by Real Women of Canada
Canadian Women Prosper at Expense of Men/Families
In 1986, the federal government passed the Employment Equity Act, which targeted the hiring of four designated groups: women, aboriginals, visible minorities and the disabled.
At the time this bill was drafted, men dominated the public service with 58% of the jobs and more than 95% of the executive jobs.
Not any more. There has been a tremendous flip flop in these figures, with women now holding 55% of all jobs in the public service and about 43% of the executive positions.
Although women are still clustered in the clerical and administrative jobs in the public service, what is amazing is that there are now more women than men in the "knowledge" occupations, with numbers doubling in executive, computer, scientific and other professional fields between 1996 and 2006.
To her credit, Maria Barrados, president of the Public Service Commission, has stated that in view of these statistics, it's time to reconsider whether women be granted preferential treatment as they did in the past.
61% of university graduates are now women, and, as a result, women are making tremendous strides - not just in the public service, but in other areas as well.
For example, women are starting small businesses at twice the rate of men. Women entrepreneurs now hold ownership in about 45% of Canadian small and medium enterprises and are providing 1.7 million jobs in Canada, as well as contributing more than $18 billion to the country's economy.
WHAT ABOUT MEN?
Where does this leave men? Why are they not graduating from university in at least equal numbers as women? Why are women dominating the traditional male fields of medicine and law? Why were 63.7% of the high school dropouts in 2004 - 2005 males? What is happening to young men?
It's time to take a serious look at this strange new phenomenon, which is leading to profound changes in society.
REASONS FOR MALE DROP-OUT
Unfortunately, one of the main reasons for this change in behaviour in men is that feminist theory has had a hard, ruthless grip on education. Young men are now given second place to females who are given priority, encouragement, and advantages.
In effect, young men are no longer encouraged to succeed but, instead, are being forced to pay, by neglect, for the supposed past discrimination against women.
Also, young men are no longer encouraged to assume the traditional role of husband, father and provider for the family. Why should they bother? Why commit to marriage, when one can have an enjoyable sex life and companionship without ever assuming responsibility for that relationship?
Further, men today are being held responsible for domestic violence, when studies show that women are equally responsible for it. Why are men forcefully removed from their homes, based on assumptions only, with no evidence, that the male is an abuser? Why are fathers required to pay child support, but there is no requirement that mothers provide the father access to their children for whom he is paying that support?
As so long as feminists are permitted to promote the absurd premise that women are "victims", who require affirmative action and other privileges, the situation for men and society will continue to deteriorate.
This is one of the reasons why the Status of Women [Department] must be abolished. Either that, or, at the very least, an agency must be established for the "Status of Men" so that they, too, can have a voice at the cabinet table to point out the heavy discrimination and downright mistreatment they receive in today's society.