The Spectator: ‘Save the male! Britain’s crisis of masculinity’

It’s good to see The Spectator publish this:

http://www.spectator.co.uk/features/9197481/the-descent-of-man/

All the same, it’s a weak article. And why is that female journalists have a virtual monopoly on writing about gender-related issues? I’ve submitted a comment and invite you to do the same. I’ll also be submitting a letter letters@spectator.co.uk and copying Fraser Nelson, the editor – editor@spectator.co.uk.

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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  • There is no crisis of masculinity.Boys and men have noticed a myriad of rules and laws that favour women and girls over them,from kindergarten all the way up to retirement and became totally demoralized by this current unjust system,naturally. If you want to help one gender so forcefully,you can only do that at the expense of the other gender.It’s that simple.But it is totally unfair and wrong.If you have a cheetah having a speed race race with a hyena but every time you give the hyena either a shorter distance to run or you give the Cheetah a longer distance to run,thus tilting the playing field totaly in the hyena’s favour,and keep rewarding the hyena after each race with a slab of meat ,while give the cheetah nothing,then it will result in the cheetah becoming demoralized and will disengage.Same as men and boys do now. I am surprised why so few people realize this obvious fact.

  • The last paragraph sums it up:

    ‘…life is not a set of scales where if one group goes up, the other goes down. But while our political debate quite comfortably lumps certain problems together as ‘women’s issues’, there is a noticeable reluctance to do the same for men, or to worry about our sons. Last month, opposition MPs and journalists kicked up a stink about the new women’s minister, Nicky Morgan, not being senior enough. Perhaps on the basis of the trends we’re seeing today, we also need a minister for men.’

    The situation here in the States is no better, but resistance even to acknowledging the issue is immense.

  • Showing the power of the clarion myth making in feminism. Even this largely factually correct piece repeats that women are “overwhelmingly” victims of violence ( when on any measure it is young men) and the old old statistic about 2 women a week being killed by partners. The vociferous nature of the campaigns of mis information around abuse and violence reflects the need of feminist ideologues to generate emotional appeals for their special pleading. As this article so clearly sets out there really are not any rational reasons for additional privileges for women for equity.