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Female Privilege: Researchers Say Men Are More Disadvantaged Than Women in Developed Countries

Recent studies in the US and UK have revealed that men in Western and developed countries are more disadvantaged than women.

Generally speaking, the modern feminist feeds off the idea that males are somehow more privileged than females in almost every aspect of life, from the “gender wage gap”, to the ridiculous notion that men should no longer be able to stand while urinating in public toilets.

Researchers from the University of Missouri and the University of Essex believe that previous methods of measuring gender equality have been too focused on women’s issues and not holistic in the application of certain life areas.

Instead of using old measures to calculate gender equality, researchers used a new Basic Index of Gender Equality (BIGI) which included three specific areas: educational opportunities, healthy life expectancy, and overall life satisfaction.

The results using the new BIGI method revealed men are, in fact, more disadvantaged than women in the majority of countries they tested against.

“Surprisingly, our new measure indicated that men are, on average, more disadvantaged than women in 91 countries compared with a relative disadvantage for women in 43 countries,” David Geary, professor of psychological sciences in the MU College of Arts and Science, said.

Ginsberg Stoet, one of the professors who conducted the research in Essex, stated, “No existing measure of gender inequality fully captures the hardships that are disproportionately experienced by men and so they do not fully capture the extent to which any nation is promoting the well-being of all its citizens”.

Researchers based their findings on tests conducted in 134 nations, totalling 6.8 billion people. The results revealed that men fall behind in education and overall health and life expectancy in developed countries, whereas women fall behind mostly in education in the least developed nations.

Initiatives suggested in response to the findings were: “Internationally, improvements in gender parity may be reached by focusing on education in the least developed nations and by focusing on preventative health care in medium and highly developed nations.”

Most of us are probably aware of the current man-hating, anti-male trends that dominate much of the modern feminist movement. But you don’t need to look far to discover that being a male isn’t as easy and breezy as some would have us think.

Trending movements like #MeToo and the odious warnings of “toxic masculinity” too often drown out the fact that men make up more than 75% of suicides, up to 70% of homicide victims, and around 85% of homelessness.

What’s important to note here is not who has it worse, but what ideology is fueling a war on men, or even a war on women. Leftism, Marxism, and it’s modern manifestation in Social and Cultural Marxism, operates on the assumption that society can be divided into two basic groups: those who oppress (in this instance, males) and those who are oppressed (females).

The greatest threat to Cultural Marxism is the realisation that men and women do not have to be reduced to warring classes, because they can, and often do, live harmoniously, helping and not hindering each other.

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