The following article is an English translation of an original article by El Tivípata, a Spanish blogger specialized in antifeminism. Originally published on 8th August 2016. Published with his explicit permission. Link to the original in Spanish:
Are there issues that primarily affect women? Undoubtedly, yes. Do most of those issues that primarily affect women happen just for being women? Unquestionably, yes. Does that justify the notion that we live in a society where one sex (the male) exerts domination over the other (the female), as the gender perspective claims? No. In order for that to be true, it would be essential that there were no serious issues exclusively (or primarily) affecting men, just like the ones we are about to see (properly sourced and documented).
1: Passing sexist legislation
Between 2003 and 2014 there were around 25,000 disappearances in Guatemala. These were almost equally distributed between the sexes (12,036 men and 13,156 women). The Congress of Guatemala passed an act to exclusively look for the female victims.
(Source: Article in Prensa libre, 8th of August 2016. The passing of an act triggers a sexist argument.)
2: Institutional discrimination
In France, requesting a paternity test is seriously penalized (a fine of 15,000 euros and up to one-year imprisonment).
(Source: Article in International Biosciences; Paternity Testing Ban Upheld in France.)
3: Male disposability
In Colombia, men have a military commitment with their nation just for being men. Women are exempted from this, just for being women. The army organizes searches and raids in order to force men into conscription. Colombia is just one example; raids and forceful conscription (even of minors) are common in many nations, like Congo.
(Source: Article in El Colombiano, 11th March 2014. The army will continue its raids and maintains they are legal.)
4: Penal discrimination I
In Russia, Belorussia, Albania and Azerbaijan, only men can be legally sentenced to life imprisonment.
(Source: Russian penal code, article 57. Belorussian penal code, article 58. Albanian penal code, article 31. Azerbaijani penal code, article 57,2.)
5: Penal discrimination II
In Guatemala, Russia, Belorussia and Tajikistan, only men can be sentenced to death.
(Source: Guatemala penal code, article 43. Article in Cornell Law School, Death Penalty Worlwide.)
6: Labor discrimination
In almost 40 countries, the age of male retirement is higher than its female counterpart, despite male life expectancy being lower.
(Source: Retirement age, Wikipedia.)
7: Exclusively male obligations
In more than 30 countries there is a male-only obligatory military service. In South Korea, more than 650 men are arrested for refusing conscription.
(Source: Article in The Big Story, 17th June 2014. S. Korea jails hundreds for refusing military stints.)
8: International organizations
The UN recommends alternative penalties to imprisonment for women only.
(Source: UN Resolution 65/229. UNODC Handbook on Women and Imprisonment, 2nd Edition [p. 103-105].)
9: Invisibility of male pain
About 70% of civilian casualties in the Afghanistan war were male. The UN doesn’t mention this at any point.
(Source: United Nations, The UNAMA Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict Midyear Report 2015.)
10: We don’t take measures against an issue when those affected are primarily male
In Spain, about 75% of suicides are committed by men. The World Health Organization recommended a national research plan of the issue, which was ignored by the government.
(Source: Suicide data from the National Statistics Institute. Article in ElDiario.es, 8th August 2015.)
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