Oh great another one. Yes I benefit from a system where I’m more likely to be the victim of a violent crime than a women.
More likely to commit suicide.
Have to register for selective services.
Over four times more likely to be murdered.
More likely to be homeless.
Males do worse in education and attend college less often.
165% More likely to committed than a women.
Receive longer sentences for the same crimes than a women.
Have a higher chance of being arrested if my girlfriend hits me than she does.
Have laws where if a woman forced me to have consensual sex, it wouldn’t be rape.
Can be named the father of any kid, even if I never meet the woman.
Less paternal and reproductive rights.
Had a piece of my dick cut off.
Have no shelters for abuse.
And a government that refuses to spend any funding on researching any of these issues.
But that whole being called bossy and having guys hit on you must really suck.
Men are more likely to be on the end of violent crime from strangers. Women usually know their attackers. According to a 2009 report by the Bereau of Justice, of more than 650,000 violent crime cases analyzed, 551,550 were committed against women. These include rape and sexual assaults, but also theft and mugging. The majority perpetrated by intimate partners.
Women are more likely to attempt suicide or admit to thoughts of suicide. They are also more likely to seek help for those thoughts and work through them as well. Men are more likely to succeed when attempting suicide however and not seek help. This is due to the methods usually chosen. Men are more likely to own and therefore use firearms when taking their own lives. Women are more likely to use pills or other methods of overdose and “non violent” means, giving them a chance to be saved if found fast enough that their stomach can be pumped or otherwise treated. Men are less likely to seek help due to social pressures exerted on them by society that they should be strong, tough, provide for their family and not ask for help. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_differences_in_suicide
Selective services are services keeps tabs on potential military conscription. It’s true the vast majority of these are male. That’s not the choice of women however, it’s the ingrained sense of “A man must do his duty to his country”. A sense caused by the idea men must be in charge, the patriarchy, that we are trying to eliminate. I would be perfectly fine if if they wanted to conscript women as well but they don’t, because of the idea that women are inferior on the battlefield.
Men are more likely to be murdered at (76.8%). They are also more likely to be murderers at 90%. HOwever, Females were more likely to be victims of domestic homicides (63.7%) or sexual homicides (81.7%). Males were more likely to be victims of drug or gang related homicide at 90-95%. Some theorize that this is because the majority of women are more passive aggressive than likely to use violence as revenge. Also, this does not take in some ideas of death by self defense.
Studies do show that more individual homeless people are male (67.5) and the single population do make up the majority of homeless people. Homeless women make up the majority of family units. This is again because of much of the social issues faced with masculinity, such as the majority of veterans being men who then have no skills or ability to cope in civilian life, and men being less likely to seek help for mental illness and disorders. It’s also rather damming to look at homelessness as a gender issues. Much of the reasons homelessness happens—poverty, lack of affordable housing, unemployment—affect everyone, especially during the recession, and especially family units. Women are more likely to be put in the situation of trading sexual favors for basic necessities than men, a situation that isn’t good for anyone. http://goodmenproject.com/good-feed-blog/why-are-men-more-likely-to-be-homeless/
Boys are likely to do worse in education due once again to harmful stereotypes of being intellectually inferior than girls. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9862473/Boys-worse-at-school-due-to-stereotypes.html However, this is also a similar stereotype for girls to be “feminine” and so they are turned away from their interests in sciences like math, physics, biology, astrology and more with the thought that it is not “a field for women”. And that any women in science are cold, harsh, etc. Or end up alone. These stereo types then turn girls, and even boys, off of science. http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=109939 But, more women seek higher education because it’s easier for a man to get a job without one, but for many women who want to make a livable sum it’s often a necessity. So again, it’s the stereotypes of the current system that put both genders in unfavorable circumstances education wise.
The sentencing thing is fucking stupid on the justice system’s part. This isn’t something women choose however, it’s once again ingrained in our society. People who want to change this outdated idea in our society of leniency on women (like Susan B. Anthony who refused not to be thrown in jail when she was brought to trial for voting) are well aware of this and want it to stop.
Same for longer jail times, though really you just have to look at the stand your ground law to see that it’s not always the case. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-anne-franks/stand-your-grounds-woman-_b_4886650.html
Story time for this one: My friend (we’ll call her C) was engaged to a man. This man was not a good drunk, but he’d promised not to drink anymore. He broke that promise and had a lot of whiskey one night. When she confronted him verbally he crowded her into a corner and verbally abused her to the point she was terrified and threatened. She tried to push past him but he wouldn’t let her get out of the corner. Out of fear she hit him in the face and then rushed to the bedroom and locked the door. He called the cops. The cops came, she was truthful about what happened and they arrested her for domestic abuse. The fiancee was immediately regretful and tried to take it back and the cops were sorry because they knew my friend had only done that out of fear. What’s my point here? That shit gets turned around very often when police first arrive on the scene. It’s matter of testimony and they can’t work everything out in an hour. And it’s that often criminal cases for women in domestic disputes have little or no evidence and it’s revealed that the situation was not as it appeared. http://justicewomen.com/tips_dv_victims.html
It’s a stereotype that women are usually the more abused and men are more violent, but it’s often a true stereo type so sometimes police go with what is “logical”. Even so, a study in 2009 showed 3 out of 10 women were arrested in domestic abuse calls while only 1 in 10 of men are arrested
"The research looked at 32 cases where women were the aggressors, 32 where men were in that role, and 32 where it was both partners.
It found that 48% of the cases were related to couples still in a relationship, 27% involved violence after separation and the rest involved couples in the process of splitting up.
Some 83% of men had at least two incidents recorded; one man had 52. In contrast, 62% of women recorded as perpetrators had only one incident recorded, and the highest number of repeat incidents for any woman was eight.
