1. If a woman has a bad day or is in a bad mood, men might try to blame it on their sex (or their period). There was a poll not a week ago where misogynists said women shouldn't be allowed to vote due to menstruation.
2. A woman who is a bad driver is assumed to be so because she is a woman.
3. Attractive, successful women are often assumed to have slept their way to power.
4. If she is promoted, it's because of her sex, if she isn't promoted, it's "never" because of her sex.
5. Men never have to worry they are being paid less due to their sex.
6. Every woman who doe snot succeed in her career is judged by misogynists as proof women are not as professionally skilled as men.
7. Employers weigh a female prospect's desire to parent children, before they make a hiring decision.
8. Women cannot walk down a public street without the expectation of sexual harassment. Be it a cat call or an unwelcome stare.
9. A woman can never feel completely safe alone, at night, in public, because of a patriarchal and sexually exploitative culture.
10. A woman cannot dress as she wishes, because misogynists will justify a sexual assault against her, by claiming she "wanted it" because of a short skirt or high heels.
11. Men are statistically less likely to be physically abused. They are significantly less likely to be victims of long-term and systematic spousal abuse.
12. If a woman decides not to have kids, she is seen as anti-family, anti-motherhood and selfish. Men do not suffer this stigma.
13. Men who have children are praised for donating their sperm, but are not expected to become full-time caretakers. Women are seen as selfish if they do not shoulder the majority of the parental burden.
14. Men who have children can maintain a career, a woman's career is expected to take a back seat.
15. Women cannot get into politics without misogynists fighting to make their sex be part of their platform.
16. A woman with young children cannot run for office due to the scrutiny of a patriarchal press, which does not question a man with very young children who chooses to run for office.
17. Men have more representation in the legislatures, in the press, in government.
18. Misogynists in office fight to curtail women's rights. Women politicians fight this, but are outnumbered. Men will never be forced to defend the right to their own bodies from legislative action from a female majority.
19. Women raised in America were forced to contend with very concrete gender roles in the media, men do not have this issue. The media says men can do it all, women can only do some things.
From my point of view this is very wrong...Always girls dont have to face all problems if boys do some wrong then also girls have to face boys can do night out but grls cant go out by the time its dark i think thats vry wrong dont u all think??
Whenever I get in an argument with a woman over who has the more difficult life they always bring up the point that they bleed out of their vag monthly. You know what ladies? Men have a monthly occurrence too, and it called paying the bills. I'd trade paying $5000 a month for bleeding parts any day.
Ok, first of all, let me just say that it is SO true that women face more problems than guys. For the men who comment periods aren't that bad, what about pregnacy?
Do u have an IDEA about how freakin painful that is!! And people say MEN have to be strong to survive life!!
From the childhood girls are treated differently from men because they are considered weak.For small to small work they have to depend on boy For example when they send for tution someone
should be there for dropping them .Girls are not allowed to go outside by their own.A mind set is created among our society about girls ,together we have change it.They start facing problems when they enter real world where no one is there to help them because of this girls face more problem than boys.If we start facing equally to them from childhood may be they can better face the problems
We do face a lot of problems, probably many more than men. But it is our own faults. Us girls are drama queens, we take everything at heart. But y'all seriously need to stop talking about periods. If you're not a guy, then don't you dare try to compare how it is to paying bills. I'm pretty sure girls have to pay bills too.
Im a feminist, but i say that women typically have it harder. For one, girls have periods, which hurts like a brainfreeze for 5 days straight. They get pregnant, and have to carry the baby for 9 months. Also, society has so many expecations for women. They have to shave their legs, and under their arms, or it is socially unacceptable. But boys dont have to do any of those things. Another reason is because of (again) how society has potrayed women. On magizines, women are seen as "sexy" figures. Men, on the other hand, are shown as professional and are usually wearing suits and stuff. Heres an example of the society stuff:
Think of the Victoria's secret commericals. They are super skinny and barely wearing anything. Lots of girls strive to be like what media potrays them to be so they can be "normal", which can lead to unhealthy habits. But because men are seen as professional and caring, its easy to get a job and be "professional" But, if a girl is not skinny, she is seen as fat, and if a girl is actually skinny, she is seen as a girl who has anorexia (double standards?) so according to media, the only way to be a girl is to be skinny, dont be who you are, and change accordingly to other's expecations. But, it can be the same case for men, but that is not very common
In general, society tend to see the female gender as "weak" or "hopeless". For example, I am a scouts teacher and there is a minority of girls in the society, When there are heavy items to be carried, the scouts master will disallow the girls to carry them, instead asking them to carry the lighter items. How will we be given a chance to show our strength if we are always being put in an "enclosure" all the time and being protected round the clock?
