In the forest of life, it's men who are hewn down and used like so much lumber.
Women's studies and Sociology curriculums teach that males are privileged as a result of a Patriarchal power structure that exists in America. They believe that power structure oppresses women, while granting bountiful entitlements to males. Do they consider death to be a privilege, when in fact it is the ultimate indicator of oppression?
While feminists are all ablaze to break through an imagined, discriminatory glass ceiling, none of them are making any efforts to pass through the very risky "coffin cellar" that has cost so many men their lives, albeit enriching individual men and their families along the way.
Of the fifteen leading causes of death in America: men lead in 12 categories, are tied in two with women, while women lead in only one category. Combat deaths are not on the CDC list, but homicides are number fifteen and suicides are number eleven. Both have death rates for males that are approximately four times higher than those for women. Industrial deaths are included with all other accidents.
|Rank||Number||Percent of total deaths||
|1. Heart Disease||616,067||25.4||1.5|
|4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases||127,924||5.3||1.3|
|6. Alzheimer's disease||74,632||3.1||0.7|
|8. Influenza and pneumonia||52,717||2.2||1.4|
|9. Kidney disease||46,448||1.9||1.4|
|12. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis||29,165||1.2||2.2|
|14. Parkinson's disease||20,058||0.8||2.2|
|15. Assault (homicide)||18,361||0.8||3.8|
|All statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, Deaths: Final Data for 2007|
In America, there is an Office of Women's Health at the federal level, and one each at the state and county levels in Los Angeles , California. There is no Office of Men's Health in any of those places. Why?
Historically, men are more than 99 percent of war dead and wounded.
In the current "War on Terror," or "Overseas Contingency Operation," as it is now called, men are approximately 97 percent of war dead and wounded. In the Vietnam Conflict men were 99.99 percent of war dead and wounded. Approximately 42 percent of the over 58,000 men whose names appear on the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. died for their country without ever having the right to vote. In the Korean Conflict men were 99.99 percent of war dead and wounded. Records are more problematic for WWII, WWI, the Spanish American War, and the Civil War, but the trend appears to be approximately the same. When it comes to service in time of war, men, historically and today, are the disposable sex. Since passage of the 26th amendment in 1976, at least service members now have voting rights when they turn eighteen years of age - as do all other citizens.
"As early as the first century, Roman naturalist Pliny the elder mentioned a lung disease suffered by slaves who mined asbestos, and described the makeshift respirators they devised to protect themselves".
- "Death on the Job," Pp. 84, Daniel M. Berman, Monthly Review Press, 1978
Men comprise 94 percent of industrial deaths and accidents. While much is said about women earning only 77 cents for every dollar a man earns, the seldom heard truth is that this is not because of discrimination. The myth of the "glass ceiling" is just one more feminist fallacy amongst a field of many. Equal pay for equal work has been the law of the land since the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Men work more dangerous jobs, longer hours, and have more years of work experience, which all contribute to higher wages. Women make "quality of life" choices, that are predominately the reasons for their lower earnings.
One feminist lecturer, speaking at a local L.A. County university, once said that it was a privilege for men to be able to walk at night without the fear of assault that women have. But that lecturer was making a very dangerous statement by inferring that men have nothing to fear when walking at night in L.A. County. Men are more than 76% of homicide victims, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, so men should not be mislead into thinking they're safe when walking at night, just because some feminist wants to present a skewed perspective about violence in society.
According to Merk and Company:
"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."
According to the CDC:
- Suicide took the lives of 30,622 people in 2001 (CDC 2004).
- Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death for U.S. men (Anderson & Smith 2003)
- 24,672 suicide deaths reported among men in 2001.
Do the math, 24, 672 ÷ 30,622 = .8056952 (in other words, over 80% of all suicides deaths in 2001 were males).
According to GlennSacks.com:
"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.'"
When will the domestic violence industry recognize women who batter men?
According to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services and DOJ statistics, more kids are killed by neglect and abuse in a year (1,460 in 2005), than all the female intimate partner homicides in in a year (1,181 in 2005). And mothers are the single largest group of kid killers. They have a rate twice that of fathers, yet the taxpayer funded (gender feminist run) domestic violence industry would have us believe that women don't egregiously batter men too. They're lying!
As shown by HHS statistics, the age range for those child homicides is about ten times narrower than that for female intimate partner homicide, making that rate of child homicide far more concentrated. Yet funding to prevent those child homicides is minimal, compared to the billions that go to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Credible research overwhelmingly shows that the ratio of domestic violence is at least 50/50 between women & men. According to one study by researchers who work at the CDC, in 70 percent of domestic violence incidents, where the domestic violence is not mutual, it's women who initiate the domestic violence.
V.P. Biden recently called violence against women, "the very worst abuse." The very worst abuse is valuing one life less than another for having been born the wrong sex, or the wrong age. Under Biden's Violence Against Women Act the wrong sex is men and the wrong age group is children. Shelter and services are virtually non-existent for male victims of domestic violence (and in some cases men and their children) so those options out of a bad relationship, that are routinely available to women, are very often not available to men. Men wind up gender profiled and often falsely accused by the taxpayer funded, domestic violence industry, because of gender feminist ideology controlling the domestic violence industry. Men are often battered by domestic violence, and then battered again by the taxpayer funded, domestic violence industry.
The taxpayer funded domestic violence industry has largely mischaracterized the true nature of domestic violence from the beginning and continues to mislead the public. Domestic violence law, following the gender feminist agenda/ideology over facts in evidence, does great harm to many innocent men and children (and also many battering women who need help) as shown in "Los Misandry."