If ever you wanted proof that the government does not believe equality applies to men, then please read the progress report from the governement on its prgoress on equality. It never mentions men in an overall sense once. Seriously, not once.
Even in key areas where it could have done - it chooses not to.
Early years, education and social mobility: Not a word on the underperformance (and here) of boys at school and the lack of male primary school teachers. Some welcome support for Afro-Caribbean boys is all there is.
Fair and Flexible Labour: No mention that men are more likely to be unemployed than women. All there is, is a list of barriers and discriminatory measures to stop men from being managers and entrepreneurs on a level playing field with women.
Changing Culture and attitudes: "We have also committed £28 million of funding for specialist VAWG services, a further £10.5 million over next three years for new rape support centres and £900,000 for domestic violence helplines until 2015." Hardly any of this to men (not that anyone wants money taken from women in this situation). Some recognition of gay men of course welcome.
It all proves once again, that the government does not believe equality applies to men.
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