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Men: feminism needs you

Jim Pollard is wrong to say feminism has brought men more benefits than women. So far it's been a raw deal for both

By Laurie Penny   March 2010

…to revise your gender identity

In his provocatively-titled Prospect article, Why Feminism Favours Men, Jim Pollard argues that feminism has left men on top: delivering better sex and doing away with the obligation to pick up the bill on dates, while women still get lower salaries and do the majority of the housework. The failure of the movement to deliver equal pay for women means men must have triumphed, he suggests—as if the economics of gender were no more than a giant set of scales. This not only misrepresents feminism’s aims, but does a sad disservice to men.

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