Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour has produced a programme looking at why Sweden is held up as a model for equality. I’d comment more, but I haven’t listened to it yet (but I’m going to now!). Should be interesting as whenever inequality is mentioned a Scandinavian state is inevitably thrown down as the benchmark we should measure ourselves against. You can listen to the show for a few more days here.
Suzanne Moore is a pretty interesting figure. She somehow manages to write for both the Mail on Sunday and the Guardian, which I didn’t think was possible as they seem to be on completely the opposite sides of the political spectrum. She does seem to be a strident Feminist, and she often writes about gender equality. She’s written an article about the author of the book on Masculinists that I blogged about a while back. As per usual you need only look at the comments to see how divided people are on this. The premise of the article seems right to me – it’s not Feminism’s fault that some factors affecting men occur, but it’s not exactly a call to arms for men to embrace Feminism either.