The myth

UK society is a patriarchy: it is organised by men for the benefit of men. Women are oppressed by this patriarchy.

How this promotes the anti-male narrative

  • It implies that men have the intent to oppress women.
  • It implies that women are oppressed and need positive action to correct this imbalance.
  • It is used as a term of abuse.
  • It undermines the idea of ‘father’ as provider/protector and contributes to the rise of fatherless children.

Dispelling the myth

The information provided on this website, particularly under the ‘What’s imbalanced?‘ tab, shows that it is boys and men who are most disadvantaged in the UK today.