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Jobs for the girls : Comments

By Babette Francis, published 11/2/2013

So far as I know, prior to this appointment, Mathieson had shown no interest or expertise in men's health or fatherhood issues.

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We white males are an oppressed minority who cannot argue our minority status. The small percentage of rich and powerful white males doesn't refute the minority reality.

Hence Warwick Marsh http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2008/07/23/warwickmarsh2_narrowweb__300x343,0.jpg can be removed without redress or public concern.
Posted by plantagenet, Monday, 11 February 2013 10:56:39 AM
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When I heard the comment about female Asian doctors, small hands and prostate checks I assumed the whole thing had been orchestrated to get maximum publicity for a men's health issue that seems to have been lost in the pink-wash of the McGrath Foundation. Nothing against the McGrath Foundation, but I always find it odd that sportsMEN are shunning prostate cancer in favour of breast cancer.

And I have no problem with the First Bloke taking up an interest that is removed from his original occupation: PM's wives have always supported various charities, why should he be any different? Janette Howard wasn't castigated for taking an interest in fields outside teaching and education.
Posted by Candide, Monday, 11 February 2013 1:23:09 PM
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replacing substance with spin. That is this Governments legacy and replacing Warwick Marsh was clear evidence. Emily's list has shown what a nasty destructive brand of feminism they push. Hopefully some of Roxon's mates will follow suite although I think the public will ensure that in September anyway.
Posted by runner, Monday, 11 February 2013 3:47:02 PM
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Babette: Besides highlighting the educational plight of boys and men, we also presented data showing that the rates of infant mortality, male imprisonment, alcoholism, involvement in drugs of addiction, accidental deaths, suicide and homicide (both as perpetrators and victims) were far higher than for females.

You appear to have overlooked mention of data showing that the rate of HIV/aids infections is far higher than for females. However, the reason for the higher incidence in males, particularly those engaging in certain risky behaviour, should not be difficult to work out.
Posted by Raycom, Monday, 11 February 2013 5:13:49 PM
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Whether Tim Mathison was an appropriate choice as "Ambassador for Men's Health"., is certainly questionable.

However, I am sure the sacking of Warwick Marsh, Director of the Fatherhood Foundation and Dads4Kids, from that position, was a good move.

He would not have been an advocate for all men's health, I am sure.
Homosexual men, unmarried fathers, and non-Christian males wouldn't get a look in, I would suggest...
Posted by Suseonline, Monday, 11 February 2013 9:08:51 PM
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All of this started off in the 1970s to outlaw discrimination against women. But it has had many adverse outcomes such as women in the state police forces where they are not able to do the job effectively. This has put public safety at risk and possibly led to greater use of firearms by police where previously a baton might have sufficed.
Posted by Gadfly42, Tuesday, 12 February 2013 12:08:19 AM
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