The UK was going to make menopause a "protected characteristic" but backed off because it might discriminate against men 🤡
· Jan 24, 2023 ·

The United Kingdom has historically been one of the great protectors of the rights of man. And it is so uplifting to see that even after hundreds and hundreds of years they've still got it:

Proposals to change UK legislation to protect the rights of women experiencing menopause have been in part rejected by the government due to fears such a move would discriminate against men.

Because of course!

The cross-party women and equalities committee last July published a report focusing on menopause and the workplace, which included a recommendation to make menopause a "protected characteristic" under the Equality Act. ...

But in its official response to the report, published on Tuesday, the government rejected the proposal, warning of "unintended consequences which may inadvertently create new forms of discrimination, for example, discrimination risks towards men suffering from long-term medical conditions".

What a smashing victory. This truly is an historic day for England — for all the men in England, and for all their female allies stranding behind them.

It's worth noting that the committee in its report does not expand upon its concern that the new rule would potentially discriminate against men.

They leave it entirely open to interpretation what the heck it is they were talking about!

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