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Tuesday, 17 August 2010

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Bob

This is a very interesting article:

Useless Jobless Men by Camila Cavendish (The Times)

Someone on this site said not long ago to expect a 'useless jobless men' type message coming from the media and the government and he was right. The piece does highlight a lot though other than the usual misandry.

Even though she stops short of saying we should empower men in the family with equal custody and parents' rights. Nor does she report that men receive a far smaller proportion of benefits compared to women. Due of course to women being paid to be parents and men being excluded from this 'lifestyle choice'. She does go a long way however to actually saying things that I have never seen expressed before, such as "These men were overlooked during a decade of prosperity that did nothing to change their lives.". It is about time we saw some recognition of the hopelessness and social exclusion in the lives of men, especially young men, today.

The "useless jobless men" title is of course outrageous. I doubt they'd dare run that headline about any other group. Though the extreme headline may have been intentionally obvious; the more overt the discrimination, the more the double standard is highlighted and more it is revealed to those men who have been conditioned to accept it.

Interested

There's also a number of Hooters' restaurants opening in Cardiff, Bristol, Brighton and in many other planned locations all over Britain which will be hiring women-only as waiting staff.

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