Its not like we feel sorry for ourselves but no one can deny that girls face problems that boys don't even hardly have any idea about. You guys don't know what it is like for us to go anywhere after its dark, you don't know how it feels to be underestimated every time, you don't know how it feels when jokes are cracked on girls claiming that they are dumb', you guys don't know how we feel when we hear of any rape case or harassment. Every one can mourn but only some can feel. And when we try to feel then we are called over sensitive. Like what is this? This stands specially for my country India. Guys do the wrong all in front in the streets and girls are warned to stay at home...What justice is that..How much fair is that???
Men and women face many (non gender related) issues, but for the sakes of arguments lets rule those out and talk about gender imbalance.
Historically speaking, women have (almost) always been on the bottom of a power imbalance. Women have been suppressed into silence and submission by men since humanity began. It took embarrassingly long for women to get the right to vote or even be granted equal legal status to men.
91 percent of reported rape victims (in the USA) are female, leaving 9 percent male, which is a SIGNIFICANT difference. That is one in six US women who have experiences rape. When men DO experience rape, it is women who are sympathetic, and not men, who say things such as 'man up' and 'you probably enjoyed it.' (if the rapist is a woman)
Of course, when rape does occur, it is blamed greatly on the woman in question's clothing - she is told she was asking for it, instead of the man being told he should have controlled himself. There are some men's rights issues, ALL of which are posed by the patriarchy, meaning any genuine men's rights activists should be feminists... Way to go there, 'meninists'
Yes, men are expected to conform to gender roles too, in fact, they are looked down on when they adopt anything seen as feminine, which is proof that society views anything associated with females as less.
And this is only in the developed world. When you start to consider the violence committed against girls and women in third world countries/ poorer parts of the world, it is very hard to think that your first-world-male-rights issues are valid.
Men have just as many if not more problems.
Some info on the wage gap
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.
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.
MEN ARE ALSO SCREWED OVER IN THE JUSTICE/DIVORCE SYSTEM
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.
Avg sentences for crime by gender:
Female – 18.51 months
Male – 51.52 months
“Judge bashes Probation Department for gender bias in favor of leniency for girls”
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.
The problem of sentencing disparities is compounded by an epidemic of false accusations:
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.
Women are drama queens and all the things you listed are things in your own head. Stop feeling sorry for yourself. You both sound like feminists who can't handle responsibility for anything. You are always victims. Nothing you do is your own fault. But this is what feminists do --- they never ever take responsibility for anything. Look at the the things you listed --- these are the way you think.
Men are far more likely to be incarcerated than women, and far less likely to be granted parole. Women are also far more likely to receive custody of children (even if the father is better able to care for them), and women are far more likely to receive funds in divorce cases.
Furthermore, sexual assault is not committed solely against women. According to the FBI, roughly 1/4 of reported rape cases are committed by women against men. A recent study by the CDC fount that 1 in 21 men had been forced by women to have sex. Most cases of this nature go unreported, however, because of double standards men face in society and the legal system. In fact, up until very recently, the legal definition of rape in the US was the forced penetration of a women, by a man.
The difference between men and women when it comes to these problems is that men are often told to just go on with their lives. Though I respect first and second wave feminists, as they actually sought equality for women, modern (third wave) feminists advocate forced redistribution of wealth to women and, overall, seek to ensure that men are not treated equally to women.
Men's rights advocates are attacked by the media as misogynists and political fanatics, and some are. These attacks discourage the formation of a legitimate men's rights movement to combat these problems. Until attacks by self-proclaimed feminists subside, men will continue to be pressured into silence.
