The Guardian is notorious for its toxic coverage of gender issues and in the main seems to reflect the views of privileged, female, Oxbridge educated, social sciences and humanities (in particular English Literature) graduates. In its own way the Guardian is as nasty and polarising as the Daily Mail.
The Guardian does have a section that is supposed to cover men’s issues. It is tucked away in the lifestyle section of its website and I thought it might be interesting to see what it contains. My expectations were low and I wasn’t disappointed. Below is a flavour of what it contains.
It just the same old, same old from the Guardian but on the ‘men’s page.
27th October -Women being tired of having to ‘walk men through’ #metoo.
26th August. A toxic little piec, widely shared on social media, about men going their own way. Women who manage without a male partner are seen as brave and strong, men who go the same way are seen as a toxic problem. The article makes no attempt to understand what is driving some men to reject the tradititional institution of marriage.
27th August. Laura Bates on the men who hate women. This, in Guardian that even published ‘Why I Hate Men’ by Julie Bindel. The article by Laura Bates is toxic little piece that seeks to conflate good-faith objections to aspects of feminism with the extremes of the incel movement.
5th September Tilda Swinton- Championing Talent Regardless of Gender. Pretty much standard Guardian fare and nothing original. Certainly doesnt belong on the mens page.
So there you have it, the Guardian men’s page is place for feminist poshos to continue lecturing men. Does it try to explore any issues that men care about? – No. Does invite any of the people who blog and write about mens issues from the male persective? – Of course not. And that is a problem, too often the first time many men encounter material that is sympathetic to their outlook it comes packaged with other unsavoury views.