Table of Contents

‘Prawn of the Patriarchy‘ is a combination of personal blog and annotated bibliography. For me it’s a way to keep track of notable articles/papers that I might otherwise never find again. For readers it’s a place to find information on a range of gender-related issues – often material that would be difficult to locate within the mainstream media. Comments … Continue reading Table of Contents

Legal reform needed to protect the rights of men & boys

This post relates primarily to Australian law, but may include some references to laws in other western countries. The feminist lobby is frequently demanding more ‘protection’ under the law for women/girls. But as for similar calls or media coverage for recognition of the needs of men & boys? Well that would appear to be close … Continue reading Legal reform needed to protect the rights of men & boys

Coronavirus: Women most affected

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic the mainstream media has been following what is by now a well-established script. That script is one that involves playing down or ignoring the negative impacts of an issue or situation on men, whilst focussing on the perceived negative impacts on women. It also involves playing up the … Continue reading Coronavirus: Women most affected

Public events & domestic violence myth

Feminists claim a bogus strong link between televised football and/or major sports events such as the U.S Superbowl to sudden (alleged) surges in the incidence of domestic violence. A broader treatment of this topic was previously provided in another of my blog posts entitled ‘Fudging the figures to support the feminist narrative‘. Given however that … Continue reading Public events & domestic violence myth

Queensland LNP offers up failed measures to address domestic violence

In another post I described the feminist-driven non-event that is the Queensland Government’s approach to tackling domestic violence. Now with an election just weeks away we have seen domestic violence policies released firstly by One Nation and then yesterday by the Liberal National Party. The Liberal National Party has offered up nothing new or different, … Continue reading Queensland LNP offers up failed measures to address domestic violence

One possible alternative to pre-nuptial agreements

Today the Australian media reported on a High Court case involving a pre-nuptial agreement (‘pre-nup’) between a wealthy property developer and his younger bride, who he met via a “web site for potential brides”: ‘High Court tears up prenuptial agreement between property developer and online bride‘ (8 November 2017) Pre-nuptial agreements have never been a … Continue reading One possible alternative to pre-nuptial agreements

When men have a daughter (another tale of male-blaming and silencing)

At the time of writing the Weinstein affair remains an ongoing and evolving media phenomenon. The hypocrisy of this one does my head in. Imagine … All men being demonised for being the same gender as the alleged perpetrator at the centre of a major scandal. Men offer comments supportive of female victims of sexual harassment, … Continue reading When men have a daughter (another tale of male-blaming and silencing)

On taxation and the ‘Female Economy’

It would appear that women are, on average, net beneficiaries of the tax system in most western countries – and by a large margin. Firstly the contribution to the government’s tax revenue paid by women is dwarfed by that amount contributed by men. This is a reflection, in part, of the gender pay (earnings) gap that … Continue reading On taxation and the ‘Female Economy’

A few observations in relation to yet another article critical of men

The mainstream media is awash with articles infused with anti-male bias. Indeed after being conditioned through decades of exposure to this material, most people accept what they are told. In comparison to most of those articles, the focus of this post regarding alleged male risk-taking behaviour is admittedly rather benign. Indeed, if taken at face-value it appears to be sympathetic to the … Continue reading A few observations in relation to yet another article critical of men

More ‘Toxic Femininity’: Racist rants in public places

Regular readers of this blog would be aware that I tend to get a bit riled about the way that men are consistently portrayed as the perpetrators of anti-social behaviour, whilst their many good deeds are often taken for granted. Women, on the other hand, are far more likely to be portrayed as the victims of abuse or negative … Continue reading More ‘Toxic Femininity’: Racist rants in public places