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?

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

The ‘Marriage Strike’ and MGTOW

Oh, if only I could get a dollar each time I heard a woman say “where have all the nice guys gone!?” (here’s a recent offering). One may not, however, mention the corresponding query “where have all the nice girls gone” because that would be so terribly misogynistic. Well, some clever guys made their way to Asia … Continue reading The ‘Marriage Strike’ and MGTOW

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?

Mens human rights activism: A growing tide of men and women saying “Enough is enough!”

MHRA stands for ‘mens human right activism’ or ‘mens human rights activist’. It’s an acronym that the community is going to encounter more and more often in the media. Another commonly used term is ‘Mens Rights Activist’ or MRA. As with feminism, the non/anti-feminist sector has a number of discernible groups within it as shown … Continue reading Mens human rights activism: A growing tide of men and women saying “Enough is enough!”

On boys and education

I would suggest beginning your exploration of this very important topic by viewing this video. Next I’d recommend reading this more recent article. Then perhaps have a look at http://www.city-journal.org/2013/23_4_boy-trouble.html, and particularly the comments contributed by readers. It’s about the trouble many boys experience in school, and what one feminist researcher sees as the key contributing … Continue reading On boys and education