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As the United Nations take 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.
While looking at himself in the mirror, Eminem playing softly in the background, Darren says today is his Superbowl.
“Clementine won’t know what hit her” he says in an embarrassingly serious tone.
“No more Mister Nice Guy”
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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 long-term partner, Darren says he has in fact taken the red pill – and 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.
“Feminism is cancer” says the World Of Warcraft enthusiast.
“It’s creating a divide in society and tearing families a part. Even my stupid mum knows that”