One of the uglier sides of 'girl power' is not female emancipation but the ugly twisted men-hating behaviour which is designed to show how superior women are over men. In employment terms this can also come together in a gang or 'pack' mentality where women form aggressive anti-male groups which more discriminatory as those men they allege are the cause of anything that gets in their way.
You cansee this at work where you have 'women-only' training courses, fast-streams and management courses - all discrimination against men.
Employment is a good example and as this site has regularly reported, women-only start up funds are discriminatory because a man is denied access to this capital solely because of his gender. And of course, if he has a wife/girlfriends, sister or daughter they are then discriminated against too - by their own sisterhood. There is now a Home office funded (through the laughably named 'Equalities Department' ) Women's Business Council.
In this vein I came across this form of misandry and anti-male 'pack' mentaility in its purest form.
Prowess 2.0 (Women in Business) - the UK online centre for women in business. "It’s where you’ll find top-quality information and online resources for women who’re starting or growing businesses, plus links to women's business networks and local business support."
First example is a story by Erica Watson about the ten top tips for female entrepreneurs. The story starts with this anti-male, pro-women misandry, which has no factual basis at all:
"Women in business are more likely to succeed in getting grants than men are. Lots of us have been brought up to be more careful about preparation. Just think about school kids and homework: the girls tend to make the greater effort. The good girl grounding is paying-off in more grants for women in business, but even so, it is tougher than ever to get a business grant of any type."
Erica Watson pops up again with a piece on Feminomics -with her"short sharp Prezi turns the man-made economic crisis on its head. How did macho values create the mess and what’s the feminomic alternative?"
That old feminist corker where there is no proof that the crisis is down to men - if they say the banking crash was a man made problem then the public sector deficits were a female made creation as it has led to the massive expansion in the public sector which is female dominated. Both are irrelevant and were nothing to do with gender.
When there are 1.5 million men and 1.1 unemployed women though - it is clear that Prowess 2.0 is a site prepared to make anti-male statements with no foundation - all in the name of equality and the sisterhood.
Posted by Skimmington