A commonly heard trope is that only the education of girls is a global problem. Selectively focussing on the education of girls, it is argued, will lift countries out of poverty and benefit both sexes. A recent variation of this article of faith can be found on the BBC website ‘what planet are we on’… Continue reading Only the education of girls matters
Bias against men’s issues within the United Nations and the World Health Organisation: A content analysis. Twenty-twenty has given me some cause for optimism and I think we can see the earliest signs of the pendulum swinging away from the feminists. Laura Bates’ book ‘Men Who Hate Women’ was, in my opinion, a recognition and… Continue reading WHO and UN – misandrist?
If you want to understand just how misleading the reporting in the Guardian is look at the two headlines below. The first was taken from the Times and the second from the Guardian. The reports concern the spate of kidnappings and attacks on schools by the terrorist organisation Boko Haram. Historically there has been a… Continue reading Boys or pupils?
Warning – unlike Peggy McIntosh’s ‘White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack’, this contains real data and you may find that distressing. The popular narrative is that men have it easy and that most societal biases favour the male sex. You can find this pervasive world view reproduced in numerous media outlets; the BBC website, The… Continue reading Female Privilege: Unpacking the Visible Handbag – Percy McIntosh
Incel (involuntarily celibate) has become a derogatory term or a put-down for a man (usually) who is unable to attract a mate. It is distinct from MGTOW or men who choose to go their own way. I suspect there may be some overlap and sometimes the MGTOW identity is adopted as a post hoc justification of involuntary… Continue reading ‘Incels’ will always be with us
Another matronising femsplainer at the The Conversation Anyone who is any doubt about the degradation of academic standards in the UK should read The Conversation, an online outlet written by UK academics. You might expect balanced arguments, nuance and rigorous background research. You might expect that, but you will struggle to find it. What you… Continue reading Only girls matter
One of my favourite blogs is Why Evolution if True by Jerry Coyne. I can also recommend the book of the same name. The post of November 25th concerning Suzanne Moore, who has recently resigned from the Guardian, misses the point however. The Guardian used to to be a fine, slightly left leaning, quirky and… Continue reading Suzanne Moore and the Guardian
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… Continue reading The Guardian men’s page
Privately Educated (mostly), Oxbridge, English Literature feminists in the media I am often struck by the lack of cognitive diversity among commentators on gender issues at outlets such as the BBC, Guardian and the Independent. They are almost invariably female, privately educated, from a social sciences and humanities background (usually English Literature) and disproportionately Oxbridge… Continue reading The Feminist Glass Escalator
The press has been full of articles praising female leaders while ignoring some egregious examples of poor behaviour and poor leadership. The latest example of poor behaviour concerns the female Member of Parliament Margaret Ferrier who represents Rutherglen and Hamilton West in Scotland. For a brief report of her actions click here. It seems that… Continue reading Female leaders and COVID