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Men, Not Women, Are Disadvantaged: These Statistics Prove It

by Christian
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The official narrative states that men dominate society, and women are a disadvantaged group.

Yet when you look at the numbers, men are the ones who share negative statistics with marginalized minority populations. The pattern is quite clear and requires very little analysis to recognize.

If we use these statistics as proof that other populations and demographics are discriminated against and disadvantaged, then we must admit they also prove the same about men. This should force us to reconsider the approach of grouping women and minorities together when we talk about disadvantaged populations. We should instead be referring to men and minorities.

Life Expectancy

If there is one single measure by which a privilege group in any society should be measured against, it’s who has the privilege of living a longer life. Privilege typically means one is protected from harm or dangers that will impact your lifespan. It means you have a better quality of life with less stress, less physical strain, and less life-shortening traumas.

When we look at life expectancy statistics from the CDC, it becomes very clear who the privileged group is in this regard.

It’s important to note that while the difference between white and black life expectancy was present as far back as the 1800s, men and women largely had equal life expectancy prior to the industrial revolution in the early 1900s.

It appears there were specific privileges and advantages that the industrial revolution offered women, and ways that it disadvantaged men in terms of life expectancy.

Accepted Disadvantaged Group Accepted Privileged Group
Blacks – 75.5 Whites – 78.9
Men – 76.1 Women – 81.1

This evidence makes it clear that in terms of life expectancy, white women are clearly the privileged group.

Homelessness

The next time you walk along the city street, keep count of how many of the homeless you see are male vs how many are female.

In this area of measurement, the divide is quite wide.

Accepted Disadvantaged Group Accepted Privileged Group
Blacks
– 0.55% rate of homelessness
– 40% of homeless population vs 13% of general population
Whites
– 0.12% rate of homelessness
– 38% of homeless population vs 73% of general population
Men
– 0.26% rate of homelessness
– 70% of homeless population vs 49% of general population
Women
– 0.1% of homelessness
– 29% of homeless population vs 51% of general population

While it’s common knowledge that being black increases the odds of homelessness at a rate of almost 5x that of being white. But what’s not as well known or made public is the risk factor for homelessness goes up even more if you’re male. In fact you have almost three times more likelihood of being homeless if you’re male versus if you’re female.

This means that black men face a double hit — they are disadvantaged for being both black and for being male, which explains why black men are the single largest portion of the homeless population.

Again, the single smallest portion of the homeless population is white women — further evidence that they are in fact the most privileged group in America.

Suicide

Let’s talk about how many people die from suicide every year. While it is known that women attempt suicide more often than men, there are many complicated factors with suicide attempts. These include psychological conditions such as depression, bipolar, and other mental disorders that can lead to a suicide attempt. These diagnosed clinical mental illnesses, which are much more commonly diagnosed in women, are less commonly tied to specific life circumstances that led to the suicide attempt.

By contrast, most men actually commit suicide due to life situations such as being kept from their children, losing their job and being unable to provide for their family, and other ways that a society impacts a disadvantaged group.

Looking at the numbers, it’s clear to see that across every single racial group, being male is an extremely high risk factor for dying by suicide. This is a social outcome that clearly identifies a disadvantaged group, since those who are disadvantaged are far more likely to give up on their lives, since they see no hope and no help.

Accepted Disadvantaged Group Accepted Privileged Group
Native Americans – 22 per 100,000 Whites – 14 per 100,000
Men – 22.4 per 100,000 Women – 6.1 per 100,000

The numbers here are very clear. Being Native American puts you at a major disadvantage when it comes to suicide. In fact Native Americans have almost double the risk for suicide. But when you compound being male on top of that – being male puts you at nearly 4x the risk of suicide.

Native American men are clearly the most disadvantaged group in this category, and once again white women are the single most privileged group.

Incarceration

How do rates of incarceration for different population groups indicate privilege or disadvantage? It’s well known that inequalities like less access to quality education, healthcare, and other forms of social support can lead to higher rates of incarceration by a disadvantaged group.

Further compounding this is biased sentencing by judges who treat certain groups more harshly for the same exact crimes, bases solely on the person’s race and gender. We can see these how these disadvantages and biases play out when we look at the numbers.

Accepted Disadvantaged Group Accepted Privileged Group
Blacks
– 1.5% of population incarcerated
– 38.5% of federal prison population vs 13% of general population 
– 16.2% lifetime likelihood of going to prison

Hispanics
– 0.8% of population incarcerated
– 30.3% of federal prison population vs 18.3% of general population
– 9.4% lifetime likelihood of going to prison
Whites
– 0.27% of population incarcerated
– 57.6% of federal prison population vs 73% of general population
– 2.5% lifetime likelihood of going to prison
Men
– 2% of population incarcerated
– 93% of prison population vs 49% of general population
– 9% lifetime likelihood of going to prison
Women
– 0.2% of population incarcerated
– 7% of prison population vs 51% of general population
– 1.1% lifetime likelihood of going to prison

It’s often recognized that blacks have higher incarceration statistics than whites due to institutional bias and discrimination. Specifically, black male offenders receive on average 19.1% longer sentences than white males for the same crime.

Though it’s less frequently acknowledged, studies show that men have higher incarceration statistics for the same reason. Specifically, men receive 63% longer sentences than women for the same crime.

The one social group that benefits the most (is privileged) by these biases are, once again, white women.

