Welsh men don’t feel respected

Welsh Men don’t feel as respected as their female counterparts according to data compiled by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)

More Welsh women say they are treated respect at work, school or college (58% v 48%), on public transport (44% to 32%) whilst out shopping (38% to 34.5%) and whilst using health services (63% to 62%).

Interestingly, the EHRC surveyed men and women in Wales about their attitudes towards equality for Black and Asian people, disabled people, gay men and lesbians and women – but didn’t survey men or women about their attitudes equality for men

The data comes from a series of briefing papers covering particular Measurement Framework domains are being published by the Commission during 2012-13. This, the first in the series, focuses on attitudes. 

The paper explores the attitudes that individuals or groups have towards others, focusing on the four indicators of respect, valuing diversity, trust and admitted prejudice. As men in Wales clearly feel less respected than women in Wales in a variety settings it is surprising that it has chosen not to include surveys about attitudes towards men in its work, particularly as gender is one of the 9 protected characteristics covered by UK legislation on equalities.


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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