Hawkes says that when you look at recent data, men lose three times more years of healthy living than women because of tobacco, alcohol and unsafe driving.
"It's cool to be a man that smokes and drinks -- who drives a fast motorbike, or fast cars," she says. "If you were really serious about saving lives, you would spend money tackling unhealthy gender norms," that promote these risky behaviors.
Health economist , of New York University, agrees that more focus should go to stopping tobacco and alcohol use.
"I'm your nanny and I'm beating you for your own benefit!"
But she doesn't think there should be specific policies for men versus women. "If we focus on closing inequality, we'll miss the boat," she says. "The goal is to reduce mortality, not to reduce inequalities in the measure of mortality."
If someone were to say "the goal is to increase women's income, not to reduce inequalities in the measure of income between the sexes", that person would be tarred & feathered.
The double standard is strong with these "experts".
Yea they are not really addressing the issue in the same way between genders, for women it's the millennium development goals of providing health care which is apparently lacking, for men it's however to provide gender re-education and correct for the deficiency within men.
The second quote u chose Neoteny however, is a correct nonpartisan viewpoint, I would agree with, and would benefit the MRM. I don't think feminists would disagree with your mock statement though if it were suggesting simply to focus on giving women more money rather than eliminating inequality as... that is what they do!...