Country: United Kingdom
You know .. I hope you know .. that men are the main victims of crime; they suffer from a worse education; they are roughly half the people to suffer from domestic violence; they are the only ones whose genitals are not specifically protected by law; they receive less health care attention — to the extent that they die on average more than 3½ years earlier than women; men are the only ones discriminated against for standing for Parliament; as fathers they don’t get anywhere near the same parental leave as women; indeed as fathers they have virtually no rights, only responsibilities; that they have had to work longer than women for 60 years and now are having their retirement age increased further; that they receive greater insults and threats both in the real world and online; that… well, you know some of this stuff, probably. If not, you do now unless you don’t believe it, in which case comment below on which you want more information on and we will provide it. Tons of it. Much of which applies in any Western nation: it’s not just Britain where men suffer.
But misandry and violence against men and boys is apparently fine. Just adding to the amount of legislation that specifically favours females.
If you are male, or love males, or love the idea of genuine equality, you should not be voting for a political party with a manifesto like this.
Victims and the public are able to challenge ‘unduly lenient’ prison sentences. Fourteen new offences have been added to the scheme allowing them to do so.
The Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme gives anyone the power to ask the Attorney General to consider referring a sentence to the Court of Appeal for reconsideration – where it could then be potentially increased if deemed unduly lenient.
From 17 November 2019, criminals convicted of stalking, harassment, child sexual abuse and other sex offences could see their sentences increased if victims or the public think their punishment is too lenient.
To those not well versed in the manner in which policy narratives have changed in the last dozen years, prepare yourselves for the radical revision of the meaning of the word “equality” which is now politically and judicially established.
Do not imagine that these are mere philosophical niceties without import in the real world. On the contrary, they have a profound impact on the lives of at least hundreds of thousands of people annually.
…But conceding the “gendered nature” of domestic abuse perpetuates the myth that domestic abuse is overwhelmingly perpetrated by men upon women, that women perceive the harm of such abuse far more acutely than do men, and that domestic abuse is specifically a tool used by men to maintain patriarchal power and control over women.
All these claims are refuted by empirical evidence…
This is lamentably by no means the only reason to be concerned that long-cherished principles of justice are now being overturned. But that’s another story and I’m out of time.
As the International Day for Tolerance looms close, it seems the purge of UK politicians not fully signed up to the current LGBT orthodoxy continues.
Conscientious commitment to traditional beliefs about marriage should not be suppressed in a free and tolerant society.
Matthew said that in the months before his son died, he had telephoned social services and asked: “What is it going to take for you to investigate? Bruises? Broken bones? Or my son to be killed by her?” The alleged reply was: “It won’t come to that.”
It’s bad enough that males end up as less than half, having started as more, but for the government to ignore them even on the one day of the year specifically to concentrate on them is abysmal.
UK campuses, like those of most Western nations, have had a preponderance of left-wing thinkers for several decades. Human rights are best represented by all forms of thinking, otherwise a descent into human wrongs is all too easy.
On the 14th November, at The Brunswick Inn in Derby, UK, Elizabeth Hobson will be speaking at a Battle of Ideas satellite event called “Is ‘toxic masculinity’ dangerous in the academy?’.
Concerns are raised about the nature of the “consent” people provide when giving over an extraordinary range of information about themselves, to be used for commercial gain by private companies.
The main vote in the coming UK election will be about Brexit – the choice of whether to be in or out of the European Union and if out, how much out. But there is a bigger issue even than financial considerations: just how much more will Britons accept men and boys being disadvantaged by their government?