Thursday, November 30


8 common men issues feminists rarely talk about

by Daniel Nkado

Let’s face it: it’s not easy to talk about men’s issues.

First, there’s this preconceived notion that women pretty much have it worse.

Second, there’s the fact that most men would rather silently power through their problems than talk about them – as if being male alone solved every problem in the world.

The truth is that anyone can have problems, regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, etc.

This is why I certainly would never support an ideology as sexist as feminism.

Here are common issues men face that feminists rarely talk about:

1. Suicide

A recent study revealed the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK to be suicide.

Emile Durkheim's study on suicide found the most common cause of suicide in men to be due to "social factors".

2. Homelessness

According to the most recent SAMHSA report, the homeless population of America was approximately 51% single men and 24% single women.

Homelessness is often linked to the cultural breakdown of family roles - in which the male is forced to leave his family, go make money, marry a wife and then start his own family. It has also been proven that men face more difficulty than women in finding someone to take them in.

3. Incarceration

More men get into prison than women. A man is more likely to receive a harsher sentence than a woman for the same crime.

4. Indifference to male abuse

The society rarely ever acknowledges that men get harassed, raped and/or abused too. 'Man up' is a phrase used to mean being male leaves no room for weakness.

5. Career

Men are more likely to pick up life-endangering jobs and occupation than women. Men account for 93% of all workplace deaths in America alone.

6. Violence

Men are more likely to be murdered, more likely to be both the perpetrators and victims of violent crime, more likely to join gangs and more likely to get themselves beaten and thrown into jail than women.

7. Sex and relationships

Many men are pressured by society to lose their virginity, have desirable bodies and an impressive amount of sexual endowment and vigor. Lack of any of these leads to shaming.

8. Unrealistic and stereotypical portrayals of men in the media and culture

Tired of seeing dumb and deadbeat dads? Sick of every man on TV being a sex-obsessed womanizer? That's the typical media stereotype of men.

In contrast to more romanticized female characters, men are often portrayed as incompetent, misogynistic, brutish slobs who only think about sex, beer and sports and have few other redeeming qualities.


I could go on and on, but the idea is for us to realize that man or woman, feminist or not, everyone has problems.

Treating people equally is the right way to go!


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