When the government came in, one of its key themes was to look at government departments and quangos and see who should stay, who should go and whether some should be merged or subsumed. The Government's ironically called Equalities Department was one of them and was to be subsumed into the Home Office.
The new equality pages on the Home Office website make it clear what the government means by equality though. It says:
We lead on issues relating to women, sexual orientation and transgender equality matters; we have responsibility across government for equality strategy and legislation.
Basically, the Home Office who lead on equality for the whole governmemnt now admit that equality does not relate to men (or boys).
I know this site keeps on saying it but the government are admitting it and they see no shame in doing so. Obviously, with the same people running the equalities section of the Home Office who were running the equalities department there is no surprise but it is the lack of shame that just is eye watering.
On the same section is the annual report of the equalities department. Not light reading but worth noting that the abolished Women's National Commission cost £500,000 per year (no such thing as a men's national commission) and 65% of its employees are women - fancy that.
Posted by Skimmington