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11 Dec 2016
***Mike Buchanan: More men die of prostate cancer than women die of breast cancer. There is no national screening programme for prostate cancer, while there IS one for breast cancer, and it's been going for many years (likewise the national screening programme for cervical cancer.)
By William Collins aka MRA-UK:
1. Introduction and MotivationIt has been suggested that just 7% of people in the UK are feminists, and only about 4% are anti-feminists, or MRAs, and hence that nearly 90% are “neutral”. But that is a very misleading perspective if one is concerned about issues facing men and boys. Unfortunately the vast bulk of people – more than 90% I would guess – are gynocentric. By “gynocentric” I mean people exhibiting the gender empathy gap. If it were not for this overwhelming majority, which comprises both sexes equally, the feminist lobby would not have gained such influence.
To address issues facing men and boys is synonymous with eradicating the empathy gap. So – and this must be faced – there is a problem with 90+% of the population. That’s why it is a problem.
The role of political ideologies in feminism is well known. However, gynocentrism – which I identify with the empathy gap – is not politically based but is a phenomenon of social psychology. Consequently I am becoming increasingly interested in social psychology. An obvious place to start is with the human pair bond in its natural state.
The occupational hazard of the theoretical physicist is intellectual arrogance.
By Mike Buchanan, J4MB: Our thanks to Tim for this, a short article from ITV. A lengthier piece by the Independent on the same topic is here. The start of the ITV piece:
Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that a future Labour government would put women at the heart of their policies.We shouldn’t be surprised by this. Working-class men (and their partners) long ago realised the Labia party had deserted them,
He pledged his party would do more to bridge the pay gap between men and women and offer more support to victims of domestic abuse.
Marking International Human Rights Day, Mr Corbyn said: “Labour will measure every piece of legislation, and every policy, by the yardstick of its impact on women before it is brought before Parliament and put into practice.
“Women will not only be at the heart of my government, women’s rights and interests will be front and centre stage of everything we do.