Inside Housing, a magazine that specialises in the social housing sector, produced an overview about the lack of space available for men. Hopefully this will open a few more eyes in the public sector. Perhaps.
One of the key themes of this web-site has been following how the feminisation of education (link) has betrayed two generations of boys with the changeover from O-levels to GCSE's in 1988 being the catastrophic event. There has been much commentary on the issue including recently a book by Leonard Sax (link) and a scorching new article by Martin Newland in the Daily Mail (link).
The betrayal of generations of boys is now starting to be recognised and while the Government are on the surface concerned, the key structures causing this betrayal are not being touched and are not reaching the grassroots, that is, the schools themselves.
This is especially the case as schools have been feminised with 13 times as many female primary school teachers than men. When it comes to teacher training, the most recent intake shows there were 26,217 women and 9,375 men. At primary level it was 14,183 women and 2,301 men. It means that boys, many of hwom have no male role models in their lives, are not being taught by men when they need disclipline, challenge and understanding.
The Government and the education system will only be playing lip service to the problem unless they reform the structures so that the educational needs of both boys and girls are treated separately. It used to be the case that supposedly the education system was biased against women. Whilst that could have been the case, it is now, beyond doubt, biased against boys.
The problem is that with feminist fundamentalism sweeping away all before it, whilst there is some concern, there is precious little real action. The Government and, with some exceptions (link) the education establishment do not really care about boys, only girls matter to them.
In that regard, three things (at least) should happen:-
(1) The re-introduction of O-levels for boys and girls who wish to take them. The GCSE would also be maintained (link) for those who wanted to use it.
(2) Single sex teaching and schools to be the mainstay of the educational structure especially at secondary schools.
(3) Out reach work to recruit more male teachers at every level of education. Many men lose their jobs in the coming economic downturn - retrain them to be teachers.
With the ever increasing and irrefutable need for the education of boys to be improved, the schools inspectorate Ofsted have launched a report on what they feel needs to be done to help boys from low incomes. Years of the feminisiation of education have wrought havoc and failed a whole generation of boys, now work has to be done to stop the next generation of boys suffering.
The report looks at approaches that work such as building confidence, self-esteem and personalising education.
One of the highlights of the last few months was the narrow escape all American men must have felt when Hillary Clinton lost her fight for the nomination to be Democratic candidate in the US presidential elections. This has been covered on the web-site before (link and link)
If Harman ever became Prime Minister, where could men run to?
Another article (link) from Camille Paglia (denounced as a traitor by Marxist Feminists) shows how much damage she has done to women, by playing the feminist card.
After Sunderland's Wearside Women in Need (WWIN) launched a new campaign (link) to promote the needs of female victims with the usual intemperate commentary by the paper about wife-beaters, the Sunderland Echo published then a plea by solicitor Jacqueline Emmerson on why male victims should not be ignored (link).
They also covered this in January with an interview with Erin Pizzey (link).
In the Times (link), Mr Justice Ryder, one of the country's most senior family judges has attacked the family courts run by a "self-selecting great and good and a professional judiciary". He calls for them to be open and to be in touch with the public.
There is a good debate on this at the bottom of the article.
The judiciary are starting to flex their muscles on this issue, about time.
This year, with the role of fathers under threat from all sides, there were lots of articles in the newspapers by women celebrating fathers day and fathers in general.
There was one feature (link) that stuck out which was to lambast ex-US President Richard Nixon for coming up with the idea of Fathers Day. 'Written' by writer Gill Hornby.
It is a straight full-on anti-male rant about why there should be a Mothers Day but not a Fathers Day. She claims that father's play little part in the day-to-day caring and bringing up of children. Obviously she misunderstands the fact that often in a family, the mothers cares for the children on a day-to-day basis while the fathers provides on a day-to-day basis.
Obviously there has been many changes with many mothers also rightly wanting to go to work and bring them up their children, but as seen by the gender pay gap, it is still the man who puts in the longest hours and has often to make sure the money keeps rolling in for the family. Mothers care, Fathers provide.
According to Gill Hornby, he does not deserve to be celebrated.
Gill Hornby is a new name to the canon of men haters.