I post this from time to time to see if there are any corrections, or additions, that people can help me with. This project originally began out of disgust over a foolish and inaccurate male privilege list that I saw foisted on a public gathering by a male gender feminist.
99.999% of American combat deaths and casualties (historically) http://thewall-usa.com/information.asphttp://thewall-usa.com/women.asphttp://www.cwc.lsu.edu/other/stats/warcost.htm
97%+ since the 1st Gulf War (DOD) http://www.icasualties.org/oif/female.aspxhttp://www.defenselink.mil/news/casualty.pdfhttp://www.cwc.lsu.edu/other/stats/warcost.htm
"The numbers of wounded women and female amputees, meanwhile, are considerably less than their male counterparts--at least 378 wounded versus 17,490; 11 amputees versus over 400--but they are historic for modern day warfare."http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/2755/context/archive
A Pentagon study published in March on the mental health of soldiers returning from deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan found that more than one- third of U.S. soldiers received psychological counseling. A statistic buried in the study: 23.6 percent of women reported a mental health concern compared with 18.6 percent of men.http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/2755/context/archive
(currently, women are not even required by law to register for selective service, but even retarded or physically disabled men are, in addition to all the healthy ones)
94% of industrial deaths and accident (NIOSH)
(Even though murder is the leading workplace cause of death for women, a statistic often used by gender feminists, that number is only a percentage of the 6% of workplace deaths that women comprise. In other words, "a fraction of a small fraction.")
76% of homicides DOJ
80% of Suicides CDC
# Suicide took the lives of 30,622 people in 2001 (CDC 2004).
# Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death for all U.S. men (Anderson and Smith 2003).
# 24,672 suicide deaths reported among men in 2001.http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/factsheets/suifacts.htm
24,672 / 30,622 = .8056952
(or in other words, over 80% of all suicide deaths in 2001 were male)
"Suicide ranks 11th among causes of death in the US, with 30,622 completed suicides in 2001. It is the 3rd leading cause of death among people 15 to 24 yr. Men ≥ 75 yr have the highest rate of death by suicide. Among all age groups, male deaths by suicide outnumber female deaths by 4:1."http://www.glennsacks.com/distraught_fathers_courthouse.htm
"The other most common suicide victims are divorced and/or estranged fathers like Derrick Miller. In fact, a divorced father is ten times more likely to commit suicide than a divorced mother, and three times more likely to commit suicide than a married father. According to Los Angeles divorce consultant Jayne Major:
"Divorced men are often devastated by the loss of their children. It's a little known fact that in the United States men initiate only a small number of the divorces involving children. Most of the men I deal with never saw their divorces coming, and they are often treated very unfairly by the family courts.'"
A woman is the party filing for divorce in about 66% of divorce cases.http://www.pobronson.com/blog/2006/07/will-this-marriage-last-who-wants-out.html
"How often was it that many more of women wanted the divorce more than the men?
2/3. The same as the amount responsible for divorce filings. And yet another study of divorced couples found that the majority of divorced wives and husbands both agreed it was the wife who wanted out."
Women receive custody in about 84% of child custody cases.
In the spring of 2002, an estimated
13.4 million parents had custody of
21.5 million children under 21 years of
age whose other parent lived somewhere
else. About 5 of every 6 custodial parents
were mothers (84.4 percent) and 1
in 6 were fathers (15.6 percent), proportions
statistically unchanged since 1994
Paternity fraud is rampant in the U.S.
30% of those named as fathers - bilked of child support unjustlyhttp://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=48871
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. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/finaldeaths03_tables.pdfhttp://www.sentencingproject.org/Admin/Documents/publications/inc_factsaboutprisons.pdf
The 2006 United States' rate of incarceration of 751 inmates per 100,000 population is the highest reported rate in the world, well ahead of the Russian rate of 628 per 100,000.
93% of the prison population is male with over 60% having no High School education. America has now passed Russia as the country that has the largest percentage of its population incarcerated, yet we still claim to be the freest country on earth.
The number of persons on probation and parole has been growing dramatically along with institutional populations. There are now 7.2 million Americans incarcerated or on probation or parole, an increase of more than 290 percent since 1980. http://www.sentencingproject.org/
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 had charges of rape against them. http://www.innocenceproject.org/
As we see 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.
