Here, I adapt a letter I received from the Foundation for Male Studies.
Would society tolerate these statistics if they pertained not to males but to females?
- According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 1.5 million more women than men graduate from college each year.
- According to the National Institute for Mental Health, the male suicide rate is 300% of females'.
- Boys regularly fail academically, repeat grades and are punished more often than girls in elementary and secondary schools.
- 82% of the US jobs lost in the current economic downturn were to men, according to the US Department of Labor.
- In the U.S., only men are required to register for a draft. Only men are allowed to serve in direct combat. 99% of the deaths in the Iraq and Afghanistan war have been men.
- In 90% of the cases, custody of the child is awarded to the mother.
- 8 out of 10 children medicated for behavioral problems are boys. Often these drugs are prescribed to quash boys being normally active. The real problem lies in the schools—geared to girls' learning styles.
- The National Institutes of Health reports that the annual amount of federally funded research on women's health was $3.4 billion, ten times as much as on men's--even though men live 5.2 years shorter!
Former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan wrote: “I believe that women have a capacity for understanding and compassion which a man structurally does not have, does not have it because he cannot have it. He’s just incapable of it.”
That remarkable statement is but a droplet in an endless river of anti-male voices. Such voices are already well embedded in the very institutions we trust, and the situation is not improving.
How can we start turning things around for the benefit of everyone?
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Edward M. Stephens, MD