Are men and women treated equal?

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I'm doing a school project and I need other peoples opinions! Feel free to share your thoughts with me

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Prole says2015-05-06T14:19:13.9390842-05:00
No, certainly not. I would dare to say that men have less rights than women in the western world. For example, Men are: 76% of homicide victims – DOJ 80% of Suicide victims – 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 Men are the overwhelming majority of rape victims. Male rape has been called “The most closely guarded secret of American prisons.” (Weiss and Friar 1974) There are estimated to be over 300,000 male rapes per year in American prisons and jails. Http://www.Loompanics.Com/Articles/RapeInPrison.Html 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. There is much more that I cannot be bothered to post, you get the picture. If you want to read more, please feel free to read this post:
Prole says2015-05-06T14:21:07.1328687-05:00
And since you say this is for a school project I recommend that you read up on actual facts, and see both sides of the story.
tommytom says2015-05-06T16:43:58.4583111-05:00
It all depends. In the Middle East, Africa, and parts of Asia? Not at all. In America, Europe, and related and more developed nations? Believe it or not... They kind of are! Feminism is extremely unnecessary in the United States in my opinion. Seriously, all I see them crying about is getting "harassed" on the streets (aka being called hot or "damn!"), female bathroom signs have dresses, or just being called some rude names. Everyone gets called rude names. Yes, I think people shouldn't be rude to each other, but I don't think we should just focus on females in this subject matter. The ONE inequality problem where men have the more is wage, at least that's what I currently think... And I can understand that, and I do hope that it is fixed soon. Honestly, though, are there really bosses out there who are saying "wow, this person is a woman, so I won't give her as much pay"... Or does it just happen to be this way? Yes, rape is a very big problem too, however that is a societal problem, not a political one. While I think it's fine to "fight back" against rape, most so-called feminists today fight back by calling ALL men disgusting pigs and that ALL men will rape you. Some people are over-dramatic, and I can tell you now that most feminists today are just begging for attention rather than focusing on the real issues, i.e. women being oppressed and stoned to death daily in the Middle East and similar regions. Sorry that your first-world problems severely disrupt your lifestyle in this first-world nation.
Sophia13 says2015-05-06T20:44:49.8936952-05:00
I'd just like to point something out. This poll, entitled, "Are men and women treated equal?" currently has sixteen votes for "No!" and only two votes for "Yeah!" Meanwhile, my poll, "Is feminism necessary?" which was posted a little while ago, had twenty-two votes for "No" and only six votes for "Yes". Can someone explain this to me? I honestly can't understand, since these polls are basically the same thing but have gotten such a difference in results.
tajshar2k says2015-05-06T20:45:59.3301854-05:00
Feminism had good intentions, but it just is annoying now.
Sophia13 says2015-05-06T20:47:26.5509036-05:00
It doesn't matter if it's annoying. It's necessary.
ilovepuppieslol says2015-05-06T21:37:49.4275555-05:00
Okay if you guys think I'm like ten because of my username, "Ilovepuppieslol". It was a joke I couldn't think of anything else so I kind of just put the first thing that came into my mind. Don't judge me okay, people are weird, I'm weird.
tommytom says2015-05-06T21:39:28.4844961-05:00
Sophia13, read my reply. It's not necessary in the United States, but is in regions like the Middle East, parts of Asia, and Africa. It could also be entirely different people voting.
Mister_Man says2015-05-06T21:44:36.1612724-05:00
Sophia - Feminism is a lot different than simply "treating men and women equally."
ilovepuppieslol says2015-05-06T21:52:13.2939330-05:00
Thank you for your thoughts! I really enjoy what other people have to say about this.
tommytom says2015-05-06T21:53:42.2930740-05:00
No problem, ilovepuppieslol, good luck on your school project!
ilovepuppieslol says2015-05-06T21:55:47.8590838-05:00
Thank you so much!

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