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As the world takes the day to acknowledge the annual March 8th commemoration that International Women’s Day, one local men’s rights activist named Darren says he has chosen to boycott the date out in protest of the growing inequality faced by middle class Australian men.
“Yeah. Get back to me when there’s a Single Dad’s Day, or at least a Men’s Day” says the 36-year-old stay-at-home data entry professional, ignoring the fact that both those days do exist.
While looking at himself in the mirror and pre-Stan Eminem playing softly in the background, Darren says today is his Superbowl.
The theme for International Women’s Day 2022 is’ Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow’ – calling on everyone to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements – in an effort to future-proof our communities.
However, according to Darren, this kind of emphasis on empowering women is really only doing one thing: Creating a system that favours women in the regional Queensland family courts and creates arguments that don’t align with his denial of the gender wage gap.
Despite not having kids or ever having had a girlfriend, Darren says he has gone so far down the rabbit hole that it’s almost like he knows exactly what it’s like to go through a complex custody battle.
“This is divisive” says the World Of Warcraft enthusiast.
“It’s creating a divide in society and tearing families a part. Even my stupid mum knows that”