Iran is having quite the day: In addition to trumpeting its recent nuclear achievements, it also thumbed its nose at EU sanctions “against Iran’s energy and banking sectors” by cutting off oil exports to six European countries. The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, France, Greece, and Portugal are the affected countries, reports the AP. Iran’s oil minister had recently warned that just such a move could occur. The Wall Street Journalnotes that the news sent Brent crude-oil futures to a six-month high.
Just what we need: A country run by right-wing religious fanatics gaining access to uranium. — Ryking
99.999% of American combat deaths and casualties (historically)
97%+ since the 1st Gulf War (DOD)
Men are 94% of industrial deaths and accidents
76% of homicide victims
80% of Suicide victims
Men are the overwhelming majority of rape victims.(There are estimated to be over 300,000 male rapes per year in American prisons and jails.)
A woman is the party filing for divorce in about 66% of divorce cases.
Women receive custody in about 84% of child custody cases.
Paternity fraud is rampant in the U.S. (30% of those named as fathers who test for paternity find they are not the biological father.)
63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes
90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes
85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless home
80% of rapists with anger problems come from fatherless homes
71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes
75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes
70% of youths in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes
85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes
-Of the top fifteen leading causes of death, men lead in 12 categories, are tied in two and trail in one. Even though more women die of heart disease each year, men die of heart disease many years earlier.
-There is blatant anti-male discrimination in the criminal justice system and the sentencing disparity between men and women exceeds that between whites and any other minority.
-93% of the prison population is male with over 60% having no High School education.
-205 (and growing) wrongly convicted people have been exonerated by DNA evidence since the beginning of the Innocence Project. 204 of the wrongly convicted were men. Most of them were falsely imprisoned for rape.
-As we saw in the Duke Lacrosse rape case fiasco, false accusers are rarely prosecuted and when they are it is only as a misdemeanor (at most), while rape itself is vigorously prosecuted as a felony.
-One attorney speaking at premiere for the movie, After Innocence, estimates that there are between 20,000 and 100,000 wrongly convicted still in prison.
-Valid research puts the estimated false rape reporting rate at 41%
-We hear a lot about the historical oppression of women’s voting rights, but few if any women who were born in the 20th century were ever without the right to vote in their lifetime, upon reaching legal voting age. On the other hand, around 2400 hundred California men (42% of CA men killed in Vietnam) gave their life for their country without being allowed by their country to vote. The exact number is 2,381.
-If you do a full count on all the men in the 20th century who died for their country without being allowed to vote the numbers will be staggering.
-In America there are over 270 women’s commissions, but only one for men in New Hampshire.
-There are over 700 Women’s Studies programs on colleges and universities throughout the United States teaching thousands or tens of thousands of classes from the gender feminist perspective, but not one program or class, teaching men’s studies from the masculist perspective.
-Men are more than a third of the victims of domestic violence (26% of intimate partner homicides), yet are denied service at most tax payer funded domestic violence shelters.
-In contrast, women get every veteran’s benefit a man does, yet comprise less than 3% of combat deaths or casualties and a woman makes the cover of Time magazine (person of the year/2003 standing in front of two men.
-CDC lists male victims of domestic violence at more than 34%, but men injured in Iraq (and all other men) are by law in California excluded from domestic violence shelter services. Only one shelter in Lancaster, CA accepts men and it has been extensively harassed for doing so.
-Men are subject to extreme discrimination in healthcare.
-Men today die on average 6 years sooner than women. In 1920 the variance was one year. The death rates for prostate and breast cancer are similar, but because men die of other things more frequently-accidents ,war, heart disease etc., there are fewer men left to die of prostate cancer. This is akin to saying people from a nation like Zimbabwe are immune to Alzheimer’s- but in fact they die of other things before they can get old enough to contract Alzheimer’s.
-To date, there are numerous federal offices on women’s health, and not a single one for men. Also, the lion’s share of gender specific medical research is done on behalf of women.
-The wage gap myth based on the “comparable worth” paradigm:
-While men make more money than women on average, women control and spend vastly more money than men.
Women as an economically disadvantaged group is a myth that negatively affects men.
Not too long ago, legendary adman David Ogilvy chided his peers for talking down to women. He berated those who ignored women or discounted them, misconstruing men’s higher paychecks to mean greater spending clout. And he was right. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, women–who comprise just over 51 percent of the U.S. population, making them the largest consumer segment in the country–control six trillion dollars in buying power annually. Statistics show that:
Women make 88 percent of all U.S. retail purchases. Some experts even predict that, by 2020, women will control most of the money in America.
Women control 88 percent of all purchases.
Women handle 75 percent of family finances. 43 percent of those with assets over $500,000 are women.
Women influence two out of every three of the 3 trillion dollars spent in the U.S. each year!
From the Sisters4Sisters Yellow Pages:
Women are starting businesses at twice the rate of men.
One out of every 11 American women owns her own business.
Currently there are over 10.6 million women-owned businesses employing 19.1 million people and generating $2.5 trillion in sales.
Women make or influence over 85% of all purchasing decisions.
In 2010, women have the majority of wealth in America.
Men pay the majority of social security taxes and are outlived by six years by women, but the government makes no fair adjustment to how those funds are distributed.
In summary, men experience systematic discrimination in parenting, domestic violence policies, education, criminal sentencing, paternity, forced labor, military conscription, public health policies, genital integrity, false accusations, reproductive rights, portrayal by the media and in the coverage of their issues by the news media.
Misandry is often expressed through racism.
“The protection of white womanhood, it might be the pivot around all Southern culture. Of the 5,000 people who were lynched from 1880 to 1940, most were black men accused of raping or sexually assaulting white women.” – Robin Kelly, Historian
From American Man
From the back cover of the DVD box:
“In 1931, two white women stepped from a boxcar in Paint Rock, Alabama to make a shocking accusation: they had been raped by nine black teenagers on the train.”
and “- a poor white woman whose lie lends her respectability…”
For something that isn’t supposed to be a real thing (according to a certain type of feminism which tries to hold a monopoly on societal victimization), misandry sure seems real, doesn’t it?