Tomorrow I’m going to be interviewed ‘live’ on television on one of my favourite subjects – sexism – so it seems apt that I’m writing a piece about a new blog (less than 24 hours old) concerned with real sexism. It’s a welcome addition to the library of men’s human rights websites, and we wish it well. It takes a different line from our own website on anti-male sexism, The Alternative Sexism Project. The estimable gentleman behind the new website can be contacted at [email protected], and earlier today he emailed me the following, which is reproduced with his kind permission:
The aim of the site is not so much to share stories, but to show just how widespread sexism against men is, and how it is much more serious and under-reported than sexism against women. I have a list of sources for all the stats and I am putting them up on the Facebook group, it will take a while however, as I have pages of data. I am taking individual stories, however, I want to focus on the ‘big picture’ and show how men being forced by the state to pay for the support of children – whilst at the same time the state doesn’t enable these men to have reasonable access to them – is far more serious than some girl having someone say something she might find ‘offensive’.
I travel the world a lot, and I have found in pretty much every western country men are the ones doing all the hard work while women spend men’s money and complain about how hard they have it, even if the guy is working himself to death on a building site to pay for her choices.
It’s time people realised the real victims of sexism are men, but you don’t hear them complaining because they’re the ones out working and being exploited by a society that takes them for granted.