Comment in response to: I Have Female Privilegehttp://goodmenproject.com/men-and-feminism/i-have-female-privilege/
John D. commented:
“The idea that the tide of power has turned and women have more power than men, in the aggregate, is laughably counter-factual.”
Rebecca, if you eliminate the top 1% elites that obviously add more wealth and control towards men and instead look at the general populace it can be demonstrably shown that many men have far less privilege and far worse standard of living compared to women.Men are:
95% of on-the-job deaths
90% of the homeless
80% of all suicides
80% the victims of violent crime
90% of the incarcerated (studies show the anti-male sentencing disparity is equal to the anti-black sentencing disparity)
95% of those on death row
38% of college grads
live 7 years less
fathers get primary physical custody 6% to mothers 80%
men have much less advocacy and aid in reproductive rights, mental health, health care the list goes on and on. The help programs in many spheres of life for women dominate what is available for men.
In short the constant frenzy of feminists to view only the elites to show that ALL MEN have much greater wealth, and control is simply a magicians trick to draw attention where she wants it.
In addition, it is demonstrably shown that because nearly all of the top 1% elite are men that they then advocate for men is a broken argument.
Women make 80% of household spending decisions. They also are 55% of the voters.
Women who are married routinely vote republican, since there is the depiction of democrats playing zero-sum games in their advocacy against men. If women change their vote based on their SITUATION then why would politicans not also arrange their stance based on the demographics of the voters?
If men’s views are being promulgated because the elites are men then can you explain any of these following mainstream airings?
Here is Sharon Osbourne laughing uproarisly at a man who’s wife cut off his penis (for seeking divorce apparently). Not only does she laugh but the whole audience tee-hees along with her. This is broadcast to millions. Can you ever picture a show laughing at the mutilation of a women’s sex organs being broadcast to millions? The show would be closed down, and advertisers would leave the show. All that happened to the Talk is Sharon Osbourne apologized and took a voluntary hiatus.
Look at some of the scenes of boy only CHILD ABUSE in movies like Mr. Woodcock and Bad Teacher
Here is a commercial in which it is stated if your husband isn’t perfect beat the crap out of him:
Beat your snoring husband:
Or this department store commercial which shows men in the emergency room for buying the wrong their wives the wrong xmas gifts.
How about any of the movies in which male rape is depicted as funny? This is a running theme in slapstick comedies like the Eurotrip “safe word” scene.
You reverse the genders on any of these instances and these marketing/writers would be out of a job and the companies boycotted.
Violence against men is seen as the ultimate joke. You can’t even make a case that violence against women in media is as pervasive or wide spread or as extreme.
If you really want to engage in an open dialogue (and not push your narrative on others) I would recommend reading Own Your Sh1t blog by girl writes what.
Rather than dealing in facts and figures, she uses a very concise expert writing style that centers on how men are dehumanized.
Even in the first half of 1900′s when (I will agree) women’s decisions were curtailed women were also vastly safer from harm. As a contrast, the men had the SEMBLANCE of freedom (work this dangerous job or starve) their lives were mostly about being used and abused.
Look at this video about the historic event of Patton slapping a soldier who said he had shell shock and couldn’t go back to the front (it was later determined he had malaria).
When you direct your views to the COMMON man over the past 100 years you can see men were also harshly oppressed in addition to women, just in a much different way."
A big thing I've always seen in 42 years on the earth is if a woman/girl hurts, there is concern. If a man/boy hurts, it's a joke or rarely discussed. After all, women are the emotional ones, right? I am mostly on women's side in a lot of socioeconomic issues so I'm not a pig.
I do believe those stats in bold.
Nothing against woman-kind at all. I've always preferred them to men due to the CSA/child abuse.
However, are men considered equals to women in the emotional categories? Nope. You could probably list 100 things women do without anyone saying anything but a man does it and his a wimp, pussy, fag, queen, etc. as other men see it. The bullies I had were all men (in your face bullying--behind my back I'm sure girls participated).
I do think women should be able to do almost anything a man can do (except war--women as support roles in military only).
The war against men has raged since the 80s at least. Ever watch commercials in the daytime and you'll see businesses all think we are morons. Women do 80% of the spending is mostly the reason, or is it? Some men deserve the war since they are pigs. But, it really hurts the other men that aren't.
It just seems to me that women are the only ones really cared for when it comes to emotional issues with regards to CSA.
Q: Is there a way to offer women equal footing in business, politics, the board room, sports, etc. without bashing all men in the first place so as to make women feel equal?
(No offense, girls, you are equal just some of us males would like it to not be at our species' social expense. Let's face it: girls can discuss gender issues without question but guys can't without scorn. Just me making this statement should be telling how hard it is to discuss gender issues.