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9 April 2014updated 17 Jan 2024 5:57am

Why isn’t there a Minister for Men?

It's ridiculous we still have to deal with this kind of thing.

By Media Mole

You know who you are:

FYI, guys, the reason there’s no minister for men is because when the Queen goes to visit Number 10 she can nearly double the total number of women in the room:

The Queen sits in on a cabinet meeting in December 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

But hey, look – maybe when an election produces a cabinet with a gender divide that’s just as unequal in the opposite direction, and then we put up with decades (maybe even centuries) of women crowding men out of major political, financial, business and cultural institutions, then we might take a look at bringing in a minister for men. Maybe.

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