Interesting to see this on the front page of the Stuff website on a Sunday morning.
What’s even more interesting, is that a reporter sought the opinion of a masculist crusader.
comments were sparked by new research showing New Zealand blokes get a “raw deal” in education, health and wellbeing.
Men are more likely to fail at school, ditch university, end up in prison and commit suicide than women, according to the AUT study.
Meanwhile, females are racing ahead in education, commanding flexible working conditions and have longer life expectancy.
Self-described masculist Kerry Bevin said the women’s rights movement went too far and men are paying the price in the “feminist aftermath”.
We should not however, ripple with excitement, simply because the media has had one its occasional sympathetic bents towards male oppression – it’s happened before.
Be prepared for the counter attack.
Putting male issues front and centre on a news site, is like having a man in the room at a child-safety conference. He needs to be ridiculed, removed and reminded that he’s forgotten his place in the scheme of things.
A media report such as this, will inflame the delicate tempers of the petty-pussy brigade who make it their life’s ambition to remind their sisters that they are still down trodden, disrespected and disadvantaged.
They are yet to come to terms with the reality that they are neither down trodden or disadvantaged and are disrespected for reasons of which they have no understanding (the female social-disease of selfcentredness) something that should now be a mandatory learning experience at tertiary level.
You can’t criticise these state soldiers for being lazy or lacking in dedication and enthusiasm in the process of dispatching their duties.
This is of course, where a fundamental problem in male equality lies – the inbred and fanatical philosophy that determines what work actually is.
Work for as long as men have existed is about survival and advancement (they had you fooled with the protect and provide thing, didn’t they, go on admit it) however in the minds of these malevolent bureaucrats it can only be work, if it in some way, continues or advances the position of women rather than improving the nature of society – which in the context of society is self-destructive.
If you have ever had a sensible conversation with an MP (which is a far rarer occurrence than a conversation with a sensible MP) about this issue, they will tell you, the rabid brigade of feminasties is well established in the capital and has been for better part of two decades.
There is no political will to change the status-quo whilst politicians have the perception it might cost an election.
Yet, many among the general population understand our house to be one of disrepute with close to half the general population considering it ill-advised to encourage this behaviour with a vote.
I still think we have a way to go before we will see any obvious change of direction and the question for me, is whether change will be driven by a political will to re-engage the population, or the population’s violent rejection of our current social destiny.
Erling Rasmussen, AUT University professor of work and employment, said while there is debate around increasing women’s representation on corporate boards, little attention is given to the widening gap between men and women.
He wrote the research paper – due to be published in next month’s NZ Journal of Employment Relations – to highlight education and wellbeing issues for the modern man. “There has been some fundamental shifts in society particularly in education. Men are dropping out of the statistics.”
Does anyone here have a copy of this research paper?