This week the news (Guardian, Telegraph, Daily Mail 1, Daily Mail 2) has been grim for men as Mumsnet, the website for metropolitan elite middle class 'yummy mummy' brigade, ran an opinion poll this week that showed how the party's were faring on the so-called "women's vote".
- The Conservatives trail by 13 points among female voters (three times higher than among men)
- Women nevertheless prefer Cameron (43%) to Miliband (34%)
- Six out of 10 women who backed the Lib Dems in 2010 are no longer supporters
- Fewer than half polled believe any of the three main party leaders are interested in women's concerns
So what does this mean - well of course it means more discrimination against men.
The natural reaction for any politician will be to attract votes where they are weak so that means more female-friendly policies. In a true age of equality that should not matter per se as for example, family friendly policies are also of benefit to fathers and sons.
However, we are not in an era of equality and modern day feminists as we know are not interested in equality, they want supremacy. Modern day feminists are not modern day women - however, they pretend they are and they are the ones who are the metropolitan elite who dominate our public bodies, pressure groups and have the ear of the politicians.
So their reaction will not be family-friendly policies but more misandry. More women-only shortlists/quotas in politics, more quotas on boardrooms, more women-only leadership/training courses etc, more funding for female health problems (not a problem per se but where is the investment in men's health).
In addition, it means none of the areas where men suffer inequality (health, domestic abuse, depression, family law, education, employment) will be touched. This is despite the fact that women on the whole like men so want them to succeed and not face inequality either - especially women with sons etc. You can see how this translates when the Home Secretary cannot bring herself to say that men are victims of domestic abuse too.
The Munset poll therefore will lead to more special treatment for women and the failure of men's inequality issues to be focussed upon. Plus of course probably a dose of traditional men bashing "all men are bastards" schtick with male politicians flogging themselves like Opus Dei converts.
The Mumsnet poll is a disaster for men and boys. They will be punished because not enough women are supporting David Cameron.
Posted by Skimmington