I was disappointed earlier this year, when I read Labour’s Equality Manifesto (their manifesto can be found here), to learn that it included women, as a group, but excluded men. People are regularly told by modern feminists, how oppressed women are in the West, their rhetoric says that women are oppressed, and all men are privileged. This is untrue, however, therefore I decided to email my nearest Labour MPs, Nick Smith and Adam Greenwood, to ask if they could add men to their equality manifesto.
Inequalities Men Face
In the email I listed some inequalities men face, compared to women. I omitted others, like the fact that 40% of domestic abuse victims are male, yet there are almost no refuges for men, as there are so many to list. I’ve also learned that men get 60% longer sentences for the same crime, I didn’t know the exact figure previously, hence why the percentage is missing from the original email.
Here’s the email I sent:
I sent this email a few months ago, and again more recently, however they didn’t respond. Eventually I decided to try phoning Nick’s office, but his receptionist said he was unavailable, and that I should try emailing again.
Hoping for a greater response on Twitter, I contacted over one hundred Labour MPs and Labour supporters, but only one responded with compassion, and more recently a couple more were sympathetic.
Unfortunately, the majority of these people ignore the challenge on their equality manifesto, probably because it’s very inconvenient, especially as Labour’s marketing tagline is: The many not the few. I feel that it should be The few not the many, until Labour’s equality manifesto includes men.
Let’s hope if I keep campaigning, that Labour’s Equality Manifesto will eventually include men.