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Sex Discrimination

Statutory sex discrimination
Other than protective legislation for women, most statutory sex discrimination is against men.  Examples include:


  • State pension ages – the present unequal ages of 65 and 60 for men and women will not be fully equalised until year 2020
  • Pension age-related social security benefits – the present inequality will continue until year 2020
  • Liability to national insurance contributions – the present inequality for employed people over 60 (women are exempt from age 60) will continue until year 2020
  • Lump sum payments for deferred state pension – the present inequality (women start to qualify from age 60, men from age 65) will continue until year 2020
  • Widowers benefits - men widowed before April 2001 have no claim to any social security survivors benefits before that date
  • Child benefit - wife or mother has priority of title over husband or father:  there is also no mechanism for apportioning the benefit when both parents share care of the child(ren) after parental separation
  • Guardian’s allowance – wife has priority of title over husband
  • Imposition of ‘all-women’ shortlists for parliamentary and other representative elections
  • Lifelong anonymity for alleged victims of sexual offences (usually female) but none for a defendant (usually male), nor his family, even if found innocent
  • Almost no government funding for male victims of domestic violence:  government funding to local authorities in respect of domestic violence is essentially to help female victims only [see Male Victims of Domestic Abuse].


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