Almost half of all Spanish men say feminism has gone too far and they are now discriminated against, according to findings which revealed nearly a third of women agree with them.
Spain has pivoted towards feminist-friendly policies in recent years under Pedro Sánchez, its Left-wing prime minister.
Some 44 per cent of men agreed that society had “come so far in promoting women’s equality that men are now being discriminated against”, according to the survey by Spain’s National Centre for Sociological Research.
Is it true though?
The survey, based on interviews with 4,000 people, also showed that Spanish women continue to bear a larger burden in terms of care and housework. On a weekday, women spend an average of just under three hours on chores, 50 per cent more than men.
Among parents, Spanish women dedicate 6.7 hours to their children per day, almost double the number clocked up by men.
The findings sparked concern among feminists that Spanish men were confusing a loss of historic privileges with an invasion of their rights.
Without showing us the paid working hours of the sexes we don’t know whether that’s an equal division of the overall workload or not, do we? That kids need looking after is true. That a household requires income is also true. So, how are the tasks divided among the adults in the household? And, yes, that is the important part – for the household is the human economic unit.