Gender Equality as Scam
International Pro-Male Association 2007
This is one of five letters written by the (now disbanded)
International Pro-Male Association to international organisations. None of
these letters was replied to or even acknowledged.
22 April 2007
The World Bank
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
Dear Mr. Wolfowitz,
Gender Equality as Scam Economics
We are writing to you in connection with the World Bank's report:
Gender Equality as Smart Economics: A World Bank Group Gender Action Plan
(Fiscal years 2007–10) as reproduced on the webpage: http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTGENDER/Resources/GAPNov2.pdf
(last accessed 6 April 2007).
The focus of our concern is your rationale for this action plan, which states,
amongst other things, that:
"... increased women’s labor force participation and earnings
are associated with reduced poverty and faster growth."
The only evidence for this statement that you give is a footnote referring
to the Opening address by Paul Wolfowitz, President, World Bank, at the High-Level
Consultation on February 16, 2006, which is quite clearly not a reference
to primary research. There is apparently no full-text version of this opening
address available online, but it is reported on on the webpage: http://www.noticias.info/asp/aspcomunicados.asp?nid=147474
(last accessed on 6 April 2007). The only relevant statement by Mr. Wolfowitz
that is reported there is:
" No country can expect to progress if half its population is
held back from achieving what they’re capable of. President Paul Wolfowitz
said at the opening of the conference: I have seen in my travels the unmistakable
role women play—not only in improving the lives of their children
and families but also in revitalizing their communities and contributing
to their countries’ economic progress."
This is not evidence -- this is a sequence of platitudes! We could even
call it lies. Where are the statistics to back these platitudes up? In the
West, we have seen increasing separation, divorce, crime, drug abuse, divorce,
materialism, consumerism and environmental damage as arguable results of women
being pressured to leave the home and enter the workforce.
It is clear that a political decision has been made to push women into the
workforce internationally, and only token and cosmetic attempts -- amounting
to a scam -- have been made by the World Bank to provide economic justification
for this decision.
This is a typical example of the gender inequality policies with a distinctly
anti-male bias that the United Nations agencies have been pursuing of late.
In the past, one working member of the family ( tradionally the male) has
been able to provide for his family. Because of the active involvement of
females in the workforce, the ability of one person in the family to provide
has been halfed.
This undermining of the ability of one person to provide for the family
is actually economic subversion. As all lower and middle class members of
the population in developed and devoloping countries well know, one person
working cannot bring home the bacon and pay the rent any more. So companies
are actually paying you half what you would have been paid in the 40's and
50's. Your paycheck may be a lot bigger, but your buying power has been halved.
The so called gender equalization has actually shackled and enslaved women,
forcing them to give up looking after their own children, dumping them in
childcare centres or indoctrinating public schools and going to work whether
they want to or not. This has significantly contributed to broken families
and homes, because workplaces provide opportunities for flirtation and increased
access to feminist propaganda on the virtues of divorce, and because stressed-out
partners come home from work to an equally stressed-out partner, as opposed
to someone who has been housekeeping and babysitting, which involves fewer
and different sorts of stresses. Career women are also to some extent in a
competitive relationship to career men. All this invites discord and disharmony.
Have the United Nations agencies done one single act to protect the male
or the family unit -- which, by the way, is what raises future world citizens?
Men need support nowadays. In fact, they always did, but since they ran the
world they concentrated on supporting women. Women are now exploiting that
male chivalry, as they increasingly help to run the world. Men face discrimination
-- both traditional discrimination brought about by chivalry and new-fangled
discrimination brought about by feminist laws.
25 April 2022