Men were significantly more likely than women to use physical violence, threats and harassment, and to damage the women’s property; women were more likely to damage their own.
Men’s violence tended to create a “context of fear and control”, the researchers said, whereas women were more likely to use verbal abuse or some physical violence.
But women were more likely to use a weapon, although this was often to stop further violence from their partners.
All cases with seven or more incidents, most of which involved men, led to arrest.
But in general, women were three times more likely to be arrested: during the six-year period, men were arrested once in every 10 incidents and women arrested once in every three.”
Now that’s not to say that domestic violence against men isn’t an issue, it’s a huge issue. But men rarely report it because again the stigma of “manly men” not being hurt by women; and it’s usually not taken seriously for that same reason. So you want to change it? Change that view of men.
…What the fuck is this about? I searched and I don’t know what this means, I see no laws like that anywhere in the USA. Also “FORCED me to have CONSENSUAL sex” is an oxymoron. Consensual means you agreed to have sex. Non-consensual=rape. I know of no laws that abide this for women. Men tend to be reluctant to report sexual assault, especially by women, because of the stigma and the sterotyping of their gender as always wanting/enjoying sex. This is a problem perpetrated by both genders that needs to stop.
What the hell is this about? No, you cannot be named the father of any child even if you never met the woman. A woman can spread the rumor that you are the father of her child, but you can clear that up with a DNA test. Seriously, they cost $400-$2000 (depending on if they are prenatal or after the baby is born) to be done professionally. Or, you can get a home test for less than $30. Document that shit and she can’t bother you anymore. A woman can sue for paternity, but generally then the court requires a paternity test to prove the child is a product of both people and don’t just take her word for it. And you can’t adopt and not realize it.
You can also sue FOR paternal rights, if you want to be in a child’s life. Unless you donated sperm, they usually have you sign a waver of your paternal rights for that with the understanding you won’t see children created from that donated sperm unless the child or parent requests. That’s the donor’s decision when the time comes. You want to talk reproductive rights? There is no goddamn law pertaining to a man’s reproductive system. They are bodily autonomous when it comes to their testicles and penis. How many for women and their uteri? Well, at least 135 of 1100 were passed in 2011 http://www.upworthy.com/guess-how-many-laws-targeting-womens-reproductive-rights-were-introduced-in-2011 I get that a man might want a say in what happens to his unborn child, I do, but generally people in healthy relationships aren’t seeking abortions. It’s generally single women unable to afford to care for a child, young girls who didn’t intend to get pregnant but had little or no sex education, and rape victims who want abortions. And often these lines cross each other. In the cases of rape, I personally feel a man sadistic or unhinged enough to rape a woman has no right to a say in a child he forced upon a woman. And yet, 31 states have laws that allow rapists visitation and even CUSTODY of childrenhttp://www.thewire.com/national/2012/08/31-states-grant-rapists-custody-and-visitation-rights/56118/ Totally can’t see how that could go wrong. Also, I feel that since men are not carrying the child for 9 months, that their say is a little hollow. As for child support, well, if a man has a stable job and is able to he should help with the raising of a child at least monetarily. If not then he should be able to argue against it should the mother be able to raise the child herself on her own salary. As for custody, the majority of divorce proceedings are processed privately where the parents AGREE on who has the major custody of the children. Single mothers who give birth are automatically given full rights because she’s not married and therefore it’s not obvious how much the father even wants to be involved, unless he files for paternity. And it’s important to note that fathers are being awarded custody more today than twenty or even ten years ago http://www.attorneys.com/child-custody/why-do-women-win-most-custody-battles/
Circumcision is an issue to take up with your parents kid. It’s a choice they make and it varies as much as any choice they make like bottle or breastfeeding. My nephew isn’t circumcised, his dad is (that was an awkward conversation). Other times it’s a religious thing, such as with Jewish people. It’s not a gender thing or a society thing. And usually it’s done young enough the boy has no memory of it. Some don’t even know the difference. You want to talk body policy? Look again to the 135 laws based around what women can and can’t do with their own bodies. Further, guys can go get a vasectomy without much fuss. If a woman wants her tubes tied before the age of 40, we are given SOOOO much flack of “you’ll regret it, you’ll want kids one day, what about your husband/boyfriend/etc., what if they want kids, you’ll never have a fulfilled life”, as if we aren’t complete if we aren’t mothers and can’t make this decision ourselves.
And generally, the reason there are more shelters for women is due, once again, to the idea in society that women need to be rescued, while men need to rescue themselves. Some also realize that women may be running from violent situations and don’t want them to feel worried or threatened by men who may be around. Many women’s shelters also extend their care to children who might be fleeing a problem with home as well. These shelters usually included domestic violence victims and homeless women. Shelters were generally only 40-50% funded by the government as well, meaning the rest had to be privately funded. This is usually done by people who know the problem of violence and homelessness wanting to provide a safe place for women. That there are so few for men can be blamed on how little the media or really anyone has brought attention to the problems men face or that no one who survived has helped to start one somewhere. If you want one, advocate for one, don’t sit whining that there’s none out there. Kind of the way women argue for things we want like greater representation, equal pay, and other shit that men have in droves. Be warned though, since 2009 most states have slashed or even taken all funding from shelters, forcing the vast majority to close down. Almost like people stopped caring in general for anyone that needs help, male or female.
So yeah, society sucks for both genders. Men profit from it in some ways, but pay for it in others. The same for women, though our issues tend to stem from our desire to be treated as equal human beings and not inferior or baby factories. We’re also faced with a lot more issues publicly and in our faces which means we become aware of them more quickly and are able to organize over it. Men feel, due to stereotyping, they have to keep their issues to themselves. This is something we want to stop. But don’t generalize issues like this because often there are similar issues women face. And some of these just don’t make sense, I’m sorry.