be much ado about nothing, the Prime Minister really should tell NZ his side of the story. Or resign if it’s true.

Update: It’s true. Key’s office has confirmed the harassment.

International interest in Auckland property market

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Date published: 7:03 am, April 22nd, 2015 - 46 comments

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If the latest ad running in Malaysia and Singapore is anything to go by we can expect more fuel to the Auckland property price flames. “How would you like people in New Zealand, to give you around half their weekly wages?”…

Open mike 22/04/2015

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Date published: 6:00 am, April 22nd, 2015 - 90 comments

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