General Article Two in five Britons think championing women’s equality discriminates against men

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The recent rise of misogynistic views pushed by the likes of influencer Andrew Tate demonstrate the battle to achieve gender equality is far from over, campaigners say.

By Maya Oppenheim, Women’s Correspondent

Two in five Britons think efforts to champion women’s equality are so robust that men are being discriminated against, a major new study has suggested.

The research, carried out by King’s College London and Ipsos, found that 53 per cent of men back that view while a third of women take the viewpoint.

The study, shared exclusively with The Independent to mark International Women’s Day, discovered 38 per cent of respondents think there has been enough progress in giving women equal rights to their male counterparts. This marks a substantial jump of 13 percentage points since 2018 – with a quarter of people holding this view then.

Researchers who polled over 22,000 adults in 32 countries, also found that 38 per cent think men are being asked to do too much to champion equality, a...

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