Petition the PM: create a Minister for Men and balance the gender bias in the Ministry for Equality

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

Harriet Harperson’s announcement the other day of a new Equality Bill that would legalise discrimination against men and force companies to publish reports on their gender pay gap gave me a great excuse to indulge in some devilment.

First their was my enquiry to the Ministry for Equality, so far unacknowledged, asking if they will be producing a report on themselves and if the new bill also applies to Scotland.  Then there’s the Freedom of Information request, also unacknowledged as yet, asking for details of their workforce gender balance and what plans they have for a Minister for Men.  Then there was the letter I had published in the Shropshire Star and now there’s a petition on the El Gordo’s petition website calling on him to create a Minister for Men and balance the gender bias in the Ministry for Equality.

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to create a Minister for Men and balance the gender bias in the Ministry for Equality.

The Ministry for Equality has a Minister for Women (Harriet Harman) but no Minister for Men.

There are three Ministers for Equality, all of which are women.

There is a clear gender bias in the Ministry for Equality which needs addressing to prevent discrimination against men within the Ministry and in society as a whole.

Appointing a Minister for Men and male Ministers for Equality will set a good example to companies who will be forced to report on similar examples of gender bias in their own organisations as a result of the Ministry for Equality’s new Equality Bill.

It’ll be interesting to see how they try and explain the lack of a Minister for Men when there is a Minister for Women as something that makes us all equal.  But the only way to make them reply is to get more than 500 signatures so get signing and pass it on!

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  1. axel (1214 comments) says:

    you are claiming you need an excuse for devilment?

  2. Alan Robertson (1 comments) says:

    Its it obviously ridiculous to have no minister for men and yet have one for women…tsk tsk silly government…it needs changed…

  3. M Anderson (47 comments) says:

    It is obviously ridiculous to have no minister for men. You are absolutely right. It is also sexist! I was under the illusion that femi-facsists didn’t like sexism. Oh I see. They do not want equality for everyone. I dare say that a lot of them think they can’t be sexist ‘cos they’re wimmin! Get a fackin’ grip ah?

  4. Stan (222 comments) says:

    I’m not sure of the wisdom of having a minister for men just because there is a minister for women – it sounds like a game of keeping up with the joneses. Just because there is a minister for sport it doesn’t mean we need a minister for sitting on your arse, drinking lager in front of the telly.

    A couple of times on this blog I’ve asked what you all think a minister for men would actually do and there hasn’t been any response so I had a quick google and found this

    I must admit that there are some good points made, especially over equal parenting rights. I’m not sure that there is enough to warrant a ministerial position of its own though. Perhaps a minister for men and something else?

  5. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    What would a Minister for Men do? I dunno, what does the Minister for Women do? If there’s a Minister just for women then that creates an inequality with the other half of the population that aren’t women and will result in men missing out at the expense of women. There needs to be either a Minister for Men or the Minsiter for Women post needs to be abolished. There should really just be a Minister for Equality whose brief is to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and equally regardless of sex, race, sexual preference, disability, etc. and to wipe out “positive” discrimination which is an oxymoron.

  6. Stan (222 comments) says:


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