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 every 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. Four of the twelve Iwo Jimo flag raisers died for their country without their country ever allowing them the right to vote. http://www.mensnewsdaily.com/archive/a-b/blumhorst/2005/blumhorst052805.htmhttp://www.thewall-usa.com/names.asp
"The youngest Vietnam KIA is believed to be Dan Bullock USMC, at 15 years old.
At least 5 men killed in Vietnam were 16 years old.
At least 12 men killed in Vietnam were 17 years old.
There are 120 persons who listed foreign countries as their home of record.
At least 25,000 of those killed were 20 years old or younger.
The oldest man killed was 62 years old."
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 a significant percentage 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. http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Dec2003/200312225a.jpg
It appears to me American men are routinely treated like 2nd class citizens in their own country. 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. They would have a lot of trouble getting in a CA shelter if some evening the little misses puts a frying pan to their head. Only one shelter in Lancaster, CA accepts men and it has been extensively harassed for doing so.
Someone online pointed out in a post that some people say breast cancer is a greater concern in women than prostate cancer in men based on reported deaths overall. Are we considering that men today die on average 6 years sooner than women? I read somewhere that around 1920 the death rates were roughly equal. 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 would be 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."
The Socialist/Communist wage gap myth based on the "comparable worth" paradigm:http://mensnewsdaily.com/2007/04/23/the-gender-feminist-wage-gap-myth-appears-to-be-growing-legs/http://mensnewsdaily.com/2007/04/23/gender-feminist-wage-gap-myth-appears-to-be-growing-legs-part-ii/
Pocketbook Power: How to Reach the Hearts and Minds of Today's Most Coveted Consumer - Women
From the Back Cover
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.
One out of every 11 women in America owns a business.
Women influence two out of every three of the 3 trillion dollars spent in the U.S. each year!
Men die on average about 5 years earlier than women, but no compensation is made in the Social Security System's retirement age for this disparity.
Exactly which areas those were, he couldn't say..."
How about equal rights in parenting, domestic violence policies, criminal sentencing, paternity, forced labor, military conscription, public health policies, genital integrity, false accusations, reproductive rights, and equal rights across the board?
'How come you never talk about men? You don't blog about areas where men are underrepresented!' Exactly which areas those were, he couldn't say..." They also are underrepresented in enrollment on college and university campuses based on their numbers in the general population.
The DVD is entitled, Scottsboro An American Tragedy.
Here is the quote (exactly) I was thinking of:
"The protection of white womanhood, it might be the pivot around all Southern culture. The 5,000 people who are lynched from 1880 to 1940, most of those are cases of black men accused of raping, or sexually assaulting white women." - Robin Kelly, Historian, African-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."
"- a poor white woman whose lie lends her respectability..."
PBS Home Video
American Experience, a production of WGBH Boston
Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary
Scottsboro An American Tragedy
The case that sparked the civil rights movement
2001 WGBH Educational Foundation
2005 Artwork PBS
Between 1890 and 1917, two hundred thirty thousand (230,000) railroad workers were killed. In 1920 there were 2, 000, 000 railroad workers. One of the most dangerous jobs was "brakeman." Each car had to be stopped manually and it was the brakeman's job to stop four or five cars. The brakeman walked on top of the RR cars and turned a wheel, putting the brakes "on" for each car. It was not unheard of for a brakeman to be thrown from the top of a RR car.
Source: "Freight Trains," Modern Marvels, The History Channel, 2006http://fallenfathers.blogspot.com/2007/03/children-without-fathers-statistics.html
63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (US Dept. Of Health/Census) - 5 times the average.
90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes - 32 times the average.
85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes - 20 times the average. (Center for Disease Control)
80% of rapists with anger problems come from fatherless homes --14 times the average. (Justice & Behavior, Vol 14, p. 403-26)
71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes - 9 times the average. (National Principals Association Report)
75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes - 10 times the average. (Rainbows for All God's Children)
70% of youths in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes - 9 times the average. (U.S. Dept. of Justice, Sept. 1988)
85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes - 20 times the average. (Fulton Co. Georgia, Texas Dept. of Correction)