Five Feminist Myths About Gender Equality

Two British Newspapers –  The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mail – carry reports a new report from the Centre For Policy Studies by Dr Catherine Hakim of the London School of Economics who is a proponent of preference theory which challenges the perception that men’s sexism causes the gender pay gap.

The Centre for Policy Studies report says the equality war has been won in Britain with women enjoying ‘more choices than men’ about their futures.

Dr Hakim’s thinking seems to confirm the assertion of The Men’s Network that Equalities Has Failed Men and Boys which is why The Men’s Network aims to lead the world in developing a New Approach To Gender Equality That Works For Everyone: Men And Boys Included and is neither pro-feminist nor anti-feminist.

For this to happen we will need to go beyond either defending or debunking the old approach to equalities which is the focus of the media coverage to date. But in the meantime here are the four newspaper articles on Dr Hakim’s report (click on the headlines to read the articles):

1. FIVE FEMINIST ‘MYTHS’ FROM THE GENDER EQUALITY DEBATE

Dr Catherine Hakim, a senior research fellow at the London School of Economics, set out what she called the “feminist myths” that obscure the truth about gender equality in modern Britain. (The Daily Telegraph)

2. WOMEN ‘WANT RICH HUSBANDS, NOT CAREERS’

New survey claims drive for gender equality is a myth: The idea of most women wanting to be financially independent is a myth, according to Catherine Hakim of the London School of Economics. Despite years of equality campaigning, more women are choosing to marry wealthy men than in the 1940s, the expert claims. In her report, published by the Centre for Policy Studies think tank, she suggests men dominate the top positions because women simply do not want careers in business. (Daily Mail)

3. WHAT WOMEN REALLY WANT: TO MARRY A RICH MAN

Women still want to marry men who are better educated and earn more money than them, a report finds today. The idea that women dislike being financially dependent on men is a myth, with more choosing to “marry up” now than did so in the 1940s, according to Dr Catherine Hakim from the London School of Economics. After decades of gender equality campaigning many women now find it hard to admit that they want to be a housewife more than they want a successful career of their own, she said. (Daily Telegraph)

4. EQUALITY DRIVE HARMS WOMEN’S CHANCES IN THE WORKPLACE, STUDY FINDS

The continuing drive for new equality laws is damaging women’s prospects in the workplace, according to a major study. The continuing drive for new equality laws is damaging women’s prospects in the workplace, according to a major study. The Centre for Policy Studies says the equality war has been won in Britain with women enjoying ‘more choices than men’ about their futures.

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Glen Poole is UK co-ordinator for International Men's Day, Director at the consultancy Helping Men and news editor of insideMAN magazine. Follow him on twitter @HelpingMen or find out more about his work at www.helpingmen.co.uk.

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5 comments on “Five Feminist Myths About Gender Equality
  1. […] a growing acceptance that men have a narrower selection of work life choices than women, driven by emerging research challenging conventional thinking on the gender pay gap which reveals that women now earn more than men in the UK in their twenties and earn less on […]

  2. […] from the BBC that we all pay for  (and let’s face it even though we now know that men don’t cause pay gap, the consequence of the gap is that men probably pay for more BBC licence fees than […]

  3. […] a growing acceptance that men have a narrower selection of work life choices than women, driven by emerging research challenging conventional thinking on the gender pay gap which challenges conventional thinking on the pay gap championed in the Equal Pay: Where Next? […]

  4. […] a growing acceptance that men have a narrower selection of work life choices than women, driven by emerging research challenging conventional thinking on the gender pay gap which challenges conventional thinking on the pay gap championed in the Equal Pay: Where Next? […]

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