Today is International Men’s Day and despite the self appointed guardians of Masculinity (AKA the MRA) having declared me as a Beta/Mangina/Whipped shadow of a man under the thrall of the femiwitches that control Freethought Blogs, I have decided to actually post something for it.
While men do have a big advantage over women in nearly all walks of life particularly in India where being male is like typing IDDQD in Doom.
But there are still issues that affect men and unlike the MRA I prefer to deal with these issues without stamping all over women’s rights.
Let’s talk about life expectancy. Men are more likely to die younger than women. This is something a lot of MRA assume is due to the medical system outright killing men but frankly it isn’t.
Men are biologically prone to certain diseases. Women are prone to certain diseases. Let’s take the two MOST common cancers in each. Prostate Cancer and Breast Cancer.
Breast Cancer has a higher survivability rate as the cancer in women is easily noticed, awareness is high and self screening is easy to do regularly. So most are detected early and treated rapidly.
Prostate cancer mimics Benign Prostatic hypertrophy and being a highly vascular organ it is prone to metastasis and it’s first port of call is the spine causing neurological involvement. So Prostate Cancer is inherently deadlier. We have a new test to help fight it however prior to that people were furious that it wasn’t receiving the kind of attention Breast Cancer was. Another similar cancer to Breast Cancer is testicular cancer. Again in the more hygiene minded and those who enjoy a regular masturbatory session, the chance of detection of lumps is high but unlike breast cancer there is little to no option but to lose the testicle involved. Again it’s less spoken about than breasts.
And the big one is heart disease. Men are more prone to heart disease while the diseases women are more prone to are slower and more progressive in onset. I can help stop a heart attack but you have to be near me. If a woman had a thyroid issue she can come in and make an appointment and see me at her own leisure. That’s the reason women live longer. It’s just a case of stuff we often cannot control. Sure we can ask men to eat healthy and do exercise, but frankly you would still see a “small” trend of men dying earlier. This would be a lot worse if not for our medical system’s utilisation of drugs to retard, reduce and revitalise the causes of heart disease.
Another major reason why women live longer than men is that the old “big killer” of women was “childbirth” and the advent of modern obstetrics makes them less likely to die and so live longer.
Then there is suicides. Most of the victims of suicide are male. Murders? Men again are mainly affected.
Homelessness mainly affects men too.
And part of the problem of all this is that young men aren’t getting the educations they need, however I put this down to culture rather than anything. See in Indians in the UK boys are expected to study and go to Uni. Screw playing outside…
So we go to Uni more than our friends who spent the time being boys. I got Friday Nights to go out, but some of my friends were out playing football while I studied. I put that down to cultural expectations for young boys. For girls Uni was always seen as a way out of the rut of being a housewife and being powerless. The expectations of feminists pushed girls to perform. We never applied the same logic to our boys. We need to start expecting our boys to shut up, sit down and study and not putting up with boys will be boys and shrugging about their behaviour. We aren’t hammering the common sense that we hammer into girls. I suppose we think “they will manage” but a girl has to have her head screwed on.
We can look into all the reasons for these things. Men don’t have it as easy any more and there are places where men are discriminated. Look at the split of child custody hearings? Women are more likely to get custody and often good men lose all access to their kids.
But we must have this discussion without the usual suspects who utilise these topics to bash women. None of these things are due to feminists. Feminists aren’t stealing money from prostate research, feminists aren’t putting bromide in your tea, feminists aren’t encouraging young boys to not study.
We are. Our social structure is unwilling to discuss these things because we think that discussing a male issue makes us a misogynist. Granted there will always be some people who say that but frankly? You can support male and female issues WITHOUT contradiction. It isn’t a zero sum game. You can talk about few women being in the tech industry while discussing the lack of jobs to male graduates. You can talk about men’s healthcare without insisting that women give up their pap smears.
All these things are possible. Think about people and how they are affected.
Happy Bloke Day, Now here’s the joke.
Me and Ally on here are from the same city. I was supposed to meet him on my last trip back home, but Ally and me were awfully stupid and neither of us bothered to take a phone. This resulted in both of us sitting in the same pub waiting for each other and looking awfully foolish.
Ally’s doing something for men’s day. It involves being silent. Go Show Some Love.