MAGPIE: Men against gender preference in employment

We know that a good deal of positive discrimination for women takes place in recruitment and promotion terms, although it’s illegal in the UK. Both men and women tend to favour women in employment terms. It’s one of the key reasons behind male unemployment being markedly higher than female unemployment. We know unemployment is more likely to be a cause of depression for men than for women. Women can more reliably expect to be supported financially by a partner over long periods of unemployment. Unemployment-induced depression is a recognised contributor to the differential between male and female suicide rates. In the UK men are 3.5 times more likely than women to commit suicide.

Gender preferencing in employment is clearly an important phenomenon, albeit rarely reported by the media. So I was pleased today to be alerted by the cartoonist Tim Watts to his designs for MAGPIE: Men against gender preference in employment. It’s available as a logo on T-shirts etc., but let’s hope someone launches a proper campaign one day, and we start to see lawsuits against employers responsible for gender preferencing.

The site from which you can buy the T-shirts, mugs etc.:


About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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