Women have won the fight for equality. Now they should use their power to help the boys

Our thanks to Kevin for this, an interesting article in the Telegraph by Fraser Nelson, editor of The Spectator. Hopefully he didn’t decide on the headline:

Women have won the fight for equality. Now they should use their power to help the boys.

Let’s see how the gender switch looks:

Girls have won the fight for equality. Now they should use their power to help the men.

There’s an absurd claim in the article, presumably included as an ingratiating nod towards feminists:

For those born before 1975, there is still an indefensible pay gap.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • I would not go so far as to endorse the comment about “For those born before 1975 there is still an indefensible pay gap”. However, because of the way our society judges people on the basis of their looks and because of the premium on youth, women in that age group are far more disadvantaged in the recruitment arena than men.
    Govt statistics bear this out.
    I suspect this may at least partially due to the power of young women in the workplace. The only person who will dare persist with the disciplining of or a grievance against a problem mother is a middle aged woman; men are too afraid of allegations of sex discrimination.

    • Thanks cc, I take your point, but the gender pay gap above 40 is clearly the natural consequence of more men than women being work-centred, and earning more as they stick with their careers rather than quit the workplace altogether, or work part-time, as women do (options funded by men, whether as partners or taxpayers). Indeed women are more likely than men not to work, or to work part-time, from the point they leave full-time education.

  • I agree with you entirely – the so-called gender pay gap is almost entirely due to female lifestyle choices, and the only ones who did suffer genuine discrimination in respect of pay – in the 1950s and early 1960s – are virtually all retired now.
    They do say they have to train two female doctors to get the same amount of work out of them over 35 years as one man does over the same time period.

    • Indeed the “pay gap” has been steadily falling for decades as new generations live different lives from previous generations. After all we have only just got to the time where the retirement age is evening up. Time and again these stats actually show the generations where women are much more likely to stay in work or have a short break are losing the “gap”. There will be a residual effect based on women’s(especially mothers) choices but all the evidence shows we are seeing the succeeding generations have no gap (apart from a small one in women’s favour) and much less as high housing costs demand both sexes work. Indeed increasingly women’s preference (for part time work or gaps in career) isn’t what they are achieving. In fact demands for more maternity leave and family friendly hours will help women make choices that will allow the gap to persist. At least countries such as Sweden recognise this explicitly and their “solution” is compulsory leave and time off for men!!

  • I do wonder what the impact of that compulsory leave is upon men’s health. I can’t think of many men who would even want to be the sole carer for a very young child.

    • Agreed – or many women who would want their men to be – though of course the BBC and others always manage to find one or two such couples, and present them as progressive, admirable etc.

  • I also wonder how many Vikings, faced with compulsory parental leave, park the child with a suitable relative and take casual work for the duration….

  • As long as men continue to sit on their ass while the insane feminists are busy passing laws that allow them to “Have their cake and eat it” we should not complain. Mr. Davies reported FACTS!! And now the criminal feminists want he gone!

    Gentlemen- this is what your apathy has begat- but you don’t care.
    Else you would do something.

    “Men’s rights activists must wake up and realize that the time for trying to counter the hypocrisy with rationality – with essentially male arguments, using facts and truth, in the hope that sense will prevail – is not going to make any difference to the relentless feminist long march on men” -Herbert Purdy ICMI-16

    “Let us be clear, the removal of fathers from the lives of their children is … public … policy“. -Robert Franklin ICMI-14