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How male teachers can help to challenge gender roles in nursery school education Recent figures show that there is still a large gender gap in recruitment to the teaching profession – only 38% of secondary school teachers are male, and 26% in primaries. In preschools – or nursery – it’s even worse. According to OECD data, the highest Read more…

One of the problems is that no country wants to be first. Whichever country first makes cutting up a little lad’s genitals illegal in clear and unambiguous terms is going to come under fire, even if all it is doing is bringing in laws that make the situation with little girls equal, or as equal as the differences can make it.

Already, courts around the world are having to go into the most obvious contradictions in order to judge violating boys different than for girls as a crime. This means that even the protection of girls is threatened as courts must decide whether to give boys equal protection to girls, or give parents the same rights over their daughters as for their sons.

Canada is not best known for caring about men. Even so, York University, in Toronto, Ontario are pushing matters with their toilet facilities. The sign on the door reads: This is a gender neutral washroom.Everyone who identifies as a woman and/or trans* person may use this space.Lassonde is an inclusive space where we respect everyone’s Read more…

The UK Statistics Authority has supported a complaint over the misleading use of the phrase “overwhelming majority” to refer to the proportion of female victims of domestic abuse.
“The phrase ‘overwhelming majority’ is a subjective statement. However, it may imply that a larger proportion of victims are female than the statistics show.”

A study of gender bias claimed that orchestras that held “blind auditions” favoured women. This has been cited hundreds of times as proof of discrimination against women. But what the report actually revealed was that blind auditions had a slight favour for men.

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