Britisches Parlamentsmitglied fordert zu Männerrechtsbewegung auf
Dominic Raab, für die Partei der Torys im britischen Parlament, ist genervt von "feministischer Heuchelei" und der Benachteiligung der Männer. Seiner Einschätzung nach müssten Männer, ähnlich wie die Feministinnen der sechziger Jahre symbolisch ihre BHs verbrannt haben sollen, ihre Unterhosen verbrennen. Die Daily Mail berichtet:
Dominic Raab, a new MP tipped for high office, said men were getting a ‘raw deal’ from the cradle to the grave following years of anti-discrimination legislation favouring women.
He pointed out women in their 20s are now paid more than their male peers, who work longer hours, retire later and die earlier.
(...) He said men were blamed by society for the banking crisis, discriminated against by parental leave rules which favour women who want time off and ignored by the courts when relationships break down and they seek custody of their children.
Mr Raab suggested men should rise up against what he called the ‘equality bandwagon’, which has pitted them against women since the 1960s, likening the cause to that of the Suffragettes.
(...) ‘Take the gender pay gap. The fascinating thing is just how sexist its champions have become,’ he said. ‘It is almost taboo for a man to question the assertion that the rapidly dwindling pay gap is the result of discrimination, rather than genuine choice,’ he said. ‘Yet, research shows the pay gap has halved since the 1970s. Office for National Statistics data in December showed that, since 1997, the difference between full-time median earnings has fallen from 17 per cent to 10 per cent – and the shrinkage is accelerating. According to research for the Institute for Economic Affairs, women in their 20s earn one per cent more than men, single women a shade more. Gay men earn more than straight men, lesbian women more than heterosexual women. Does that sound like a society riddled with discrimination? Meanwhile, pay is just one of the terms of employment. Men work longer hours, enjoy their jobs less, commute further and are more likely to get the sack.’
Mr Raab said Britain now had some of the toughest anti-discrimination laws in the world, but was ‘blind to some of the most flagrant discrimination – against men’.
Ich bin gespannt, wann endlich einer von den Schnarchnasen im Deutschen Bundestag in ähnlicher Weise aus den Puschen kommt. Natürlich gäbe es einen Shitstorm von den deutschen Medien, aber inzwischen auch massive Unterstützung von vielen Wählern.
Weitere britische Medien, die über Dominic Raab berichten (im Vergleich zu deutschen Verhältnissen in der Geschlechterdebatte übrigens erstaunlich sachlich), sind die BBC, der Daily Star, der Telegraph, der Express sowie der London Evening Standard. Vielleicht wäre deutschen Politikern so starke mediale Aufmerksamkeit schlicht zu viel ...