Illegal Substance Abuse

The National Institutes of Health published a study in 2016 showing how specific socioeconomic factors – issues which largely affect disadvantaged groups like lack of job prospects or housing – impact substance abuse.

The findings were that across most socioeconomic factors that disadvantaged groups face, the connection between those and substance abuse are clear. When we look at the numbers from the CDC, those groups impacted the most and the least from substance abuse also becomes clear.

Accepted Disadvantaged Group Accepted Privileged Group
Blacks – 11.6%
Native Americans – 15.5%
Whites – 9.8%
Men – 11.9% Women – 7.3%

Blacks are more likely, and Native Americans are far more likely than whites to suffer from substance abuse. And the difference in substance abuse rates between men and women is even larger than the difference between blacks and whites.

In other words, black and Native American men are the most disadvantaged group in this case, while white women are the most privileged and therefore suffer the least from this particular symptom of being disadvantaged.

Homicide Victims

Many women’s groups and other feminists frequently attempt to portray a picture of a society that is mostly violent toward women. They use this propaganda to get politicians to pass gendered violence laws, like the Violence Against Women Act.

The irony of this is that violence against women is one of the least common forms of violence in Western Countries. In fact, society is so programmed since childhood to never hurt women that even violent criminals typically avoid hurting women during the act of committing a crime, while they are far more likely to hit or injure male victims.

This is reflected in the actual numbers, which paint an entirely different picture than feminists would like people to believe.

Accepted Disadvantaged Group Accepted Privileged Group
Blacks
– 17 per 100,000
– 54% of all victims vs 13% of general population
Whites
– 2.3 per 100,000
– 42% of all victims vs 73% of general populations
Men
– 6.8 per 100,000
– 78% of all victims vs 49% of general population
Women
– 1.8 per 100,000
– 22% of all victims vs 51% of general population

When adjusted for all violent crime, discrepancies between races tend to disappear. However, males are still far more likely to be the victim of all violent crimes except sexual assault. This is actually why feminists focus so much on sexual assault, because it’s the only crime that affects more women than men. However sexual assault only makes up 8% of all crime, with innocent male victims making up the majority of the victims for the remaining 92% of all violent crime.

Note: A common defense feminists will make for not caring about this issue is that “men commit more violent crime”. However, most violent criminals are raised by violent parents, and mothers acting alone actually make up the majority of child violence cases – with boys more commonly the victims, especially in the case of child murder.

In February of 2020, Hanna Winch, 21, filmed herself slapping her baby son across the room while video-chatting on her phone. (Picture: Miami County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook)

Therefore to get to the root of violence, we should actually be caring more about violence against boys and men – and in particular protecting innocent boys before they become victims of abuse, and the cycle of violence starts.

A Violence Against Boys Act would go much further to stopping violence in society than any other anti-violence act.

High School Dropouts

Access to education is one of the most significant indicators of privilege in any society. The social group with the greatest educational outcome represents the privileged group with the most programs available, the most social support in place, and the most educational opportunities.

Looking at the numbers, it isn’t difficult to see which social group in the U.S. has the most privilege when it comes to education.

Accepted Disadvantaged Group Accepted Privileged Group
Blacks – 6.4%
Hispanics – 8%
Native Americans – 9.5%
Whites – 4.2%
Boys – 6.2% Girls – 4.4%

According to the Department of Education, blacks, hispanics, and Native Americans see the poorest educational outcomes, making up the largest groups of high school dropouts.

Boys in particular suffer the most in terms of educational outcomes, with a significantly higher dropout rate than boys. Despite this significant disadvantage, there are very few programs (in most communities, there are none) to help provide boys, especially minority boys, with equal educational opportunities as white girls.

In fact, despite being the most privileged group when it comes to high school education, there are significantly more educational programs set to provide additional support and opportunity to white girls, compared to any other social group.

College Enrollment

The white female privilege leader to better educational outcomes, it doesn’t stop at high school. White females fare far better in higher education as well.

College admissions has been biased toward white female students for quite some time, and this shows in the numbers.

Accepted Disadvantaged Group Accepted Privileged Group
Blacks – 36% 
Hispanic – 39%
Native American – 19%
Whites – 42%
Men – 39% Women – 44%

There are far fewer blacks, hispanics, and Native Americans admitted to most colleges than there are white females. Thankfully, there are some programs set to improve this poor educational outcome for minorities, with numerous scholarships and high school programs set to encourage minority children to attend college.

However, far too often the funding for these programs are diverted toward the female gender, leaving black, hispanic, and Native American boys behind. More effective programs would do more to shrink the male vs female admission rates by examining potential gender and racial biases that exist in the admissions process.

Also, removing the legal requirement for boys to register with the Selective Service or be disqualified for federal college financial aid would go a long way toward equal opportunity. Especially since minority boys are poorer and more often require federal funds for college. This sexist hoop that minority boys have to jump through and white females don’t is a significant problem that has yet to be fixed.

Minorities and Men Are the Most Marginalized and Disadvantaged Groups Today

When we see these statistics laid out, the discrepancies between minority populations like blacks and majority populations like whites make it clear that the minority population is marginalized and disadvantaged.

As you can see, men suffer from the same exactly statistical discrepancies when compared to women. Using the same litmus test for being “disadvantaged”, this clearly shows that men in particular are also marginalized and disadvantaged. To be male and a minority is the worst case scenario in the United States.

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