Sunday, September 2, 2007

What is gender equality?

From a feminist perspective 'gender equality' has come to mean female domination, and male subjugation. It has lead to a reversal of discrimination, where once women were marginalised, and disparaged men have now taken their place.

Some feminists seem to have a curious scatoma when it comes to discrimination, as though all aspects of the male gender model lead to a privaleged position in society. Men have it all, or so they would have us believe, however the facts speak for themselves.

Now, if it were really the case, as feminists claim, that men have selfishly arranged everything to be wonderful for ourselves, absolutely ignoring womens' legitimate concerns and needs, then why are men so disadvantages on a range of issues (health, education, parenting etc).

In the next few posts I will discuss how men are currently disadvantaged in modern western societies.
(Click here for a summary of the major ways men are discriminated against).

"Canadian authors, Paul Nathanson and Katherine Young in a controversial 2001 book, Spreading Misandry: The Teaching of Contempt for Men in Popular Culture reported widespread examples of “laughing at men, looking down on men, blaming men, de-humanising men, and demonising men” in modern mass media. They concluded: “… the worldview of our society has become increasingly both gynocentric (focused on the needs and problems of women) and misandric (focused on the evils and inadequacies of men)”.

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