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The amputated equality

Karita Bekkemellem's political ambitions for the role of man are not impressive.


[chronicle] Nordic male scientists have made empirical findings that reveal that being a man in the Nordic countries today can be directly dangerous to health. Men become losers in both family and working life. The findings scream after political action. But a closer examination of the documents that underpin Norway's gender equality initiative, in particular the Soria Moria Declaration, the state budget for 2007 and the parties' program declarations in the field, reveal modest visions.

The lack of integration of the work with the male role is striking. The Nordic action plan for men and gender equality was adopted for the period 1997-2005. During the collaboration period, there were many groundbreaking cross-fertilizations between male researchers and experiences between. . .

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