Here's a basic rundown of some of the social, legal, and economic issues men face that we fight against. Courtesy of Seattle Rex
- Despite media reports of a “women’s health crisis”, men die five years younger than women in developed countries. - Prostate cancer and breast cancer kill roughly the same number of people each year, yet breast cancer receives 10x the funding on an annual basis. - Men die younger and more often than women for the ten leading causes of death. - Men are roughly 50% of the workforce but account for 93% of job related deaths. - Males between 20 and 24 have a seven times greater rate of suicide than their female counterparts, and overall, men commit suicide at a rate four times greater than women. - Despite the suicide disparity, far more women receive treatment for depression than do men. - Women initiate 70% of divorces overall, and 90% of divorces when both partners are college educated — yet men receive primary custody of their children less than 20% of the time. - Even if DNA testing proves that a man is not the biological father of a child, he may be forced to pay child support or face jail in many U.S. states. - Women benefit from war every bit as much as men, yet no gender oppression is comparable in magnitude to the deaths of males in war, which includes forced conscription. About 500,000 male U.S. soldiers died in WWII alone. Young men are required to register for Selective Service or face fines, jail, revoked citizenship, and denial of financial aid and federal jobs. - Men have made up 97.6% of U.S. military deaths since 2001. - Men can still be discriminated against in the marketplace, such as the purchasing of automobile insurance, while similar discrimination against women is against the law. - Sexual abuse against men is funny. Recently, on the TV Show “The Talk”, Sharon Osborne laughed and made jokes about a man who had his penis cut off by his wife.(For asking for a divorce) - Male victims of domestic violence are systematically neglected, stigmatized, and denied outreach and services. They’re also far less likely to report it, which makes crime data unreliable. - Overall, men receive sentences for serious crimes 48 months longer than the sentences women receive, and women are more likely to receive no jail time for the same crime, even when all other factors are equal (age, race, priors, family situation, etc.). - 43% of teacher sex abuse comes from female teachers but over 90% of prosecutions are of male teachers. - Due to abhorrent prison conditions, more men are forcibly raped each year than are women. Male victims are frequently raped in jail, prison, and the military, yet male-on-male rape remains a punch line. - Males are 4 times more likely to be murdered than are females, and are more likely to be the victims of assault, yet there is no Violence Against Men Act. - Physical abuse against men in the media is amusing, while there is “no excuse” for similar abuse against women. A woman locking a man out of the house and tossing his belongings out of the window is a beer commercial, while the reverse is sexism. - Women account for 52% of the electorate, yet blame men for the gender disparity in congress. - Women claim to earn less than men for equal work, yet somehow, someway, women control 60% of the nation’s personal wealth, and account for nearly 80% of consumer spending. - Female gender mutilation is illegal, and is the subject of worldwide outrage. Male genital mutilation is perfectly legal, if not routine. - For every 100 women who earn a degree, only 73 men do. Men obtain 38% of associate’s degrees, 42% of bachelor’s degrees, and 40% of master’s degrees. - Men have accounted for nearly 75% of job losses during the late-2000′s recession. The unemployment rate is 10.5% for men and 7.9% for women. - Despite this, men are discriminated against when applying for government contracts. This is especially true of white males. In Washington State, contracts are routinely awarded to wealthy females over less advantaged males, solely because of gender. - Roughly 80% of homeless people in the USA are male. - 31% of women out-earn their husbands, yet 97% of alimony recipients are female. - Even after a man is exonerated, or after a woman recants her allegations, the accused man is still statistically considered a “rapist” for the rest of his life by the federal government and women’s groups. - Family courts across the USA routinely strip men of their rights without due process of law, often leaving them broke, alone, and unassisted.