Criticism Directed at New Gender Equality Measures for Men



discrimination_against_menAustralian states have been accused of “nannyism” over a range of new laws beginning this year, including a ban on ladies’ nights – where bars offer free drinks to women (but not to men).

Other new measures include asking parents dropping children off at school to avoid wearing sexually provocative clothing or racist T-shirts.

The ban on ladies’ nights will commence from January 18 in South Australia and was introduced by the state to try to curb binge drinking. The measures also require bars to offer free water and at least one non-alcoholic beverage that is cheaper than the cheapest alcoholic drink.

PJ O’Briens, a bar in Adelaide, said it would change the name of its weekly ladies’ nights – a Thursday deal offering free vodka drinks to women – and would allow men to access its promotions.

“As long as you offer the special deals to everyone, it is OK,” the manager said.

In NSW, about 20 state schools have provided guidelines to parents urging them to avoid wearing bikinis or other sexually provocative clothing in school, including offensive T-shirts.

The Australian Council for Civil Liberties opposed the measures and said that states already had liquor acts that banned serving drinks to people who have drunk too much, it said.

“If there is a problem, it lies with the enforcement,” Terry O’ Gormon, the council’s head, said.

Jonathan Pearlman

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  • Mercedes says:

    Hi.. I know this is a fathers page … I’m a female with had a daughter with my husband she is now 7 years old .. We recently separated, things were good until he start seem a friend of mine .. He kind of when crazy and doesn’t want me to have anything to do my daughter and he put her in a position of lying .. I have try to organise parenting psychologist to help him and me understand how important is to make decision together .. I’m really struggling now because he is putting an avo against me .. I don’t understand a thing I just want my daughter to have a good life .. I don’t like sleep overs a s he is letting her sleep over places I don’t know anyone there .. She still wets her nappy at night .. The avo is ridiculous as I’m a very passive person and get alone but I do have a problem with him introducing my daughter to a relationship so earlier after braking up and to make worse is the same woman that we went for coffee together must be so confusing for her
    And now avo and him taking my daughter to psychologist behind my back
    I write this here because I don’t know any other woman with same problems is normally the other way around

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  • Robert E Kennedy says:

    Discrimination against men is the gross understatement of the last two decades. It has been an outright gender war by feminists who now have so much substituted in Government and its service deliveries it is simply a dictatorship. Notwithstanding blokes simply surrender on the first sighting of a female perpetrator.

    If you believe Labor is a pro family party then your have been successfully duped. That is their con to get your vote to get into parliament and not necessarily into Government. Once elected EMILY’s List feminist i it is their hidden agenda to demolish families down to ‘women and children. So fathers consequently get all of those unlawful solely male blame outcomes in family law and family violence.Blokes are at leas st 3 decades behind the feminists.

    Peruse all of these Labor feminist on the list below who are more loyal loyal to Emily’s List than they are to their male constituents.

    Don’t be a fool in the future elections to vote in a male hate feminist as your political representative if you have any respect for conventional child rearing intersexual families.

    Out of about 4 million vivisected fathers if we could only muster an equivalent number as in Emily’s List we might have a piss on a bushfire chance of equality but try as I might for a decade I still cannot get two blokes taking to each other on any same wavelength of countering the gender war against men. It seem blokes revel in victimization instead of fighting back. Oh the complain about the f—– bitches but lift a finger to a pen or keyboard to complain to the proper places ? Nah. They might get upset and become more spiteful. Blokes are simply loudmouthed cowards nowadays if their persecutor is a female.

    Anyhow have a read just how many are in Labor and in Parliament g evensong up bloke for all they can and don’t vote for them in the next elections.

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  • Robert E Kennedy says:

    Tony thank you for your support. Behind what you call my ‘opinion’ is a vast proacative experience helping familis and dealing with Public Servnants and Politicians and making submissions to government inqiries on families. And following up how those things cycle from the community to The Legislature and via the public service back to the community and impact upon families..

    Therefore my commentry is more experienced based than opinion based. Any of my opinions are formed on a broad spectrum of over a decade long direct experieces formed rather than glibly made opinions. Such as those of the ill informed and ideological and bigoted snap decissions of the ill informed who are not involved in the reality of the dynamics of our current democracy. Or lack of it if you are a male.

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  • Robert E Kennedy says:

    Oink Katlin oink I am only the oink messenger oink oink of the truthful reporting of what oink Government Employees are doing oink oink unlawfully to favour dishonest and greedy and spiteful oink oink women.

    For those who oink oink can oink remeber it was women and feminists behind the oink antidiscrimination act oink and attacked mens bowling clubs as gender discrimination. Oink only to straight away file for womens only bowling clubs and night clubs and gyms and painting serices oink oink to call it women’s rights.

    Oink IKatlin think the piggery is oink oink with others and not with me. But oink one cannot oink reason with the unreasonable. My datum is where the law lays and the facts family folk hold. It is not oink oink based on ideological gendr views like oink Katlin.
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  • Tony says:

    I think Robert is very generous and giving with his advice and “opinion”.

    Robert and others that give so much time and energy and should be encouraged and supported to continue.

    Differences of opinion, are not justification for abusing someone?

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  • Jess says:

    Please notice that the ban of marketing campains involving free alcohol for women is critisised here not because alcohol promotion is unethical and health damaging as such, but just because blokes want their free alcohol too!!! LOL That’s classics, and to continue the logic of mens unequality theory – blokes now envy mummies and kids under 12 for a free meal. Coz its all about free booze and free meal, isn’t guys?

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  • Robert E Kennedy says:

    The gender war against men now pervades all walks of life especially out of Government service deliveries. Here is just one pathway

    How many would know in the current beefing about cutting back on sole parent pensions plus other benefits it was finanically more attractive to many mothers to split a good family and become a single mother. The feminist gender war against heterosexual families is run by feminism and EMILY’s List out of Government and dill male politicians to who sucke up to feminists as White Knights and sell out their male and father constituents.

    How many would know that in the current cut back that most single mothers also get child support from the fathers. Now here is the really unlawful bit.

    A paying father on new start or the dole by law should pay only about $380 per year – $1 per day – child support. But I know of such pensioner fathers being unlawfully slulgged by CSA $5,000 a year out of their new start or dole. So how much a day do the chaps have to live on. Ever so many unfortunately find suicide the answer to the gender war against men.

    Jenny Macklin is the senior minister of CSA so I suppose she knows how via CSA overcharging fathers single mothers get to live on more than $35 per day. Of course with complete disregard for the father on $35 per day and forking out $13 a day overcharge child support to the mother.

    Now here is the other gender war hit in this. For father sole parents most mothers remain unemployed or refuse to pay child suppport. 22,000 Australian motherx owe $30M child support.

    While ever these victimised blokes simply cop the slop bucket in thier face and only bleat on blog sites then it will remain the same. They are the victims with the legal case and must become proactive running compliaints against the chating Commonwealth Officers and Field Marshal politicians of EMIL’s List running the gender war against men and fathers and fatherhood out of Government that the community then follows.

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    Kaitlin McDougal Reply:

    What a dreadful pig of a man you are Robert Kennedy. Shame on you.

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  • yanta says:

    Favortism of women at social venues is more wide spread than ladies nights. For example, Yummy mummies, where women eat free, Kids nights where kids eat free. A particular venue in Ringwood Victoria on Canterbury Road/Heatherdale Road comes to mind as one particularly anti-male venue with a range of discounts and benefits for everyone but men. And this is widespread through many places. The ban on ladies nights is a minor start, but a lot more needs to be done.

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