May 30, 2003

MASCULINITY IS HATRED

Men's groups promoting hatred, federal report says (Michael Higgins, May 30, 2003, National Post)
A federally funded report says "masculinists" are orchestrating a backlash against feminism and blaming women for oppressing and discriminating against men.

The report's authors claim that masculinists portray men as victims and link feminism with boys' poor performance in schools, male suicide, loss of male identity and discriminatory divorce and child custody laws.

"A process of levelling the power relationships of men over women is taking hold, not only to mask continued inequality but also to attack some of the gains made by the women's movement," says the $75,000 report, School Success by Gender: A Catalyst for the Masculinist Discourse.

The report says "masculinist discourse" aims to discredit feminism and challenge the gains made by women in education, at work and in family life.

The feminists may well be right, but if we're having a gender war mightn't they want to think about the imbalance in gender ratios that the abortion of female fetuses is creating? Uniltateral disarmament seems a bad idea in the midst of a war. Posted by Orrin Judd at May 30, 2003 11:07 AM
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