From suicide and homelessness, to boys’ educational underachievement and the lack of provision for male domestic violence victims, there is an on-going and conspicuous silence from Government in terms of addressing the issues that primarily affect men and boys. Why?
On Thursday, as part of a series of talks by UCL’s Gender Equity Network, Mark Brooks, equalities campaigner and Chairman of male domestic violence charity The Mankind Initiative, presented detailed research into the structures of Government, the third sector and the media that determine the UK’s approaches to tackling gender issues.
His troubling conclusion was that over the past 40 years, an ingrained set of attitudes and structures have developed in Government, policy and the media that oppose discussion and corresponding action on issues that adversely affect the well-being of men and boys.
You can see his full presentation in the videos below. What do you think?