Boys face just as many things as girls, we deal with issues all the time, but we are told by society to suck it up, so that's what we do! We usualy shut up about it, get over it, and never return to the issue ever again. So yea we have problems too!
For starters, this entire poll needs to be fixed and resubmitted. Women can complain as much as they want. Men can too. But neither of them face the entirety of the world's problems. Both are subjected to discrimination based on their sexuality, both have to work for a living, both have to die, and both can be raped in equal measure. Most rape victims never come forward. Men could be getting raped in a far larger, or equal number to women. The problem is that rape victims fear not being believed. It is doubled in men. And as much as women say they want equality in this country, you've never been drafted into a war. If a woman or another human ever try to take my rights, I will not hesitate to strike them down. Before anyone calls me a misogynist; I do have a girlfriend and would never dream of hurting her, my boss is a woman, and I have a sister.
Why is it, in this gender-accepting world, assumed that men have to be the breadwinner? Why can't men stay home and woman go off to work? Why do men always have to be masculine? Why is showing emotions a terrible thing for a man to do? Why do men have to ask to marry? Why do we have more responsibility for so many things? A single father will never get any where near the same amount of child support a single mother would get.
Guess what? It's not all sunshine and lollipops for men either. No, generally, the more you witness the world, the more you see that everybody gets screwed over equally. That's just about the only equal thing on earth: the fact that everybody will get screwed equally.
I am a girl and I'm so sick of this. GIRLS DO NOT HAVE IT HARDER, BOYS DO NOT HAVE IT HARDER. Why are we so obsessed with which gender having it worse? In some ways its harder to be a woman, and in some ways its harder to be a man. But who cares? Yes I mean if its important things like rape, sexism and actual problems like that, we should not just let that go. But things like, girls have it harder because we have to put on makeup, we have to walk in high heels and stupid things like that? And the same things go with guys you complain to about stupid things because you have it ''harder'' then women yeah right. No I don't think girls have it harder then boys, but boys don't have it harder then girls either! I think we have problems in our own different way. And like I said, why is it so important to know which gender has it worse? Can someone please explain that to me. And guys stop saying all girls think we have it harder then boys because most of us actually don't. Surprise! Most of us don't care. Thank you
Don't you little teenage girls realize that more men are actually more likely to be victim to homicide, raped, killed in war every year? Of course you don't because you only care about female problems. Are you really complaining about gender roles? Gender roles have been assigned to you since you were born you fool, "society" didn't give you those. If you have a vagina nature is telling you to give birth and if you have a penis nature is telling you to impregnate. Do you have to do it, of course not but it is a role assigned for you and you don't have to follow it. I know a few business owners and they actually only hire women just because they don't want men working along side them. You're too caught up in statistics to see what's actually going on around you. Western feminism has out used its purpose and needs to die.
I am voting “no” ONLY due to the words “always” and “all” used in the debate question. (Let alone the question being grammatically incorrect for me to barely understand it). It sounds like the person who asked that question asked it with too much emotion.
FUN TIP: Before starting or contributing to a debate, it might be a good idea to make sure you’re being unbiased and not ignorant. If there were more open-minded people in this world, everyone would get along better.
But before I say this, let it be known that I am male.
I agree with feminist support on “gender equality” meaning that each gender should have equal rights. Having your fate and capabilities in society based on how you reproduce is absurd.
However, the question I ask is, then why call it “feminism?” If it is a concept based on “equality” then why is the name for it based around one gender?
Yes women have many issues in society, but you have to remember that it hasn't been that long since women were basically slaves. We are still working on equality. That being said, it's totally unfair to say that men don't have societal problems. There are definitely problems men have to deal with. For one thing it's pretty much expected that you are tough, that you are tall and manly, that you can handle everything and take care of everything. Men can't like pink or kittens or shopping or they are seen as too feminine. I would say that the problem is society in general. There are these gender roles that everyone is expected to fit in, not just women. It sucks that women are smaller and therefore easier to victimize physically but that is just the way that it is. I suppose you can just blame nature or god or whatever for that. It isn't fair, and life isn't fair. Men do have more rights, and are taken more seriously and that is frustrating as a woman. However we are moving in a more equal direction as a society and while equality hasn't happened yet I do think that we will get there some day. FYI I am a woman.