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Tag: International Men’s Day
This International Men’s Day, appreciate the men in your life and thank them.
It’s one special day in the year to thank men for all their love, strength, caring and support. Happy Men’s Day!
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.
Unheard of in most countries, New Zealand’s parliament has a cross-party group of women who are encouraging recognition of International Men’s Day, 19 November.
Louisa Wall MP and Jo Hayes MP, who co-chairs the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians New Zealand Group, say that men should be valued just as women should.
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.