Minister attacks myth of girls’ jobs and boys’ jobs

The government’s attempts to push water uphill with a stick continue after decades of failure, as we see in this piece from the BBC. Girls’ choices are forever being spun into a problem to be solved, as a reflection of ‘gender bias’. Fields being dominated by women is NEVER a problem to be solved, although 60% of university students are women, four out of seven unemployed people are men,  unemployment is known to be a high risk factor for suicide in men (but not women) and suicide is the #1 cause of death of young men. The state is killing men, although 72% of the taxes which finance the state are paid by men.

The reluctance of young women to enter certain fields e.g. engineering is so strong that the taxpayer has to bribe women to study them. In the latest edition of New Scientist, Brunel University has an advert offering 40 engineering scholarships for women from the UK and EU, which will cover both tuition fees and a £15,000 p.a. ‘living allowance’.

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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  • This is so tedious So we need to ‘stamp out “gender bias” in schools and get more girls to study maths and sciences at A-level’. Am I the only person to have been to a mixed (grammar) school (in the SIXTIES) where there were absolutely no barriers put up to stop girls doing science/maths etc? I am still in touch with many of the girls from my school and all say this – indeed many did do science subjects. Is any ‘gender bias’ self-imposed? Apparently, ‘the gender pay gap has closed to nearly zero for women under 40 working full time and there are more women sitting on boards than at any time’. So, hurrah! No! ‘This is not the time to be complacent. We must address cultural attitudes in the workplace, often deeply ingrained, if we are to see true gender parity . . . . to ensure women can achieve their full potential.’ (Who are ‘we’, how exactly are you going to do it, what do you mean by ‘gender parity’ and what is ‘full potential’?) Of course ALL men achieve their ‘full potential’ and it’s just not fair that NO women do.

  • She will say science, technology, engineering and maths can lead to careers as “inventors, creators of apps and researchers – but also managers, fashion buyers and TV executives”.

    So says the minister herself actually saying do science and you could gender typical jobs! Do these people ever listen to themselves!

  • No comment by the minister on the fact that in 2013, 70% of English A levels were sat by girls. That should be a fundamental course for all children! Also 60% of women take Biology and 70% Psychiatry. So using the say logic there is no need to make sure men have the opportunity to be journalists, authors and doctors or nurses then.

    Why do we always get comments on gender bias and then only hear about bias to be imposed on boys. I totally fed up with these “inequality” ministers who only care about half our children. Equality is about choices, not about affirmative action policies. Boys and girls are making choices despite feminist pressure for 50 years, Just look at a place like Norway. if you think there is an genuine inbuilt bias then it has to tackled for both sexes otherwise you are only building more bias.

    In my opinion the Labour, strongly gender feminist supporting , is no better then the White Knight coalition, when it comes to education policy and favouring girls over boys at every opportunity.