Domestic violence is not a gendered issue – Why the pervasive sexist bias against men?

Domestic violence (DV), also referred to as Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) or Family & Domestic Violence (FDV), is a shocking blight on the community. This is a scourge that inflicts substantial negative impacts on the lives of countless men, women and children. Whilst definitions have evolved and broadened, DV is loosely defined as “physical, sexual, or psychological … Continue reading Domestic violence is not a gendered issue – Why the pervasive sexist bias against men?

Don’t talk to me! No wait. Talk to me!

Those of you who have spent time in Asian countries might have noticed a lot of western women reading books in cafes and looking somewhat bored. In various web sites and discussion forums one may read their plaintive cries about feeling “invisible” (e.g. Japan/China) and having trouble finding guys who will give them the attention … Continue reading Don’t talk to me! No wait. Talk to me!

I thought women were meant to be more empathetic?

Empathy means the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Those banging the drum about how more women should be promoted to senior management sometimes seek to support their position with sexist generalisations about how women tend to be more ethical, collegial, empathetic, and so on and so forth. Earlier generations of Australian women … Continue reading I thought women were meant to be more empathetic?

Privilege, respect, and entitlement

Privilege Felicitous feminism (23 July 2019) Article by Mark Dent Kathy Gyngell: The silence of the males (13 November 2017) There is no ‘debate’ to be had over the existence of male privilege, by Ruby Hamad (1 June 2017) Insanity grows on Australian campuses: Melbourne U starts “white male privilege” workshops (30 May 2017) Do … Continue reading Privilege, respect, and entitlement

If the central tenet of feminism is equality then what mens/boys causes have feminists championed recently?

Anything? Someone? Anyone? And this despite the fact that: 1. Men are continually being called upon to support and intervene in situations where women are in a situation of real or imagined disadvantage, and 2. There are many areas where the support of women’s groups and individual women would be invaluable, as demonstrated in the following links: … Continue reading If the central tenet of feminism is equality then what mens/boys causes have feminists championed recently?

How feminists misrepresent the gender ‘wage gap’

Some people call the notion of a gender pay gap a ‘myth’, but it does in fact exist. A certain mythical element arises however in the way that feminists blatantly misrepresent the pay gap to support and advance their peculiarly jaundiced view of the world. You see, feminists would have us believe that women earn substantially less than men for … Continue reading How feminists misrepresent the gender ‘wage gap’

Men’s studies = bad/negative but Women’s studies = good/positive

Regarding men’s studies  Firstly, let’s begin with details regarding all the men’s studies centres in Australia: <sound of crickets> Now, picture this if you will … the University of South Australia considers establishing a number of new courses related to men’s health and well-being. Feminist writer gets wind of this and writes an article dumping … Continue reading Men’s studies = bad/negative but Women’s studies = good/positive

Persistent pro-feminist and anti-male bias in the mainstream media

News.com.au is a major online source of mainstream news in Australia, the CEO of which is David Penberthy who was mentioned in a reader’s post here. Some time ago a reader sent me a copy of an email that he had sent to the team at news.com.au after he had got fed-up with their ongoing … Continue reading Persistent pro-feminist and anti-male bias in the mainstream media

Are feminists truly committed to equality for all women and girls?

In another post I question the extent to which feminists are concerned about equality for men and boys (they’re not). In this post I wanted to focus instead on women and girls. Every day we hear another feminist scorning those who query some or all aspects of feminist ideology because, you know, feminism is just about … Continue reading Are feminists truly committed to equality for all women and girls?

Western men with Asian women: Gender relations through a different frame of reference

Those who have spent a reasonable amount of time in Thailand would have recognised a strange and intriguing dynamic between western men, western women and Thai women. It is of particular interest to yours truly as it provides an opportunity to examine – from a different perspective – the current state of play between the … Continue reading Western men with Asian women: Gender relations through a different frame of reference