Ex-troops to train as teachers

One of the few areas in which the government is doing some intelligent things – from a gender perspective – is education. The gender balance in the teaching profession is a national scandal, as has been the decline in academic standards over many years, albeit hidden by another national scandal over the past 30 years, grade inflation (‘All shall have prizes’).

Virtually all primary school teachers, and over 80% of secondary school teachers, are women. For every three women registered as unemployed, four men are. We know unemployment is a bigger driver of suicide among men than among women, contributing to the male suicide rate being three times higher than the female suicide rate. And there’s a particular problem with ex-Forces people struggling with life after leaving the Forces, often ending up homeless, and in time committing suicide.

So I was delighted to read the following story on the BBC website today:


A rare piece of common sense from our woefully anti-male and pro-feminist government.


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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