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    lol I was like

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    Its hard to type...

    women have more rights than men..

    the spell checker, logic, common sense and intelligence all fight me on it..

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    I guess in some circumstances women have more rights then men. Like I a free woman in Australia have more rights then say a man in North Korea in that I have the right to free speech, vote, etc etc. But men in north Korea have more rights then their female counterparts and men have more rights in australia then women do.

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    No I can see LMF's point. There is definitely a school of thought about the family law system and how it seems to automatically favour women ratehr than men. Not saying it's true, like I said before, I am not and have never been involved in the family court system, but I know it is a school of thought. My old boss when I was first starting out used to head up a support group for men who felt disempowered and disenfranchised by the system that seemed to automatically favour the mum's rights over the dad's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elleandsam View Post
    I guess in some circumstances women have more rights then men. Like I a free woman in Australia have more rights then say a man in North Korea in that I have the right to free speech, vote, etc etc. But men in north Korea have more rights then their female counterparts and men have more rights in australia then women do.

    How do men have more rights in Australia than women?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artful View Post
    My old boss when I was first starting out used to head up a support group for men who felt disempowered and disenfranchised by the system that seemed to automatically favour the mum's rights over the dad's.
    Understanding that though, the precept was that raising kids was womens business - so of course the patriachial system would give the kids to women - and in order to adress the imbalance have RECENTLY (in the last generation only) started recognising that kids cost money.

    If all things were equal, and both men and women raised kids equally then men would be more equally recognised in the family court

    so it's in mens' interest for both sexes to support feminism
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artful View Post
    How do men have more rights in Australia than women?
    Seriously?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorkingClassMum View Post
    Seriously?
    Yeah, serious question, I'm honestly interested in the answers! Can we confine it though to actual rights? Not who does what in the household.

    I am thinking, right to vote, right to free speech, right to shelter.... (I know these are really basic but just to illustrate that I am talking about rights, rather than personal circumstances IYKWIM)

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    The first is that women only earn on average 75% of what men do for the same job

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    The gender gap in retirement savings


    There is a large gap between the superannuation savings of Australian men and women. Because the current superannuation system is linked to paid work, it overwhelmingly disadvantages women who are more likely to move in and out of paid work to care for family members.
    Women continue to earn less than men and are more likely to be engaged in casual and part-time work, which are also contributing factors to the gender gap in retirement savings.
    Right now, many women are living their final years in poverty. If we don’t act, another generation of women will face similar prospects.
    • Women have significantly less money saved for their retirement – half of all women aged 45 to 59 have $8,000 or less in their superannuation funds, compared to $31,000 for men.1
    • Currently, the average superannuation payout for women is a third of the payout for men - $37,000 compared with $110, 000.2
    • In Australia, women working full-time today earn 16 per cent less than men.3
    http://www.hreoc.gov.au/sex_discrimi...ender_gap.html
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